The first table below looks at the demand for BladeLogic skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BladeLogic over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
Rank 64 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.59% 1.33% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £506 £275
% change year-on-year
-30.86% +84.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
63 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.92% 9.86% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 44
Average daily rate £245 £420 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.59% +19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £258 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £445 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £24.75 £42.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.76% +226.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
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BladeLogic
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BladeLogic across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

BladeLogic Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

BladeLogic
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BladeLogic across the Cheshire region.

BladeLogic Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

BladeLogic
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing BladeLogic also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BladeLogic.

1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
1 10 (100.00%) Splunk
1 10 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 9 (90.00%) TIBCO
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
3 8 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Rendezvous
3 8 (80.00%) Change Management
3 8 (80.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (70.00%) Banking
4 7 (70.00%) Finance
5 6 (60.00%) UNIX
5 6 (60.00%) Investment Banking
6 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (50.00%) IBM
6 5 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (10.00%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (10.00%) GIS

BladeLogic
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing BladeLogic also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BladeLogic. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (80.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Communications Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
2 8 (80.00%) Rendezvous
3 5 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Splunk
1 10 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 9 (90.00%) TIBCO
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Tumbleweed