The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of PlateSpin products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PlateSpin over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within PlateSpin Ltd.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PlateSpin
Rank 575 534 577
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +43
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 5 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.058% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.021% 0.13% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 1
Average daily rate
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£490 £330 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.48% -19.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £300 £408
% change year-on-year
+63.33% -26.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.65 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23560 22273 24622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.31% 46.29% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 12890 12929
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1020 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PlateSpin across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

PlateSpin Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PlateSpin Daily Rate Trend in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PlateSpin across the England region.

PlateSpin Hourly Rate Trend in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PlateSpin within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -11 4 £490 +15.29%
East of England - - - -
London - - - -
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PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin.

1 14 (77.78%) Migration
2 13 (72.22%) VMware
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) Linux
5 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) SUSE
6 6 (33.33%) SAP
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle
6 6 (33.33%) DB2
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco
6 6 (33.33%) HP
6 6 (33.33%) EMC
7 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) vSphere
7 4 (22.22%) vCloud
8 3 (16.67%) VCAP
8 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (16.67%) SCVMM
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (16.67%) MCSE
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (11.11%) SCCM
9 2 (11.11%) Infoblox

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) SUSE
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) VCAP
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) vSphere
2 4 (22.22%) vCloud
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) SAP
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix