The table below looks at the statistics for BladeLogic skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BladeLogic over the 3 months to 24 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
Rank 567 521 526
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +5
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 46 56 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.00% 1.52% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 22
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£413 £463 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4615 3683 3516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.02% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 2243 1854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 155 193
Average hourly rate £21.94 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

BladeLogic
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BladeLogic Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BladeLogic
Daily Rate Trend

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

BladeLogic Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BladeLogic
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BladeLogic within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

BladeLogic Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BladeLogic
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BladeLogic within the UK.

BladeLogic Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BladeLogic
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BladeLogic within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -35 46 £413 -10.81% 2
London -24 25 £425 -10.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 14 £225 -
South East -9 14 £225 -43.75%
Milton Keynes +5 12 £225 -
West Midlands - 4 £413 -
City of London +16 2 £320 -26.43%
Coventry - 2 £413 -
North West -12 1 £425 +4.29%
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

BladeLogic
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 51 (50.00%) Windows
2 43 (42.16%) BMC
3 36 (35.29%) Banking
4 35 (34.31%) Linux
5 33 (32.35%) Middleware
5 33 (32.35%) VMware
6 30 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 27 (26.47%) Oracle
7 27 (26.47%) IIS
8 26 (25.49%) UNIX
8 26 (25.49%) SAN
9 24 (23.53%) Finance
10 23 (22.55%) VMware ESX
10 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
11 22 (21.57%) Citrix
11 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (21.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (19.61%) PowerShell
12 20 (19.61%) MS Excel
13 18 (17.65%) Front Office
13 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (17.65%) Capacity Management
14 17 (16.67%) NAS
14 17 (16.67%) Control-M
14 17 (16.67%) VB
15 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (14.71%) Solaris
17 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
18 13 (12.75%) Terminal Services

BladeLogic
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (26.47%) IIS
2 11 (10.78%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (7.84%) Apache
3 8 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.84%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.92%) LiveLink
5 4 (3.92%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.92%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.96%) CICS
8 1 (0.98%) JBoss
8 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 20 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) SAN
2 17 (16.67%) NAS
3 12 (11.76%) BIG-IP
4 11 (10.78%) LDAP
5 10 (9.80%) Firewall
6 8 (7.84%) Intranet
6 8 (7.84%) WAN
6 8 (7.84%) LAN
7 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.90%) Wireless
8 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.94%) VoIP
9 3 (2.94%) Broadband
9 3 (2.94%) VLAN
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.96%) Network Security
10 2 (1.96%) VPN
10 2 (1.96%) DNS
10 2 (1.96%) SSL
10 2 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.96%) DB2
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Maven
1 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (35.29%) Banking
2 24 (23.53%) Finance
3 18 (17.65%) Front Office
4 11 (10.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (11.76%) Administrator
2 11 (10.78%) Architect
3 9 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Administrator
4 8 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Middleware Specialist
5 7 (6.86%) Consultant
5 7 (6.86%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.88%) Network Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Web Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Network Architect
9 3 (2.94%) Network Specialist
9 3 (2.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.35%) Middleware
2 8 (7.84%) Java EE
2 8 (7.84%) .NET
2 8 (7.84%) WCF
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.90%) XML
4 2 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.98%) RESTful
5 1 (0.98%) REST
5 1 (0.98%) XSD
5 1 (0.98%) SOAP
5 1 (0.98%) JSON
5 1 (0.98%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Clustering
2 6 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.92%) Fixed Income
3 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) AS400
5 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.96%) Tandem
6 1 (0.98%) CMDB
6 1 (0.98%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.00%) Windows
2 35 (34.31%) Linux
3 26 (25.49%) UNIX
4 22 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (14.71%) Solaris
7 13 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (11.76%) Windows 2000
9 11 (10.78%) Windows NT
10 10 (9.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (7.84%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (4.90%) SUSE
13 5 (4.90%) AIX
14 2 (1.96%) HPUX
14 2 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (17.65%) Capacity Management
3 13 (12.75%) ITIL
4 11 (10.78%) Problem Management
5 10 (9.80%) Change Management
5 10 (9.80%) Migration
6 9 (8.82%) Release Management
7 8 (7.84%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.84%) Server Monitoring
8 7 (6.86%) Network Management
8 7 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.92%) Data Architecture
10 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.94%) Service Management
11 3 (2.94%) Network Design
11 3 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (1.96%) Software Distribution
12 2 (1.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 17 (16.67%) VB
3 13 (12.75%) Python
4 9 (8.82%) Java
5 4 (3.92%) XPath
6 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.98%) Jython
7 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.76%) MCSE
3 8 (7.84%) Degree
4 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) RHCE
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.55%) VMware ESX
3 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (12.75%) Terminal Services
4 13 (12.75%) ISA Server
5 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (8.82%) vSphere
7 5 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.98%) NFS
9 1 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.98%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) Control-M
2 11 (10.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (9.80%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (6.86%) SCOM
4 7 (6.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (6.86%) WMI
5 4 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.92%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.94%) SCCM
7 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (1.96%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 43 (42.16%) BMC
2 33 (32.35%) VMware
3 27 (26.47%) Oracle
4 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
5 22 (21.57%) Citrix
6 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
7 12 (11.76%) Altiris
8 11 (10.78%) Cisco
8 11 (10.78%) Intel
9 9 (8.82%) Symantec
10 8 (7.84%) Blue Coat
10 8 (7.84%) CA
11 7 (6.86%) HP
11 7 (6.86%) Remedy
12 6 (5.88%) TIBCO
12 6 (5.88%) Tumbleweed
12 6 (5.88%) Splunk
12 6 (5.88%) Dell
12 6 (5.88%) EMC
12 6 (5.88%) Nortel
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