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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
Rank 574 536 526
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -10
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 38 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.082% 0.084%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.84% 1.16% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 15
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£413 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £545 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
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
4527 3610 3317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.08% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2808 2195 1776
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 145 199
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +5.45%

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 27 November 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 16 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 27 November 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 -5 38 £413 -8.33% 2
London -20 20 £380 -15.55%
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £225 -
South East -18 11 £225 -25.00%
Milton Keynes -9 9 £225 -
North West -4 4 £425 -9.57%
City of London +19 3 £370 -17.77%
Merseyside - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

BladeLogic
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 54 (63.53%) Windows
2 36 (42.35%) VMware
3 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (35.29%) Banking
5 29 (34.12%) SAN
5 29 (34.12%) IIS
5 29 (34.12%) Linux
6 28 (32.94%) Middleware
7 27 (31.76%) UNIX
7 27 (31.76%) Oracle
8 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
8 26 (30.59%) BMC
8 26 (30.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (30.59%) VMware ESX
9 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (28.24%) Citrix
11 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
12 21 (24.71%) Finance
13 20 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (23.53%) PowerShell
13 20 (23.53%) NAS
14 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (21.18%) Front Office
15 18 (21.18%) Capacity Management
16 17 (20.00%) Control-M
16 17 (20.00%) VB
17 15 (17.65%) Solaris
17 15 (17.65%) MCSE
17 15 (17.65%) Windows 2000

BladeLogic
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 29 (34.12%) IIS
2 13 (15.29%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (9.41%) Apache
3 8 (9.41%) Tomcat
3 8 (9.41%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.71%) LiveLink
5 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.35%) CICS
8 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.12%) SAN
2 20 (23.53%) NAS
3 12 (14.12%) BIG-IP
4 11 (12.94%) LDAP
5 8 (9.41%) LAN
5 8 (9.41%) WAN
5 8 (9.41%) Intranet
5 8 (9.41%) Firewall
6 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.71%) VLAN
7 4 (4.71%) Broadband
7 4 (4.71%) Ethernet
8 3 (3.53%) VoIP
8 3 (3.53%) Wireless
8 3 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.35%) SSH
9 2 (2.35%) BGP
9 2 (2.35%) MPLS
9 2 (2.35%) FTP
9 2 (2.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.53%) Subversion
3 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 30 (35.29%) Banking
2 21 (24.71%) Finance
3 18 (21.18%) Front Office
4 11 (12.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Administrator
2 11 (12.94%) Architect
3 10 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
4 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Web Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Middleware Specialist
9 4 (4.71%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Network Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Network Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Specialist
11 2 (2.35%) Windows Server Engineer
11 2 (2.35%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.94%) Middleware
2 8 (9.41%) WCF
2 8 (9.41%) Java EE
2 8 (9.41%) .NET
3 5 (5.88%) XML
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.18%) SOAP
5 1 (1.18%) XSD
5 1 (1.18%) REST
5 1 (1.18%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.18%) RESTful
5 1 (1.18%) JSON
5 1 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Clustering
2 8 (9.41%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (4.71%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) AS400
5 2 (2.35%) Tandem
5 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.18%) FMCG
6 1 (1.18%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 54 (63.53%) Windows
2 29 (34.12%) Linux
3 27 (31.76%) UNIX
4 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (17.65%) Solaris
6 15 (17.65%) Windows 2000
7 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (16.47%) Windows NT
8 13 (15.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (9.41%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (5.88%) AIX
11 5 (5.88%) SUSE
12 2 (2.35%) zOS
12 2 (2.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (21.18%) Capacity Management
3 15 (17.65%) Change Management
4 12 (14.12%) ITIL
5 11 (12.94%) Problem Management
6 10 (11.76%) Migration
7 9 (10.59%) Release Management
8 8 (9.41%) Load Balancing
8 8 (9.41%) Server Monitoring
9 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.71%) Data Architecture
11 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.71%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.53%) Network Design
13 2 (2.35%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (2.35%) Software Distribution
13 2 (2.35%) Service Management
13 2 (2.35%) Workflow
14 1 (1.18%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.00%) VB
3 14 (16.47%) Python
4 9 (10.59%) Java
5 5 (5.88%) Perl
6 4 (4.71%) XPath
7 3 (3.53%) C
8 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (17.65%) MCSE
3 10 (11.76%) Degree
4 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.18%) RHCE
6 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.59%) VMware ESX
3 20 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (17.65%) Terminal Services
4 15 (17.65%) ISA Server
5 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (10.59%) vSphere
7 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.18%) NFS
9 1 (1.18%) Samba
9 1 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) Control-M
2 11 (12.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (11.76%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (10.59%) SCOM
5 8 (9.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (8.24%) WMI
7 4 (4.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (4.71%) Tivoli
7 4 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (2.35%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (2.35%) SCCM
9 2 (2.35%) Puppet
9 2 (2.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 36 (42.35%) VMware
2 27 (31.76%) Oracle
3 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
3 26 (30.59%) BMC
4 24 (28.24%) Citrix
5 15 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 13 (15.29%) Intel
7 12 (14.12%) Altiris
8 11 (12.94%) Cisco
9 9 (10.59%) Symantec
10 8 (9.41%) Blue Coat
10 8 (9.41%) CA
10 8 (9.41%) Remedy
11 7 (8.24%) HP
12 6 (7.06%) Dell
12 6 (7.06%) EMC
13 4 (4.71%) Fujitsu
13 4 (4.71%) Open Text
13 4 (4.71%) Nortel
13 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint