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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
Rank 566 519 523
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +4
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 25 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.088% 0.066%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 1.23% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 11
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£475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £319 £450
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.16%
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
4463 3667 3159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.27% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 2205 1668
Average daily rate £418 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 139 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.06 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.84 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 23 £450 +5.88% 3
London -18 10 £550 +25.00%
South East -20 7 £225 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £225 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £225 -
North West 0 5 £425 +26.11% 1
Cheshire +7 2 - -
City of London +4 2 £373 -17.22%
Knutsford - 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1

BladeLogic
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 48 (61.54%) Windows
2 33 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 31 (39.74%) VMware
4 30 (38.46%) SAN
5 28 (35.90%) IIS
5 28 (35.90%) Linux
6 27 (34.62%) UNIX
7 26 (33.33%) BMC
8 25 (32.05%) Oracle
9 24 (30.77%) Banking
9 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (28.21%) VMware ESX
11 21 (26.92%) Middleware
11 21 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
11 21 (26.92%) Citrix
12 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (25.64%) NAS
13 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
14 18 (23.08%) Finance
15 16 (20.51%) Control-M
16 15 (19.23%) ISA Server
16 15 (19.23%) Change Management
16 15 (19.23%) Windows 2000
16 15 (19.23%) MCSE
16 15 (19.23%) Terminal Services
16 15 (19.23%) PowerShell
16 15 (19.23%) Capacity Management

BladeLogic
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 28 (35.90%) IIS
2 13 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (10.26%) Apache
3 8 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 8 (10.26%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (6.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.13%) LiveLink
5 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.28%) CICS
8 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.46%) SAN
2 20 (25.64%) NAS
3 12 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 10 (12.82%) LDAP
5 8 (10.26%) LAN
5 8 (10.26%) WAN
5 8 (10.26%) Intranet
5 8 (10.26%) Firewall
6 4 (5.13%) VLAN
6 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.13%) Broadband
7 3 (3.85%) VoIP
7 3 (3.85%) Wireless
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.56%) SSH
8 2 (2.56%) FTP
8 2 (2.56%) SNMP
8 2 (2.56%) VPN
8 2 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.28%) Maven
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (30.77%) Banking
2 18 (23.08%) Finance
3 13 (16.67%) Front Office
4 10 (12.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Administrator
2 10 (12.82%) Windows Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Consultant
4 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Web Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Server Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Network Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (2.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) Middleware
2 8 (10.26%) Java EE
2 8 (10.26%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) WCF
3 5 (6.41%) XML
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.28%) RESTful
5 1 (1.28%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) XSD
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) JSON
5 1 (1.28%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Clustering
2 9 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) AS400
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.28%) Tandem
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (61.54%) Windows
2 28 (35.90%) Linux
3 27 (34.62%) UNIX
4 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (19.23%) Windows 2000
7 14 (17.95%) Windows NT
8 13 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 13 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (15.38%) Solaris
10 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (8.97%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (5.13%) SUSE
13 3 (3.85%) AIX
14 1 (1.28%) HPUX
14 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (19.23%) Change Management
2 15 (19.23%) Capacity Management
3 12 (15.38%) ITIL
4 11 (14.10%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.82%) Migration
6 9 (11.54%) Release Management
7 8 (10.26%) Load Balancing
7 8 (10.26%) Server Monitoring
8 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.13%) Data Architecture
10 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.13%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.85%) Network Design
12 2 (2.56%) Software Distribution
12 2 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (2.56%) Workflow
12 2 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.67%) VB
3 12 (15.38%) Python
4 9 (11.54%) Java
5 5 (6.41%) Perl
6 4 (5.13%) XPath
7 3 (3.85%) C
8 2 (2.56%) SQL
9 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (19.23%) MCSE
3 10 (12.82%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.21%) VMware ESX
3 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (19.23%) Terminal Services
4 15 (19.23%) ISA Server
5 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (10.26%) vSphere
7 5 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.28%) NFS
9 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) Control-M
2 11 (14.10%) SCOM
3 9 (11.54%) ITRS Geneos
3 9 (11.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (5.13%) WMI
5 4 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.56%) BMC Performance Manager
7 2 (2.56%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (2.56%) Puppet
8 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) VMware
2 26 (33.33%) BMC
3 25 (32.05%) Oracle
4 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 21 (26.92%) Citrix
5 14 (17.95%) Red Hat
6 13 (16.67%) Intel
7 11 (14.10%) Cisco
8 10 (12.82%) Altiris
9 9 (11.54%) Symantec
10 8 (10.26%) Remedy
10 8 (10.26%) Blue Coat
11 7 (8.97%) CA
12 6 (7.69%) HP
13 5 (6.41%) Dell
13 5 (6.41%) EMC
14 4 (5.13%) Nortel
14 4 (5.13%) Avaya
14 4 (5.13%) CheckPoint
14 4 (5.13%) Open Text