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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
Rank 558 509 499
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -10
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 48 70 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.11% 1.83% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 47
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£525 £446 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £390 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.06% +56.31%
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
4318 3818 3795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.24% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2550 2217 1968
Average daily rate £391 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 152 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £12.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £40.11 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 August 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 17 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 August 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 -40 48 £525 +17.64% 6
London -11 33 £525 +16.66% 2
City of London +17 6 £500 +14.94%
West Midlands - 4 £381 -
North West -13 1 £425 +18.88%
Coventry - 1 £413 -
Cambridge - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 2

BladeLogic
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 47 (50.00%) Windows
2 38 (40.43%) BMC
3 35 (37.23%) Middleware
4 33 (35.11%) Linux
5 31 (32.98%) Banking
6 30 (31.91%) VMware
7 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
8 25 (26.60%) Oracle
8 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (23.40%) VMware ESX
10 21 (22.34%) Finance
10 21 (22.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (22.34%) IIS
10 21 (22.34%) UNIX
10 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
10 21 (22.34%) PowerShell
11 19 (20.21%) SAN
12 18 (19.15%) Front Office
13 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (18.09%) VB
13 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
13 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (17.02%) Citrix
15 15 (15.96%) ITIL
15 15 (15.96%) Capacity Management
16 14 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (14.89%) Release Management
16 14 (14.89%) Red Hat
17 13 (13.83%) Control-M

BladeLogic
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (22.34%) IIS
2 8 (8.51%) Apache
2 8 (8.51%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.51%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (8.51%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.26%) LiveLink
3 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.13%) CICS
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) SAN
2 10 (10.64%) LDAP
2 10 (10.64%) NAS
3 8 (8.51%) BIG-IP
3 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.51%) Intranet
4 6 (6.38%) Firewall
4 6 (6.38%) WAN
5 5 (5.32%) LAN
6 4 (4.26%) Ethernet
7 3 (3.19%) DMZ
7 3 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.13%) VLAN
8 2 (2.13%) Network Security
8 2 (2.13%) VPN
8 2 (2.13%) SSL
8 2 (2.13%) Broadband
8 2 (2.13%) BGP
8 2 (2.13%) Wireless
8 2 (2.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.13%) DB2
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (32.98%) Banking
2 21 (22.34%) Finance
3 18 (19.15%) Front Office
4 10 (10.64%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (9.57%) Administrator
2 8 (8.51%) Architect
2 8 (8.51%) Network Engineer
2 8 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (7.45%) Consultant
3 7 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (7.45%) Middleware Specialist
4 6 (6.38%) Web Engineer
4 6 (6.38%) Network Consultant
4 6 (6.38%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.32%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.19%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.23%) Middleware
2 8 (8.51%) Java EE
2 8 (8.51%) WCF
2 8 (8.51%) .NET
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Clustering
2 6 (6.38%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) AS400
3 4 (4.26%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.19%) Firmware
5 2 (2.13%) Tandem
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) CMDB
6 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (50.00%) Windows
2 33 (35.11%) Linux
3 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (22.34%) UNIX
5 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (11.70%) Solaris
7 11 (11.70%) Windows 2000
8 7 (7.45%) Windows NT
8 7 (7.45%) AIX
9 6 (6.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (5.32%) SUSE
10 5 (5.32%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.13%) HPUX
11 2 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (15.96%) ITIL
2 15 (15.96%) Capacity Management
3 14 (14.89%) Release Management
4 9 (9.57%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.57%) Problem Management
5 8 (8.51%) Change Management
5 8 (8.51%) Migration
5 8 (8.51%) Server Monitoring
6 7 (7.45%) Network Management
7 5 (5.32%) Service Management
7 5 (5.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.26%) Data Architecture
8 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.26%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.19%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.13%) Network Design
10 2 (2.13%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.34%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.09%) VB
3 13 (13.83%) Python
4 8 (8.51%) Java
5 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.45%) MCSE
2 7 (7.45%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.40%) VMware ESX
3 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (8.51%) Terminal Services
4 8 (8.51%) ISA Server
4 8 (8.51%) vSphere
5 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.06%) SRDF
6 1 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) Control-M
2 10 (10.64%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (7.45%) WMI
4 5 (5.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (5.32%) SCOM
5 4 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.19%) SCCM
7 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (40.43%) BMC
2 30 (31.91%) VMware
3 25 (26.60%) Oracle
4 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
5 16 (17.02%) Citrix
6 14 (14.89%) Red Hat
7 12 (12.77%) Altiris
8 9 (9.57%) Splunk
9 8 (8.51%) Cisco
10 6 (6.38%) Intel
10 6 (6.38%) TIBCO
10 6 (6.38%) Tumbleweed
10 6 (6.38%) Symantec
10 6 (6.38%) Cyber-Ark
11 5 (5.32%) Blue Coat
11 5 (5.32%) Aruba
11 5 (5.32%) CA
11 5 (5.32%) IBM
11 5 (5.32%) HP
12 4 (4.26%) Dell