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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
Rank 552 523 518
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 25 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.072% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.61% 0.99% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 7
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£425 £378 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £510 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £309 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.37% -31.25%
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
4100 3553 2971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.30% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2051 1609
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 143 207
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.38 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%

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 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -33 21 £425 +12.58% 3
North West -5 8 £425 +29.62%
London -25 7 £425 +3.03% 2
Cheshire +9 5 - -
South East -19 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Knutsford - 3 - -
City of London +16 2 £431 -1.42% 1
South Wales - 2 £500 -
Wales - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 £475 -
Coventry - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Midlands - - - -

BladeLogic
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 41 (56.94%) Windows
2 32 (44.44%) BMC
3 30 (41.67%) SAN
3 30 (41.67%) VMware
4 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
5 26 (36.11%) UNIX
6 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (30.56%) Linux
7 22 (30.56%) IIS
7 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (29.17%) NAS
9 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 20 (27.78%) VMware ESX
10 17 (23.61%) Oracle
10 17 (23.61%) Banking
11 16 (22.22%) Citrix
11 16 (22.22%) Finance
12 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (20.83%) Windows 2000
12 15 (20.83%) MCSE
13 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
13 14 (19.44%) Windows NT
13 14 (19.44%) Terminal Services
13 14 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (19.44%) ISA Server
14 13 (18.06%) Change Management
14 13 (18.06%) Intel
14 13 (18.06%) SLA
14 13 (18.06%) Windows 2000 Server

BladeLogic
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 22 (30.56%) IIS
2 12 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (6.94%) Apache
4 5 (6.94%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.17%) JBoss
6 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.78%) LiveLink
7 1 (1.39%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.67%) SAN
2 21 (29.17%) NAS
3 7 (9.72%) BIG-IP
3 7 (9.72%) LDAP
4 6 (8.33%) DNS
4 6 (8.33%) WAN
4 6 (8.33%) LAN
4 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.33%) Firewall
5 5 (6.94%) VLAN
6 4 (5.56%) DHCP
6 4 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (4.17%) Wireless
7 3 (4.17%) Intranet
7 3 (4.17%) VoIP
7 3 (4.17%) SSL
7 3 (4.17%) Broadband
8 2 (2.78%) DMZ
8 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (1.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (23.61%) Banking
2 16 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Front Office
5 2 (2.78%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Administrator
2 12 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 10 (13.89%) Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Web Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Server Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Change Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Middleware Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) Middleware
2 5 (6.94%) XML
3 3 (4.17%) WCF
3 3 (4.17%) Java EE
3 3 (4.17%) .NET
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.39%) RESTful
5 1 (1.39%) REST
5 1 (1.39%) Spring
5 1 (1.39%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.39%) JSON
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.39%) SOAP
5 1 (1.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 11 (15.28%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) FMCG
3 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.78%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Tandem
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.39%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.94%) Windows
2 26 (36.11%) UNIX
3 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (30.56%) Linux
4 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (20.83%) Windows 2000
6 14 (19.44%) Windows NT
7 13 (18.06%) Windows 2000 Server
8 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (12.50%) Solaris
10 5 (6.94%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (5.56%) AIX
12 3 (4.17%) SUSE
13 1 (1.39%) zOS
13 1 (1.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (18.06%) Change Management
3 8 (11.11%) Migration
4 7 (9.72%) ITIL
5 6 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.56%) Release Management
7 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.78%) Service Management
9 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.78%) Workflow
9 2 (2.78%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.78%) Network Design
9 2 (2.78%) Change Control
9 2 (2.78%) Data Architecture
9 2 (2.78%) Software Distribution
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
1 7 (9.72%) Perl
2 5 (6.94%) Python
3 4 (5.56%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) VB
3 4 (5.56%) Java
3 4 (5.56%) XPath
4 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.17%) C
5 2 (2.78%) Jython
5 2 (2.78%) Korn
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (20.83%) MCSE
2 10 (13.89%) Degree
3 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) NCIE
6 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) RHCE
6 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (27.78%) VMware ESX
4 14 (19.44%) Terminal Services
4 14 (19.44%) ISA Server
5 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (11.11%) vSphere
7 6 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.78%) NFS
8 2 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.39%) vCloud
9 1 (1.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCOM
2 9 (12.50%) Control-M
3 7 (9.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.17%) HP SIM
6 3 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.78%) BMC Performance Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Puppet
7 2 (2.78%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.39%) WSUS
8 1 (1.39%) SCCM
8 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) BMC
2 30 (41.67%) VMware
3 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 17 (23.61%) Oracle
5 16 (22.22%) Citrix
6 13 (18.06%) Intel
7 10 (13.89%) Symantec
7 10 (13.89%) Red Hat
7 10 (13.89%) Cisco
8 9 (12.50%) HP
8 9 (12.50%) Remedy
9 6 (8.33%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.94%) IBM
10 5 (6.94%) EMC
10 5 (6.94%) CA
11 4 (5.56%) NetApp
11 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.56%) Nortel
11 4 (5.56%) Dell
11 4 (5.56%) Avaya
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