The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of BMC products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BMC over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within BMC Software, Inc.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BMC
Rank 408 408 388
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing BMC 204 190 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.77% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 108 71
Average daily rate
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£427 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £274 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +239.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £37.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £49.00 £126.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +239.62%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

BMC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BMC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BMC
Daily Rate Trend

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

BMC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BMC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BMC within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

BMC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BMC
Hourly Rate Trend

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

BMC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BMC
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BMC within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

BMC Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BMC
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BMC within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +5 186 £450 +5.88% 33
London -6 68 £450 +0.55% 16
South East +2 59 £400 - 7
Buckinghamshire +4 22 £388 +10.71% 1
City of London -11 18 £450 +2.27% 9
Berkshire -1 15 £388 -3.12% 1
Yorkshire -6 14 £350 -26.31% 1
North West -11 14 £475 +7.04%
West Midlands -24 14 £450 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -6 12 £350 -26.31% 1
East of England +10 11 £473 +14.54% 8
Hampshire +4 10 £438 +20.68% 1
High Wycombe +3 9 £388 +12.31%
Hertfordshire +6 8 £436 +5.75% 6
Surrey +1 8 £455 +26.38% 3
Leeds - 8 £350 -
Fareham +6 7 £450 +24.13%
Cheshire +1 7 £475 -
Slough - 7 £575 -
Shropshire - 7 £450 -
Wales -1 6 £413 +13.79% 2
West Wales - 6 £413 -
Swansea - 6 £413 -
Telford - 6 £450 -
East Midlands -3 5 £513 +70.83%
Birmingham -10 4 £380 +12.59% 1
Chester - 4 £463 -
Redhill - 4 £520 - 1
Middlesex - 4 £465 -
Scotland -1 3 £382 +1.86%

BMC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BMC 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 BMC.

1 180 (46.88%) ITIL
2 173 (45.05%) Remedy
2 173 (45.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 123 (32.03%) Service Management
4 118 (30.73%) ITSM
5 98 (25.52%) HP
6 86 (22.40%) Finance
7 85 (22.14%) SQL
8 79 (20.57%) Windows
9 76 (19.79%) Microsoft
10 73 (19.01%) Cisco
11 69 (17.97%) CMDB
12 64 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 58 (15.10%) Oracle
14 53 (13.80%) SC Cleared
15 52 (13.54%) XML
16 51 (13.28%) Web Services
17 49 (12.76%) VMware
18 47 (12.24%) Linux
19 46 (11.98%) Project Management
20 45 (11.72%) UNIX
21 44 (11.46%) Service Delivery
22 42 (10.94%) F5
23 41 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
24 39 (10.16%) CA
25 38 (9.90%) CSS
25 38 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
26 37 (9.64%) Java
26 37 (9.64%) Workflow
27 35 (9.11%) Change Management

BMC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BMC 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 BMC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (6.77%) CMS
2 15 (3.91%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.08%) Apache
5 5 (1.30%) IIS
5 5 (1.30%) CICS
6 4 (1.04%) Confluence
7 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.78%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.26%) Liferay
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 33 (8.59%) MS Office
2 30 (7.81%) MS Excel
3 16 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 173 (45.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (4.95%) Remedy AR System
3 4 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.52%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.56%) IaaS
2 5 (1.30%) SaaS
3 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.59%) Firewall
2 31 (8.07%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (6.25%) DNS
4 22 (5.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 22 (5.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (4.95%) TCP/IP
6 18 (4.69%) BGP
6 18 (4.69%) DHCP
7 17 (4.43%) SAN
8 16 (4.17%) WLAN
9 15 (3.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 13 (3.39%) VPN
11 12 (3.13%) EIGRP
12 10 (2.60%) WAN
12 10 (2.60%) MPLS
12 10 (2.60%) BIG-IP
13 9 (2.34%) DMVPN
13 9 (2.34%) LAN
14 8 (2.08%) LDAP
14 8 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.34%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (2.08%) DB2
4 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.82%) Pentaho
6 6 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.30%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.04%) MS Access
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.78%) MySQL
9 3 (0.78%) OLTP
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 8 (2.08%) LoadRunner
2 6 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.04%) JIRA
3 4 (1.04%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.78%) MSI
5 2 (0.52%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.52%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.52%) Lombardi
5 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.26%) ERwin
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) PVCS
6 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 86 (22.40%) Finance
2 22 (5.73%) Banking
3 21 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.08%) Legal
5 8 (2.08%) Retail
6 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) International Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (14.58%) Developer
2 55 (14.32%) Analyst
3 51 (13.28%) Consultant
4 24 (6.25%) ServiceNow Developer
5 23 (5.99%) Network Engineer
6 22 (5.73%) Administrator
7 18 (4.69%) Architect
7 18 (4.69%) Remedy Developer
8 17 (4.43%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.17%) Service Manager
10 14 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (3.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 12 (3.13%) DBA
13 10 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (2.60%) Remedy Consultant
14 9 (2.34%) Designer
15 8 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
15 8 (2.08%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.54%) XML
2 51 (13.28%) Web Services
3 38 (9.90%) CSS
4 34 (8.85%) HTML
5 26 (6.77%) Middleware
6 6 (1.56%) SOAP
6 6 (1.56%) SAP PI
7 5 (1.30%) Catalyst
7 5 (1.30%) Twisted
7 5 (1.30%) HTML5
8 4 (1.04%) XSLT
8 4 (1.04%) YUI
9 3 (0.78%) Ajax
9 3 (0.78%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.78%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.78%) Flash
9 3 (0.78%) XHTML
10 2 (0.52%) .NET
10 2 (0.52%) J2EE
10 2 (0.52%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.97%) CMDB
2 41 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.03%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.08%) FlexPod
5 8 (2.08%) User Experience
6 7 (1.82%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.56%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.56%) Clustering
8 5 (1.30%) BYOD
8 5 (1.30%) iPad
9 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.04%) iPhone
9 4 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 79 (20.57%) Windows
2 47 (12.24%) Linux
3 45 (11.72%) UNIX
4 24 (6.25%) Solaris
5 17 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.91%) AIX
7 14 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.30%) HPUX
12 4 (1.04%) zOS
12 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.52%) SUSE
14 2 (0.52%) Android
14 2 (0.52%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (46.88%) ITIL
2 123 (32.03%) Service Management
3 118 (30.73%) ITSM
4 46 (11.98%) Project Management
5 44 (11.46%) Service Delivery
6 37 (9.64%) Workflow
7 35 (9.11%) Change Management
8 27 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (6.51%) Unit Testing
10 21 (5.47%) Performance Management
10 21 (5.47%) Knowledge Management
11 19 (4.95%) Incident Management
11 19 (4.95%) ITIL V3
12 18 (4.69%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.69%) Asset Management
12 18 (4.69%) Content Management
13 16 (4.17%) Capacity Management
14 15 (3.91%) Migration
14 15 (3.91%) Use Case
14 15 (3.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (22.14%) SQL
2 37 (9.64%) Java
3 26 (6.77%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.43%) Perl
5 12 (3.13%) VBScript
6 11 (2.86%) Lisp
7 10 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.08%) VBA
8 8 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.82%) Python
10 6 (1.56%) VB
10 6 (1.56%) COBOL
11 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.04%) Groovy
12 4 (1.04%) Jython
13 3 (0.78%) C
13 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.52%) PHP
14 2 (0.52%) Korn
14 2 (0.52%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 64 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 53 (13.80%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (5.73%) CCNP
5 17 (4.43%) Degree
6 11 (2.86%) CCDP
7 9 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.08%) CCNA
9 5 (1.30%) CCSE
9 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.04%) CISSP
10 4 (1.04%) ISEB
10 4 (1.04%) MCP
10 4 (1.04%) CISM
11 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.78%) MCITP
11 3 (0.78%) CCA
11 3 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.60%) SLA
2 5 (1.30%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.39%) vSphere
4 11 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.60%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.08%) vCloud
7 7 (1.82%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.82%) XenApp
8 5 (1.30%) Docker
8 5 (1.30%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.78%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.78%) Xen
10 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.52%) Firmware
10 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.26%) SRDF
11 1 (0.26%) Postfix
11 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.25%) SCCM
2 23 (5.99%) BMC PATROL
3 22 (5.73%) Control-M
4 19 (4.95%) SCOM
4 19 (4.95%) OPNET
5 18 (4.69%) BladeLogic
6 13 (3.39%) Tivoli
7 9 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.82%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.82%) Zenoss
8 7 (1.82%) Nagios
9 6 (1.56%) OpenView
9 6 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (1.56%) SCSM
10 5 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.30%) Kibana
10 5 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.30%) Tivoli NetView
11 4 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 173 (45.05%) Remedy
2 98 (25.52%) HP
3 76 (19.79%) Microsoft
4 73 (19.01%) Cisco
5 58 (15.10%) Oracle
6 49 (12.76%) VMware
7 42 (10.94%) F5
8 39 (10.16%) CA
9 32 (8.33%) Citrix
10 28 (7.29%) ServiceNow
11 23 (5.99%) IBM
12 21 (5.47%) EMC
13 20 (5.21%) NetApp
13 20 (5.21%) SAP
13 20 (5.21%) Blue Coat
14 19 (4.95%) SolarWinds
15 17 (4.43%) CheckPoint
16 16 (4.17%) Juniper
17 13 (3.39%) Symantec
17 13 (3.39%) Red Hat
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