The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC
Rank 399 392 420
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +28
Contract jobs citing BMC 192 153 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.68% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 66 98
Average daily rate £400 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £313 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £411 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+239.62% -30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £13.25 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £13.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £13.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+239.62% -30.26%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -55 174 £413 -7.30% 18
London -28 72 £425 -5.55% 7
South East +13 50 £413 -10.81% 5
City of London -3 28 £400 -9.09% 2
West Midlands +1 25 £350 -32.69% 1
Berkshire -11 15 £400 -13.51% 2
Reading +3 11 £400 - 2
Birmingham -2 10 £300 +50.00%
Yorkshire -11 10 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £350 -
Hampshire +11 9 £363 - 2
East of England -27 8 £413 -8.07% 1
Surrey - 6 £360 - 1
West Yorkshire -15 5 £475 - 1
Wales - 5 £363 - 1
Scotland -3 4 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 4 £413 -8.07% 1
Essex -23 4 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Southampton -7 3 £165 -
East Midlands -7 3 £300 -29.41% 1
North West -22 3 £425 +27.62% 1
South West -24 3 £475 +37.18% 1
South Wales - 3 £363 - 1
Manchester -13 2 £444 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £350 - 1
Leeds -18 1 £400 -
Cheshire -18 1 £390 +17.11% 1
Wiltshire -20 1 £475 +32.40% 1

BMC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 186 (47.33%) Remedy
1 186 (47.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 170 (43.26%) ITIL
3 127 (32.32%) ITSM
4 112 (28.50%) Windows
5 111 (28.24%) HP
6 94 (23.92%) Finance
7 93 (23.66%) Service Management
8 81 (20.61%) UNIX
9 79 (20.10%) SQL
10 72 (18.32%) Linux
11 65 (16.54%) Oracle
12 61 (15.52%) Microsoft
13 58 (14.76%) ServiceNow
14 56 (14.25%) IBM
15 54 (13.74%) Change Management
16 53 (13.49%) Citrix
17 51 (12.98%) Banking
18 47 (11.96%) CMDB
18 47 (11.96%) Workflow
18 47 (11.96%) VMware
18 47 (11.96%) Solaris
19 46 (11.70%) XML
20 45 (11.45%) Web Services
21 43 (10.94%) Active Directory
22 41 (10.43%) Security Cleared
23 40 (10.18%) PowerShell
24 39 (9.92%) CA
25 37 (9.41%) DNS
25 37 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003

BMC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 25 (6.36%) CMS
2 15 (3.82%) IIS
3 12 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.78%) CICS
6 6 (1.53%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.53%) Apache
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.25%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.87%) MS Office
3 18 (4.58%) MS Project
4 11 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 186 (47.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (2.54%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.51%) Global One
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.85%) SaaS
2 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.51%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.41%) DNS
2 32 (8.14%) SAN
3 27 (6.87%) DHCP
4 24 (6.11%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.58%) LDAP
5 18 (4.58%) WAN
6 17 (4.33%) Firewall
7 14 (3.56%) SSL
8 13 (3.31%) LAN
9 12 (3.05%) VPN
10 11 (2.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (2.54%) SSH
12 9 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (2.04%) MPLS
13 8 (2.04%) FTP
14 7 (1.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (1.78%) DMVPN
14 7 (1.78%) BIG-IP
14 7 (1.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.34%) SQL Server
1 21 (5.34%) Oracle Database
2 18 (4.58%) DB2
3 15 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (2.80%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.53%) MS Access
7 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.27%) Sybase ASE
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.27%) SQLPlus
9 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.02%) Sybase IQ
9 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.27%) MSI
2 4 (1.02%) JIRA
3 3 (0.76%) Selenium
3 3 (0.76%) Toad
4 2 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.25%) Hudson
5 1 (0.25%) Gradle
5 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.25%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
General
1 94 (23.92%) Finance
2 51 (12.98%) Banking
3 20 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.29%) Retail
7 6 (1.53%) Legal
8 4 (1.02%) Games
8 4 (1.02%) Advertising
8 4 (1.02%) Marketing
8 4 (1.02%) Billing
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (13.99%) Consultant
2 54 (13.74%) Developer
3 52 (13.23%) Analyst
4 30 (7.63%) ServiceNow Developer
5 28 (7.12%) Architect
6 25 (6.36%) Administrator
7 23 (5.85%) DBA
8 17 (4.33%) Remedy Developer
9 15 (3.82%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.05%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (2.80%) Service Manager
11 11 (2.80%) ITSM Consultant
11 11 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.54%) Network Engineer
12 10 (2.54%) Senior Consultant
12 10 (2.54%) DB2 DBA
13 9 (2.29%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 9 (2.29%) Systems Programmer
13 9 (2.29%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.70%) XML
2 45 (11.45%) Web Services
3 29 (7.38%) CSS
4 26 (6.62%) HTML
5 14 (3.56%) Ajax
6 13 (3.31%) XSL
7 12 (3.05%) Middleware
7 12 (3.05%) XML Schema
8 10 (2.54%) SOAP
9 9 (2.29%) COM
10 6 (1.53%) ISPF
11 5 (1.27%) .NET
12 4 (1.02%) JSP
12 4 (1.02%) CGI
13 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.51%) XSLT
14 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
14 1 (0.25%) HTML5
14 1 (0.25%) Memcached
14 1 (0.25%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.96%) CMDB
2 20 (5.09%) Clustering
3 16 (4.07%) AS400
3 16 (4.07%) iPhone
4 15 (3.82%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.31%) Mainframe
6 12 (3.05%) Replication
7 11 (2.80%) iSeries
7 11 (2.80%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.29%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.29%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.78%) iPad
10 6 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.53%) IVR
11 5 (1.27%) Derivative
11 5 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (1.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (1.02%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 112 (28.50%) Windows
2 81 (20.61%) UNIX
3 72 (18.32%) Linux
4 47 (11.96%) Solaris
5 37 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (6.62%) AIX
8 22 (5.60%) Windows 7
8 22 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (5.09%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.82%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (3.56%) zOS
12 10 (2.54%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.53%) HPUX
14 5 (1.27%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.27%) Android
14 5 (1.27%) SUSE
15 2 (0.51%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.51%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (43.26%) ITIL
2 127 (32.32%) ITSM
3 93 (23.66%) Service Management
4 54 (13.74%) Change Management
5 47 (11.96%) Workflow
6 31 (7.89%) Migration
7 27 (6.87%) Configuration Management
8 26 (6.62%) Incident Management
9 22 (5.60%) Service Delivery
10 21 (5.34%) Capacity Management
11 17 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (4.33%) Project Management
11 17 (4.33%) ITIL V3
12 16 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (3.82%) Release Management
13 15 (3.82%) Performance Management
13 15 (3.82%) SOA
13 15 (3.82%) PRINCE2
14 14 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.10%) SQL
2 40 (10.18%) PowerShell
3 32 (8.14%) Java
4 29 (7.38%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.60%) Shell Script
6 21 (5.34%) Perl
7 19 (4.83%) VB
8 14 (3.56%) C
9 10 (2.54%) Python
10 9 (2.29%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.78%) PHP
11 7 (1.78%) JCL
12 6 (1.53%) sed
13 5 (1.27%) REXX
13 5 (1.27%) VBScript
14 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.76%) AWK
16 2 (0.51%) XPath
16 2 (0.51%) Ruby
17 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 41 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.34%) Degree
4 13 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.80%) CCNP
5 11 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.76%) MCSE
8 2 (0.51%) RHCE
8 2 (0.51%) MCITP
9 1 (0.25%) VCAP
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB
9 1 (0.25%) CCNA
9 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.34%) VMware ESX
4 16 (4.07%) XenApp
5 14 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (2.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (2.29%) vSphere
9 8 (2.04%) NFS
9 8 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (1.53%) SRDF
10 6 (1.53%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.02%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.02%) vCloud
12 4 (1.02%) KVM
12 4 (1.02%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.51%) Samba
13 2 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 37 (9.41%) BMC PATROL
2 31 (7.89%) BladeLogic
3 30 (7.63%) SCOM
4 27 (6.87%) Control-M
5 24 (6.11%) Tivoli
6 23 (5.85%) SCCM
7 17 (4.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (3.05%) Data Guard
9 11 (2.80%) NetBackup
9 11 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (2.54%) MAINVIEW
10 10 (2.54%) OpenView
11 9 (2.29%) HP UCMDB
12 8 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
13 7 (1.78%) MOM
14 6 (1.53%) BMC Performance Manager
14 6 (1.53%) Puppet
15 5 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
15 5 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (1.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 186 (47.33%) Remedy
2 111 (28.24%) HP
3 65 (16.54%) Oracle
4 61 (15.52%) Microsoft
5 58 (14.76%) ServiceNow
6 56 (14.25%) IBM
7 53 (13.49%) Citrix
8 47 (11.96%) VMware
9 39 (9.92%) CA
10 28 (7.12%) Red Hat
11 26 (6.62%) Cisco
12 22 (5.60%) NetApp
13 20 (5.09%) Veritas
14 18 (4.58%) FrontRange
15 17 (4.33%) SolarWinds
16 16 (4.07%) EMC
16 16 (4.07%) Altiris
17 15 (3.82%) Apple
18 12 (3.05%) F5
19 10 (2.54%) Avaya
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