The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of BT 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 BT over the 3 months to 24 April 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 BT Group plc.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BT
Rank 487 486 473
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing BT 107 114 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 36
Average daily rate
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£338 £335 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £153 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+13.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.42 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.42% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 - £19.00

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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
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 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

BT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BT
Daily Rate Trend

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

BT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

BT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BT
Hourly Rate Trend

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

BT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BT
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 BT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 -9 99 £338 +3.84% 40
London +12 38 £338 -15.67% 21
South East -22 27 £400 +35.02% 9
Berkshire -10 16 £473 +158.90% 4
North West -14 10 £130 -56.66% 2
City of London +22 9 £358 -31.51% 2
Manchester -9 9 £130 -56.66% 2
West Midlands -14 9 £335 -6.94% 2
Reading +2 8 - - 3
South West +7 7 £300 +20.00% 2
East of England +22 5 £245 +8.88%
Slough +1 5 £520 +285.18%
East Sussex -8 4 £225 -40.00%
Bristol - 4 £300 -
Wiltshire +14 3 £400 -2.43%
Surrey -6 3 - - 1
Wales -7 3 £375 +6.76%
Warwickshire - 3 £325 -
Rugby - 3 £325 -
Cardiff +9 2 £375 +2.73%
Essex +9 2 £383 +155.00%
South Wales -2 2 £375 +6.76%
Lewes -5 2 £225 -43.75%
Hampshire -11 2 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £325 -
Worcester - 2 £425 -
Worcestershire - 2 £425 -
Cambridge - 2 £325 -
Chiswick - 2 £130 -
Swindon +11 1 £525 +28.04%

BT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BT 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 BT.

1 78 (41.94%) Cisco
2 62 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 52 (27.96%) MPLS
4 51 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (23.12%) CCNP
6 42 (22.58%) OSPF
7 39 (20.97%) WAN
8 36 (19.35%) CCNA
9 35 (18.82%) Ethernet
9 35 (18.82%) Broadband
9 35 (18.82%) BGP
10 34 (18.28%) VPN
11 33 (17.74%) LAN
12 31 (16.67%) Firewall
12 31 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
13 29 (15.59%) Finance
14 27 (14.52%) BT 21CN
15 26 (13.98%) Juniper
16 25 (13.44%) Project Management
16 25 (13.44%) ITIL
17 24 (12.90%) CCIE
18 23 (12.37%) Linux
19 20 (10.75%) HSRP
19 20 (10.75%) IOS XR
19 20 (10.75%) UNIX
19 20 (10.75%) CCIP
19 20 (10.75%) VRRP
20 19 (10.22%) RSVP
20 19 (10.22%) L2TP
20 19 (10.22%) IPv4

BT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BT 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 BT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.61%) Lync
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.91%) MS Office
2 6 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.96%) MPLS
2 42 (22.58%) OSPF
3 39 (20.97%) WAN
4 35 (18.82%) Ethernet
4 35 (18.82%) Broadband
4 35 (18.82%) BGP
5 34 (18.28%) VPN
6 33 (17.74%) LAN
7 31 (16.67%) Firewall
7 31 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
8 27 (14.52%) BT 21CN
9 20 (10.75%) HSRP
9 20 (10.75%) IOS XR
9 20 (10.75%) VRRP
10 19 (10.22%) RSVP
10 19 (10.22%) L2TP
10 19 (10.22%) IPv4
10 19 (10.22%) IPv6
10 19 (10.22%) Junos
11 17 (9.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Toad
1 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 62 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 29 (15.59%) Finance
3 11 (5.91%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Marketing
5 5 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.15%) Retail
6 4 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.15%) Front Office
6 4 (2.15%) Back Office
7 2 (1.08%) Billing
7 2 (1.08%) Military
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.08%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (12.37%) Network Engineer
1 23 (12.37%) Implementation Engineer
2 22 (11.83%) IP Engineer
3 20 (10.75%) Operations Engineer
4 18 (9.68%) Consultant
4 18 (9.68%) Analyst
5 15 (8.06%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.45%) Architect
7 9 (4.84%) Voice Engineer
7 9 (4.84%) Network Consultant
8 7 (3.76%) Designer
8 7 (3.76%) Network Architect
9 6 (3.23%) Product Manager
9 6 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (3.23%) Risk Analyst
9 6 (3.23%) Administrator
10 5 (2.69%) Transmission Engineer
10 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (2.69%) Network Analyst
10 5 (2.69%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) XMPP
2 2 (1.08%) XML
2 2 (1.08%) WAP
2 2 (1.08%) Spring
3 1 (0.54%) CSS3
3 1 (0.54%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.54%) Java EE
3 1 (0.54%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.54%) HTML5
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.54%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.54%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.54%) .NET
3 1 (0.54%) HTML
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (5.38%) NHS
3 8 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.76%) Handset
5 6 (3.23%) Market Risk
6 4 (2.15%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.61%) CMDB
7 3 (1.61%) GIS
8 2 (1.08%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.08%) EPoS
8 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.08%) Derivative
8 2 (1.08%) Equities
9 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.54%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.37%) Linux
2 20 (10.75%) UNIX
3 10 (5.38%) Windows
4 4 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.61%) SUSE
5 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.54%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.44%) Project Management
1 25 (13.44%) ITIL
2 15 (8.06%) PRINCE2
3 11 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (5.91%) Network Design
4 10 (5.38%) Service Delivery
5 8 (4.30%) Migration
5 8 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.23%) Supplier Management
7 6 (3.23%) Change Management
7 6 (3.23%) Matrix Management
7 6 (3.23%) Line Management
7 6 (3.23%) Capacity Management
8 5 (2.69%) Data Entry
8 5 (2.69%) Service Management
8 5 (2.69%) eTOM
8 5 (2.69%) Data Analysis
9 4 (2.15%) Customer Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.15%) Java
2 3 (1.61%) C
3 2 (1.08%) SQL
4 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.54%) VBScript
4 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.54%) C#
4 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (23.12%) CCNP
3 36 (19.35%) CCNA
4 24 (12.90%) CCIE
5 20 (10.75%) CCIP
6 19 (10.22%) JNCIA
6 19 (10.22%) JNCIP
7 12 (6.45%) Security Cleared
8 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.76%) Degree
10 6 (3.23%) CISSP
11 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.08%) PMP
12 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.08%) CCVP
12 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.54%) CCDP
13 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.38%) SLA
2 4 (2.15%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) vSphere
2 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.61%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (1.61%) OPNET
3 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.54%) SCSM
3 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.54%) SCCM
3 1 (0.54%) WMI
3 1 (0.54%) OpenView
3 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 78 (41.94%) Cisco
2 26 (13.98%) Juniper
3 14 (7.53%) CheckPoint
4 10 (5.38%) Nokia
5 7 (3.76%) Riverbed
5 7 (3.76%) SolarWinds
5 7 (3.76%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.76%) HP
6 6 (3.23%) Avaya
6 6 (3.23%) VMware
6 6 (3.23%) Prolexic
6 6 (3.23%) ScanSafe
7 5 (2.69%) Aruba
8 4 (2.15%) Remedy
8 4 (2.15%) Citrix
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle
8 4 (2.15%) F5
9 3 (1.61%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.61%) IBM
9 3 (1.61%) Ericsson
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