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 30 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.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BT
Rank 508 488 446
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -42
Contract jobs citing BT 75 65 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.30% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 37
Average daily rate
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£408 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.83% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £174 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £392 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
+30.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £12.13 £14.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% -23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £14.10 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.90 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.32 - £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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 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 -7 72 £408 +36.97% 27
North West +5 20 - - 1
London 0 20 £438 +34.61% 10
South East -9 19 £425 +29.77% 5
Berkshire +2 14 £425 +70.00% 1
Manchester +9 13 - -
City of London +16 5 £469 -
West Midlands +5 5 £228 +51.83% 5
Slough -1 5 £350 +6.06%
Warrington - 5 - - 1
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
Bracknell +5 4 £425 +96.53%
Yorkshire -9 4 £110 -63.33% 6
South West -14 4 £383 +2.13%
Birmingham -1 2 £228 +51.83% 1
East Sussex -8 2 £383 +17.69%
Scotland -9 2 - -
Glasgow -5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - -
West Sussex -16 1 £251 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £251 -
Huddersfield - - - - 3
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Newport - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

BT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (49.06%) Cisco
2 55 (34.59%) MPLS
3 51 (32.08%) Telecoms
4 46 (28.93%) WAN
5 44 (27.67%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (23.90%) LAN
7 36 (22.64%) CCNP
8 33 (20.75%) Ethernet
8 33 (20.75%) OSPF
8 33 (20.75%) BGP
9 32 (20.13%) CCNA
10 29 (18.24%) Firewall
11 24 (15.09%) Finance
12 23 (14.47%) Migration
12 23 (14.47%) VPN
12 23 (14.47%) Broadband
12 23 (14.47%) BT 21CN
12 23 (14.47%) Security Cleared
13 22 (13.84%) Juniper
14 21 (13.21%) ITIL
14 21 (13.21%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (11.95%) VoIP
15 19 (11.95%) CCIE
16 18 (11.32%) Linux
16 18 (11.32%) SC Cleared
17 17 (10.69%) Network Security
18 16 (10.06%) UNIX
18 16 (10.06%) Active Directory
18 16 (10.06%) Wireless
19 15 (9.43%) Project Management

BT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.52%) Lync
2 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.89%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.63%) Moodle
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (6.92%) MS Office
2 5 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.63%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Summit
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (34.59%) MPLS
2 46 (28.93%) WAN
3 38 (23.90%) LAN
4 33 (20.75%) Ethernet
4 33 (20.75%) OSPF
4 33 (20.75%) BGP
5 29 (18.24%) Firewall
6 23 (14.47%) VPN
6 23 (14.47%) Broadband
6 23 (14.47%) BT 21CN
7 21 (13.21%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (11.95%) VoIP
9 17 (10.69%) Network Security
10 16 (10.06%) Wireless
11 14 (8.81%) IPv6
11 14 (8.81%) VRRP
11 14 (8.81%) Junos
12 13 (8.18%) HSRP
12 13 (8.18%) IPv4
12 13 (8.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.26%) QlikView
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MSI
1 1 (0.63%) Toad
1 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (32.08%) Telecoms
2 24 (15.09%) Finance
3 5 (3.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Billing
5 3 (1.89%) Legal
5 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.26%) Military
6 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.26%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (20.13%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.21%) Analyst
3 20 (12.58%) Implementation Engineer
4 15 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.81%) Architect
5 14 (8.81%) Operations Engineer
6 13 (8.18%) IP Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Consultant
7 10 (6.29%) Network Analyst
8 9 (5.66%) Designer
8 9 (5.66%) Design Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Telephony Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Network Consultant
13 4 (2.52%) Coordinator
13 4 (2.52%) Administrator
13 4 (2.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.89%) JSP
2 2 (1.26%) CSS
2 2 (1.26%) .NET
2 2 (1.26%) HTML
2 2 (1.26%) WAP
3 1 (0.63%) HTML5
3 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.63%) jQuery
3 1 (0.63%) CSS3
3 1 (0.63%) Spring
3 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.14%) Streaming Media
2 5 (3.14%) Machine to Machine
2 5 (3.14%) Handset
3 4 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.89%) AVVID
4 3 (1.89%) IVR
4 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) PMI
5 2 (1.26%) NHS
5 2 (1.26%) GIS
5 2 (1.26%) e-Health
5 2 (1.26%) User Experience
5 2 (1.26%) Life Science
6 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.63%) FMCG
6 1 (0.63%) Statistics
6 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.63%) SecurID
6 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.32%) Linux
2 16 (10.06%) UNIX
3 14 (8.81%) Windows
4 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.52%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.26%) SUSE
6 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.47%) Migration
2 21 (13.21%) ITIL
3 15 (9.43%) Project Management
3 15 (9.43%) Network Design
4 12 (7.55%) Network Management
5 11 (6.92%) Network Architecture
6 10 (6.29%) Asset Management
6 10 (6.29%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.40%) Performance Management
9 6 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.77%) eTOM
9 6 (3.77%) Change Control
10 5 (3.14%) WFM
10 5 (3.14%) Business Performance Management
10 5 (3.14%) Line Management
10 5 (3.14%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.14%) Change Management
10 5 (3.14%) Process Management
10 5 (3.14%) Customer Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.03%) C
2 3 (1.89%) Java
3 2 (1.26%) C#
3 2 (1.26%) SQL
4 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.63%) VBScript
4 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.63%) VBA
4 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (27.67%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (22.64%) CCNP
3 32 (20.13%) CCNA
4 23 (14.47%) Security Cleared
5 19 (11.95%) CCIE
6 18 (11.32%) SC Cleared
7 14 (8.81%) CCIP
8 13 (8.18%) JNCIA
8 13 (8.18%) JNCIP
9 6 (3.77%) Degree
10 5 (3.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.89%) PMP
12 2 (1.26%) Avaya Certification
12 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.26%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.26%) CISSP
12 2 (1.26%) CCDP
12 2 (1.26%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) QA
1 3 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.26%) NFS
2 2 (1.26%) vSphere
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.26%) OpenView
3 2 (1.26%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.63%) WMI
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.63%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.63%) MOM
4 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (49.06%) Cisco
2 22 (13.84%) Juniper
3 15 (9.43%) Avaya
4 12 (7.55%) CheckPoint
5 10 (6.29%) HP
6 9 (5.66%) Nortel
6 9 (5.66%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.03%) F5
8 7 (4.40%) Huawei
9 6 (3.77%) IBM
9 6 (3.77%) Remedy
9 6 (3.77%) Citrix
9 6 (3.77%) Ericsson
9 6 (3.77%) Nokia
9 6 (3.77%) VMware
9 6 (3.77%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.52%) Lotus
10 4 (2.52%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.89%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (1.89%) BMC
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