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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BT
Rank 492 470 459
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing BT 107 100 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.42% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 54 36
Average daily rate
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£339 £325 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £178 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £478 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £318 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.02% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.42 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.42% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.48 £14.00 £22.60
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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £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 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -2 99 £338 +3.84% 34
London +10 35 £339 -15.36% 21
South East -34 28 £400 +24.03% 3
Berkshire -7 19 £500 +173.97% 1
North West -6 14 £130 -56.66% 3
Manchester -2 13 £130 -56.66% 3
West Midlands -8 9 £335 -6.94% 3
Reading +4 8 - - 1
City of London +19 7 £475 -9.00% 3
Slough +2 7 £510 +277.77%
South West -3 7 £288 -12.87% 1
East Sussex -2 4 £225 -40.00%
Surrey +3 3 - - 1
Wales -4 3 £375 +6.76%
Bristol - 3 £300 -
Cardiff +6 2 £375 +2.73%
East of England +5 2 £463 +105.55% 1
South Wales 0 2 £375 +6.76%
Scotland -7 2 £438 +37.79%
Yorkshire -16 2 - - 1
West Sussex -20 2 £251 +51.81%
Chiswick - 2 £130 -
Essex +9 1 £600 - 1
North East +1 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £251 -
Huddersfield - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -

BT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 83 (42.78%) Cisco
2 64 (32.99%) Telecoms
3 59 (30.41%) MPLS
4 49 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (24.23%) WAN
6 44 (22.68%) OSPF
7 42 (21.65%) CCNP
8 37 (19.07%) CCNA
8 37 (19.07%) Ethernet
8 37 (19.07%) LAN
8 37 (19.07%) BGP
9 35 (18.04%) VPN
9 35 (18.04%) Broadband
10 31 (15.98%) Firewall
10 31 (15.98%) Cisco IOS
11 28 (14.43%) ITIL
11 28 (14.43%) Juniper
12 27 (13.92%) BT 21CN
13 24 (12.37%) CCIE
13 24 (12.37%) Linux
14 23 (11.86%) Finance
14 23 (11.86%) Project Management
15 21 (10.82%) UNIX
16 20 (10.31%) CCIP
16 20 (10.31%) IPv6
16 20 (10.31%) VoIP
16 20 (10.31%) VRRP
16 20 (10.31%) Junos
17 19 (9.79%) HSRP
17 19 (9.79%) RSVP

BT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.55%) Lync
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (0.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.52%) CMS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) MS Office
2 5 (2.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (30.41%) MPLS
2 47 (24.23%) WAN
3 44 (22.68%) OSPF
4 37 (19.07%) BGP
4 37 (19.07%) Ethernet
4 37 (19.07%) LAN
5 35 (18.04%) Broadband
5 35 (18.04%) VPN
6 31 (15.98%) Firewall
6 31 (15.98%) Cisco IOS
7 27 (13.92%) BT 21CN
8 20 (10.31%) Junos
8 20 (10.31%) VRRP
8 20 (10.31%) IPv6
8 20 (10.31%) VoIP
9 19 (9.79%) IPv4
9 19 (9.79%) L2TP
9 19 (9.79%) RSVP
9 19 (9.79%) HSRP
10 17 (8.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.52%) QlikView
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Toad
1 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 64 (32.99%) Telecoms
2 23 (11.86%) Finance
3 10 (5.15%) Banking
4 7 (3.61%) Marketing
5 4 (2.06%) Back Office
5 4 (2.06%) Retail
5 4 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.55%) Front Office
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Billing
7 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.03%) French Language
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) German Language
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (14.43%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.37%) Analyst
3 22 (11.34%) Implementation Engineer
3 22 (11.34%) IP Engineer
4 20 (10.31%) Operations Engineer
5 15 (7.73%) Consultant
6 14 (7.22%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.70%) Architect
8 9 (4.64%) Network Consultant
9 8 (4.12%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.12%) Voice Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Designer
10 7 (3.61%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.09%) Product Manager
11 6 (3.09%) Administrator
11 6 (3.09%) Risk Analyst
12 5 (2.58%) Transmission Engineer
12 5 (2.58%) Telephony Engineer
12 5 (2.58%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.55%) XMPP
2 2 (1.03%) XML
2 2 (1.03%) WAP
2 2 (1.03%) .NET
2 2 (1.03%) Spring
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) Middleware
3 1 (0.52%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.52%) Java EE
3 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.52%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.52%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.52%) HTML5
3 1 (0.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.67%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.61%) Handset
3 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.09%) Market Risk
4 6 (3.09%) NHS
5 5 (2.58%) Streaming Media
5 5 (2.58%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.55%) GIS
6 3 (1.55%) IVR
6 3 (1.55%) AVVID
7 2 (1.03%) e-Health
7 2 (1.03%) EPoS
7 2 (1.03%) Life Science
7 2 (1.03%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.37%) Linux
2 21 (10.82%) UNIX
3 12 (6.19%) Windows
4 6 (3.09%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.55%) SUSE
5 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.43%) ITIL
2 23 (11.86%) Project Management
3 14 (7.22%) PRINCE2
3 14 (7.22%) Migration
4 11 (5.67%) Network Design
5 10 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (4.64%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (3.61%) Line Management
8 7 (3.61%) Performance Management
8 7 (3.61%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.61%) Supplier Management
9 6 (3.09%) eTOM
9 6 (3.09%) Change Management
9 6 (3.09%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.09%) Matrix Management
9 6 (3.09%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.58%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.58%) C
2 4 (2.06%) Java
3 2 (1.03%) C#
3 2 (1.03%) SQL
4 1 (0.52%) VBScript
4 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 49 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.65%) CCNP
3 37 (19.07%) CCNA
4 24 (12.37%) CCIE
5 20 (10.31%) CCIP
6 19 (9.79%) JNCIA
6 19 (9.79%) JNCIP
7 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
8 14 (7.22%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.61%) Degree
10 6 (3.09%) CISSP
11 5 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.55%) PMP
12 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.03%) MOS
13 2 (1.03%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.03%) MCITP
13 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) SLA
2 4 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.55%) vSphere
3 2 (1.03%) NFS
4 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.55%) OPNET
2 3 (1.55%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.52%) SCSM
4 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.52%) WMI
4 1 (0.52%) SCCM
4 1 (0.52%) OpenView
4 1 (0.52%) MOM
4 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 83 (42.78%) Cisco
2 28 (14.43%) Juniper
3 13 (6.70%) CheckPoint
4 12 (6.19%) Avaya
4 12 (6.19%) HP
5 10 (5.15%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.64%) Nortel
6 9 (4.64%) Nokia
6 9 (4.64%) Riverbed
7 6 (3.09%) SolarWinds
7 6 (3.09%) Prolexic
7 6 (3.09%) ScanSafe
7 6 (3.09%) VMware
8 5 (2.58%) Remedy
8 5 (2.58%) Citrix
8 5 (2.58%) IBM
8 5 (2.58%) Aruba
8 5 (2.58%) F5
9 4 (2.06%) Oracle
9 4 (2.06%) Ericsson
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