The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Computacenter 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 Computacenter over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Computacenter PLC.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computacenter
Rank 575 569 575
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Computacenter 15 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.060% 0.017% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£450 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.06 £10.32 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.47% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £9.48 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £11.15 £14.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.28 £10.32 £11.91
% change year-on-year
+67.52% -13.39%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25070 24077 26885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 47.08% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13892 13098 13619
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1074 1184 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Computacenter
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Computacenter Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computacenter
Daily Rate Trend

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

Computacenter Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computacenter
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Computacenter Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computacenter
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computacenter within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Computacenter Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Computacenter
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computacenter within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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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 13 £450 - 16
Milton Keynes +1 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £450 -
South East -5 2 £450 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -

Computacenter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Computacenter 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 Computacenter.

1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (15.79%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VBScript
4 3 (15.79%) VB
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 3 (15.79%) BT
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (10.53%) APMP
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
5 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL

Computacenter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Computacenter 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 Computacenter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) GSM
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) VLAN
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Installation Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) PLM
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
1 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
1 3 (15.79%) VBScript
1 3 (15.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) APMP
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) PMP
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) McAfee
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) BT
3 2 (10.53%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco