The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Hitachi 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 Hitachi over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Hitachi Ltd.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hitachi
Rank 557 525 527
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +2
Contract jobs citing Hitachi 32 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.074% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 23
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £270 £331
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -18.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25006 24082 26946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 47.09% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13870 13069 13651
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 1077 1194 1397
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

Hitachi
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Hitachi Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hitachi
Daily Rate Trend

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

Hitachi Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Hitachi
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hitachi within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Hitachi Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Hitachi
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hitachi Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Hitachi
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hitachi within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 -19 27 £438 +9.37% 12
London -4 19 £463 +8.82% 6
South East -2 8 £325 - 4
City of London +22 3 £475 +11.76% 2
Berkshire +7 2 £325 - 4
Reading +10 1 £375 - 3
Watford - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2

Hitachi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Hitachi 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 Hitachi.

1 52 (73.24%) SAN
2 36 (50.70%) EMC
2 36 (50.70%) VMware
3 31 (43.66%) HP
4 28 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (38.03%) Cisco
6 26 (36.62%) IBM
7 23 (32.39%) NetApp
7 23 (32.39%) NAS
8 21 (29.58%) UNIX
8 21 (29.58%) Linux
9 20 (28.17%) Windows
10 18 (25.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (23.94%) vSphere
12 16 (22.54%) Replication
13 15 (21.13%) Brocade
14 13 (18.31%) Banking
14 13 (18.31%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (18.31%) Solaris
15 12 (16.90%) Symantec
16 11 (15.49%) Migration
16 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
16 11 (15.49%) Veritas
16 11 (15.49%) AIX
16 11 (15.49%) Perl
17 10 (14.08%) Investment Banking
17 10 (14.08%) Root Cause Analysis
17 10 (14.08%) Finance
18 9 (12.68%) Clustering
18 9 (12.68%) NetBackup

Hitachi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Hitachi 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 Hitachi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.86%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) Apache
2 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.41%) Lync
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Office
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (73.24%) SAN
2 23 (32.39%) NAS
3 13 (18.31%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.04%) LAN
5 5 (7.04%) WAN
5 5 (7.04%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.63%) OSPF
6 4 (5.63%) VLAN
7 3 (4.23%) DNS
8 2 (2.82%) LDAP
8 2 (2.82%) Firewall
9 1 (1.41%) Wireless
9 1 (1.41%) DMZ
9 1 (1.41%) Internet
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.41%) FCoE
9 1 (1.41%) VoIP
9 1 (1.41%) IPv4
9 1 (1.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (18.31%) Banking
2 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Investment Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Law
5 3 (4.23%) Legal
6 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.82%) Publishing
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Consultant
2 11 (15.49%) Storage Consultant
2 11 (15.49%) Storage Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Administrator
4 8 (11.27%) Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Storage Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Backup Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.23%) SAN Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Storage Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) Middleware
2 3 (4.23%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) XSL
4 1 (1.41%) EDI
4 1 (1.41%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.41%) Ajax
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Replication
2 9 (12.68%) Clustering
3 5 (7.04%) EMC Centera
3 5 (7.04%) HACMP
4 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.23%) AS400
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) UNIX
1 21 (29.58%) Linux
2 20 (28.17%) Windows
3 13 (18.31%) Solaris
4 11 (15.49%) AIX
5 8 (11.27%) HPUX
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.04%) NetWare
7 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.04%) SUSE
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.82%) VMS
9 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 10 (14.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (8.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.04%) ITIL
6 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.63%) Data Virtualisation
6 4 (5.63%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.23%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.23%) ERP
7 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.82%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.82%) Project Management
8 2 (2.82%) Validation
8 2 (2.82%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.82%) Change Control
9 1 (1.41%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (1.41%) Network Management
9 1 (1.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) Perl
2 8 (11.27%) Java
3 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
3 7 (9.86%) C++
3 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.45%) Korn
4 6 (8.45%) C
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 2 (2.82%) Python
7 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (8.45%) VCDX
2 6 (8.45%) VCAP
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.63%) CCNP
5 2 (2.82%) VTSP
5 2 (2.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) MBA
6 1 (1.41%) VCP4
6 1 (1.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
1 1 (1.41%) QA
1 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (23.94%) vSphere
3 8 (11.27%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.04%) Active Directory
4 5 (7.04%) GPFS
5 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (5.63%) SRDF
5 4 (5.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (2.82%) NFS
6 2 (2.82%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.82%) KVM
6 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Tivoli
1 9 (12.68%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.23%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.23%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (4.23%) Control-M
3 1 (1.41%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (50.70%) EMC
1 36 (50.70%) VMware
2 31 (43.66%) HP
3 27 (38.03%) Cisco
4 26 (36.62%) IBM
5 23 (32.39%) NetApp
6 15 (21.13%) Brocade
7 12 (16.90%) Symantec
8 11 (15.49%) Veritas
9 9 (12.68%) Red Hat
9 9 (12.68%) Oracle
10 6 (8.45%) Compaq
10 6 (8.45%) BMC
11 5 (7.04%) Citrix
11 5 (7.04%) 3PAR
12 4 (5.63%) Sun
12 4 (5.63%) Avaya
12 4 (5.63%) CommVault
13 3 (4.23%) Juniper
14 2 (2.82%) Dell