The table below looks at the statistics for ITRS Geneos skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITRS Geneos over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ITRS Geneos
Rank 588 575 573
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing ITRS Geneos 31 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.051% 0.012%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 0.61% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 2
Average daily rate £550 £525 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4367 4284 3710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.49% 8.46% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2768 2550 2096
Average daily rate £430 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 138 140
Average hourly rate £27.75 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.39% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

ITRS Geneos
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITRS Geneos within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

ITRS Geneos Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ITRS Geneos
Daily Rate Trend

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

ITRS Geneos Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ITRS Geneos
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITRS Geneos within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ITRS Geneos Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ITRS Geneos
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITRS Geneos within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 31 £550 +4.76% 2
London -1 31 £550 +4.76% 2
City of London +40 9 £663 +20.45% 1

ITRS Geneos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITRS Geneos 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 ITRS Geneos.

1 50 (67.57%) Splunk
2 42 (56.76%) Linux
2 42 (56.76%) Python
3 38 (51.35%) Unix
3 38 (51.35%) Banking
4 34 (45.95%) Electronic Trading
5 33 (44.59%) Windows
6 32 (43.24%) Oracle
6 32 (43.24%) DevOps
7 31 (41.89%) SQL
8 30 (40.54%) TIBCO
9 26 (35.14%) ION Trading
10 24 (32.43%) SQL Server
10 24 (32.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 23 (31.08%) Firewall
12 22 (29.73%) Investment Banking
12 22 (29.73%) ION MarketView
12 22 (29.73%) Multicast
13 21 (28.38%) Rendezvous
13 21 (28.38%) Perl
14 20 (27.03%) Project Management
15 19 (25.68%) Release Management
16 18 (24.32%) Problem Management
16 18 (24.32%) Front Office
17 16 (21.62%) Finance
17 16 (21.62%) Java
17 16 (21.62%) Low Latency
18 14 (18.92%) logstash
19 13 (17.57%) Puppet
20 12 (16.22%) Capacity Management

ITRS Geneos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITRS Geneos 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 ITRS Geneos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.51%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.70%) Node.js
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (29.73%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.08%) Firewall
2 22 (29.73%) Multicast
3 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) KDB
3 2 (2.70%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (51.35%) Banking
2 22 (29.73%) Investment Banking
3 18 (24.32%) Front Office
4 16 (21.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Support Analyst
3 17 (22.97%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (21.62%) Applications Support
4 16 (21.62%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 14 (18.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (17.57%) Banking Analyst
6 13 (17.57%) FX Support Analyst
7 10 (13.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (13.51%) Unix Analyst
8 9 (12.16%) Unix Support
8 9 (12.16%) Unix Support Analyst
9 8 (10.81%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Geneos Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Grid Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Splunk Engineer
12 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) Rendezvous
2 10 (13.51%) ELK Stack
3 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 3 (4.05%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (4.05%) Middleware
5 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.70%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.35%) HTML
6 1 (1.35%) HTML5
6 1 (1.35%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (13.51%) Fintech
3 7 (9.46%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.41%) Equities
4 4 (5.41%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.05%) Derivative
5 3 (4.05%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.05%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Economics
6 1 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.35%) Eurex
6 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.76%) Linux
2 38 (51.35%) Unix
3 33 (44.59%) Windows
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Electronic Trading
2 32 (43.24%) DevOps
3 20 (27.03%) Project Management
4 19 (25.68%) Release Management
5 18 (24.32%) Problem Management
6 16 (21.62%) Low Latency
7 12 (16.22%) Capacity Management
8 11 (14.86%) ITIL
9 10 (13.51%) Configuration Management
9 10 (13.51%) Market Making
10 9 (12.16%) Algorithmic Trading
10 9 (12.16%) Data Management
10 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (12.16%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis
12 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (4.05%) API Design
13 3 (4.05%) SDLC
13 3 (4.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.76%) Python
2 31 (41.89%) SQL
3 21 (28.38%) Perl
4 16 (21.62%) Java
5 12 (16.22%) C#
6 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.05%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) C
9 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) logstash
2 13 (17.57%) Puppet
3 11 (14.86%) Nagios
4 10 (13.51%) Ganglia
4 10 (13.51%) Kibana
5 4 (5.41%) Icinga
6 1 (1.35%) Netcool
6 1 (1.35%) OpenView
6 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (67.57%) Splunk
2 32 (43.24%) Oracle
3 30 (40.54%) TIBCO
4 26 (35.14%) ION Trading
5 11 (14.86%) Sybase
6 9 (12.16%) DataSynapse
7 3 (4.05%) Fidessa
7 3 (4.05%) HP
8 2 (2.70%) IBM
9 1 (1.35%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft