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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ITRS Geneos
Rank 581 547 592
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +45
Contract jobs citing ITRS Geneos 31 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.074% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 1.04% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 11
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate - £513 -
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
4396 3745 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.10% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2209 1935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 155 172
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 2014.

ITRS Geneos Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ITRS Geneos
Top 5 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 19 September 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
London +8 31 £500 -4.76% 3
England -17 31 £500 -4.76% 3
City of London +31 9 £500 +6.95%
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

ITRS Geneos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 57 (73.08%) UNIX
2 50 (64.10%) Front Office
3 41 (52.56%) Linux
3 41 (52.56%) Python
4 40 (51.28%) Banking
5 32 (41.03%) Java
6 31 (39.74%) Perl
7 28 (35.90%) SQL
7 28 (35.90%) Electronic Trading
8 26 (33.33%) Oracle
8 26 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 23 (29.49%) Investment Banking
10 22 (28.21%) Low Latency
11 21 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (26.92%) Finance
11 21 (26.92%) Red Hat
12 19 (24.36%) Fixed Income
13 18 (23.08%) Derivative
13 18 (23.08%) E-Commerce
14 16 (20.51%) Windows
15 15 (19.23%) ITIL
15 15 (19.23%) Middleware
16 13 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
16 13 (16.67%) Bash Shell
17 12 (15.38%) Change Control
17 12 (15.38%) Migration
17 12 (15.38%) Control-M
17 12 (15.38%) C#
17 12 (15.38%) C++
18 11 (14.10%) Capacity Management

ITRS Geneos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 8 (10.26%) Confluence
1 8 (10.26%) Apache
1 8 (10.26%) Tomcat
1 8 (10.26%) IIS
1 8 (10.26%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Kondor+
2 1 (1.28%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.28%) Global One
2 1 (1.28%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) LDAP
2 8 (10.26%) DNS
2 8 (10.26%) Intranet
2 8 (10.26%) BIG-IP
3 7 (8.97%) Firewall
4 5 (6.41%) HTTP
4 5 (6.41%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.28%) QlikView
3 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) JIRA
1 7 (8.97%) TeamCity
1 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 50 (64.10%) Front Office
2 40 (51.28%) Banking
3 23 (29.49%) Investment Banking
4 21 (26.92%) Finance
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.28%) International Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Analyst
2 35 (44.87%) Support Analyst
3 18 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Production Support Analyst
4 12 (15.38%) Applications Support
5 9 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) FX Support Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Web Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Product Specialist
9 4 (5.13%) Geneos Specialist
9 4 (5.13%) Support Specialist
10 3 (3.85%) Architect
11 2 (2.56%) Business Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) Consultant
11 2 (2.56%) Business Process Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) Middleware
2 13 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (10.26%) QuickFIX
3 8 (10.26%) .NET
3 8 (10.26%) WCF
3 8 (10.26%) Java EE
4 7 (8.97%) WebSockets
5 5 (6.41%) HTML
6 4 (5.13%) Django
7 2 (2.56%) Rendezvous
8 1 (1.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (24.36%) Fixed Income
3 18 (23.08%) Derivative
4 8 (10.26%) Equities
5 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.13%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (73.08%) UNIX
2 41 (52.56%) Linux
3 21 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (20.51%) Windows
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.56%) Solaris
7 1 (1.28%) SUSE
7 1 (1.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Electronic Trading
2 22 (28.21%) Low Latency
3 18 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 15 (19.23%) ITIL
5 12 (15.38%) Change Control
5 12 (15.38%) Migration
6 11 (14.10%) Capacity Management
7 9 (11.54%) Problem Management
7 9 (11.54%) Release Management
8 8 (10.26%) Server Monitoring
8 8 (10.26%) DevOps
8 8 (10.26%) Change Management
8 8 (10.26%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.41%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.41%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (5.13%) OOP
11 4 (5.13%) OO
11 4 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (52.56%) Python
2 32 (41.03%) Java
3 31 (39.74%) Perl
4 28 (35.90%) SQL
5 13 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 12 (15.38%) C#
6 12 (15.38%) C++
7 10 (12.82%) VB
7 10 (12.82%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.28%) C
10 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) Control-M
2 10 (12.82%) BladeLogic
3 5 (6.41%) Tivoli
3 5 (6.41%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (6.41%) Nagios
4 1 (1.28%) Salt
4 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Oracle
2 21 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 10 (12.82%) Altiris
4 8 (10.26%) Sybase
5 7 (8.97%) Splunk
6 5 (6.41%) Citrix
7 4 (5.13%) 29West
8 3 (3.85%) Informatica
9 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.56%) VMware
10 1 (1.28%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.28%) ION Trading
10 1 (1.28%) Sun