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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ITRS Geneos
Rank 553 523 578
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +55
Contract jobs citing ITRS Geneos 42 55 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.10% 0.033%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.98% 1.40% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 16
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£525 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £435 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - £525 -
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
4290 3919 3854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.35% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2508 2244 2003
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 149 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.57 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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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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
London +3 42 £525 +10.52% 4
England -39 42 £525 +7.69% 4
City of London +29 10 £544 +25.00% 1

ITRS Geneos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 59 (73.75%) UNIX
2 50 (62.50%) Front Office
3 45 (56.25%) Linux
4 42 (52.50%) Python
5 40 (50.00%) Banking
6 33 (41.25%) Java
6 33 (41.25%) Perl
7 29 (36.25%) Electronic Trading
8 27 (33.75%) SQL
8 27 (33.75%) Oracle
9 26 (32.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 25 (31.25%) Finance
11 23 (28.75%) Red Hat
11 23 (28.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (28.75%) Low Latency
12 22 (27.50%) Investment Banking
13 20 (25.00%) E-Commerce
14 18 (22.50%) Derivative
14 18 (22.50%) Fixed Income
15 17 (21.25%) Windows
16 16 (20.00%) ITIL
17 14 (17.50%) Middleware
17 14 (17.50%) FIX Protocol
17 14 (17.50%) Bash Shell
18 13 (16.25%) Change Control
18 13 (16.25%) C++
19 12 (15.00%) C#
19 12 (15.00%) Control-M
19 12 (15.00%) Migration
19 12 (15.00%) Capacity Management

ITRS Geneos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (11.25%) Confluence
2 8 (10.00%) Apache
2 8 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.00%) IIS
2 8 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Kondor+
2 2 (2.50%) RMDS
3 1 (1.25%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.25%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (1.25%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) Firewall
1 9 (11.25%) LDAP
1 9 (11.25%) DNS
2 8 (10.00%) Intranet
2 8 (10.00%) BIG-IP
3 5 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 5 (6.25%) HTTP
4 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) JIRA
1 8 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle APEX
General
1 50 (62.50%) Front Office
2 40 (50.00%) Banking
3 25 (31.25%) Finance
4 22 (27.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Analyst
2 34 (42.50%) Support Analyst
3 18 (22.50%) Support Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) Production Support Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) Applications Support
6 8 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) FX Support Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Web Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Support Specialist
9 4 (5.00%) Geneos Specialist
9 4 (5.00%) Product Specialist
10 3 (3.75%) Architect
11 2 (2.50%) UNIX Support
11 2 (2.50%) UNIX Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Release Manager
11 2 (2.50%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) Middleware
1 14 (17.50%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (11.25%) QuickFIX
3 8 (10.00%) .NET
3 8 (10.00%) WCF
3 8 (10.00%) Java EE
3 8 (10.00%) WebSockets
4 6 (7.50%) HTML
5 4 (5.00%) Django
6 2 (2.50%) HTML5
7 1 (1.25%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (22.50%) Derivative
2 18 (22.50%) Fixed Income
3 7 (8.75%) Equities
4 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.00%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 59 (73.75%) UNIX
2 45 (56.25%) Linux
3 23 (28.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (21.25%) Windows
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (1.25%) AIX
7 1 (1.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (28.75%) Low Latency
3 20 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 16 (20.00%) ITIL
5 13 (16.25%) Change Control
6 12 (15.00%) Migration
6 12 (15.00%) Capacity Management
7 9 (11.25%) DevOps
7 9 (11.25%) Problem Management
7 9 (11.25%) Release Management
8 8 (10.00%) Change Management
8 8 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
9 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.50%) OOP
9 6 (7.50%) OO
10 5 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (6.25%) Project Management
10 5 (6.25%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (52.50%) Python
2 33 (41.25%) Java
2 33 (41.25%) Perl
3 27 (33.75%) SQL
4 14 (17.50%) Bash Shell
5 13 (16.25%) C++
6 12 (15.00%) C#
7 10 (12.50%) VB
7 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.50%) C
11 1 (1.25%) C-shell
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) Control-M
2 10 (12.50%) BladeLogic
3 5 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 5 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (6.25%) Nagios
4 3 (3.75%) Puppet
4 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.50%) Salt
6 1 (1.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Oracle
2 23 (28.75%) Red Hat
3 10 (12.50%) Altiris
4 8 (10.00%) Sybase
4 8 (10.00%) Splunk
5 5 (6.25%) 29West
5 5 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (3.75%) Informatica
7 2 (2.50%) VMware
7 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.50%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.25%) Adobe
8 1 (1.25%) Sun
8 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.25%) Reuters
8 1 (1.25%) ION Trading
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