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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITRS Geneos
Rank 606 578 548
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -30
Contract jobs citing ITRS Geneos 24 38 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.067% 0.096%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.51% 0.85% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 34
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£525 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £435 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £525
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
4746 4478 4040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.13% 7.92% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 2652 2350
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 160 156
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £45.00 £40.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -22 24 £525 - 8
England -24 24 £525 - 8
City of London +5 5 £563 +8.43% 5

ITRS Geneos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 35 (56.45%) Oracle
1 35 (56.45%) Linux
2 33 (53.23%) Windows
3 30 (48.39%) UNIX
4 29 (46.77%) Java
5 28 (45.16%) SQL
5 28 (45.16%) Banking
6 27 (43.55%) Finance
7 25 (40.32%) Python
8 24 (38.71%) .NET
9 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
9 22 (35.48%) C++
9 22 (35.48%) ITIL
10 21 (33.87%) Release Management
11 20 (32.26%) TIBCO
11 20 (32.26%) Firewall
12 19 (30.65%) Splunk
13 18 (29.03%) Fixed Income
14 17 (27.42%) Front Office
14 17 (27.42%) C#
14 17 (27.42%) Bash Shell
14 17 (27.42%) Load Balancing
14 17 (27.42%) TeamCity
15 16 (25.81%) IIS
15 16 (25.81%) Apache
16 15 (24.19%) Rendezvous
16 15 (24.19%) Investment Banking
16 15 (24.19%) DevOps
17 14 (22.58%) Capacity Management
17 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration

ITRS Geneos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 16 (25.81%) IIS
1 16 (25.81%) Apache
2 13 (20.97%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (4.84%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) RMDS
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) SaaS
1 4 (6.45%) PaaS
1 4 (6.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) Firewall
2 6 (9.68%) BIG-IP
2 6 (9.68%) Multicast
3 3 (4.84%) LDAP
4 2 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.97%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.84%) QlikView
4 2 (3.23%) Informix
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.61%) HBase
5 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) TeamCity
2 13 (20.97%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.97%) JIRA
3 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 11 (17.74%) MSBuild
4 11 (17.74%) Subversion
5 10 (16.13%) Maven
5 10 (16.13%) Ant
5 10 (16.13%) Mercurial
5 10 (16.13%) Gradle
6 7 (11.29%) Introscope
7 3 (4.84%) JMeter
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.61%) Selenium
9 1 (1.61%) PVCS
9 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.61%) NuGet
9 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (45.16%) Banking
2 27 (43.55%) Finance
3 17 (27.42%) Front Office
4 15 (24.19%) Investment Banking
5 8 (12.90%) Back Office
6 3 (4.84%) French Language
7 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
1 17 (27.42%) Applications Support
2 12 (19.35%) Support Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Applications Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Applications Support Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) IT Support
9 2 (3.23%) Test Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Production Support Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Support
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) .NET
2 15 (24.19%) Rendezvous
3 10 (16.13%) Django
4 9 (14.52%) Middleware
5 7 (11.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (11.29%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (9.68%) Java EE
7 4 (6.45%) JMX
8 3 (4.84%) XML
8 3 (4.84%) WCF
9 2 (3.23%) WebSockets
9 2 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (1.61%) Flash
10 1 (1.61%) HTML
10 1 (1.61%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Fixed Income
2 9 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (12.90%) Derivative
4 7 (11.29%) Hedge funds
5 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.84%) Equities
7 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (56.45%) Linux
2 33 (53.23%) Windows
3 30 (48.39%) UNIX
4 12 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Windows NT
5 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) ITIL
2 21 (33.87%) Release Management
3 17 (27.42%) Load Balancing
4 15 (24.19%) DevOps
5 14 (22.58%) Capacity Management
5 14 (22.58%) Problem Management
5 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (20.97%) Electronic Trading
7 10 (16.13%) Technical Analysis
8 9 (14.52%) Low Latency
9 8 (12.90%) Project Management
9 8 (12.90%) Change Management
10 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Risk Management
11 6 (9.68%) Workflow
11 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (9.68%) OOP
11 6 (9.68%) OO
11 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (8.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) Java
2 28 (45.16%) SQL
3 25 (40.32%) Python
4 22 (35.48%) C++
5 17 (27.42%) C#
5 17 (27.42%) Bash Shell
6 9 (14.52%) Perl
7 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
8 5 (8.06%) VBA
9 4 (6.45%) C
9 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) BladeLogic
2 11 (17.74%) Nagios
3 7 (11.29%) Control-M
3 7 (11.29%) logstash
3 7 (11.29%) Icinga
4 5 (8.06%) SCOM
5 4 (6.45%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.23%) Puppet
7 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 35 (56.45%) Oracle
2 20 (32.26%) TIBCO
3 19 (30.65%) Splunk
4 13 (20.97%) Red Hat
5 7 (11.29%) Sybase
6 6 (9.68%) F5
7 4 (6.45%) Remedy
7 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.84%) HP
8 3 (4.84%) Bloomberg
8 3 (4.84%) Altiris
9 2 (3.23%) VMware
9 2 (3.23%) ION Trading
9 2 (3.23%) Reuters
10 1 (1.61%) BMC
10 1 (1.61%) Fidessa
10 1 (1.61%) IBM
10 1 (1.61%) Charles River
10 1 (1.61%) Metastorm
10 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics