The first table below looks at the demand for Netcool skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Netcool over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Tivoli Netcool
Rank 556 494 530
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +36
Contract jobs citing Netcool 40 57 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.12% 0.094%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 1.78% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 24
Average daily rate £310 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% -7.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £491 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £370 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.45% -4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4126 3199 3765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.34% 6.60% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2386 1822 2003
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 163 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%

Netcool
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Netcool Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Netcool
Daily Rate Trend

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

Netcool Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Netcool
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Netcool within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Netcool Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Netcool
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Netcool Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Netcool
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Netcool within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -66 22 £286 -23.66% 2
South East -19 14 £258 -31.33%
Berkshire +6 13 £258 -
London -27 7 £310 +55.00%
Reading 0 6 £273 -
Newbury +5 5 £250 -
Bracknell - 2 £183 -
Hampshire -9 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Egham - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Staines - - - -
Studley - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

Netcool
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Netcool 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 Netcool.

1 48 (57.14%) Windows
2 46 (54.76%) Security Cleared
3 41 (48.81%) SC Cleared
3 41 (48.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
5 34 (40.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 29 (34.52%) AIX
7 28 (33.33%) Tivoli
8 27 (32.14%) Veritas
8 27 (32.14%) Clustering
9 26 (30.95%) Windows XP
9 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
10 23 (27.38%) SQL
11 20 (23.81%) Citrix
11 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
11 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (22.62%) HP
13 18 (21.43%) SAN
14 16 (19.05%) Firewall
14 16 (19.05%) Solaris
15 15 (17.86%) Perl
15 15 (17.86%) EMC
15 15 (17.86%) Cisco
15 15 (17.86%) McAfee
15 15 (17.86%) McAfee ePO
16 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 14 (16.67%) WinRunner
16 14 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
16 14 (16.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus

Netcool
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Netcool 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 Netcool. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
1 10 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.19%) Lync
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Office
2 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) SAN
2 16 (19.05%) Firewall
3 14 (16.67%) DNS
4 12 (14.29%) NAS
5 11 (13.10%) SNMP
6 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
7 9 (10.71%) MPLS
7 9 (10.71%) OSPF
7 9 (10.71%) BGP
7 9 (10.71%) DHCP
8 7 (8.33%) NetScaler
8 7 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (8.33%) VPN
9 6 (7.14%) WAN
9 6 (7.14%) LAN
9 6 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (5.95%) Network Security
10 5 (5.95%) LDAP
10 5 (5.95%) SSL
10 5 (5.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) WinRunner
1 14 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (15.48%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
3 1 (1.19%) StarTeam
General
1 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Finance
4 3 (3.57%) Military
4 3 (3.57%) German Language
5 2 (2.38%) French Language
6 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.19%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Analyst
2 13 (15.48%) Test Analyst
3 7 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Consultant
5 4 (4.76%) Tester
5 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Network Operations Specialist
6 3 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Security Specialist
6 3 (3.57%) Network Specialist
6 3 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) Security Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (2.38%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) J2EE
2 4 (4.76%) CORBA
3 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.19%) Ajax
3 1 (1.19%) JSON
3 1 (1.19%) LAMP
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
3 1 (1.19%) SOAP
3 1 (1.19%) Web Services
3 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.14%) Clustering
2 6 (7.14%) e-Health
3 5 (5.95%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.95%) PKI
3 5 (5.95%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.57%) PDA
4 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.19%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.19%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 48 (57.14%) Windows
2 41 (48.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (34.52%) AIX
4 26 (30.95%) Windows XP
5 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (19.05%) Solaris
7 14 (16.67%) Linux
8 12 (14.29%) UNIX
9 6 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.76%) Windows Vista
11 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (15.48%) Problem Management
3 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 12 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 11 (13.10%) ITIL
5 8 (9.52%) Service Management
6 7 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.14%) Information Security
7 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.14%) Network Management
7 6 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (5.95%) Change Management
9 4 (4.76%) Security Architecture
10 3 (3.57%) Waterfall
10 3 (3.57%) V-Model
10 3 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) SQL
2 15 (17.86%) Perl
3 10 (11.90%) Shell Script
4 8 (9.52%) C
5 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.14%) Java
7 5 (5.95%) VBScript
7 5 (5.95%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) Groovy
8 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.19%) Korn
8 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 41 (48.81%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) ISEB
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.33%) CCNP
6 6 (7.14%) Degree
7 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.76%) MCSE
7 4 (4.76%) MCITP
7 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
8 3 (3.57%) MCTS
8 3 (3.57%) MCSA
9 1 (1.19%) VCP5
9 1 (1.19%) VCP4
9 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.19%) CCNA
9 1 (1.19%) PMP
9 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) ProxySG
3 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.19%) vCloud
6 1 (1.19%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (40.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 28 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 15 (17.86%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (16.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 13 (15.48%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (9.52%) Netcool/Webtop
6 8 (9.52%) Ionix
7 2 (2.38%) OpenView
8 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.14%) Veritas
3 20 (23.81%) Citrix
4 19 (22.62%) HP
5 15 (17.86%) EMC
5 15 (17.86%) Cisco
5 15 (17.86%) McAfee
6 14 (16.67%) IBM
7 12 (14.29%) Juniper
8 8 (9.52%) Blue Coat
8 8 (9.52%) F5
9 7 (8.33%) VMware
9 7 (8.33%) NetScout
9 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 6 (7.14%) Nortel
10 6 (7.14%) Oracle
11 5 (5.95%) Avaya
12 4 (4.76%) NetApp
13 3 (3.57%) Remedy
13 3 (3.57%) Infovista