The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Nimsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nimsoft over the 3 months to 22 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Nimsoft.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nimsoft
Rank 609 561 586
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +25
Contract jobs citing Nimsoft 6 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.023% 0.033% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £360 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £125 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25895 24212 26082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.08% 46.26% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15104 13695 13458
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1161 1343
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

Nimsoft
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Nimsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Nimsoft
Daily Rate Trend

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

Nimsoft Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Nimsoft
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Nimsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Nimsoft
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nimsoft within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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
England -30 6 £400 +11.11% 14
London +19 4 £400 -20.00% 8
City of London +16 1 - - 7
South East -13 1 - - 1
West Midlands -18 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Leeds - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3

Nimsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nimsoft 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 Nimsoft.

1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) CA
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) SSL
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) RHCE
5 3 (18.75%) Veritas
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
5 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
5 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) MySQL
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) LAMP
5 3 (18.75%) SCCM
5 3 (18.75%) SCOM

Nimsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nimsoft 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 Nimsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) Security Management
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) RHCE
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) Cacti
2 1 (6.25%) Opsview
2 1 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) CA
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) EMC
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Veritas
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
2 3 (18.75%) Spiceworks
2 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft