The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nimsoft
Rank 595 560 580
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +20
Contract jobs citing Nimsoft 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.021% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £418 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.15% +26.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 19 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 28 July 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 -3 9 £325 -22.15% 5
London +13 5 £325 -22.15% 2
City of London +8 1 £325 -9.72% 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Luton - - - - 1
Woking - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Nimsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (56.52%) Windows
1 13 (56.52%) CA
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL
3 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
4 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) Middleware
5 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Migration
6 5 (21.74%) CMMI
6 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (21.74%) SLA
6 5 (21.74%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) VB
6 5 (21.74%) J2EE
6 5 (21.74%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
6 5 (21.74%) MODAF
6 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
7 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
8 3 (13.04%) ClearQuest
8 3 (13.04%) Perl

Nimsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (13.04%) Documentum
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) SNMP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Middleware
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (21.74%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) e-Health
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (21.74%) CMMI
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (21.74%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
3 5 (21.74%) MODAF
3 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Security Management
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) VB
2 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) Ada
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) Cacti
2 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) CA
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Remedy
6 2 (8.70%) Spiceworks
6 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco