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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nimsoft
Rank 583 569 554
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing Nimsoft 12 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.025% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.048% 0.054% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
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£500 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £290 -
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.50

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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nimsoft within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Nimsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 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 19 December 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 -31 12 £500 +48.14% 2
London +15 11 £500 +44.40%
City of London +6 2 £275 -18.51%
Berkshire - 1 £283 -
South East - 1 £283 -
West Midlands - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -

Nimsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) ITIL
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) HP
4 11 (57.89%) CA
4 11 (57.89%) Veritas
4 11 (57.89%) ITSM
5 10 (52.63%) SCCM
5 10 (52.63%) SCOM
6 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
6 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
6 9 (47.37%) Citrix
6 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
6 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
7 8 (42.11%) VBScript
7 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
7 8 (42.11%) SAN
7 8 (42.11%) Middleware
7 8 (42.11%) Replication
7 8 (42.11%) NAS
7 8 (42.11%) SCVMM
7 8 (42.11%) Incident Management
7 8 (42.11%) XenDesktop
7 8 (42.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (42.11%) Veeam
7 8 (42.11%) HP SIM
7 8 (42.11%) NetScaler
7 8 (42.11%) ServiceNow
7 8 (42.11%) Low Latency

Nimsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 7 (36.84%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
1 8 (42.11%) NetScaler
2 3 (15.79%) SSL
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.53%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Wintel Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Middleware
2 3 (15.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
3 3 (15.79%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) ITSM
3 8 (42.11%) Incident Management
3 8 (42.11%) Low Latency
4 7 (36.84%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.53%) Security Management
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 8 (42.11%) VBScript
3 7 (36.84%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) RHCE
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
2 8 (42.11%) XenDesktop
2 8 (42.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (36.84%) XenApp
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.26%) vSphere
6 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SCCM
1 10 (52.63%) SCOM
2 8 (42.11%) SCVMM
2 8 (42.11%) HP SIM
2 8 (42.11%) EdgeSight
3 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.26%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) HP
2 11 (57.89%) CA
2 11 (57.89%) Veritas
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Veeam
4 8 (42.11%) ServiceNow
5 7 (36.84%) IBM
5 7 (36.84%) Dell
6 4 (21.05%) EMC
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
8 2 (10.53%) Spiceworks
8 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.26%) BMC
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle
9 1 (5.26%) 3PAR