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 28 January 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.

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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nimsoft
Rank 555 540 527
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs citing Nimsoft 16 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.039% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.070% 0.085% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £334 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £270 -
% change year-on-year
+4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00

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
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 2015.

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 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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 16 £500 +49.81% 2
London +14 15 £500 +44.40%
City of London +10 1 £275 -17.60%
South East - 1 £283 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £283 -
Derbyshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Woking - - - - 1

Nimsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) ITSM
2 17 (73.91%) ITIL
2 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) HP
2 17 (73.91%) CA
3 16 (69.57%) Veritas
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
4 15 (65.22%) SCCM
4 15 (65.22%) SCOM
4 15 (65.22%) PowerShell
5 14 (60.87%) XenDesktop
5 14 (60.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 14 (60.87%) Veeam
5 14 (60.87%) SCVMM
5 14 (60.87%) Incident Management
5 14 (60.87%) Hyper-V
5 14 (60.87%) NAS
5 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (60.87%) HP SIM
5 14 (60.87%) NetScaler
5 14 (60.87%) ServiceNow
5 14 (60.87%) Low Latency
5 14 (60.87%) EdgeSight
5 14 (60.87%) Citrix
5 14 (60.87%) SharePoint
5 14 (60.87%) TCP/IP
5 14 (60.87%) VBScript
5 14 (60.87%) SAN
5 14 (60.87%) Middleware

Nimsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) SharePoint
2 13 (56.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) NAS
1 14 (60.87%) NetScaler
1 14 (60.87%) TCP/IP
1 14 (60.87%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Games
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
1 13 (56.52%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) DBA
3 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Replication
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) ITSM
1 17 (73.91%) ITIL
2 14 (60.87%) Incident Management
2 14 (60.87%) Low Latency
3 13 (56.52%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Security Management
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) PowerShell
2 14 (60.87%) VBScript
3 13 (56.52%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) RHCE
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) XenDesktop
1 14 (60.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 14 (60.87%) Hyper-V
1 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (56.52%) VMware ESXi
2 13 (56.52%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) vCloud
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) SCCM
1 15 (65.22%) SCOM
2 14 (60.87%) SCVMM
2 14 (60.87%) HP SIM
2 14 (60.87%) EdgeSight
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) HP
2 17 (73.91%) CA
3 16 (69.57%) Veritas
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
5 14 (60.87%) Veeam
5 14 (60.87%) ServiceNow
5 14 (60.87%) Citrix
6 13 (56.52%) Dell
6 13 (56.52%) IBM
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) EMC
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.35%) Spiceworks
9 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.35%) Oracle
9 1 (4.35%) BMC