The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin over the 3 months to 24 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 PlateSpin Ltd.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PlateSpin
Rank 587 560 535
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -25
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 5 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.053%
As % of the Vendors category 0.020% 0.042% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +20.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £390 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £453 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £456 £350
% change year-on-year
-26.02% +30.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

PlateSpin
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PlateSpin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Trend

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

PlateSpin Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PlateSpin within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PlateSpin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

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

PlateSpin Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PlateSpin within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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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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 -33 5 £325 -23.52%
London +8 1 £263 -38.23%
South East - 1 £490 -

PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin.

1 11 (91.67%) Migration
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) vSphere
3 7 (58.33%) vCloud
4 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) VCAP
4 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (50.00%) MCSE
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (16.67%) NAS
7 2 (16.67%) dBASE
7 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
7 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Sybase
8 1 (8.33%) IIS

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) dBASE
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Architect
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCSE
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) VCAP
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) vSphere
2 7 (58.33%) vCloud
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Sybase
3 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix