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 2 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 PlateSpin Ltd.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PlateSpin
Rank 617 546 581
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +35
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 6 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.054% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.023% 0.12% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 1
Average daily rate
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£490 £330 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.48% -19.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £300 £408
% change year-on-year
+63.33% -26.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.65 -

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
26335 24183 26379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.37% 46.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15047 13643 13481
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1196 1084 1368
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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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

PlateSpin
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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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 14 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 2 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 -53 5 £490 +48.48%
South East -5 4 £490 +15.29%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Amersham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
London - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 15 (75.00%) Migration
1 15 (75.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) HP
4 7 (35.00%) vSphere
4 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) vCloud
5 6 (30.00%) VCAP
5 6 (30.00%) EMC
5 6 (30.00%) SAP
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (30.00%) MCSE
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) DB2
5 6 (30.00%) SUSE
5 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (15.00%) SCVMM
6 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.00%) IIS
8 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
8 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) SUSE
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) VCAP
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) MCSE
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) vSphere
2 7 (35.00%) vCloud
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) EMC
3 6 (30.00%) SAP
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Infoblox