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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PlateSpin over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PlateSpin
Rank 644 643 628
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 4 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.029% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.017% 0.068% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
Median daily rate £423 £375 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% -22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £374 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £432 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £483
% change year-on-year
+2.42% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
23985 25156 25971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 43.29% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14654 14856 14656
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 1085 1172
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

PlateSpin
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PlateSpin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

PlateSpin
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 28 September 2016.

PlateSpin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PlateSpin
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

PlateSpin
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PlateSpin within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 4 £423 +12.66%
North West +13 3 £425 +6.25%
Stockport - 3 £425 -
Manchester - 3 £425 -
Warwickshire -2 1 £330 -22.35%
West Midlands -22 1 £330 -22.35%

PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PlateSpin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PlateSpin.

1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) RHEV
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Law
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (10.00%) Symmetrix
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (10.00%) SMTP
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) Architect
1 1 (10.00%) Consultant
1 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
1 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Architect
1 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Lead
1 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (10.00%) Linux Consultant
1 1 (10.00%) Migration Architect
1 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Symmetrix
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) RHEV
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) Docker
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Novell