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 4 August 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 PlateSpin Ltd.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PlateSpin
Rank 612 586 555
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -31
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 10 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.026% 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.040% 0.057% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £486 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
24952 24668 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.82% 45.14% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14688 13604 12895
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £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 1075 1064 1180
Average hourly rate £18.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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

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

PlateSpin
Top 11 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 4 August 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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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 10 £375 -22.27%
London +1 6 £375 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Warwick - 2 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 £425 -
South East -28 1 £375 -22.27%
Slough - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £300 -
Liverpool - 1 £300 -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -

PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (62.50%) Migration
3 10 (62.50%) SAN
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) Oracle
4 9 (56.25%) HP
4 9 (56.25%) VLAN
4 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (56.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (50.00%) OpenStack
5 8 (50.00%) NAS
5 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) EMC
7 6 (37.50%) Dell
7 6 (37.50%) Hitachi
7 6 (37.50%) NetApp
7 6 (37.50%) NetIQ
7 6 (37.50%) Symantec
7 6 (37.50%) Brocade
7 6 (37.50%) NetBackup
7 6 (37.50%) IBM Certification
7 6 (37.50%) CLARiiON
7 6 (37.50%) Replication
7 6 (37.50%) IBM
7 6 (37.50%) NFS
7 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) SAP
7 6 (37.50%) Windows

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (18.75%) iPlanet
2 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 3 (18.75%) JBoss
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (12.50%) MQSeries
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) SAN
2 9 (56.25%) VLAN
3 8 (50.00%) NAS
4 6 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
6 3 (18.75%) FCoE
7 2 (12.50%) LDAP
7 2 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Hadoop
1 6 (37.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Storage Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Technical Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) FlexPod
1 6 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 6 (37.50%) EMC VNX
1 6 (37.50%) EMC VMAX
1 6 (37.50%) Replication
1 6 (37.50%) CLARiiON
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Data ONTAP
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) AIX
3 3 (18.75%) HPUX
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) SUSE
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 6 (37.50%) Capacity Management
3 3 (18.75%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (18.75%) High Availability
3 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
1 3 (18.75%) Korn
1 3 (18.75%) C-shell
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
3 6 (37.50%) NFS
3 6 (37.50%) SRDF
3 6 (37.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (18.75%) KVM
4 3 (18.75%) Samba
4 3 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (6.25%) XenApp
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 6 (37.50%) EMC VPLEX
1 6 (37.50%) SnapMirror
1 6 (37.50%) SnapVault
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) HP
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) EMC
5 6 (37.50%) NetIQ
5 6 (37.50%) Symantec
5 6 (37.50%) Hitachi
5 6 (37.50%) NetApp
5 6 (37.50%) Dell
5 6 (37.50%) SAP
5 6 (37.50%) IBM
5 6 (37.50%) Brocade
5 6 (37.50%) Fujitsu
5 6 (37.50%) Veeam
6 3 (18.75%) F5
6 3 (18.75%) Sun
6 3 (18.75%) Veritas
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat