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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PlateSpin
Rank 642 637 607
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 9 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.016% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.037% 0.036% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.66% -11.76%
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
24376 25091 24656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.14% 43.95% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14951 14784 13626
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 822 1089 1078
Median hourly rate £19.56 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 July 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 12 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 July 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 -17 7 £425 +13.33%
North West +6 3 £425 +41.66%
Stockport - 3 £425 -
Manchester - 3 £425 -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
London 0 1 £550 +46.66%
Warwickshire -5 1 £330 -22.35%
West Midlands -33 1 £330 -22.35%

PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (89.47%) Migration
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
4 8 (42.11%) Linux
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
5 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 5 (26.32%) vSphere
7 5 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) Unix
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) DHCP
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.79%) HP
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) Firewall
9 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (10.53%) RHEV
10 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
10 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) SMTP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Migration Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Migration Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Symmetrix
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) SDLC
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) System Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) RHEV
5 1 (5.26%) Docker
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) CA
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Novell