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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PlateSpin
Rank 586 591 556
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -35
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 7 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.028% 0.031% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£494 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £430 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £438 -
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1091 1087 1211
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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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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 17 April 2015.

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

PlateSpin
Top 6 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 17 April 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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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 -5 7 £494 -1.25%
South East -17 3 £600 -
Berkshire - 2 £600 -
City of London - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -

PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (71.43%) Migration
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) SAN
6 5 (35.71%) Firewall
6 5 (35.71%) WAN
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) NAS
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) Clustering
8 3 (21.43%) SUSE
8 3 (21.43%) Samba
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (21.43%) Korn
8 3 (21.43%) VLAN
8 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 3 (21.43%) iPlanet
8 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
8 3 (21.43%) Veritas
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) Sun
8 3 (21.43%) JBoss

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
1 3 (21.43%) JBoss
1 3 (21.43%) Apache
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 3 (21.43%) iPlanet
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (14.29%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 4 (28.57%) NAS
4 3 (21.43%) FCoE
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) VLAN
4 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
5 2 (14.29%) LDAP
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (14.29%) dBASE
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Grid Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) SUSE
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) AIX
5 3 (21.43%) HPUX
5 3 (21.43%) Solaris
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
1 3 (21.43%) Korn
1 3 (21.43%) C-shell
1 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) VCAP
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
2 3 (21.43%) Samba
2 3 (21.43%) vCloud
2 3 (21.43%) KVM
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) OpenView
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Sun
3 3 (21.43%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Opsware
4 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 2 (14.29%) Sybase
4 2 (14.29%) Cognos
4 2 (14.29%) BMC