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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PlateSpin
Rank 618 585 565
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -20
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.023% 0.034% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate £450 £338 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £294 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.00%
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
21707 23357 22653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.83% 45.66% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12936 13541 12394
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 985 983
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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

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 13 February 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 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 3 £500 +48.14%
Cheshire - 2 £500 -
Cardiff - 2 £413 -
South Wales - 2 £413 -
North West - 2 £500 -
Wales - 2 £413 -
South East +7 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £500 -
Camberley - 1 - -

PlateSpin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (93.75%) Migration
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (68.75%) Data Centre
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) Finance
6 6 (37.50%) HP
6 6 (37.50%) Middleware
6 6 (37.50%) Project Management
7 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) SAN
9 3 (18.75%) Unix
9 3 (18.75%) AIX
9 3 (18.75%) Solaris
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle
9 3 (18.75%) NetIQ
9 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
9 3 (18.75%) KVM
9 3 (18.75%) Xen
9 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 3 (18.75%) SCOM
9 3 (18.75%) SCVMM
10 2 (12.50%) Banking
10 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
10 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
10 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Migration Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) AIX Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) AIX Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) KVM
2 3 (18.75%) Xen
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
1 3 (18.75%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) NetIQ
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) CA
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) EMC