The table below looks at the statistics for PLM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PLM over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Rank 599 561 574
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +13
Contract jobs citing PLM 59 70 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 14
Average daily rate £483 £476 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £314 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.40 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.40 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

PLM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PLM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

PLM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PLM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PLM within the UK.

PLM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PLM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PLM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

PLM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PLM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PLM within the UK.

PLM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PLM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PLM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -35 56 £483 +5.58% 26
London -13 18 £400 -28.88% 4
West Midlands +2 13 £575 - 4
South East -20 9 £550 +69.23% 10
Coventry -4 8 £550 - 1
South West - 5 - - 1
Surrey -7 4 £550 +37.50% 5
Scotland -15 4 - - 1
Woking - 4 £550 - 1
Aberdeen +8 3 - - 1
Warwickshire +2 3 £375 - 1
Midlands -3 3 £475 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Berkshire +5 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands -4 2 £475 +22.58% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £396 -
Filton - 2 - -
City of London +40 1 £465 -2.36% 2
North East -35 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -38 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £600 - 1
East of England - 1 £625 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £270 -
Rugby - 1 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £625 -
Slough - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £625 - 1

PLM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PLM 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 PLM.

1 33 (31.43%) Manufacturing
2 29 (27.62%) SAP
3 26 (24.76%) Teamcenter
4 24 (22.86%) ERP
5 23 (21.90%) Project Management
6 21 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (18.10%) Change Management
8 18 (17.14%) Finance
9 15 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 15 (14.29%) Migration
10 14 (13.33%) Degree
10 14 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 13 (12.38%) Data Migration
11 13 (12.38%) Oracle
11 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
12 12 (11.43%) CAD
13 11 (10.48%) EMC
13 11 (10.48%) SOA
13 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
13 11 (10.48%) Product Management
14 10 (9.52%) Integration Testing
14 10 (9.52%) Siemens
14 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.52%) Automotive
15 9 (8.57%) VMware
15 9 (8.57%) Java
15 9 (8.57%) C
15 9 (8.57%) Linux
15 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
16 8 (7.62%) Retail

PLM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PLM 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 PLM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.81%) CMS
2 4 (3.81%) Confluence
2 4 (3.81%) IIS
2 4 (3.81%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.81%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Siemens NX
2 4 (3.81%) CATIA
2 4 (3.81%) Windchill
3 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.90%) MS Office
4 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.95%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.95%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 26 (24.76%) Teamcenter
2 8 (7.62%) ENOVIA
3 6 (5.71%) SAP PP
4 5 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (4.76%) SAP PLM
5 4 (3.81%) BigMachines
5 4 (3.81%) Primavera
6 3 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (1.90%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (1.90%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.95%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (5.71%) IaaS
1 6 (5.71%) PaaS
1 6 (5.71%) SaaS
2 4 (3.81%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.81%) Yammer
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.95%) Heroku
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) DNS
1 5 (4.76%) Firewall
2 4 (3.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) Big Data
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.90%) MS Access
2 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Subversion
2 4 (3.81%) JIRA
3 3 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.86%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (31.43%) Manufacturing
2 18 (17.14%) Finance
3 10 (9.52%) Automotive
4 8 (7.62%) Retail
5 7 (6.67%) Marketing
6 4 (3.81%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.86%) Advertising
7 3 (2.86%) Back Office
8 2 (1.90%) Military
9 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Architect
2 17 (16.19%) Analyst
3 16 (15.24%) Business Analyst
4 14 (13.33%) Consultant
5 12 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (9.52%) Project Manager
7 8 (7.62%) Programme Manager
8 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.71%) SAP Manager
9 5 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Product Owner
10 4 (3.81%) SAP Programme Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Applications Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Data Migration Manager
11 3 (2.86%) Dynamics AX Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) HTML
1 8 (7.62%) XML
2 7 (6.67%) Itk
3 6 (5.71%) Swing
3 6 (5.71%) XSL
3 6 (5.71%) XSLT
4 3 (2.86%) JFace
4 3 (2.86%) SWT
5 2 (1.90%) Middleware
5 2 (1.90%) ODBC
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.95%) BAPI
6 1 (0.95%) REST
6 1 (0.95%) Velocity
6 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.71%) VCE vBlock
3 4 (3.81%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.81%) FMCG
3 4 (3.81%) Social Media
4 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.90%) Physics
4 2 (1.90%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.57%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.86%) ERP
2 23 (21.90%) Project Management
3 21 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (18.10%) Change Management
5 15 (14.29%) Migration
6 14 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 13 (12.38%) Data Migration
8 12 (11.43%) CAD
9 11 (10.48%) Product Management
9 11 (10.48%) SOA
10 10 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.62%) Data Modelling
11 8 (7.62%) Document Management
12 7 (6.67%) PRINCE
12 7 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (5.71%) CRM
13 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (5.71%) Programme Management
14 5 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.57%) C
1 9 (8.57%) Java
2 7 (6.67%) SQL
3 6 (5.71%) C++
3 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.71%) Python
3 6 (5.71%) Ruby
4 2 (1.90%) C#
5 1 (0.95%) Ada
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Degree
2 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) APMP
4 7 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 7 (6.67%) PMP
5 6 (5.71%) EMC Certification
6 5 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.81%) VCAP
8 2 (1.90%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.90%) MCP
8 2 (1.90%) MCSE
8 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.95%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (6.67%) MOM
2 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.95%) OpenView
2 1 (0.95%) SCOM
2 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (27.62%) SAP
2 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.38%) Oracle
3 11 (10.48%) EMC
4 10 (9.52%) Siemens
5 9 (8.57%) VMware
6 7 (6.67%) Tableau
7 4 (3.81%) Google
7 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.86%) Pegasus
8 3 (2.86%) Retek
9 2 (1.90%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.90%) PTC
9 2 (1.90%) Sage
10 1 (0.95%) Brocade
10 1 (0.95%) Cisco
10 1 (0.95%) HP
10 1 (0.95%) IBM
10 1 (0.95%) Veritas
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