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 21 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM)
Rank 569 568 505
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -63
Contract jobs citing PLM 49 18 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.034% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.046% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 26
Average daily rate
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£525 £495 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £468 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £655 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £495 £418
% change year-on-year
-2.93% +18.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 15
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - £36.00

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +2 47 £500 +1.01% 16
West Midlands -5 14 - - 2
London -3 11 £555 +0.90% 4
Coventry -5 11 - -
North West -11 7 £600 +21.33% 2
South East - 5 £455 - 4
East Midlands - 5 £363 -
Surrey - 5 £455 - 1
Cumbria -3 4 £600 -
City of London +23 3 £650 -
Derbyshire - 3 £363 -
Derby - 3 £363 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 £600 -
Birmingham -4 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -

PLM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 56 (47.06%) SAP
2 45 (37.82%) Automotive
3 42 (35.29%) Manufacturing
4 36 (30.25%) Validation
5 35 (29.41%) Project Management
6 31 (26.05%) ENOVIA
7 28 (23.53%) CAD
8 25 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (18.49%) SAP PLM
10 20 (16.81%) Migration
11 19 (15.97%) Software Testing
11 19 (15.97%) Requirements Management
12 18 (15.13%) PDM
12 18 (15.13%) Time Management
12 18 (15.13%) Business Transformation
13 17 (14.29%) Change Management
14 15 (12.61%) Oracle
15 13 (10.92%) ERP
15 13 (10.92%) Retail
15 13 (10.92%) DELMIA
15 13 (10.92%) Data Architecture
16 10 (8.40%) WebSphere
17 9 (7.56%) Visualisation
17 9 (7.56%) Finance
17 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
17 9 (7.56%) Logistics
18 7 (5.88%) Teamcenter
18 7 (5.88%) TOGAF
18 7 (5.88%) Windows
18 7 (5.88%) Web Services

PLM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 10 (8.40%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.36%) Apache
3 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Office
1 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.36%) MS Project
2 4 (3.36%) Windchill
3 1 (0.84%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 31 (26.05%) ENOVIA
2 22 (18.49%) SAP PLM
3 13 (10.92%) DELMIA
4 7 (5.88%) Teamcenter
5 4 (3.36%) SAP SCM
5 4 (3.36%) SAP ERP
6 3 (2.52%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (2.52%) SAP SRM
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.84%) SAP EHS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Rational DOORS
General
1 45 (37.82%) Automotive
2 42 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 13 (10.92%) Retail
4 9 (7.56%) Finance
5 6 (5.04%) Marketing
6 5 (4.20%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.68%) German Language
7 2 (1.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.84%) Back Office
8 1 (0.84%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Consultant
2 18 (15.13%) Architect
3 17 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
3 17 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
4 16 (13.45%) Analyst
5 12 (10.08%) Business Analyst
5 12 (10.08%) SAP PLM Consultant
6 7 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.04%) Integration Architect
8 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.36%) Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (3.36%) Requirements Manager
8 4 (3.36%) Portfolio Manager
9 3 (2.52%) Lead Architect
9 3 (2.52%) SAP Architect
9 3 (2.52%) Administrator
9 3 (2.52%) Functional Consultant
9 3 (2.52%) Systems Support
10 2 (1.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) Web Services
2 6 (5.04%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.04%) Middleware
2 6 (5.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (1.68%) Spring
3 2 (1.68%) XML
4 1 (0.84%) J2EE
4 1 (0.84%) SOAP
4 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.56%) Visualisation
3 6 (5.04%) FMCG
4 3 (2.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.68%) LIMS
6 1 (0.84%) PMI
6 1 (0.84%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.84%) SCADA
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.88%) Windows
2 6 (5.04%) UNIX
3 5 (4.20%) Linux
4 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.84%) VMS
5 1 (0.84%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) Validation
2 35 (29.41%) Project Management
3 28 (23.53%) CAD
4 20 (16.81%) Migration
5 19 (15.97%) Software Testing
5 19 (15.97%) Requirements Management
6 18 (15.13%) Time Management
6 18 (15.13%) Business Transformation
6 18 (15.13%) PDM
7 17 (14.29%) Change Management
8 13 (10.92%) ERP
8 13 (10.92%) Data Architecture
9 9 (7.56%) Logistics
10 7 (5.88%) TOGAF
10 7 (5.88%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.04%) Data Mapping
11 6 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (5.04%) Business Continuity
11 6 (5.04%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.04%) SQL
2 4 (3.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.68%) PMP
2 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.84%) APMP
3 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) NFS
1 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) MOM
Vendors
1 56 (47.06%) SAP
2 15 (12.61%) Oracle
3 6 (5.04%) IBM
4 5 (4.20%) Siemens
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.36%) VMware
6 2 (1.68%) PTC
6 2 (1.68%) HP
6 2 (1.68%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.84%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.84%) Primavera
7 1 (0.84%) BT
7 1 (0.84%) Cincom
7 1 (0.84%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.84%) Infor
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