The table below looks at the statistics for pSOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited pSOS over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wind River pSOS
Rank 593 - 596
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing pSOS 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.016% - 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£433 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12673 11961 12164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 22.44% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6664 6184
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1012 1198
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

pSOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing pSOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

pSOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

pSOS
Daily Rate Trend

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

pSOS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

pSOS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

pSOS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

pSOS
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing pSOS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
London - 2 £433 -
England - 2 £433 - 1
Croydon - - - -

pSOS
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing pSOS 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 pSOS.

1 5 (83.33%) Project Planning
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Confluence
2 4 (66.67%) Change Control
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Project
2 4 (66.67%) Publishing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) PMP
3 3 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (50.00%) MAPM
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management

pSOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing pSOS 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 pSOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Publishing
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Project Planner
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Change Control
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Dependency Management
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PMP
1 3 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (50.00%) MAPM
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared