The table below looks at the statistics for pSOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited pSOS over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wind River pSOS
UK
Rank 591 622 619
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -3
Contract jobs citing pSOS 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.054% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £275 £244 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -42.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £244 £425
% change year-on-year
- -42.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
9321 10942 11562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.56% 21.39% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 6649 6713
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 733 891
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

pSOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing pSOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing pSOS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +20 3 - -
Wales +11 3 - -
England +30 2 £275 -
Newport - 2 - -
London - 2 £275 -
Westminster - 1 £300 -

pSOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing pSOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for pSOS.

1 6 (85.71%) MS Project
1 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) P3O
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
5 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 2 (28.57%) Document Management
5 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
6 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (14.29%) Logistics
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

pSOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Project
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Programme Planner
2 2 (28.57%) Project Officer
2 2 (28.57%) Project Support Officer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Officer
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Planning Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Document Management
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (14.29%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) P3O
2 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft