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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wind River pSOS
Rank 585 588 543
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -45
Contract jobs citing pSOS 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.008% 0.042% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £433 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
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
12176 11824 9931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 21.85% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6916 6467 5250
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1079 1023
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) P3O

pSOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Planner
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) P3O
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft