The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wind River pSOS
Rank 581 543 584
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +41
Contract jobs citing pSOS 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.049% 0.010% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £379 - £240
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 - £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £240
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing pSOS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

pSOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
3 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
4 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
4 4 (36.36%) MS Project
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Change Control
5 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (18.18%) Document Management
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) P3O
7 1 (9.09%) Demand Management
7 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Time Management
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (9.09%) MAPM
7 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Confluence
7 1 (9.09%) PMP
7 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

pSOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Project
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Programme Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Programme Office Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Planner
2 2 (18.18%) PMO Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior PMO Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planner
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Communications Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Office Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
2 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
3 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Change Control
4 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Document Management
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Demand Management
6 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
6 1 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (9.09%) MAPM
5 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) PMP
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) P3O
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft