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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wind River pSOS
Rank 624 611 583
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -28
Contract jobs citing pSOS 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.018% 0.009% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £244 £425 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.64% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £425 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £425 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-42.64% +30.76%
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
11014 11655 11103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.41% 22.51% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 6745 6000
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 921 1006
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 6 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 1 £275 -35.29%
North West -17 1 £275 -35.29%
Wales - 1 £213 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Cardiff - 1 £213 -
South Wales - 1 £213 -

pSOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) PRINCE2
2 9 (69.23%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) Programme Management
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (30.77%) Change Control
5 4 (30.77%) Dependency Management
5 4 (30.77%) Quality Management
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) MS Project
5 4 (30.77%) Data Mining
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) Document Management
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
7 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
7 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
8 1 (7.69%) DTV
8 1 (7.69%) PMP
8 1 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (7.69%) C
8 1 (7.69%) C++
8 1 (7.69%) STB
8 1 (7.69%) Subversion

pSOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) MS Project
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Planner
2 3 (23.08%) Project Officer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
3 2 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Officer
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
1 1 (7.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) PRINCE2
2 9 (69.23%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) Programme Management
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Change Control
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) Dependency Management
5 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (30.77%) Quality Management
6 2 (15.38%) Document Management
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
6 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.69%) People Management
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft