The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Software AG products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software AG over the 3 months to 24 December 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Software AG.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software AG
Rank 571 549 526
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Contract jobs citing Software AG 21 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.041% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.089% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £271 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-19.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Software AG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software AG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Software AG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software AG
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software AG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software AG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software AG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software AG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software AG
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software AG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software AG
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software AG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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 -28 20 £425 +21.42% 2
London +2 6 £420 +20.00%
Coventry - 6 £425 -
West Midlands - 6 £425 -
South East -27 4 £475 -9.52% 2
Berkshire - 4 £475 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Colchester - - - -
City of London - - - -
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - -

Software AG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Software AG 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 Software AG.

1 62 (76.54%) webMethods
2 48 (59.26%) SOA
3 41 (50.62%) Java
4 34 (41.98%) WebSphere
5 32 (39.51%) XML
5 32 (39.51%) IBM
6 30 (37.04%) Python
7 28 (34.57%) SSL
8 25 (30.86%) Middleware
9 23 (28.40%) JMS
10 22 (27.16%) Linux
10 22 (27.16%) SQL
11 21 (25.93%) AIX
11 21 (25.93%) WebSphere MQ
11 21 (25.93%) HTTP
11 21 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (24.69%) WSDL
12 20 (24.69%) Degree
13 19 (23.46%) SAP
14 18 (22.22%) UML
14 18 (22.22%) REST
15 17 (20.99%) DataPower
15 17 (20.99%) SOAP
16 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
16 16 (19.75%) Bash Shell
17 15 (18.52%) SaaS
17 15 (18.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 15 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
17 15 (18.52%) XSD
18 14 (17.28%) Shell Script

Software AG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Software AG 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 Software AG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (41.98%) WebSphere
2 15 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (16.05%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (4.94%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (16.05%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.23%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) SaaS
2 13 (16.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (34.57%) SSL
2 21 (25.93%) HTTP
3 5 (6.17%) DMZ
3 5 (6.17%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) DB2
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) JUnit
2 3 (3.70%) XMLSpy
3 2 (2.47%) Subversion
3 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (12.35%) Retail
2 4 (4.94%) Banking
2 4 (4.94%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Developer
2 24 (29.63%) Architect
3 15 (18.52%) Integration Architect
4 13 (16.05%) Designer
5 9 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) webMethods Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Consultant
8 6 (7.41%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.94%) SOA Designer
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Software Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Software Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Developer
11 2 (2.47%) Java Developer
12 1 (1.23%) Test Engineer
12 1 (1.23%) Web Designer
12 1 (1.23%) Software Test Engineer
12 1 (1.23%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.51%) XML
2 25 (30.86%) Middleware
3 23 (28.40%) JMS
4 21 (25.93%) WebSphere MQ
5 20 (24.69%) WSDL
6 18 (22.22%) REST
7 17 (20.99%) SOAP
8 15 (18.52%) XSD
9 9 (11.11%) XSLT
10 6 (7.41%) Web Services
11 4 (4.94%) HTML
11 4 (4.94%) .NET
11 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (4.94%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (4.94%) JSON
12 3 (3.70%) JDBC
13 2 (2.47%) Java RMI
13 2 (2.47%) Hibernate
13 2 (2.47%) Swing
13 2 (2.47%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.99%) DataPower
3 9 (11.11%) Clustering
4 7 (8.64%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.94%) Open Source
7 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.16%) Linux
2 21 (25.93%) AIX
3 15 (18.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 7 (8.64%) Windows
5 6 (7.41%) UNIX
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (59.26%) SOA
2 18 (22.22%) UML
3 14 (17.28%) TOGAF
3 14 (17.28%) ITIL
3 14 (17.28%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (16.05%) Requirements Management
4 13 (16.05%) Release Management
4 13 (16.05%) Test Management
4 13 (16.05%) SysML
4 13 (16.05%) Scrum
4 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.05%) Portfolio Management
5 12 (14.81%) OO
6 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.11%) EAI
7 9 (11.11%) OOP
8 7 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (7.41%) Line Management
9 6 (7.41%) CAD
9 6 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (50.62%) Java
2 30 (37.04%) Python
3 22 (27.16%) SQL
4 16 (19.75%) Bash Shell
5 14 (17.28%) Shell Script
5 14 (17.28%) VBA
5 14 (17.28%) Perl
5 14 (17.28%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.64%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) Degree
2 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) CISSP
5 1 (1.23%) CISM
5 1 (1.23%) GIAC
5 1 (1.23%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.23%) ISSEP
5 1 (1.23%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 62 (76.54%) webMethods
2 32 (39.51%) IBM
3 19 (23.46%) SAP
4 14 (17.28%) Oracle
4 14 (17.28%) Dell
5 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.41%) HP
7 4 (4.94%) Intel
8 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.47%) Mercator
10 1 (1.23%) Ab Initio
10 1 (1.23%) Terracotta
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