The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software AG
Rank 553 559 567
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Software AG 41 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.022% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.046% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 41 £500 +17.64% 9
London +33 16 £438 -18.60% 6
East of England -19 4 £575 - 3
East Midlands - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Software AG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (75.32%) webMethods
2 38 (49.35%) SOA
3 35 (45.45%) Java
4 28 (36.36%) IBM
5 26 (33.77%) Linux
6 25 (32.47%) Python
7 20 (25.97%) Degree
8 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
9 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
9 18 (23.38%) SQL
9 18 (23.38%) Oracle
9 18 (23.38%) SAP
10 17 (22.08%) PL/SQL
10 17 (22.08%) XML
10 17 (22.08%) SaaS
10 17 (22.08%) WebSphere
11 15 (19.48%) VBA
11 15 (19.48%) Perl
11 15 (19.48%) Dell
11 15 (19.48%) Shell Script
11 15 (19.48%) SSL
12 14 (18.18%) ResourceLink
12 14 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
13 13 (16.88%) WebSphere MQ
13 13 (16.88%) JMS
14 12 (15.58%) Windows
15 11 (14.29%) Web Services
15 11 (14.29%) DataPower
16 10 (12.99%) Bash Shell
16 10 (12.99%) Enterprise Architecture

Software AG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (22.08%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (3.90%) GlassFish
4 3 (3.90%) Apache
4 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.60%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (18.18%) ResourceLink
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.30%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.08%) SaaS
2 14 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (3.90%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (2.60%) PaaS
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) SSL
2 9 (11.69%) HTTP
3 4 (5.19%) Firewall
4 3 (3.90%) DMZ
5 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) DB2
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Eclipse
1 6 (7.79%) Subversion
2 5 (6.49%) JUnit
3 2 (2.60%) XMLSpy
3 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.60%) Hudson
4 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) VisualVM
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.99%) Retail
2 9 (11.69%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Military
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Architect
2 24 (31.17%) Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Integration Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Consultant
5 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.49%) webMethods Developer
6 4 (5.19%) webMethods Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Lead Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Java Swing Developer
7 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Integration Consultant
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.60%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) XML
2 13 (16.88%) JMS
2 13 (16.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (14.29%) Web Services
4 8 (10.39%) Middleware
4 8 (10.39%) REST
5 7 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 7 (9.09%) WSDL
5 7 (9.09%) SOAP
6 5 (6.49%) Java RMI
6 5 (6.49%) Swing
6 5 (6.49%) J2SE
6 5 (6.49%) Apache Axis
7 4 (5.19%) .NET
8 3 (3.90%) COM+
8 3 (3.90%) HTML
8 3 (3.90%) XSD
9 2 (2.60%) XSLT
9 2 (2.60%) JDBC
9 2 (2.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) DataPower
2 9 (11.69%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Open Source
5 2 (2.60%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.77%) Linux
2 12 (15.58%) Windows
3 10 (12.99%) AIX
4 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (49.35%) SOA
2 10 (12.99%) UML
2 10 (12.99%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
3 9 (11.69%) OO
4 7 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 7 (9.09%) Release Management
5 6 (7.79%) ITIL
6 5 (6.49%) OOD
6 5 (6.49%) Scrum
6 5 (6.49%) TDD
6 5 (6.49%) Requirements Management
6 5 (6.49%) Test Management
6 5 (6.49%) SysML
6 5 (6.49%) BPMN
6 5 (6.49%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.19%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.19%) ETL
8 3 (3.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (45.45%) Java
2 25 (32.47%) Python
3 18 (23.38%) SQL
4 17 (22.08%) PL/SQL
5 15 (19.48%) Perl
5 15 (19.48%) Shell Script
5 15 (19.48%) VBA
6 10 (12.99%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.19%) C
8 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) Degree
2 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
3 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.30%) APMP
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) CISSP
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CISM
4 1 (1.30%) GIAC
4 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.30%) ISSEP
4 1 (1.30%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Opsview
Vendors
1 58 (75.32%) webMethods
2 28 (36.36%) IBM
3 18 (23.38%) Oracle
3 18 (23.38%) SAP
4 15 (19.48%) Dell
5 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.79%) TIBCO
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.90%) Open Text
8 3 (3.90%) JBoss
8 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.60%) Sybase
9 2 (2.60%) Intel
9 2 (2.60%) Mercator
10 1 (1.30%) Ab Initio
10 1 (1.30%) Terracotta
10 1 (1.30%) Splunk
10 1 (1.30%) HP
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