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 29 April 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.

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

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software AG
Rank 609 609 592
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing Software AG 31 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.047% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 15
Average daily rate £438 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £608 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 14 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 29 April 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 -17 30 £438 - 2
London -2 19 £450 -10.00%
East Midlands +10 5 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +1 5 £325 -
Nottingham -4 5 £325 -
City of London +45 4 £375 +7.14%
East of England +9 3 - -
Essex +3 3 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
South East -23 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -

Software AG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 33 (82.50%) webMethods
2 25 (62.50%) IBM
3 23 (57.50%) DataPower
4 21 (52.50%) Oracle
5 20 (50.00%) ITIL
5 20 (50.00%) Middleware
6 19 (47.50%) Shell Script
6 19 (47.50%) Firewall
6 19 (47.50%) Unix
6 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (47.50%) WebSphere
7 18 (45.00%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (45.00%) Linux
7 18 (45.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (42.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 17 (42.50%) SSL
8 17 (42.50%) AIX
8 17 (42.50%) Bash Shell
9 16 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (40.00%) Load Balancing
9 16 (40.00%) SUSE
9 16 (40.00%) DNS
10 13 (32.50%) SOA
10 13 (32.50%) Change Management
11 12 (30.00%) SOAP
12 11 (27.50%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (27.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (22.50%) XML
14 7 (17.50%) RESTful
15 6 (15.00%) Retail

Software AG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 19 (47.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.00%) JBoss
3 3 (7.50%) Apache
3 3 (7.50%) GlassFish
3 3 (7.50%) IIS
3 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) Mule
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (45.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.50%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) Firewall
2 17 (42.50%) SSL
3 16 (40.00%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) Internet
4 3 (7.50%) LDAP
5 1 (2.50%) AMQP
5 1 (2.50%) FTP
5 1 (2.50%) HTTP
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (7.50%) VisualVM
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) git-flow
3 1 (2.50%) Hudson
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Integration Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Middleware Developer
3 6 (15.00%) webMethods Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) SOA Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Principal Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) Middleware
2 12 (30.00%) SOAP
3 11 (27.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (22.50%) XML
5 7 (17.50%) RESTful
6 6 (15.00%) Web Services
7 5 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (12.50%) JSON
8 3 (7.50%) .NET
8 3 (7.50%) COM+
8 3 (7.50%) HTML
8 3 (7.50%) XML Schema
9 2 (5.00%) REST
10 1 (2.50%) Apache Camel
10 1 (2.50%) EDI
10 1 (2.50%) EDIFACT
10 1 (2.50%) JMS
10 1 (2.50%) Kafka
10 1 (2.50%) XSD
10 1 (2.50%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) DataPower
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Unix
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
3 17 (42.50%) AIX
3 17 (42.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 16 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
4 16 (40.00%) SUSE
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) ITIL
2 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (45.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 13 (32.50%) Change Management
5 13 (32.50%) SOA
6 11 (27.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (12.50%) ETL
8 4 (10.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
8 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.50%) Data Transformation
9 3 (7.50%) Information Security
9 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (7.50%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Shell Script
2 17 (42.50%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Opsview
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) webMethods
2 25 (62.50%) IBM
3 21 (52.50%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) Talend
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.50%) Splunk
5 3 (7.50%) TIBCO
6 2 (5.00%) Apigee
6 2 (5.00%) WSO2
7 1 (2.50%) Intel
7 1 (2.50%) SAP
7 1 (2.50%) Terracotta