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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software AG
Rank 545 545 502
Rank change year-on-year
0 -43
Contract jobs citing Software AG 31 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.042% 0.078%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.091% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £410 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%

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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 21 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 27 February 2015. 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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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 -6 31 £425 -2.85% 1
London -16 12 £417 -4.80%
South East -25 8 £475 -
Berkshire - 5 £488 -
City of London +13 2 £425 -10.52%
Hampshire -16 2 £294 -
Essex - 2 £450 -
East of England - 2 £450 -
Basingstoke -5 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 £475 -
Brentwood - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
Surrey - 1 £475 -
North West - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Preston - - - -

Software AG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 41 (66.13%) webMethods
2 38 (61.29%) SOA
3 37 (59.68%) Java
4 35 (56.45%) XML
5 27 (43.55%) WebSphere
6 23 (37.10%) Middleware
6 23 (37.10%) XSD
7 21 (33.87%) Oracle
8 20 (32.26%) WSDL
8 20 (32.26%) IBM
8 20 (32.26%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (30.65%) AIX
10 18 (29.03%) Linux
10 18 (29.03%) SSL
11 17 (27.42%) HTTP
11 17 (27.42%) JMS
12 15 (24.19%) REST
13 14 (22.58%) Python
14 13 (20.97%) SQL
14 13 (20.97%) Retail
15 12 (19.35%) SOAP
15 12 (19.35%) Web Services
15 12 (19.35%) DataPower
15 12 (19.35%) Bash Shell
16 11 (17.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (17.74%) DB2
16 11 (17.74%) Clustering
17 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (16.13%) Degree
17 10 (16.13%) SAP

Software AG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 27 (43.55%) WebSphere
2 9 (14.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (12.90%) NetWeaver
4 7 (11.29%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.61%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
2 2 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) SSL
2 17 (27.42%) HTTP
3 8 (12.90%) HTTPS
3 8 (12.90%) DMZ
3 8 (12.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) DB2
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) JUnit
2 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.84%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) XMLSpy
General
1 13 (20.97%) Retail
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) French Language
3 1 (1.61%) German Language
3 1 (1.61%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Developer
2 12 (19.35%) Designer
3 10 (16.13%) Architect
4 9 (14.52%) webMethods Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Integration Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.84%) webMethods Consultant
10 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.61%) Business Analyst
11 1 (1.61%) Technical Architect
11 1 (1.61%) Senior Developer
11 1 (1.61%) Systems Engineer
11 1 (1.61%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (56.45%) XML
2 23 (37.10%) XSD
2 23 (37.10%) Middleware
3 20 (32.26%) WSDL
3 20 (32.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (27.42%) JMS
5 15 (24.19%) REST
6 12 (19.35%) SOAP
6 12 (19.35%) Web Services
7 8 (12.90%) HTML
7 8 (12.90%) .NET
7 8 (12.90%) XSLT
7 8 (12.90%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (12.90%) JSON
7 8 (12.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (6.45%) JDBC
9 3 (4.84%) Swing
9 3 (4.84%) J2SE
9 3 (4.84%) Apache Axis
9 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) DataPower
2 11 (17.74%) Clustering
3 8 (12.90%) Open Source
3 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.61%) Equities
7 1 (1.61%) Economics
7 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) AIX
2 18 (29.03%) Linux
3 11 (17.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 10 (16.13%) UNIX
5 8 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) SOA
2 10 (16.13%) OO
2 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.52%) UML
4 8 (12.90%) ITIL
4 8 (12.90%) TOGAF
4 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 7 (11.29%) Release Management
5 7 (11.29%) Test Management
5 7 (11.29%) Portfolio Management
5 7 (11.29%) Scrum
5 7 (11.29%) SysML
5 7 (11.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (11.29%) Requirements Management
5 7 (11.29%) EAI
5 7 (11.29%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (9.68%) OOP
6 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.06%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 14 (22.58%) Python
3 13 (20.97%) SQL
4 12 (19.35%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.84%) C
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) VBA
6 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) C#
7 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) webMethods
2 21 (33.87%) Oracle
3 20 (32.26%) IBM
4 10 (16.13%) SAP
5 8 (12.90%) HP
6 7 (11.29%) Intel
7 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.23%) Dell
8 2 (3.23%) VMware
9 1 (1.61%) ION Trading
9 1 (1.61%) Terracotta
9 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.61%) TIBCO