The first table below looks at the demand for WMI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WMI over the 3 months to 11 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 of the Systems Management category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Rank 534 524 569
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +45
Contract jobs citing WMI 46 46 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.092% 0.028%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.16% 1.23% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 2
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£425 £435 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +61.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £341 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £359 -
% change year-on-year
-4.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3976 3731 3791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.44% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 2099 1876
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 172 185
Average hourly rate £18.61 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.31% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £40.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%

WMI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WMI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WMI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WMI
Daily Rate Trend

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

WMI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WMI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WMI within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

WMI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WMI
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WMI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WMI
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WMI within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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 -5 46 £425 -2.29% 6
London -7 21 £450 +3.44% 4
South East -10 17 £363 +211.82% 2
Berkshire +6 16 £363 +211.82% 2
Reading +7 13 £363 +211.82% 2
City of London +28 5 £413 -0.60%
Worthing - - - -
South West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Ossett - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Leeds - - - -

WMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WMI 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 WMI.

1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 30 (40.54%) SQL
3 25 (33.78%) Microsoft
3 25 (33.78%) PowerShell
4 23 (31.08%) SCCM
4 23 (31.08%) VBScript
5 21 (28.38%) Citrix
6 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
7 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
8 17 (22.97%) ITIL
8 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (20.27%) DNS
10 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
11 13 (17.57%) Middleware
11 13 (17.57%) Terminal Services
11 13 (17.57%) VB
11 13 (17.57%) SCOM
12 12 (16.22%) Windows 8
12 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.22%) IIS
12 12 (16.22%) DCOM
12 12 (16.22%) Configuration Management
13 11 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (14.86%) Banking
13 11 (14.86%) Internet
13 11 (14.86%) HP
13 11 (14.86%) HP UCMDB
14 10 (13.51%) Asset Management
15 9 (12.16%) VMware
15 9 (12.16%) BizTalk Server

WMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WMI 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 WMI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.22%) IIS
2 9 (12.16%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.70%) Lync
3 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) DNS
2 11 (14.86%) Internet
3 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.46%) DHCP
5 4 (5.41%) LAN
5 4 (5.41%) SNMP
6 3 (4.05%) SSH
7 2 (2.70%) Firewall
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) StarTeam
2 4 (5.41%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.70%) Bugzilla
3 2 (2.70%) Ant
3 2 (2.70%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (2.70%) Hudson
3 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.70%) Subversion
3 2 (2.70%) LoadUI
4 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 11 (14.86%) Banking
2 7 (9.46%) Finance
3 6 (8.11%) Front Office
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) Developer
3 11 (14.86%) Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Windows Support Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Escalation Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) SCCM Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Consultant
7 7 (9.46%) Configuration Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Field Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Administrator
10 4 (5.41%) Architect
10 4 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Desktop Team Leader
11 3 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Python/Django Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Team Leader
11 3 (4.05%) Windows Administrator
11 3 (4.05%) Python Developer
12 2 (2.70%) Service Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) Middleware
2 12 (16.22%) DCOM
3 7 (9.46%) .NET
4 6 (8.11%) XML
4 6 (8.11%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.41%) WCF
5 4 (5.41%) Web Services
6 3 (4.05%) Django
6 3 (4.05%) REST
7 2 (2.70%) JSON
7 2 (2.70%) SOAP
7 2 (2.70%) XSD
7 2 (2.70%) XSLT
7 2 (2.70%) WSDL
7 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.35%) CSS
8 1 (1.35%) HTML
8 1 (1.35%) WPF
8 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
8 1 (1.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) PKI
2 4 (5.41%) Firmware
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
5 1 (1.35%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.22%) Windows 8
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.35%) UNIX
8 1 (1.35%) Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Configuration Management
3 11 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (13.51%) Asset Management
5 8 (10.81%) ITIL V2
6 7 (9.46%) Capacity Management
6 7 (9.46%) Software Distribution
6 7 (9.46%) Project Management
6 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.46%) PRINCE
7 5 (6.76%) SOA
7 5 (6.76%) Service Management
7 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (5.41%) Migration
9 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.05%) Change Management
9 3 (4.05%) Time Management
10 2 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) SQL
2 25 (33.78%) PowerShell
3 23 (31.08%) VBScript
4 13 (17.57%) VB
5 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 8 (10.81%) C#
6 4 (5.41%) Python
6 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.05%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) Java
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.35%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) MCTS
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
1 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.57%) Terminal Services
3 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.41%) XenApp
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (31.08%) SCCM
2 13 (17.57%) SCOM
3 11 (14.86%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (8.11%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.05%) WSUS
6 2 (2.70%) MOM
6 2 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.35%) SCSM
7 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Citrix
3 11 (14.86%) HP
4 9 (12.16%) VMware
5 8 (10.81%) Serena
6 7 (9.46%) Borland
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle
7 4 (5.41%) McAfee
8 2 (2.70%) Remedy
8 2 (2.70%) Cisco
9 1 (1.35%) Symantec
9 1 (1.35%) NetApp
9 1 (1.35%) Sophos
9 1 (1.35%) AppSense
9 1 (1.35%) Altiris
9 1 (1.35%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.35%) Lumension
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