The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Rank 592 542 583
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +41
Contract jobs citing WMI 31 32 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.062% 0.004%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.69% 0.86% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 1
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£375 £165 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -54.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £165 £363
% change year-on-year
+119.69% -54.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.30 -
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4517 3704 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.78% 7.12% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2706 2189 1917
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £312
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 156 187
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £40.00 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 2 October 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 13 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 2 October 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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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 -33 27 £369 +123.48% 1
London +21 17 £375 -16.66% 1
City of London +26 8 £356 -
Berkshire +6 8 £363 +119.69%
South East -17 8 £363 +119.69%
Reading +14 6 £363 +119.69%
Worthing - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -

WMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 36 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 32 (44.44%) SQL
4 32 (44.44%) VBScript
5 30 (41.67%) SCCM
6 23 (31.94%) Windows 7
6 23 (31.94%) VB
7 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
8 18 (25.00%) Citrix
8 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 17 (23.61%) DCOM
9 17 (23.61%) DNS
9 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 14 (19.44%) IIS
11 14 (19.44%) Middleware
11 14 (19.44%) SCOM
12 12 (16.67%) T-SQL
12 12 (16.67%) C#
13 11 (15.28%) ITIL
13 11 (15.28%) Internet
13 11 (15.28%) HP
13 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
13 11 (15.28%) Banking
14 10 (13.89%) PKI
14 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
15 9 (12.50%) Migration
16 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (11.11%) VMware

WMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 14 (19.44%) IIS
2 7 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
4 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.61%) DNS
2 11 (15.28%) Internet
2 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.94%) DHCP
4 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 3 (4.17%) SNMP
6 2 (2.78%) SSH
7 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.39%) NUnit
2 1 (1.39%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (15.28%) Banking
2 7 (9.72%) Front Office
3 3 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Developer
2 10 (13.89%) Consultant
2 10 (13.89%) SCCM Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Field Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
6 5 (6.94%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Escalation Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Desktop Team Leader
8 3 (4.17%) SCCM Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) DCOM
2 14 (19.44%) Middleware
3 8 (11.11%) .NET
4 5 (6.94%) Application Packaging
4 5 (6.94%) XML
5 4 (5.56%) WCF
6 3 (4.17%) Django
7 2 (2.78%) Web Services
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.39%) WPF
8 1 (1.39%) REST
8 1 (1.39%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.39%) CSS
8 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) PKI
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.78%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 23 (31.94%) Windows 7
3 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.78%) Linux
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.39%) openSUSE
8 1 (1.39%) SUSE
8 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.39%) UNIX
8 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.50%) Migration
4 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 7 (9.72%) Time Management
6 5 (6.94%) Software Distribution
6 5 (6.94%) ITIL V2
6 5 (6.94%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.56%) Change Management
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.56%) Use Case
8 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.17%) Software Licensing
8 3 (4.17%) Project Management
8 3 (4.17%) PRINCE
8 3 (4.17%) SOA
9 2 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 32 (44.44%) SQL
2 32 (44.44%) VBScript
3 23 (31.94%) VB
4 12 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 12 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.78%) Tcl
6 2 (2.78%) REXX
7 1 (1.39%) Winbatch
7 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 5 (6.94%) Terminal Services
4 4 (5.56%) Firmware
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.39%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 30 (41.67%) SCCM
2 14 (19.44%) SCOM
3 7 (9.72%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (9.72%) BladeLogic
4 4 (5.56%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.78%) Sysprep
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
6 1 (1.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.39%) MOM
6 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.00%) Citrix
3 11 (15.28%) HP
4 8 (11.11%) VMware
5 5 (6.94%) Altiris
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle
6 4 (5.56%) Serena
7 3 (4.17%) Borland
8 2 (2.78%) Remedy
8 2 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) Dell
9 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.39%) AppSense
9 1 (1.39%) Symantec