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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Rank 570 534 590
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +56
Contract jobs citing WMI 36 40 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.076% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.82% 1.06% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 1
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£400 £403 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +11.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £165 £363
% change year-on-year
+119.69% -54.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.30 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.10% -48.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -48.53%

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
4401 3761 3748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.12% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2221 1965
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 155 175
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 £11.55 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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 22 September 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 11 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 22 September 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 -41 32 £388 +1.97% 3
London +19 22 £425 -5.55% 2
City of London +33 9 £363 - 1
Berkshire +2 8 £363 +119.69%
South East -20 8 £363 +119.69%
Reading +6 6 £363 +119.69%
Leeds - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

WMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 59 (73.75%) Windows
2 36 (45.00%) PowerShell
3 34 (42.50%) SQL
4 33 (41.25%) VBScript
4 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
5 30 (37.50%) SCCM
6 26 (32.50%) Windows 7
7 22 (27.50%) VB
8 21 (26.25%) Active Directory
8 21 (26.25%) Citrix
8 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (23.75%) DNS
10 18 (22.50%) MS Excel
11 17 (21.25%) DCOM
12 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 16 (20.00%) SCOM
13 14 (17.50%) IIS
13 14 (17.50%) Middleware
14 13 (16.25%) ITIL
15 12 (15.00%) T-SQL
15 12 (15.00%) C#
15 12 (15.00%) HP
16 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
16 11 (13.75%) Configuration Management
16 11 (13.75%) Internet
16 11 (13.75%) Banking
17 10 (12.50%) Terminal Services
17 10 (12.50%) PKI
17 10 (12.50%) Windows 8
18 9 (11.25%) HP UCMDB

WMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (17.50%) IIS
2 7 (8.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) MS Project
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) DNS
2 11 (13.75%) Internet
2 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.75%) DHCP
4 4 (5.00%) LAN
4 4 (5.00%) SNMP
5 3 (3.75%) SSH
6 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.25%) MSI
3 1 (1.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.25%) NUnit
3 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (13.75%) Banking
2 7 (8.75%) Front Office
3 3 (3.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Developer
2 11 (13.75%) Consultant
3 10 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Escalation Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Field Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Configuration Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Configuration Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Desktop Team Leader
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) DCOM
2 14 (17.50%) Middleware
3 8 (10.00%) .NET
4 6 (7.50%) XML
5 5 (6.25%) Application Packaging
6 4 (5.00%) WCF
7 3 (3.75%) Django
8 2 (2.50%) Web Services
8 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.25%) CSS
9 1 (1.25%) WPF
9 1 (1.25%) HTML
9 1 (1.25%) REST
9 1 (1.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) PKI
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) Firmware
3 2 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 59 (73.75%) Windows
2 26 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.50%) Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.25%) openSUSE
9 1 (1.25%) SUSE
9 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.00%) Migration
3 8 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 7 (8.75%) Time Management
5 6 (7.50%) ITIL V2
5 6 (7.50%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.25%) Software Distribution
6 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.00%) Change Management
7 4 (5.00%) Software Licensing
7 4 (5.00%) Use Case
7 4 (5.00%) PRINCE
7 4 (5.00%) Project Management
8 3 (3.75%) Service Management
8 3 (3.75%) SOA
8 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 34 (42.50%) SQL
3 33 (41.25%) VBScript
4 22 (27.50%) VB
5 12 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 12 (15.00%) C#
6 4 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (2.50%) REXX
7 2 (2.50%) Tcl
7 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) Winbatch
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.00%) Degree
5 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (26.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 8 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.25%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 30 (37.50%) SCCM
2 16 (20.00%) SCOM
3 9 (11.25%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (8.75%) BladeLogic
5 4 (5.00%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.25%) WSUS
7 1 (1.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.25%) MOM
7 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.25%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) Citrix
3 12 (15.00%) HP
4 8 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (6.25%) Serena
5 5 (6.25%) Altiris
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle
6 4 (5.00%) Borland
7 2 (2.50%) Remedy
7 2 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (1.25%) AppSense
8 1 (1.25%) Symantec
8 1 (1.25%) Dell
8 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds