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 July 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Rank 575 545 533
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -12
Contract jobs citing WMI 28 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.076% 0.087%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 0.98% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 31
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£375 £438 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £290 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £344 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -23.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
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 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
4485 4205 3825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.14% 7.83% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2762 2440 2144
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 129 172
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £10.50 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £34.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.77%

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 July 2015.

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 2 July 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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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 -34 22 £425 -2.85% 5
London -1 15 £500 +11.11% 4
South East -29 7 £303 -12.00% 1
Scotland - 6 £352 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £352 -
Bromley - 5 £245 -
Erskine - 5 £352 -
Hampshire +2 4 £425 +30.76%
Southampton - 2 £425 -
Reading +1 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - -
City of London -7 1 £550 +33.33% 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £175 -
Hook - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £175 -
Kent - 1 £180 - 1

WMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 34 (62.96%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 32 (59.26%) PowerShell
4 22 (40.74%) VBScript
5 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
6 18 (33.33%) C#
7 17 (31.48%) HP
7 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
8 16 (29.63%) MS Office
9 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (27.78%) MSI
10 14 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 14 (25.93%) XML
11 13 (24.07%) Linux
11 13 (24.07%) SQL
11 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
11 13 (24.07%) VMware
11 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (22.22%) SNMP
12 12 (22.22%) ITIL
12 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
13 11 (20.37%) Time Management
14 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (18.52%) Change Control
14 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
14 10 (18.52%) FreeBSD
14 10 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (18.52%) RDBMS
14 10 (18.52%) REXX

WMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) MS Office
2 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) SNMP
2 9 (16.67%) DHCP
2 9 (16.67%) DNS
3 8 (14.81%) HTTP
4 3 (5.56%) SAN
4 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.70%) Internet
5 2 (3.70%) Firewall
5 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
1 10 (18.52%) RDBMS
1 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) MSI
2 3 (5.56%) InstallShield
2 3 (5.56%) AdminStudio
3 2 (3.70%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
2 2 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.81%) Software Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Software Development Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Development Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Applications Packager
4 5 (9.26%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) XML
2 9 (16.67%) WPF
3 8 (14.81%) WinForms
3 8 (14.81%) XSD
3 8 (14.81%) .NET
4 5 (9.26%) Application Packaging
4 5 (9.26%) Regular Expression
5 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.85%) SOAP
6 1 (1.85%) Web Services
6 1 (1.85%) Flash
6 1 (1.85%) XHTML
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.85%) WCF
6 1 (1.85%) HTML
6 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (11.11%) NHS
3 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 4 (7.41%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.85%) CMDB
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (62.96%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (24.07%) Linux
4 10 (18.52%) FreeBSD
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) Time Management
3 10 (18.52%) Change Control
3 10 (18.52%) Business Continuity
4 9 (16.67%) Change Management
5 8 (14.81%) Performance Management
5 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (11.11%) Software Distribution
7 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.26%) Service Management
8 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
8 5 (9.26%) API Integration
9 4 (7.41%) DevOps
10 3 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (5.56%) Project Management
10 3 (5.56%) ITSM
11 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
11 2 (3.70%) Data Management
11 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) PowerShell
2 22 (40.74%) VBScript
3 18 (33.33%) C#
4 13 (24.07%) SQL
5 10 (18.52%) REXX
5 10 (18.52%) Tcl
6 4 (7.41%) VB
7 2 (3.70%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) VBA
8 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.11%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) MCTS
5 3 (5.56%) MCITP
5 3 (5.56%) Degree
6 2 (3.70%) MOS
6 2 (3.70%) MCSA
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.85%) MCDST
7 1 (1.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
1 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.70%) XenApp
5 1 (1.85%) XenServer
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) NFS
5 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (14.81%) SCCM
3 5 (9.26%) SCOM
4 4 (7.41%) SCSM
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (5.56%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (5.56%) BladeLogic
6 2 (3.70%) MOM
6 2 (3.70%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.85%) WSUS
7 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 33 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) HP
3 13 (24.07%) VMware
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) BMC
5 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.70%) IBM
6 2 (3.70%) Serena
6 2 (3.70%) Borland
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee
7 1 (1.85%) AppSense
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) Adobe
7 1 (1.85%) CA
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.85%) Splunk