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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Rank 590 557 552
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -5
Contract jobs citing WMI 17 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.040% 0.023%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.37% 0.57% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
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£350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £213 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £281 £314
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
4541 3675 3311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.07% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2260 1767
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 157 176
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.19 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.01% +8.75%

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 21 November 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 22 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 21 November 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 -25 13 £350 +7.69% 11
South East -13 7 £388 - 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Nottingham - 3 £323 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 3 £323 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £323 - 3
North West - - - - 4
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
Worthing - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1

WMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 56 (86.15%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) PowerShell
3 42 (64.62%) Microsoft
4 39 (60.00%) SQL
5 31 (47.69%) VBScript
6 29 (44.62%) SCCM
7 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 25 (38.46%) DNS
9 19 (29.23%) IIS
9 19 (29.23%) SCOM
10 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
10 17 (26.15%) VB
10 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
11 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
12 15 (23.08%) DCOM
12 15 (23.08%) Citrix
12 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 14 (21.54%) T-SQL
13 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (20.00%) Internet
15 12 (18.46%) HP
15 12 (18.46%) VMware
15 12 (18.46%) Banking
15 12 (18.46%) PKI
16 11 (16.92%) DHCP
17 10 (15.38%) ITIL
17 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (15.38%) Migration
18 9 (13.85%) Configuration Management
18 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification

WMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 19 (29.23%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) Lync
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS Project
3 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) DNS
2 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 13 (20.00%) Internet
4 11 (16.92%) DHCP
5 4 (6.15%) SNMP
6 2 (3.08%) HTTP
6 2 (3.08%) FCoE
7 1 (1.54%) Firewall
7 1 (1.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.54%) MSI
3 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.54%) NUnit
3 1 (1.54%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (18.46%) Banking
2 7 (10.77%) Front Office
3 3 (4.62%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) SCCM Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Consultant
2 9 (13.85%) Field Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Developer
4 5 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Desktop Team Leader
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Python/Django Developer
6 3 (4.62%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) DCOM
2 9 (13.85%) XML
3 7 (10.77%) Middleware
4 6 (9.23%) .NET
5 5 (7.69%) WCF
6 3 (4.62%) Django
7 2 (3.08%) REST
7 2 (3.08%) HTML
7 2 (3.08%) Web Services
8 1 (1.54%) XHTML
8 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.54%) CSS
8 1 (1.54%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.54%) WPF
8 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) PKI
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Device Driver
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (86.15%) Windows
2 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
3 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.15%) Linux
7 3 (4.62%) UNIX
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.54%) openSUSE
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.54%) SUSE
9 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) ITIL
1 10 (15.38%) Migration
2 9 (13.85%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (12.31%) Capacity Management
4 7 (10.77%) Time Management
5 6 (9.23%) Change Management
6 5 (7.69%) Service Management
6 5 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.15%) ITIL V2
7 4 (6.15%) Use Case
7 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.62%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.08%) System Testing
9 2 (3.08%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (67.69%) PowerShell
2 39 (60.00%) SQL
3 31 (47.69%) VBScript
4 17 (26.15%) VB
5 14 (21.54%) T-SQL
6 9 (13.85%) C#
7 4 (6.15%) Python
8 2 (3.08%) REXX
8 2 (3.08%) Tcl
9 1 (1.54%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.54%) Winbatch
9 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) MCSE
3 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.08%) MCTS
3 2 (3.08%) MCITP
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
System Software
1 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) VMware ESX
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.15%) XenApp
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.54%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (44.62%) SCCM
2 19 (29.23%) SCOM
3 7 (10.77%) BladeLogic
4 5 (7.69%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (6.15%) SCOrch
6 3 (4.62%) SCSM
6 3 (4.62%) Sysprep
7 2 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (3.08%) MOM
7 2 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.54%) WSUS
8 1 (1.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 42 (64.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) Citrix
3 12 (18.46%) HP
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Altiris
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (4.62%) Dell
5 3 (4.62%) Borland
5 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.08%) Serena
6 2 (3.08%) Remedy
6 2 (3.08%) McAfee
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) Symantec
7 1 (1.54%) AppSense
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