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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Rank 605 568 531
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -37
Contract jobs citing WMI 23 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.086% 0.088%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.49% 1.08% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 33
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£352 £438 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £338 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £363 £359
% change year-on-year
-5.99% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.50%
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
4650 4359 3941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.97% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2865 2560 2190
Average daily rate £400 £379 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 132 177
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.87 £31.55 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -10.84%

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 30 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 12 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 30 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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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 -57 17 £331 -26.38% 8
London -10 14 £388 -15.76% 5
Scotland +4 6 £352 -12.76% 1
Erskine +15 5 £352 -12.76%
Renfrewshire +8 5 £352 -12.76%
Bromley -2 5 £245 -
South East -24 3 £180 -50.34% 1
Hampshire 0 2 - -
City of London -12 1 £550 +37.50%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £180 -

WMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 27 (62.79%) PowerShell
2 26 (60.47%) Windows
3 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
4 18 (41.86%) VBScript
5 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
6 16 (37.21%) C#
7 15 (34.88%) MSI
8 14 (32.56%) MS Office
8 14 (32.56%) HP
8 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
9 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (30.23%) VMware
10 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
10 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (27.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (23.26%) REXX
11 10 (23.26%) Tcl
11 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
11 10 (23.26%) Change Management
11 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (20.93%) Linux
12 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
12 9 (20.93%) XML
13 8 (18.60%) XSD
13 8 (18.60%) ITIL
13 8 (18.60%) .NET
13 8 (18.60%) HTTP
13 8 (18.60%) SNMP
13 8 (18.60%) WinForms
13 8 (18.60%) WPF

WMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 2 (4.65%) Lync
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Office
2 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) Acrobat
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) HTTP
1 8 (18.60%) SNMP
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.65%) NAS
4 2 (4.65%) SAN
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
2 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MSI
2 3 (6.98%) InstallShield
2 3 (6.98%) AdminStudio
3 2 (4.65%) StarTeam
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Software Development Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Development Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Applications Packager
4 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Configuration Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.33%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) XML
2 8 (18.60%) XSD
2 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) WinForms
2 8 (18.60%) WPF
3 5 (11.63%) Application Packaging
3 5 (11.63%) Regular Expression
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.65%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.33%) Software Packaging
6 1 (2.33%) Flash
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.63%) NHS
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (20.93%) Linux
4 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.28%) FreeBSD
6 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Change Management
2 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
2 8 (18.60%) Time Management
2 8 (18.60%) Performance Management
3 7 (16.28%) Change Control
3 7 (16.28%) Business Continuity
4 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.63%) Software Distribution
5 5 (11.63%) API Integration
6 4 (9.30%) DevOps
7 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) ITSM
8 2 (4.65%) Service Management
8 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.65%) Data Management
8 2 (4.65%) PRINCE
8 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) PowerShell
2 18 (41.86%) VBScript
3 16 (37.21%) C#
4 10 (23.26%) REXX
4 10 (23.26%) Tcl
5 5 (11.63%) SQL
6 4 (9.30%) VB
7 2 (4.65%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) MOS
3 3 (6.98%) MCSE
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) MCDST
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) DICOM
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.65%) XenApp
5 2 (4.65%) XenServer
5 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (16.28%) SCCM
3 3 (6.98%) BMC Marimba
3 3 (6.98%) BladeLogic
3 3 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (4.65%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) HP
3 13 (30.23%) VMware
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix
5 3 (6.98%) BMC
5 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.65%) Splunk
6 2 (4.65%) Serena
6 2 (4.65%) AppSense
6 2 (4.65%) Google
6 2 (4.65%) Borland
6 2 (4.65%) Adobe
7 1 (2.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) McAfee
7 1 (2.33%) CA
7 1 (2.33%) Lumension
7 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.33%) IBM
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