The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of BMC products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BMC over the 3 months to 22 December 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within BMC Software, Inc.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC
Rank 103 94 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing BMC 12 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.65% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.36% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Average daily rate
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£469 £399 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% +279.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £403 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +31.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.13 - £32.00
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1114 1028 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.65% 47.95% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 503 430
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 78 95
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

BMC
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BMC across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

BMC Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BMC
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BMC across the West Midlands region.

BMC Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BMC
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BMC across the West Midlands region.

BMC Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BMC
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BMC within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
Birmingham 0 2 £475 - 2
Coventry - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
BMC
England

BMC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing BMC 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 BMC.

1 24 (57.14%) ITIL
1 24 (57.14%) Cisco
1 24 (57.14%) Firewall
1 24 (57.14%) Network Management
1 24 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 23 (54.76%) OPNET
2 23 (54.76%) SolarWinds
3 22 (52.38%) User Experience
4 20 (47.62%) F5
5 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 16 (38.10%) Riverbed
7 15 (35.71%) Visualisation
8 14 (33.33%) CCNA
8 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (33.33%) Middleware
9 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
9 13 (30.95%) Network Architecture
10 12 (28.57%) CSS
10 12 (28.57%) Juniper
10 12 (28.57%) Nokia
10 12 (28.57%) OSPF
10 12 (28.57%) BGP
10 12 (28.57%) BIG-IP
10 12 (28.57%) Fortinet
10 12 (28.57%) Load Balancing
10 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (23.81%) CCNP
12 9 (21.43%) HP
13 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring

BMC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing BMC 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 BMC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) CICS
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (28.57%) BIG-IP
3 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (28.57%) OSPF
3 12 (28.57%) BGP
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) PVCS
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) French Language
2 1 (2.38%) German Language
2 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Network Specialist
1 11 (26.19%) Monitoring Specialist
2 6 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) Middleware
2 12 (28.57%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) EDI
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 22 (52.38%) User Experience
2 15 (35.71%) Visualisation
3 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) zOS
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) ITIL
1 24 (57.14%) Network Management
1 24 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (30.95%) Network Architecture
3 12 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.14%) Service Management
6 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.38%) Change Management
8 1 (2.38%) B2B
8 1 (2.38%) ITIL V2
8 1 (2.38%) Software Distribution
8 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) ActionScript
1 1 (2.38%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) CCNA
1 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.81%) CCNP
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 23 (54.76%) OPNET
2 7 (16.67%) OpenView
3 5 (11.90%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Cisco
2 23 (54.76%) SolarWinds
3 20 (47.62%) F5
4 16 (38.10%) Riverbed
5 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
6 12 (28.57%) Fortinet
6 12 (28.57%) Juniper
6 12 (28.57%) Nokia
7 9 (21.43%) HP
8 6 (14.29%) CA
9 3 (7.14%) IBM
9 3 (7.14%) Remedy
10 1 (2.38%) Capita
10 1 (2.38%) SAP
10 1 (2.38%) Red Hat