The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BMC
Rank 88 98 98
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing BMC 25 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 0.97% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 1
Average daily rate £350 £520 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% +271.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £411 £370
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +11.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £13.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+239.62% -30.26%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1235 925 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.57% 49.02% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 401 451
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £549 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 128 98
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
BMC
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BMC across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

BMC Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 10 £300 +50.00%
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
BMC
England

BMC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (50.00%) Remedy
1 18 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (47.22%) HP
2 17 (47.22%) ITIL
3 15 (41.67%) Firewall
4 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 13 (36.11%) XML
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco
5 12 (33.33%) ITSM
5 12 (33.33%) Service Management
5 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 12 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (27.78%) ServiceNow
6 10 (27.78%) Web Services
7 9 (25.00%) XSL
7 9 (25.00%) Control-M
7 9 (25.00%) Workflow
8 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
8 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
8 8 (22.22%) SaaS
8 8 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (22.22%) Fortinet
8 8 (22.22%) CheckPoint
8 8 (22.22%) McAfee
8 8 (22.22%) MPLS
8 8 (22.22%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (22.22%) CCNP
8 8 (22.22%) Linux

BMC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (22.22%) DMVPN
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (22.22%) WLAN
3 8 (22.22%) WAN
3 8 (22.22%) MPLS
4 3 (8.33%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) DNS
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) NAS
5 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
1 6 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Administrator
2 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) ServiceNow Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Consultant
4 6 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) DBA
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Voice Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) SAN Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) XML
2 10 (27.78%) Web Services
3 9 (25.00%) XSL
4 8 (22.22%) XML Schema
4 8 (22.22%) CSS
5 4 (11.11%) JSP
5 4 (11.11%) HTML
5 4 (11.11%) CGI
5 4 (11.11%) Middleware
5 4 (11.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.11%) Web 2.0
3 3 (8.33%) CMDB
3 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) LPAR
5 1 (2.78%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (11.11%) Windows
4 3 (8.33%) Solaris
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.56%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.78%) zOS
6 1 (2.78%) MVS
6 1 (2.78%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 12 (33.33%) Service Management
2 12 (33.33%) ITSM
3 9 (25.00%) Workflow
4 8 (22.22%) SOA
4 8 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
5 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 4 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (11.11%) Network Management
7 3 (8.33%) Release Management
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
2 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.11%) PHP
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) REXX
6 1 (2.78%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) CCNP
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.78%) SRDF
2 1 (2.78%) NFS
2 1 (2.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Control-M
2 8 (22.22%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (11.11%) OpenView
4 3 (8.33%) MOM
4 3 (8.33%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (8.33%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Remedy
2 17 (47.22%) HP
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco
3 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 10 (27.78%) ServiceNow
5 8 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 8 (22.22%) McAfee
5 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
5 8 (22.22%) Fortinet
6 5 (13.89%) F5
6 5 (13.89%) IBM
7 4 (11.11%) OPNET
8 3 (8.33%) NetApp
8 3 (8.33%) Veritas
8 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.56%) CA
9 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.78%) Sun