The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin over the 3 months to 23 July 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 PlateSpin Ltd.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PlateSpin
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.65 -
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1177 914 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.66% 46.49% 48.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 390 474
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 70 88
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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PlateSpin
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

PlateSpin Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PlateSpin
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PlateSpin Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PlateSpin
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin.

1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Korn
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) VMware