Period
to 23 October 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of PlateSpin products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PlateSpin over the 6 months to 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

PlateSpin
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 846 832
Rank change year-on-year +40 -14 -1
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 32 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.009% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.081% 0.021% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 12
England median daily rate £363 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +13.33% -23.47%
10th Percentile £308 £357 £358
90th Percentile £450 £513 £425
UK median daily rate £363 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -14.71% +13.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

PlateSpin is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 39715 43795 45277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.10% 44.85% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24758 27129 27209
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1289 1547 1982
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +5.37%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.20 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PlateSpin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PlateSpin in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PlateSpin in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PlateSpin in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PlateSpin in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PlateSpin in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PlateSpin in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PlateSpin in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PlateSpin within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +78 18 £363 -17.14%
North East +89 15 £350 -22.22%
Midlands +36 7 £325 -1.52%
South West - 6 £410 -
East Midlands - 5 £323 -
North West +24 3 £450 +5.88%
South East - 2 £300 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PlateSpin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PlateSpin.

1 32 (100.00%) VMware
1 32 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (96.88%) Linux
3 28 (87.50%) Unix
4 27 (84.38%) Oracle
4 27 (84.38%) AIX
4 27 (84.38%) HPUX
4 27 (84.38%) Solaris
4 27 (84.38%) Sun
4 27 (84.38%) Hyper-V
4 27 (84.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 26 (81.25%) Security Cleared
5 26 (81.25%) Veritas
5 26 (81.25%) iPlanet
5 26 (81.25%) JBoss
5 26 (81.25%) Apache
5 26 (81.25%) Tomcat
5 26 (81.25%) WebLogic
5 26 (81.25%) J2EE
5 26 (81.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 25 (78.13%) Red Hat
6 25 (78.13%) Clustering
6 25 (78.13%) KVM
7 24 (75.00%) High Availability
7 24 (75.00%) Oracle Application Server
7 24 (75.00%) SUSE
7 24 (75.00%) SC Cleared
8 22 (68.75%) Firewall
8 22 (68.75%) TCP/IP
9 20 (62.50%) Cisco

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (81.25%) Apache
1 26 (81.25%) iPlanet
1 26 (81.25%) JBoss
1 26 (81.25%) Tomcat
1 26 (81.25%) WebLogic
2 24 (75.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 12 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (37.50%) MQSeries
3 12 (37.50%) OpenStack
3 12 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 11 (34.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (84.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) Firewall
1 22 (68.75%) TCP/IP
2 14 (43.75%) SAN
3 12 (37.50%) LDAP
3 12 (37.50%) NAS
4 8 (25.00%) FCoE
4 8 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (9.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Unix Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Solaris Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) AIX Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (81.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (78.13%) Clustering
2 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
3 6 (18.75%) Grid Computing
4 3 (9.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (96.88%) Linux
2 28 (87.50%) Unix
3 27 (84.38%) AIX
3 27 (84.38%) HPUX
3 27 (84.38%) Solaris
4 24 (75.00%) SUSE
5 17 (53.13%) Windows
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) High Availability
2 20 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 13 (40.63%) ITIL
3 13 (40.63%) Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Requirements Management
5 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Bash Shell
1 10 (31.25%) C-shell
1 10 (31.25%) Korn
1 10 (31.25%) Perl
2 8 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 24 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 32 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (84.38%) Hyper-V
3 26 (81.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 25 (78.13%) KVM
5 12 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (18.75%) Samba
7 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
7 1 (3.13%) vCloud
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) OpenView
2 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (84.38%) Oracle
2 27 (84.38%) Sun
3 26 (81.25%) Veritas
4 25 (78.13%) Red Hat
5 20 (62.50%) Cisco
5 20 (62.50%) F5
6 14 (43.75%) HP
7 12 (37.50%) Cognos
7 12 (37.50%) Opsware
8 6 (18.75%) Borland
9 4 (12.50%) Citrix
10 1 (3.13%) Capita