The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 25 June 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 422 433
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11  
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.023% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8472 8849 10314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.40% 41.39% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5730 6113 6803
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 110 256
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing PlateSpin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for PlateSpin in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PlateSpin in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PlateSpin in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for PlateSpin.

1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) EMC VNX
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) vRealize
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Migration Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) COM
1 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) PowerCLI
1 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
1 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat