The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BladeLogic skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BladeLogic over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 597 590
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 23 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.079% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 0.85% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 17
Median daily rate £350 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £347 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £423 £403
% change year-on-year -20.11% +4.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

BladeLogic is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4575 5041 4500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.05% 9.31% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3071 3209 2691
Median daily rate £468 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +7.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 132 175
Median hourly rate £23.38 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

BladeLogic
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BladeLogic as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for BladeLogic in the UK

BladeLogic
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BladeLogic in the UK

BladeLogic
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BladeLogic over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BladeLogic in the UK

BladeLogic
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BladeLogic in the UK

BladeLogic
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BladeLogic within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 20 £356 -28.49% 7
South East +23 8 £362 -19.66% 3
Buckinghamshire - 8 £362 - 2
London +27 7 £463 -7.50% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £495 - 2
North West +29 4 £325 -35.00% 2
Manchester - 4 £325 -
Wales - 2 £300 -
Canary Wharf -1 1 £500 -
Hatfield - 1 £288 -
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
South Wales - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 £288 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £288 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BladeLogic also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BladeLogic.

1 19 (52.78%) Windows
1 19 (52.78%) HP
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
3 13 (36.11%) Unix
3 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (33.33%) ITIL
4 12 (33.33%) SCCM
5 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) SAN
5 11 (30.56%) BMC
6 10 (27.78%) VMware
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (25.00%) Solaris
7 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 8 (22.22%) LDAP
8 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 8 (22.22%) Veritas
8 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
8 8 (22.22%) Windows Vista
8 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 8 (22.22%) Windows 8
9 7 (19.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (19.44%) Remedy

BladeLogic
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) JBoss
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) SAN
2 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.22%) LDAP
4 7 (19.44%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) Firewall
6 4 (11.11%) NAS
6 4 (11.11%) VLAN
7 3 (8.33%) BIG-IP
7 3 (8.33%) DHCP
7 3 (8.33%) FTP
7 3 (8.33%) LAN
7 3 (8.33%) VoIP
7 3 (8.33%) WAN
7 3 (8.33%) Wireless
8 2 (5.56%) HTTP
8 2 (5.56%) SSH
8 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.78%) OSPF
9 1 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.56%) MSI
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) git-flow
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) JUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Architect
1 5 (13.89%) Deployment Specialist
1 5 (13.89%) Unix Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) Windows Specialist
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) CLARiiON
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 13 (36.11%) Unix
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (25.00%) Solaris
6 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 8 (22.22%) Windows Vista
7 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.56%) SUSE
8 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 6 (16.67%) Security Patching
3 5 (13.89%) Security Hardening
3 5 (13.89%) Service Management
4 4 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.33%) Time Management
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.56%) Release Management
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.89%) VB
5 5 (13.89%) VBScript
6 4 (11.11%) Perl
6 4 (11.11%) Python
7 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.33%) Jython
8 1 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (2.78%) Java
8 1 (2.78%) Prolog
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby
8 1 (2.78%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (5.56%) KVM
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.56%) NFS
6 2 (5.56%) Samba
6 2 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Docker
7 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) SCCM
2 6 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (16.67%) WSUS
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (11.11%) Control-M
4 4 (11.11%) Puppet
5 3 (8.33%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (5.56%) Nagios
6 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.56%) SCOM
6 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.78%) Ansible
7 1 (2.78%) CA Wily
7 1 (2.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (2.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) HP
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 11 (30.56%) BMC
4 10 (27.78%) VMware
5 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 8 (22.22%) Veritas
6 7 (19.44%) Remedy
7 5 (13.89%) IBM
7 5 (13.89%) Oracle
8 4 (11.11%) AppDynamics
8 4 (11.11%) CA
8 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco
8 4 (11.11%) Citrix
8 4 (11.11%) Dell
9 3 (8.33%) Axway
9 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 3 (8.33%) Nokia
9 3 (8.33%) Symantec
10 2 (5.56%) EMC
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