Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 824 838
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -50
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 66 57 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.058% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.46% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 58
UK median daily rate £550 £488 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +15.38% -6.11%
10th Percentile £300 £374 £320
90th Percentile £656 £576 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £410
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% -8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 14,422 11,339 12,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.99% 11.52% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,700 7,530 7,798
UK median daily rate £495 £465 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +8.14% +7.50%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +4.24% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 268 279
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -40.74% +28.57%

BladeLogic
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BladeLogic as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 9 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 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
England -14 66 £550 +12.82% 2
London +3 42 £550 +12.82% 1
UK excluding London -25 24 £400 -20.00% 2
North of England -8 13 £400 +23.08% 1
North West -5 11 £398 +22.31% 1
South East -3 7 £277 -44.65%
West Midlands -13 4 £550 +46.67%
Midlands -28 4 £550 +25.71%
Yorkshire - 2 £545 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BladeLogic also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for BladeLogic.

1 47 (71.21%) Linux
2 44 (66.67%) Unix
3 40 (60.61%) Windows
4 35 (53.03%) Python
5 31 (46.97%) DevOps
6 28 (42.42%) Ansible
7 27 (40.91%) ITRS Geneos
8 26 (39.39%) Docker
8 26 (39.39%) Rancher
8 26 (39.39%) BMC
8 26 (39.39%) Firewall
9 20 (30.30%) Load Balancing
9 20 (30.30%) Kubernetes
10 19 (28.79%) Capacity Management
10 19 (28.79%) Perl
11 17 (25.76%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (24.24%) Splunk
12 16 (24.24%) HP
13 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (21.21%) Test Automation
15 13 (19.70%) Oracle
15 13 (19.70%) IIS
16 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 12 (18.18%) Risk Management
16 12 (18.18%) JIRA
16 12 (18.18%) Release Management
16 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
17 11 (16.67%) Artifactory
17 11 (16.67%) Bitbucket
17 11 (16.67%) CyberArk

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 13 (19.70%) IIS
2 10 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (13.64%) Tomcat
4 8 (12.12%) Apache
4 8 (12.12%) nginx
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.52%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) PaaS
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (39.39%) Firewall
2 9 (13.64%) BIG-IP
3 8 (12.12%) DMZ
4 7 (10.61%) SMS
5 4 (6.06%) DNS
5 4 (6.06%) iSCSI
5 4 (6.06%) NAS
5 4 (6.06%) SAN
6 3 (4.55%) SNMP
7 1 (1.52%) HTTP
7 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.52%) SSL
7 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 12 (18.18%) JIRA
2 11 (16.67%) Artifactory
2 11 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.58%) CA Release Automation
4 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.55%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.52%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.52%) MSI
5 1 (1.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (10.61%) Banking
2 6 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Back Office
3 1 (1.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Consultant
4 8 (12.12%) Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Unix Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Environment Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Geneos Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (7.58%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Linux Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Linux Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Server Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Test Environment Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Support Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) LDAP
2 4 (6.06%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.52%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (6.06%) LPAR
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 47 (71.21%) Linux
2 44 (66.67%) Unix
3 40 (60.61%) Windows
4 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.55%) Solaris
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.52%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) CentOS
8 1 (1.52%) SUSE
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.52%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) DevOps
2 20 (30.30%) Load Balancing
3 19 (28.79%) Capacity Management
4 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 12 (18.18%) Release Management
6 12 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 11 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (15.15%) Performance Management
8 10 (15.15%) Performance Metrics
9 8 (12.12%) ITIL
9 8 (12.12%) Use Case
10 7 (10.61%) Analytics
10 7 (10.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Patch Management
10 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
12 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.03%) Python
2 19 (28.79%) Perl
3 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 10 (15.15%) SQL
5 6 (9.09%) Ruby
6 5 (7.58%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.03%) Java
8 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) C#
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) RHCE
2 4 (6.06%) RHCSA
2 4 (6.06%) RHCVA
3 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (39.39%) Docker
2 8 (12.12%) NFS
3 5 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (6.06%) Firmware
4 4 (6.06%) KVM
4 4 (6.06%) RHEV
4 4 (6.06%) Samba
4 4 (6.06%) Sendmail
4 4 (6.06%) Veritas File System
4 4 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (42.42%) Ansible
2 27 (40.91%) ITRS Geneos
3 26 (39.39%) Rancher
4 20 (30.30%) Kubernetes
5 7 (10.61%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (10.61%) Tivoli
6 4 (6.06%) Nessus
6 4 (6.06%) OpenView
6 4 (6.06%) yum
7 3 (4.55%) HP ALM
7 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (4.55%) Netcool
7 3 (4.55%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 3 (4.55%) SCOM
8 2 (3.03%) HP NNM
8 2 (3.03%) Opsview
8 2 (3.03%) SCCM
9 1 (1.52%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.52%) ServerView Suite
9 1 (1.52%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) BMC
2 16 (24.24%) HP
2 16 (24.24%) Splunk
3 13 (19.70%) Oracle
4 11 (16.67%) CyberArk
5 9 (13.64%) F5
6 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 8 (12.12%) NetApp
7 7 (10.61%) Atlassian
8 6 (9.09%) Remedy
9 5 (7.58%) Dell
9 5 (7.58%) IBM
9 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
9 5 (7.58%) TIBCO
9 5 (7.58%) Veritas
10 4 (6.06%) Opsware
11 3 (4.55%) VMware
12 1 (1.52%) Fujitsu
12 1 (1.52%) Sybase
12 1 (1.52%) Symantec