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 24 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.

BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 613 587
Rank change year-on-year +49 -26  
Contract jobs citing BladeLogic 37 31 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.058% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.74% 0.51% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 41
Median daily rate £481 £388 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.19% -26.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 -
% change year-on-year +38.46% -  
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 5008 6105 4800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.83% 11.35% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3283 3927 2955
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 138 163
Median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.38% +61.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

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 24 June 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 16 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 24 June 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 +59 34 £488 +21.87% 3
London +24 25 £488 +14.70%
South East +36 6 £450 +5.88% 2
Surrey +6 4 £450 +5.88%
Camberley +8 3 £450 +5.88%
City of London -11 2 £531 +27.62%
North West - 2 £525 - 1
Wales - 2 £300 -
Cheshire - 2 £525 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
South Wales - 1 £250 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
Chester - 1 £525 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 34 (57.63%) Linux
2 28 (47.46%) Windows
3 26 (44.07%) Unix
3 26 (44.07%) BMC
4 21 (35.59%) HP
4 21 (35.59%) Finance
4 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (30.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (30.51%) Java
6 16 (27.12%) ITIL
6 16 (27.12%) Red Hat
6 16 (27.12%) Git (software)
7 15 (25.42%) Banking
7 15 (25.42%) Python
7 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
7 15 (25.42%) VBScript
8 14 (23.73%) Solaris
8 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (23.73%) Puppet
8 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
9 13 (22.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (22.03%) Perl
9 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
10 12 (20.34%) AIX
10 12 (20.34%) VMware
11 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (18.64%) SAN
11 11 (18.64%) Bitbucket

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 4 (6.78%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) JBoss
3 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) SAN
2 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.17%) LDAP
4 4 (6.78%) DNS
4 4 (6.78%) Firewall
4 4 (6.78%) NAS
4 4 (6.78%) VLAN
5 3 (5.08%) HTTP
5 3 (5.08%) SSL
5 3 (5.08%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.39%) SSH
7 1 (1.69%) FTP
7 1 (1.69%) Network Security
7 1 (1.69%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) MS Access
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (18.64%) Bitbucket
4 10 (16.95%) JIRA
5 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
6 7 (11.86%) ClearCase
6 7 (11.86%) Maven
7 4 (6.78%) git-flow
7 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
8 3 (5.08%) MSI
9 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.69%) JUnit
9 1 (1.69%) Selenium
9 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (35.59%) Finance
2 15 (25.42%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.25%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Administrator
3 5 (8.47%) Automation Specialist
3 5 (8.47%) Consultant
3 5 (8.47%) Deployment Specialist
3 5 (8.47%) Developer
3 5 (8.47%) Security Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Specialist
4 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Release Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Release Manager
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (5.08%) DevOps Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.39%) Nagios Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Middleware
1 4 (6.78%) Node.js
2 3 (5.08%) Flash
3 2 (3.39%) JPA
3 2 (3.39%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.39%) Spring
3 2 (3.39%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.39%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (1.69%) D3.js
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) JSON
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) PMI
4 3 (5.08%) Clustering
4 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
4 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.08%) EMC VNX
4 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.39%) Market Risk
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Derivative
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.69%) PKI
6 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (57.63%) Linux
2 28 (47.46%) Windows
3 26 (44.07%) Unix
4 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (30.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (23.73%) Solaris
6 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
7 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (20.34%) AIX
9 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
9 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
9 9 (15.25%) Windows Vista
10 8 (13.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) ITIL
2 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.56%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.56%) Patch Management
4 8 (13.56%) SDLC
4 8 (13.56%) Time Management
5 7 (11.86%) Performance Management
6 6 (10.17%) Migration
6 6 (10.17%) Security Patching
6 6 (10.17%) Validation
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.47%) Data Security
7 5 (8.47%) DevOps
7 5 (8.47%) Open Source
7 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.47%) Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
8 4 (6.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) Java
2 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
2 15 (25.42%) Python
2 15 (25.42%) VBScript
3 13 (22.03%) Perl
4 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
4 10 (16.95%) Shell Script
5 7 (11.86%) Bash Shell
5 7 (11.86%) SQL
6 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 4 (6.78%) VB
7 3 (5.08%) C++
8 2 (3.39%) Jython
8 2 (3.39%) Korn
8 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.39%) sed
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) CISSP
3 5 (8.47%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) GCIA
6 1 (1.69%) GCIH
6 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
2 1 (1.69%) COSO
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) Docker
3 4 (6.78%) KVM
3 4 (6.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.69%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) Puppet
2 10 (16.95%) SCCM
3 8 (13.56%) Ansible
4 7 (11.86%) Terraform
4 7 (11.86%) WSUS
5 6 (10.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (6.78%) vCenter Server
6 4 (6.78%) vRealize
7 3 (5.08%) Control-M
7 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.39%) CA Wily
8 2 (3.39%) Nagios
8 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
8 2 (3.39%) SCOM
9 1 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.69%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (1.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) BMC
2 21 (35.59%) HP
3 16 (27.12%) Red Hat
4 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.34%) VMware
5 9 (15.25%) Tripwire
6 8 (13.56%) Remedy
7 7 (11.86%) Veritas
8 6 (10.17%) Atlassian
9 4 (6.78%) 3PAR
9 4 (6.78%) AppDynamics
9 4 (6.78%) EMC
9 4 (6.78%) NetApp
9 4 (6.78%) Oracle
10 3 (5.08%) Calypso
10 3 (5.08%) IBM
10 3 (5.08%) Murex
11 2 (3.39%) CA
11 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.69%) Splunk