Period
to 22 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of BMC products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BMC over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 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 BMC Software, Inc.

BMC
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 605 672 601
Rank change year-on-year +67 -71 -74
Contract jobs citing BMC 271 219 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.52% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 149 171
UK median daily rate £448 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £308
90th Percentile £638 £613 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +4.69% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 6
UK median hourly rate £12.25 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% -12.00% -77.27%
10th Percentile £11.20 £8.39 £11.06
90th Percentile £15.13 £15.00 £19.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.25 £11.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +11.36% -12.00% -77.27%

BMC 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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,044 41,797 43,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.19% 41.96% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,009 26,362 26,409
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,543 1,372 1,637
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

BMC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BMC in the UK

BMC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BMC in the UK

BMC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BMC over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BMC in the UK

BMC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BMC in the UK

BMC
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 BMC within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 +63 269 £448 +8.16% 20
UK excluding London +14 198 £419 +4.69% 19
South East +26 88 £450 +12.50% 8
London +29 72 £600 +20.00% 2
North of England +37 69 £400 - 3
North West +42 45 £365 -32.41% 2
Midlands -3 31 £440 +1.73% 4
West Midlands -30 26 £440 - 3
North East -6 19 £400 - 1
East Midlands +17 5 £335 -16.25% 1
East of England -5 5 £325 -11.68% 2
Yorkshire -7 5 £475 +26.67%
South West -34 4 £450 +45.16% 1
Scotland -10 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BMC 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 BMC.

1 110 (40.59%) ITIL
1 110 (40.59%) Remedy
1 110 (40.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 94 (34.69%) Windows
3 67 (24.72%) Linux
4 64 (23.62%) Microsoft
5 54 (19.93%) CA
5 54 (19.93%) Service Management
5 54 (19.93%) Security Cleared
6 49 (18.08%) SC Cleared
7 48 (17.71%) ServiceNow
8 47 (17.34%) VMware
9 45 (16.61%) Finance
10 41 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (14.76%) LDAP
12 39 (14.39%) SAML
13 38 (14.02%) Unix
14 37 (13.65%) SQL
15 36 (13.28%) CA Single Sign-On
16 35 (12.92%) HP
16 35 (12.92%) Oracle
16 35 (12.92%) Single Sign-On
17 33 (12.18%) Kerberos
17 33 (12.18%) Cisco
18 32 (11.81%) ITSM
19 31 (11.44%) Project Management
19 31 (11.44%) Shell Script
20 30 (11.07%) IBM
20 30 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (10.70%) Firewall

BMC
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 18 (6.64%) IIS
1 18 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.90%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.17%) Apache
4 10 (3.69%) nginx
5 4 (1.48%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.74%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.69%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 110 (40.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.85%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.37%) assyst
3 1 (0.37%) Unica
3 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (9.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.06%) IaaS
2 11 (4.06%) Office 365
3 10 (3.69%) PaaS
4 5 (1.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Akamai
5 1 (0.37%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.18%) Kerberos
2 29 (10.70%) Firewall
3 23 (8.49%) WAN
4 22 (8.12%) Wireless
5 16 (5.90%) TCP/IP
6 15 (5.54%) Internet
7 14 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (4.06%) BGP
9 10 (3.69%) SSL
9 10 (3.69%) VPN
10 9 (3.32%) HTTPS
11 8 (2.95%) Network Security
11 8 (2.95%) OSPF
12 6 (2.21%) DNS
12 6 (2.21%) LAN
12 6 (2.21%) MPLS
12 6 (2.21%) VLAN
13 5 (1.85%) DHCP
13 5 (1.85%) SNMP
13 5 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.58%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.21%) DTS
3 6 (2.21%) MySQL
4 4 (1.48%) Big Data
4 4 (1.48%) DB2
4 4 (1.48%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.11%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.37%) HSQLDB
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.90%) JIRA
2 12 (4.43%) GitLab
3 11 (4.06%) Artifactory
4 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.11%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.74%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.37%) ERwin
7 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.37%) Maven
7 1 (0.37%) MSI
7 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.37%) Toad
7 1 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.37%) YourKit
General
1 45 (16.61%) Finance
2 15 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.43%) Banking
4 9 (3.32%) Retail
5 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (16.61%) Analyst
2 30 (11.07%) Architect
3 20 (7.38%) Administrator
4 18 (6.64%) Consultant
4 18 (6.64%) Security Architect
5 17 (6.27%) Developer
6 16 (5.90%) Network Engineer
7 13 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
8 12 (4.43%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.06%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (4.06%) Server Administrator
10 10 (3.69%) Applications Architect
10 10 (3.69%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.95%) Automation Engineer
12 8 (2.95%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (2.95%) Service Manager
13 7 (2.58%) E-Commerce Architect
13 7 (2.58%) IT Architect
13 7 (2.58%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.76%) LDAP
2 39 (14.39%) SAML
3 26 (9.59%) WCF
4 23 (8.49%) .NET
5 16 (5.90%) SOAP
6 14 (5.17%) SailPoint
7 13 (4.80%) COM+
7 13 (4.80%) DCOM
7 13 (4.80%) Rendezvous
7 13 (4.80%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 11 (4.06%) XML
9 10 (3.69%) SPNEGO
10 8 (2.95%) REST
10 8 (2.95%) RESTful
11 7 (2.58%) ODBC
12 6 (2.21%) OpenID
12 6 (2.21%) Web Services
13 5 (1.85%) JSON
13 5 (1.85%) Middleware
14 4 (1.48%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.59%) PKI
2 20 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.01%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.43%) User Experience
7 10 (3.69%) CMDB
8 9 (3.32%) Clustering
9 6 (2.21%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.48%) Robotics
11 3 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.74%) EPoS
12 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.74%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.37%) Equities
13 1 (0.37%) iPhone
13 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.37%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 94 (34.69%) Windows
2 67 (24.72%) Linux
3 38 (14.02%) Unix
4 18 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.17%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.69%) zOS
7 8 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.21%) Solaris
9 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.48%) AIX
10 4 (1.48%) HPUX
11 3 (1.11%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.11%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.11%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.37%) CentOS
13 1 (0.37%) MVS
13 1 (0.37%) VME
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (40.59%) ITIL
2 54 (19.93%) Service Management
3 41 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (11.81%) ITSM
5 31 (11.44%) Project Management
6 28 (10.33%) Performance Tuning
7 26 (9.59%) ITIL V3
8 25 (9.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 20 (7.38%) Computer Science
10 19 (7.01%) Programme Management
11 18 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (6.27%) Asset Management
12 17 (6.27%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (6.27%) Source Code Analysis
13 16 (5.90%) Incident Management
13 16 (5.90%) Service Delivery
14 15 (5.54%) Configuration Management
15 14 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (5.17%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (5.17%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.65%) SQL
2 31 (11.44%) Shell Script
3 27 (9.96%) Java
4 22 (8.12%) C#
5 17 (6.27%) C++
6 16 (5.90%) Python
7 9 (3.32%) ActionScript
7 9 (3.32%) ActionScript 2.0
7 9 (3.32%) JCL
7 9 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.74%) C
11 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.74%) Perl
12 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (19.93%) Security Cleared
2 49 (18.08%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (7.01%) CCNP
4 19 (7.01%) Degree
5 15 (5.54%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.95%) CCIE
7 7 (2.58%) CISSP
8 6 (2.21%) CCNA
9 5 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.48%) CCDP
10 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.11%) MCP
12 2 (0.74%) CISA
12 2 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.74%) MCDST
12 2 (0.74%) MCITP
12 2 (0.74%) MCSA
12 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.75%) SLA
2 10 (3.69%) QA
3 8 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (8.49%) Active Directory
3 19 (7.01%) Oracle RAC
4 15 (5.54%) XenApp
4 15 (5.54%) XenDesktop
5 13 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.21%) vSphere
7 3 (1.11%) BIND 9
7 3 (1.11%) KVM
7 3 (1.11%) NFS
7 3 (1.11%) Postfix
7 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (13.28%) CA Single Sign-On
2 35 (12.92%) Single Sign-On
3 27 (9.96%) SCOM
4 26 (9.59%) SCCM
5 18 (6.64%) BladeLogic
6 17 (6.27%) HP Fortify
6 17 (6.27%) Puppet
7 16 (5.90%) vCenter Server
8 15 (5.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (4.80%) Ansible
10 11 (4.06%) vMotion
11 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (2.95%) Control-M
13 7 (2.58%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (2.58%) Tivoli
14 6 (2.21%) Nessus
14 6 (2.21%) Netcool
14 6 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (2.21%) QRadar
14 6 (2.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 110 (40.59%) Remedy
2 64 (23.62%) Microsoft
3 54 (19.93%) CA
4 48 (17.71%) ServiceNow
5 47 (17.34%) VMware
6 35 (12.92%) HP
6 35 (12.92%) Oracle
7 33 (12.18%) Cisco
8 30 (11.07%) IBM
9 23 (8.49%) Red Hat
10 20 (7.38%) F5
11 19 (7.01%) EMC
12 17 (6.27%) TIBCO
13 16 (5.90%) 3PAR
14 15 (5.54%) CheckPoint
15 14 (5.17%) Axway
15 14 (5.17%) Blue Coat
15 14 (5.17%) ForgeRock
15 14 (5.17%) Fortinet
15 14 (5.17%) McAfee