Period
to 25 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of BT products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BT over the 6 months to 25 November 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 BT Group plc.

BT
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 751 684
Rank change year-on-year -2 -67 +15
Contract jobs citing BT 120 135 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 102
UK median daily rate £400 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% -6.13% +16.36%
10th Percentile £235 £174 £152
90th Percentile £613 £550 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £404
% change year-on-year -12.50% -0.99% +19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 55
UK median hourly rate £22.48 £17.75 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.62% +43.72% -36.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £17.75 £12.35
% change year-on-year +8.73% +43.72% -45.57%

BT 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 43604 47420 49475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.60% 45.30% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27110 28968 29167
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £233 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1707 2089
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.79% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.24 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.23 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.77%

BT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BT in the UK

BT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BT in the UK

BT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BT over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BT in the UK

BT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BT in the UK

BT
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BT over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BT in the UK

BT
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BT within the UK over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 -4 113 £400 - 13
UK excluding London +17 64 £350 -12.50% 4
London +3 50 £475 +46.15% 9
South East +2 23 £285 -10.24%
North of England +55 17 £400 -5.33% 1
North West +36 14 £350 -17.65%
Midlands -5 11 £265 -44.21%
West Midlands 0 8 £175 -56.25%
South West -4 7 £325 +62.50% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £375 -16.67%
East of England -11 3 £475 - 1
North East +58 2 £625 +104.92%
Wales +13 2 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland -41 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BT 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 BT.

1 32 (26.67%) Cisco
2 30 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 29 (24.17%) Finance
4 25 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
6 20 (16.67%) Juniper
6 20 (16.67%) MPLS
7 19 (15.83%) VoIP
8 18 (15.00%) LAN
8 18 (15.00%) BGP
9 17 (14.17%) Broadband
10 16 (13.33%) Avaya
11 15 (12.50%) WAN
11 15 (12.50%) CCNP
11 15 (12.50%) SQL
11 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
12 13 (10.83%) ITIL
12 13 (10.83%) Ethernet
13 12 (10.00%) VPN
13 12 (10.00%) IPsec
13 12 (10.00%) Data Centre
14 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
14 11 (9.17%) Firewall
14 11 (9.17%) JNCIE
14 11 (9.17%) Project Management
14 11 (9.17%) Windows
15 10 (8.33%) MS Visio
15 10 (8.33%) CCIE
15 10 (8.33%) OSPF
15 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

BT
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 2 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (1.67%) IIS
1 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (1.67%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.67%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.67%) IaaS
3 2 (1.67%) PaaS
3 2 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.67%) MPLS
2 19 (15.83%) VoIP
3 18 (15.00%) BGP
3 18 (15.00%) LAN
4 17 (14.17%) Broadband
5 15 (12.50%) WAN
6 13 (10.83%) Ethernet
7 12 (10.00%) IPsec
7 12 (10.00%) VPN
8 11 (9.17%) Firewall
9 10 (8.33%) OSPF
10 9 (7.50%) SSL
11 8 (6.67%) EIGRP
11 8 (6.67%) Network Security
12 7 (5.83%) SNMP
13 6 (5.00%) TCP/IP
13 6 (5.00%) VLAN
14 5 (4.17%) ADSL
14 5 (4.17%) DSLAM
14 5 (4.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.67%) GIS
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 29 (24.17%) Finance
3 8 (6.67%) Banking
4 7 (5.83%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.00%) Legal
6 5 (4.17%) Retail
7 2 (1.67%) Back Office
7 2 (1.67%) Billing
7 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.67%) Local Government
7 2 (1.67%) Military
8 1 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (15.00%) Architect
2 14 (11.67%) Network Engineer
3 12 (10.00%) Analyst
4 9 (7.50%) Network Architect
4 9 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.50%) Voice Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
5 8 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 8 (6.67%) Security Specialist
6 7 (5.83%) Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Core Network Architect
7 6 (5.00%) IP Architect
7 6 (5.00%) IP Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Voice Network Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (2.50%) .NET
2 3 (2.50%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.67%) QuickFIX
3 2 (1.67%) REST
3 2 (1.67%) XMPP
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.83%) XHTML
4 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.33%) Hedge funds
3 4 (3.33%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.67%) BYOD
5 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.67%) EPoS
5 2 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.67%) iPad
5 2 (1.67%) iPhone
5 2 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) BBC
6 1 (0.83%) Handset
6 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Windows
2 8 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.83%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.67%) FreeBSD
5 2 (1.67%) Linux
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.83%) VMS
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.83%) ITIL
2 11 (9.17%) Project Management
3 9 (7.50%) Configuration Management
4 7 (5.83%) Migration
4 7 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.00%) Change Management
5 6 (5.00%) ERP
5 6 (5.00%) Network Design
6 5 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.17%) Change Control
6 5 (4.17%) Presales
6 5 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.17%) Workflow
7 4 (3.33%) CRM
7 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.50%) Release Management
8 3 (2.50%) Service Management
8 3 (2.50%) Time Management
8 3 (2.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (3.33%) Perl
3 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
3 15 (12.50%) CCNP
4 11 (9.17%) JNCIE
4 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.33%) CCIE
6 9 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.67%) JNCIP
8 7 (5.83%) Degree
9 6 (5.00%) CCNA
10 5 (4.17%) HNC
11 4 (3.33%) CCVP
12 3 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.67%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.67%) HND
13 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
13 2 (1.67%) MCSE
14 1 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.67%) IFRS
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.67%) NFS
4 2 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) QRadar
2 6 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.50%) Nagios
3 3 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.67%) Ansible
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.67%) Nessus
4 2 (1.67%) Puppet
4 2 (1.67%) SCCM
4 2 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (26.67%) Cisco
2 20 (16.67%) Juniper
3 16 (13.33%) Avaya
4 9 (7.50%) Huawei
5 8 (6.67%) HP
5 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.67%) Speakerbus
6 6 (5.00%) Red Box
7 5 (4.17%) VMware
8 4 (3.33%) Etrali
8 4 (3.33%) Nortel
8 4 (3.33%) Remedy
9 3 (2.50%) Citrix
9 3 (2.50%) CyberTech
9 3 (2.50%) Ericsson
9 3 (2.50%) IBM
9 3 (2.50%) Openreach
9 3 (2.50%) Oracle
9 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.50%) Virgin Media