The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Dollar Universe skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Dollar Universe over the 3 months to 22 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.

Automic Dollar Universe
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 639 642
Rank change year-on-year +33 +3  
Contract jobs citing Dollar Universe 9 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.18% 0.099% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Median daily rate £338 £480 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.68% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Dollar Universe 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 5072 6056 4813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.23% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3329 3894 2965
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 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 136 164
Median hourly rate £20.88 £28.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +42.43%  
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%  

Dollar Universe
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Dollar Universe in the UK

Dollar Universe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Dollar Universe in the UK

Dollar Universe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Dollar Universe over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Dollar Universe in the UK

Dollar Universe
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dollar Universe within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +50 9 £338 -29.68%
London +18 8 £338 -30.41%
City of London +3 2 £463 -2.63%
West End of London - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Dollar Universe 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 Dollar Universe.

1 40 (88.89%) Oracle
2 39 (86.67%) Unix
2 39 (86.67%) Windows
2 39 (86.67%) Jenkins
3 37 (82.22%) PowerShell
4 36 (80.00%) Active Directory
5 35 (77.78%) WebLogic
5 35 (77.78%) Linux
6 34 (75.56%) TIBCO
6 34 (75.56%) Git (software)
6 34 (75.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 34 (75.56%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (75.56%) Ansible
6 34 (75.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 33 (73.33%) Windows Server
7 33 (73.33%) BusinessObjects
8 32 (71.11%) Red Hat
8 32 (71.11%) DevOps
8 32 (71.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (68.89%) Software Packaging
10 30 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (64.44%) JIRA
11 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (53.33%) Configuration Management
12 24 (53.33%) Open Source
12 24 (53.33%) Confluence
12 24 (53.33%) Atlassian
12 24 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
13 23 (51.11%) Trello

Dollar Universe
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 35 (77.78%) WebLogic
2 24 (53.33%) Confluence
3 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (75.56%) Amazon AWS
1 34 (75.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (51.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) DHCP
2 5 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) Telnet
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (73.33%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (86.67%) Jenkins
2 34 (75.56%) Git (software)
2 34 (75.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 29 (64.44%) JIRA
4 23 (51.11%) GitLab
5 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Azure DevOps
2 12 (26.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (22.22%) Analyst
5 9 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (17.78%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (13.33%) IT Analyst
7 6 (13.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (13.33%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 5 (11.11%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 5 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (8.89%) Risk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (68.89%) Software Packaging
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 5 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (11.11%) Market Risk
3 4 (8.89%) Replication
4 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.44%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.22%) CMDB
6 1 (2.22%) Fintech
6 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (86.67%) Unix
1 39 (86.67%) Windows
2 35 (77.78%) Linux
3 33 (73.33%) Windows Server
4 32 (71.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) DevOps
2 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 24 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (53.33%) Open Source
4 23 (51.11%) Change Control
5 5 (11.11%) Collateral Management
5 5 (11.11%) Credit Risk Management
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.89%) Workflow
7 3 (6.67%) Investment Management
8 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.22%) Data Management
9 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.22%) System Testing
9 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (82.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
2 19 (42.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 36 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 34 (75.56%) Ansible
2 5 (11.11%) Control-M
2 5 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Oracle
2 34 (75.56%) TIBCO
3 32 (71.11%) Red Hat
4 24 (53.33%) Atlassian
5 14 (31.11%) HP
6 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.11%) Veritas
6 5 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) Avaya
7 1 (2.22%) Sun
7 1 (2.22%) SunGard