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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 637 -
Rank change year-on-year +65 -  
Contract jobs citing Dollar Universe 36 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.004% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.80% 0.040% -
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £325 -
% change year-on-year +52.30% -  
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 4519 4958 4505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3039 3146 2679
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 134 173
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +65 36 £475 +8.57%
North East - 22 £485 -
Tyne and Wear - 21 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 £475 -
London +36 13 £475 -13.63%
City of London - 5 £475 -
North West +28 1 £538 +65.38%

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 38 (92.68%) Jenkins
2 36 (87.80%) PowerShell
2 36 (87.80%) Linux
3 35 (85.37%) Windows
4 33 (80.49%) TIBCO
4 33 (80.49%) Oracle
4 33 (80.49%) WebLogic
4 33 (80.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (80.49%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (80.49%) Git (software)
4 33 (80.49%) Ansible
4 33 (80.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 32 (78.05%) Windows Server
5 32 (78.05%) Unix
5 32 (78.05%) BusinessObjects
6 31 (75.61%) Red Hat
6 31 (75.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (75.61%) DevOps
7 30 (73.17%) Software Packaging
7 30 (73.17%) Active Directory
8 29 (70.73%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (68.29%) JIRA
10 23 (56.10%) Atlassian
10 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (56.10%) Open Source
10 23 (56.10%) Confluence
11 22 (53.66%) Trello
11 22 (53.66%) Change Control
11 22 (53.66%) Security Cleared

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 33 (80.49%) WebLogic
2 23 (56.10%) Confluence
3 3 (7.32%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (80.49%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (53.66%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (78.05%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (92.68%) Jenkins
2 33 (80.49%) Git (software)
2 33 (80.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 28 (68.29%) JIRA
4 22 (53.66%) GitLab
5 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.76%) Banking
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Azure DevOps
2 12 (29.27%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (26.83%) AWS Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (19.51%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (14.63%) Unix Engineer
7 5 (12.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (12.20%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (12.20%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 5 (12.20%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (9.76%) Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Credit Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Market Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Market Risk Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Support Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (73.17%) Software Packaging
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (70.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Credit Risk
2 5 (12.20%) Market Risk
3 3 (7.32%) iSeries
4 1 (2.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (87.80%) Linux
2 35 (85.37%) Windows
3 32 (78.05%) Unix
3 32 (78.05%) Windows Server
4 31 (75.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) DevOps
2 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (56.10%) Open Source
4 22 (53.66%) Change Control
4 22 (53.66%) Configuration Management
5 5 (12.20%) Collateral Management
5 5 (12.20%) Credit Risk Management
5 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.76%) Workflow
7 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.44%) Change Management
8 1 (2.44%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (87.80%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) Security Cleared
2 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 30 (73.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (80.49%) Ansible
2 3 (7.32%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Oracle
1 33 (80.49%) TIBCO
2 31 (75.61%) Red Hat
3 23 (56.10%) Atlassian
4 13 (31.71%) HP
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) VMware