The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of PlateSpin products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PlateSpin over the 3 months to 29 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within PlateSpin Ltd.

PlateSpin
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 639 617
Rank change year-on-year +42 -22  
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.040% 0.038% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Median daily rate £413 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £490 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -11.94% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

PlateSpin is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19933 23550 24158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.07% 43.75% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 14319 13673
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 809 1029
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +11.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PlateSpin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for PlateSpin in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PlateSpin in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PlateSpin over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PlateSpin in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PlateSpin in the UK

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Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PlateSpin within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +50 8 £413 -17.50% 3
North West +32 4 £396 -20.75%
London +32 3 £538 - 3
Preston - 2 £380 -
Manchester - 2 £413 -
Lancashire - 2 £380 -
South East +18 1 - -
Surrey +1 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PlateSpin 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 PlateSpin.

1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Migration
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) EMC
5 5 (45.45%) Oracle
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) Apache
6 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
6 4 (36.36%) Solaris
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
6 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
7 3 (27.27%) EMC VNX
7 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 3 (27.27%) Replication
7 3 (27.27%) AIX
7 3 (27.27%) HPUX
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) Unix
7 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) J2EE
8 2 (18.18%) Sun
8 2 (18.18%) HP
8 2 (18.18%) Dell
8 2 (18.18%) JBoss

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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 (36.36%) Apache
1 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (18.18%) iPlanet
3 2 (18.18%) JBoss
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
4 1 (9.09%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) Ingres
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Migration Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Migration Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) COM
2 1 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) EMC VNX
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) AIX
4 3 (27.27%) HPUX
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) SUSE
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 1 (9.09%) MVS
6 1 (9.09%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (9.09%) Application Discovery
4 1 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Network Packet Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PMP
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) KVM
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) PowerCLI
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) EMC
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) Veeam
4 2 (18.18%) Veritas
5 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 1 (9.09%) Brocade
5 1 (9.09%) Intel
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp
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