Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 PlateSpin Ltd.

PlateSpin
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 885 872
Rank change year-on-year +38 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 31 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.071% 0.019% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 12
UK median daily rate £356 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £307 £370 £358
90th Percentile £447 £519 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -16.18% +6.25% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 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 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 10 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 6 months to 17 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 +41 31 £356 -18.57%
UK excluding London +51 29 £356 -16.18% 1
North of England +74 16 £350 -20.00%
North East +81 15 £350 -22.22%
Midlands +33 6 £325 -1.52%
South West - 6 £410 -
East Midlands - 5 £323 -
London -3 2 - -
South East - 2 £300 -
North West +21 1 £450 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 29 (93.55%) VMware
2 29 (93.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (83.87%) Hyper-V
3 26 (83.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 26 (83.87%) AIX
3 26 (83.87%) HPUX
3 26 (83.87%) Solaris
3 26 (83.87%) Oracle
3 26 (83.87%) Unix
3 26 (83.87%) Sun
4 25 (80.65%) Veritas
4 25 (80.65%) J2EE
4 25 (80.65%) WebLogic
4 25 (80.65%) JBoss
4 25 (80.65%) Apache
4 25 (80.65%) Tomcat
4 25 (80.65%) iPlanet
4 25 (80.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 25 (80.65%) Security Cleared
5 24 (77.42%) KVM
5 24 (77.42%) Clustering
5 24 (77.42%) Red Hat
6 23 (74.19%) Firewall
6 23 (74.19%) SUSE
6 23 (74.19%) Oracle Application Server
6 23 (74.19%) SC Cleared
6 23 (74.19%) High Availability
7 21 (67.74%) TCP/IP
8 19 (61.29%) Cisco

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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 25 (80.65%) Apache
1 25 (80.65%) iPlanet
1 25 (80.65%) JBoss
1 25 (80.65%) Tomcat
1 25 (80.65%) WebLogic
2 23 (74.19%) Oracle Application Server
3 12 (38.71%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (38.71%) MQSeries
3 12 (38.71%) OpenStack
3 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
4 11 (35.48%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (83.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 23 (74.19%) Firewall
2 21 (67.74%) TCP/IP
3 14 (45.16%) SAN
4 12 (38.71%) LDAP
4 12 (38.71%) NAS
5 8 (25.81%) FCoE
5 8 (25.81%) iSCSI
6 6 (19.35%) DNS
6 6 (19.35%) WAN
7 3 (9.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Unix Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Solaris Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) AIX Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Migration Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Project Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (80.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (77.42%) Clustering
2 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
3 6 (19.35%) Grid Computing
4 2 (6.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 26 (83.87%) AIX
2 26 (83.87%) HPUX
2 26 (83.87%) Solaris
2 26 (83.87%) Unix
3 23 (74.19%) SUSE
4 15 (48.39%) Windows
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) High Availability
2 19 (61.29%) Load Balancing
3 13 (41.94%) ITIL
3 13 (41.94%) Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Requirements Management
5 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) B2B
7 2 (6.45%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Bash Shell
1 10 (32.26%) C-shell
1 10 (32.26%) Korn
1 10 (32.26%) Perl
2 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) Security Cleared
2 23 (74.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 29 (93.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (83.87%) Hyper-V
3 25 (80.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 24 (77.42%) KVM
5 12 (38.71%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (19.35%) Samba
7 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
7 1 (3.23%) vCloud
7 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) OpenView
2 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) VMware
2 26 (83.87%) Oracle
2 26 (83.87%) Sun
3 25 (80.65%) Veritas
4 24 (77.42%) Red Hat
5 19 (61.29%) Cisco
5 19 (61.29%) F5
6 14 (45.16%) HP
7 12 (38.71%) Cognos
7 12 (38.71%) Opsware
8 6 (19.35%) Borland
9 2 (6.45%) Citrix
10 1 (3.23%) Capita