Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PLM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PLM over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 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.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 707 717 758
Rank change year-on-year +10 +41 -25
Contract jobs citing PLM 148 136 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 69 64
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.06% -5.82%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £304
90th Percentile £599 £666 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.59% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +7.04% +12.70%
10th Percentile £29.15 £35.50 £32.86
90th Percentile £57.50 £42.00 £51.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +7.04% +12.70%

PLM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,690 81,227 89,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.82% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,719 53,809 57,908
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,968 2,254 2,719
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

PLM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PLM in the UK

PLM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PLM in the UK

PLM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PLM over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PLM in the UK

PLM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PLM in the UK

PLM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PLM over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PLM in the UK

PLM
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PLM within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 +10 138 £425 +6.25% 39
UK excluding London +19 112 £415 +3.75% 32
Midlands +41 72 £405 +6.58% 4
East Midlands +42 60 £402 +5.66% 1
North of England +53 22 £470 +21.29% 8
North West +24 22 £470 - 7
London -46 22 £475 +5.56% 7
West Midlands -2 8 £589 +57.00% 3
South East -39 6 £388 -3.13% 4
South West -5 5 £375 -25.71% 7
Scotland -18 4 - -
East of England -5 3 £420 - 8

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PLM 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 PLM.

1 65 (43.92%) Manufacturing
2 48 (32.43%) Security Cleared
3 42 (28.38%) SAP
4 32 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 29 (19.59%) Teamcenter
6 28 (18.92%) Project Management
6 28 (18.92%) Analytics
6 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (18.24%) ERP
8 23 (15.54%) Microsoft
9 22 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (14.19%) Degree
11 18 (12.16%) Data Quality
11 18 (12.16%) Automotive
12 17 (11.49%) Siemens
12 17 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (11.49%) SAP PLM
13 15 (10.14%) Big Data
13 15 (10.14%) IBM
14 14 (9.46%) Data Engineering
14 14 (9.46%) Apache Spark
14 14 (9.46%) Finance
14 14 (9.46%) Informatica
14 14 (9.46%) PowerCenter
14 14 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (9.46%) ETL
14 14 (9.46%) Python
14 14 (9.46%) PRINCE2
14 14 (9.46%) Data Analytics
14 14 (9.46%) R

PLM
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 14 (9.46%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.68%) JBoss
2 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Windchill
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.35%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 29 (19.59%) Teamcenter
2 17 (11.49%) SAP PLM
3 11 (7.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (2.70%) SAP MM
5 4 (2.70%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.35%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (1.35%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.35%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.35%) SAP QM
6 2 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.68%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.68%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.68%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.68%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.68%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) IaaS
2 2 (1.35%) PaaS
2 2 (1.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) Unified Communications
2 8 (5.41%) DNS
3 6 (4.05%) DHCP
4 3 (2.03%) SMS
5 2 (1.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.14%) Big Data
2 14 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (9.46%) PowerCenter
3 11 (7.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 11 (7.43%) Cognos Report Studio
3 11 (7.43%) DecisionStream
3 11 (7.43%) Power BI
3 11 (7.43%) Semantic Layer
3 11 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.05%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.05%) SAP BW
4 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 65 (43.92%) Manufacturing
2 18 (12.16%) Automotive
3 14 (9.46%) Finance
4 12 (8.11%) Aerospace
5 6 (4.05%) Games
5 6 (4.05%) Retail
6 5 (3.38%) Electronics
6 5 (3.38%) Marketing
7 3 (2.03%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (12.16%) Consultant
2 17 (11.49%) Architect
3 15 (10.14%) Data Engineer
3 15 (10.14%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (9.46%) Analyst
4 14 (9.46%) Project Manager
4 14 (9.46%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (6.08%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.73%) Training Consultant
7 6 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.05%) IT Support
7 6 (4.05%) Product Manager
7 6 (4.05%) SAP PLM Consultant
8 4 (2.70%) Developer
8 4 (2.70%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (2.70%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (2.70%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.70%) Technical Leader
8 4 (2.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) .NET
1 1 (0.68%) J2EE
1 1 (0.68%) JMS
1 1 (0.68%) Middleware
1 1 (0.68%) Web Dynpro
1 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) FMCG
2 8 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.41%) e-Learning
3 7 (4.73%) Clustering
4 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.03%) Windows
2 2 (1.35%) Linux
3 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (18.92%) Analytics
1 28 (18.92%) Project Management
2 27 (18.24%) ERP
3 22 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (9.46%) Data Analytics
5 14 (9.46%) Data Engineering
5 14 (9.46%) DevOps
5 14 (9.46%) ETL
5 14 (9.46%) PRINCE2
6 13 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (7.43%) Data Visualisation
7 11 (7.43%) Visualisation
8 10 (6.76%) ITIL
8 10 (6.76%) Matrix Organization
8 10 (6.76%) Scrum
9 9 (6.08%) Data Management
9 9 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.08%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.46%) Python
1 14 (9.46%) R
2 13 (8.78%) SQL
3 3 (2.03%) Perl
4 1 (0.68%) ABAP
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) Java
4 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.68%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 48 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.19%) Degree
4 10 (6.76%) PMP
5 9 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.08%) PMI Certification
6 7 (4.73%) CCIE
6 7 (4.73%) MCSE
6 7 (4.73%) VCAP
7 3 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.35%) CCNA
8 2 (1.35%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.16%) Data Quality
2 10 (6.76%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) PMO
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) MOM
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (28.38%) SAP
2 23 (15.54%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.49%) Siemens
4 15 (10.14%) IBM
5 14 (9.46%) Informatica
6 11 (7.43%) Cognos
6 11 (7.43%) Tableau
7 9 (6.08%) Cisco
8 8 (5.41%) Oracle
9 7 (4.73%) NetApp
9 7 (4.73%) VMware
10 5 (3.38%) PTC
11 4 (2.70%) AVEVA
12 2 (1.35%) Capita
13 1 (0.68%) HP
13 1 (0.68%) MetaSolv