The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for pSOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited pSOS over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wind River pSOS
UK
Rank 589 638 620
Rank change year-on-year +49 -18  
Contract jobs citing pSOS 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.075% 0.035% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £194 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +170.96% -54.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £244 £425
% change year-on-year - -42.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

pSOS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9385 11422 11433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.55% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5973 7075 6503
Median daily rate £408 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £193 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 686 932
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

pSOS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for pSOS in the UK

pSOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for pSOS in the UK

pSOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing pSOS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for pSOS in the UK

pSOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for pSOS in the UK

pSOS
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 pSOS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +35 4 £525 +200.00%
London +30 4 £525 +200.00%
South Wales +17 3 - -
Wales +12 3 - -
Newport - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £750 -
Westminster - 1 £300 -

pSOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing pSOS 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 pSOS.

1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) MS Project
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 5 (71.43%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) P3O
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) SEPA
5 2 (28.57%) PMO
5 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
5 2 (28.57%) Middleware
5 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Wholesale Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Cash Management
5 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
5 2 (28.57%) Document Management
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Windows

pSOS
Top Related 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Project
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Programme Planner
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Payments Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Payments Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) IT Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Project Officer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
4 2 (28.57%) Cash Management
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Document Management
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) P3O
2 2 (28.57%) PMO
2 2 (28.57%) SEPA
3 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland