Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SafeCom skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SafeCom over the 6 months to 25 February 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.

Nuance SafeCom
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 842 877
Rank change year-on-year -17 +35 +6
Contract jobs citing SafeCom 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.058% 0.087% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
UK median daily rate £280 £250 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -1.96% +34.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £250 -
% change year-on-year +14.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -

SafeCom is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,065 10,380 9,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.07% 10.90% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,197 6,743 6,081
UK median daily rate £476 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 253 313
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.67 £48.95 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.69 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.19% -1.33% -10.71%

SafeCom
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SafeCom in the UK

SafeCom
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SafeCom in the UK

SafeCom
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SafeCom in the UK

SafeCom
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SafeCom within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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
UK excluding London +6 6 £285 +14.00% 4
England -24 6 £275 +10.00% 2
North East +62 4 £280 +1.82%
North of England +31 4 £280 +1.82%
London -25 1 £165 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £288 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SafeCom also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SafeCom.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) XenApp
3 5 (71.43%) XenServer
3 5 (71.43%) XenDesktop
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (71.43%) ThinPrint
3 5 (71.43%) vRealize
3 5 (71.43%) PowerCLI
3 5 (71.43%) VSAN
3 5 (71.43%) VMware NSX
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
7 1 (14.29%) Cisco
7 1 (14.29%) IBM

SafeCom
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 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (71.43%) VSAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (71.43%) VMware NSX
1 5 (71.43%) XenApp
1 5 (71.43%) XenDesktop
1 5 (71.43%) XenServer
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) PowerCLI
1 5 (71.43%) vRealize
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) ThinPrint
4 1 (14.29%) Becrypt
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Wyse