Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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.

Nuance SafeCom
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 864 886
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22 -4
Contract jobs citing SafeCom 14 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.026% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.12% 0.23% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 6
UK median daily rate £139 £233 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.32% -8.82% +70.00%
10th Percentile £104 £193 £231
90th Percentile £230 £278 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £245 £310
% change year-on-year -54.08% -20.97% +106.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 0
UK median hourly rate £16.86 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.56% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.86 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year -37.56% - -

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 11664 11633 9758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.05% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 7438 5957
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.36%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £21.63 £19.03
% change year-on-year -27.26% +13.64% -5.13%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SafeCom over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 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 +3 14 £139 -40.32% 2
UK excluding London +26 12 £113 -54.08% 1
Midlands - 10 £113 -
West Midlands - 10 £113 -
North of England +46 2 £190 -15.56%
London -19 2 £165 -14.29% 1
North East +46 1 £275 +22.22%
North West - 1 £105 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SafeCom 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 SafeCom.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (85.71%) Blackberry
4 11 (78.57%) VMware
4 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
4 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (71.43%) Fat Client
5 10 (71.43%) SCCM
5 10 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (71.43%) WSUS
5 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
5 10 (71.43%) Software Deployment
5 10 (71.43%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
5 10 (71.43%) NetApp
5 10 (71.43%) Thin Client
5 10 (71.43%) Terminal Services
5 10 (71.43%) Symantec
5 10 (71.43%) McAfee
5 10 (71.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (71.43%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (71.43%) Wyse
5 10 (71.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (71.43%) Cisco
5 10 (71.43%) IBM
6 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
7 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
7 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
7 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing

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 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 10 (71.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (14.29%) CMS
3 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Blackberry
2 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (71.43%) Fat Client
2 10 (71.43%) Thin Client
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Mobile Device Management
1 10 (71.43%) Software Deployment
2 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Line Management
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (71.43%) Terminal Services
3 10 (71.43%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (7.14%) VMware NSX
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (71.43%) SCCM
1 10 (71.43%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) PowerCLI
2 1 (7.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) IBM
3 10 (71.43%) McAfee
3 10 (71.43%) NetApp
3 10 (71.43%) Symantec
3 10 (71.43%) Wyse
4 4 (28.57%) Meraki
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) Becrypt
7 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
7 1 (7.14%) ThinPrint