The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of BMC products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BMC over the 3 months to 24 April 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 BMC Software, Inc.

BMC
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 115 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing BMC 5 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.84% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 1.72% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £400 £401
% change year-on-year -37.50% -0.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -31.42%  

BMC is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 899 1398 1389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.09% 48.92% 50.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 740 767
Median daily rate £400 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £513 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 91
Median hourly rate £17.78 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.24% -44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.43 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

BMC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing BMC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for BMC in the West Midlands

BMC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BMC in the West Midlands

BMC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BMC in the West Midlands

BMC
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BMC within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Birmingham +16 4 £400 -
BMC
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BMC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BMC.

1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
1 10 (62.50%) Remedy
1 10 (62.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (37.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
3 6 (37.50%) CMDB
3 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
4 5 (31.25%) Service Management
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
6 3 (18.75%) Release Management
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (18.75%) Aruba
6 3 (18.75%) F5
6 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) AIX
6 3 (18.75%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) WAN

BMC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (6.25%) assyst
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
2 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) OSPF
3 1 (6.25%) SNMP
3 1 (6.25%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Release Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Incident Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Process Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (37.50%) CMDB
2 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
2 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
3 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) AIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) High Availability
6 2 (12.50%) Network Management
6 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Service Design
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Korn
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Prolog
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
2 1 (6.25%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Remedy
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Aruba
4 3 (18.75%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
5 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
6 1 (6.25%) CA
6 1 (6.25%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.25%) VMware