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4Sight The IT Staffing review Winter 2015

In this issue Introduction and about us Skills Demand Update Winter 2015 Section 1: Contract Demand Trends Table 1: Most sought-after contract skills Table 2: Skills with largest change in demand Table 3: Sector with highest contract demand Table 4: Top 5 demanded job functions Table 5: Top 5 demanded programming languages Section 2: IT Rates and Salary Overview Winter 2015 Table 1: Management roles Table 2: Infrastructure roles Table 3: Development roles Rates and Salaries - Winter 2015 Insight: News


Introduction Certes Computing is a leading supplier of IT staffing and recruitment solutions to both the private and public sectors. Established since 1983, we have developed a strong reputation for delivering highly responsive and effective IT resourcing services, whether it be for complete onsite managed services, Employed Consultants and Turnkey staffing services, the provision of contingency IT contract staff or the recruitment of permanent personnel.

IT Staffing Review Certes IT Staffing Review is provided as part of 4Sight – Certes’ portfolio of free information services for recruitment. 4Sight provides a range of information services such as market news, case studies, white papers, legislation updates, as well as skills, rate and salary information. Each quarter 4Sight brings you information relevant to the staffing industry. Based on customer feedback, our IT Staffing Review has been developed to provide subscribers with a reliable and accurate way to aid their resource planning with a comprehensive comparison of the cost of contractors, permanent staff and Employed Consultants, with the associated levels of supply and demand for key skills and job functions within the market. Issued and updated quarterly, our IT Staffing Review provides a comprehensive and up to date reflection of market developments, and includes detailed skill demand comparisons on the same period last year, providing a useful yardstick for market growth or decline in skills usage.

Guide to Rates and Salaries Disclaimer The rates and salaries presented here are intended to provide an objective guide to the job functions most commonly recruited in the market. The figures used are based on national averages and consequently do not reflect specific regional differences. Should you require more specific rate or salary information on any additional skill, job title or region not present then please contact us on 01675 468968.

Data Sources The rates are compiled every month from a combination of 12 independent reports and official reviews which are then aggregated to formulate a 3 month view.

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Part 1: Contract Demand Trends

Part 2: Permanent Demand Trends


Skills Demand Update A guide to the most sought-after skills of Winter 2015

Part 1: Contract Demand Trends

Part 2: Permanent Demand Trends Most sought-after skills Winter 2015

Rank

Skill

Rank

Skill

1

SQL

1

SQL

2

Java

2

Microsoft

3

Oracle

3

.NET

4

HTML

4

C#

5

.NET

5

Java Script

Highest increase in demand during Winter 2015 Rank

Skill

Rank

Skill

1

Twitter Bootstrap

1

ASP .NET WEB API

2

Windows Server 2012

2

Twitter Bootstrap

3

Big Data

3

Cyber Security

4

SASS

4

SASS

5

Exchange Server

5

DV Cleared

Sector with highest demand Winter 2015 Rank

Sector

Rank

Sector

1

Banking/Finance/Investment

1

Banking/Finance

2

Telecoms

2

E-Commerce

3

Retail

3

Retail

4

E-Commerce

4

Marketing

5

Marketing

5

Telecoms

Top 5 demanded job functions

Top 5 demanded programming languages

Rank

Sector

Rank

Sector

1

Developer

1

SQL

2

Analyst

2

Java

3

Project Manager

3

HTML

4

Consultant

4

.Net

5

Software Engineer

5

SQL Server

To get free updates of the Certes IT Rate and Salary Report please visit www.certes.co.uk or call 01675 468968


IT Rates and Salaries Overview A guide to the rates and salaries of those in the IT industry - Winter 2015

Average Contractor daily rate*

Certes Employed Consultant daily rate

Average permanent salary

Management Roles Business Analyst Project Manager IT Director IT Manager Helpdesk Manager Programme Manager Project Co-ordinator Systems Architect Technical Author

£415 £435 £750 £325 £375 £600 £225 £481 £325

£340 £368 £675 £300 £295 £545 £180 £410 £295

£47,500 £52,000 £85,000 £45,000 £37,500 £75,000 £27,000 £62,500 £35,000

Infrastructure Roles Application Support Analyst DBA -Oracle -SQL Oracle Applications Network Engineer IT Security Consultant Systems Administrator Systems Analyst Helpdesk 2nd Line 3rd Line IT Trainer

£375 £375 £400 £360 £438 £325 £410 £350 £375 £150 £170 £275 £270

£315 £315 £340 £315 £370 £275 £370 £290 £345 £115 £135 £245 £225

£35,000 £45,000 £49,750 £45,000 £50,000 £45,000 £57,500 £42,500 £40,000 £23,000 £26,000 £36,500 £33,500

Development Roles C# Java Sharepoint Oracle .NET PHP SQL System Tester User Acceptance Tester (UAT) Web Designer Web Developer

£400 £450 £400 £415 £350 £325 £350 £295 £315 £275 £350

£330 £385 £360 £360 £310 £290 £315 £265 £295 £235 £285

£42,500 £50,000 £52,500 £47,500 £40,000 £35,000 £42,500 £32,500 £32,500 £31,500 £36,500

Job Title

* Contract rates quoted represent average contract pay rates (excluding any margin or mark up). To get free updates of the Certes IT Rate and Salary Report, please visit www.certes.co.uk or call 01675 468968


Insight News

IT sectors and skills: the ones to watch in Q1 From the most closely contested election in decades to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, 2015 looks set to be a momentous year. In the spirit of future-gazing, here are our predictions for the sectors and skills that will be making the IT headlines in the first quarter of 2015.

Contactless payment After much excitement and anticipation, smartphone payment technology looks set to finally become a reality on the UK high street. The rollout of Apple Pay is reported to be on the horizon for the first half of the year and, in line with other Apple innovations, the launch of the ‘wave and pay’ service is expected to finally convince consumers on the value of this new technology. To continue reading... https://www.certes.co.uk/blog/2015/01/it-sectors-and-skills-the-ones-to-watch-in-q1

Top tips for understanding the business problem A BA’s role will vary depending on each organisation or project, but understanding the nature of the business problem is an essential skill. According to the latest issue of Analysts Anonymous a good BA will ask a lot of questions, work well as an individual and as part of the team, and really understand what a business’ requirements are through careful planning and evaluation. Failure to assess the business problem can mean BAs don’t deliver the required solutions on time and to a high standard. To continue reading... https://www.certes.co.uk/blog/2015/02/top-tips-for-understanding-the-business-problem

UK businesses supported with new cyber security developments David Cameron’s recent visit to the US with cyber security firms has enabled new protection measures to be put in place to support UK businesses in the sector. The Prime Minister met with President Obama to discuss how British companies can combat cyber threats and remain as one of the most secure places to do business. Mr Cameron has also pledged to “step up the practical support offered to UK cyber security companies to make sure they have the best opportunity to win even more business in the US,” a move that will be welcomed by many IT professionals as cyber security becomes ever more paramount. To continue reading... https://www.certes.co.uk/blog/2015/01/uk-businesses-supported-with-new-cyber-security-developments


4sight issue 1 2015