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4Sight The IT Staffing review Q2 2014

In this issue Introduction & about us Skills Demand Update Q2 2014 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 Q2 2014 Table 1: Management roles Table 2: Infrastructure roles Table 3: Development roles Rates And Salaries - Q2 2014 Insight: ‘Fail to plan and you’ll plan to fail’ are the words of warning for recruiting in 2014


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 & 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 James Turner on 01675 468923.

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 Q2 2014

Part 1: Contract Demand Trends

Part 2: Permanent Demand Trends Most sought-after skills Q2 2014

Rank

Skill

Rank

Skill

1

SQL

1

SQL

2

Windows

2

.NET

3

Oracle

3

C#

4

SQL Server

4

SQL Server

5

Java

5

Microsoft

Highest increase in demand during Q2 2014 Rank

Skill

Rank

Skill

1

Windows Server 2012

1

Exchange

2

SQL Server 2012

2

Windows Server 2013

3

SASS

3

Sharepoint

4

Responsive Web

4

ASP .NET Web

5

Sharepoint 2013

5

Windows

Sector with highest demand Q2 2014 Rank

Sector

Rank

Sector

1

Banking/Finance/Investment

1

Banking/Finance

2

Retail

2

E-Commerce

3

Telecoms

3

Marketing

4

E-Commerce

4

Retail

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

.Net

3

Project Manager

3

HTML

4

Consultant

4

Java

5

Software Engineer

5

C#

To get free updates of the Certes IT Rate and Salary Report please visit www.certes.co.uk or call 01675 468 923


IT Rates and Salaries Overview A guide to the rates and salaries of those in the IT industry - Q2 2014

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

£425 £425 £750 £475 £350 £600 £200 £412 £265

£340 £368 £620 £385 £300 £550 £165 £390 £240

£47,500 £52,000 £97,500 £46,500 £37,500 £72,500 £26,500 £52,500 £37,500

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 £363 £375 £330 £400 £325 £375 £120 £153 £290 £225

£280 £330 £365 £315 £340 £299 £370 £270 £345 £100 £125 £245 £195

£38,500 £45,000 £47,500 £45,000 £50,000 £42,500 £50,000 £40,000 £40,000 £23,000 £25,000 £35,000 £31,000

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

£375 £450 £375 £375 £333 £325 £355 £290 £375 £300 £330

£280 £370 £330 £330 £300 £252 £280 £265 £345 £260 £270

£41,000 £50,000 £45,000 £45,000 £40,000 £35,000 £40,000 £31,500 £47,000 £30,000 £37,500

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 468 923


Insight ‘Fail to plan and you’ll plan to fail’ are the words of warning for recruiting in 2014? If you have spent any time in 2014 trying to fill a vacant IT position, you will have undoubtedly seen just how fast moving the market is at present. Those organisations with structured processes, quick decision making and clear objectives are way ahead in the attraction of new IT staff. Having played a key role in the IT recruitment market for over 30 years now, we at Certes have seen the many peaks and troughs of the IT market, and witnessed first hand that the sector tends to act as a reliable barometer for the wider business economy, usually leading the way in terms of confidence (or lack of it!). So with the economy starting to get back on track and general confidence on the increase, we are seeing demand in both contact and permanent markets at levels we have not seen since 2007. For candidates this is a very welcome sea change, but for recruiting businesses its turning into a huge challenge. The race for top IT skills and talent is on and you need to be in good shape to win. The key is to be prepared as far as possible in advance of your needs, ideally working on business forecasting and the corresponding project, team and departmental resource plans that fulfil these. Detailed role and skill profiling and rate benchmarking will also mean that come the point where you need to go out to the market you are ready to hit the ground running with a clear picture of who and what you need and a framework against which you and your line managers can rapidly issue considered and consistent recruitment specs and screen and assess candidate suitability against a structured process. Getting the spec right first time is key, as is the speed at which you are able to assess CVs that hit your desk. Gone are the days when you have the luxury of time when assessing candidates suitability. In the current market, keeping informed is also a key factor in candidate attraction, keeping abreast of rate and salary levels, looking at how demand for certain skills is moving and also being aware of legislative or industry changes that are coming will all help to be more planned and will give you more insight into roles where you can expect higher levels of competition.

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Lastly don’t underestimate the work that you need to do to continuously build your employer brand, in a competitive market that’s far more connected and transparent, making yourself stand out is a challenge. Content is key – make it relevant, engaging and inviting, you really want to aim to give a potential new candidate an insight into what its like to be part of your business. The brands that are winning the war for talent are those with extensive content about their business in all forms including video; who are promoting their wider business interests in terms of sustainability and community renewal; and who are making it ever easier to connect wit them whether that be online, via social media platforms or in person. Here’s our top tips for ensuring successful recruitment in 2014;

James Turner Sales Director, Corporate Accounts

• Have very clear expectations in terms of skills, roles and rates/salaries – and document these fully.

Direct: 01675 468 923 Mobile: 07976 356 353 Email: james.turner@certes.co.uk

• Ensure your team are all working to structured recruitment processes, regardless of whether you are looking for a 3 week contractor or your next permanent CTO.

• Aim to commit to pre-agreed interview timelines, with the focus on quick and effective candidate management.

• Prioritise CV screening - speed of response is critical and those customers who are sitting on CVs for 2, 3 or even 4 weeks are having a nasty shock when their entire short-list is no longer available. • Ensure you remain competitive at all times in terms of your contract rates or salaries as well as the environment in which you are offering your new talent • Make sure your employer brand is attractive and is well promoted, utilise all avenues to promote your brand and provide as much content and ‘touch points’ as possible for potential new candidates to engage with your brand. If you’re in need of professional recruitment support or guidance on your resourcing plans then we’d be more than happy to discuss this with you, get in touch today on 01675 468968.

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