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4Sight The IT Staffing review Issue 2: 2015

In this issue Introduction and about us Skills Demand Update Q2 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 Q2 2015 Table 1: Management roles Table 2: Infrastructure roles Table 3: Development roles Rates and Salaries - Q2 2015 Insight: Robust job market in Q2 of 2015


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 Q2 2015

Part 1: Contract Demand Trends

Part 2: Permanent Demand Trends Most sought-after skills Q2 2015

Rank

Skill

Rank

Skill

1

SQL

1

SQL

2

Microsoft

2

Microsoft

3

Java

3

.NET

4

Oracle

4

C#

5

Java Script

5

Java Script

Highest increase in demand during Q2 2015 Rank

Skill

Rank

Skill

1

ASP .NET WEB API

1

Cyber Security

2

Cyber Security

2

ASP .NET WEB API

3

Windows Server 2012

3

Twitter Bootstrap

4

Twitter Bootstrap

4

SASS

5

Big Data

5

DV Cleared

Sector with highest demand Q2 2015 Rank

Sector

Rank

Sector

1

Banking/Finance/Investment

1

Banking/Finance

2

Retail

2

Retail

3

Telecoms

3

E-Commerce

4

E-Commerce

4

Marketing

5

Marketing

5

Quality Assurance

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

SQL Server

4

Business Analyst

4

HTML

5

Architect

5

.Net

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 - Q2 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

£425 £425 £600 £325 £381 £575 £200 £463 £313

£340 £368 £540 £240 £295 £545 £180 £410 £295

£47,500 £52,000 £80,000 £45,000 £42,500 £77,500 £30,000 £53,750 £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

£350 £375 £425 £350 £425 £325 £475 £350 £385 £150 £160 £250 £225

£315 £315 £340 £315 £370 £275 £370 £290 £345 £115 £135 £200 £180

£37,500 £47,500 £50,000 £45,000 £55,000 £45,000 £55,000 £42,500 £40,000 £23,000 £26,000 £37,000 £32,500

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

£375 £440 £363 £425 £375 £338 £375 £300 £400 £225 £325

£330 £385 £288 £360 £310 £290 £315 £265 £295 £188 £285

£42,500 £50,000 £45,000 £52,500 £42,500 £40,000 £42,500 £32,250 £40,000 £30,000 £35,250

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

Robust job market in Q2 of 2015 The UK has seen major declines in employment due to a long lasting recession. Now the UK job market looks to be bouncing back with a robust Q2 in 2015. Not only is the UK job market seeing an increase in employment, it has amazingly been recorded as an all time high. Ann Swain, Chief Executive at APSCO explains “It is heartening to see that employment is continuing to rise and at 73.4% is the highest since comparable records began – and higher than the predownturn peak in early 2008. This mirrors our own findings which saw a 25% rise in professional level vacancies year on year – although there was a slight cooling month on month mainly due to election uncertainty.” https://www.certes.co.uk/blog/2015/04/robust-job-market-in-q2-of-2015

UK to lead the way on cyber security insurance following large number of breaches A report published by the government and one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers and risk advisors, Marsh, has announced plans for the UK to become a global leader in cyber security insurance through a series of initiatives designed to help firms get to grips with cyber risk. The Cabinet Office minister and 13 major insurance firms have agreed to work together to improve the availability of cyber insurance by UK companies, after the report highlighted that 81% of large UK based companies, and 60% of small companies have suffered a cyber security breach in the past year. https://www.certes.co.uk/blog/2015/04/uk-to-lead-the-way-on-cyber-security-insurance

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail – Interview question tips Preparation is the key to success. The ability to pre-empt any situation can work in your favour and in most cases can change a decision to benefit you. Preparing for interviews should be straight forward. Research the company, research the role and compare the job specifications to your skills. But how do you prepare after you have been invited to an interview? https://www.certes.co.uk/blog/2015/04/Failing-to-prepare-is-preparing-to-fail-Interview-question-tips


4sight issue 2 2015