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  • 1. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 1 of 7IT Monitor June 2012Your monthly guide to salary and recruitmenttrends in the UK IT market This months IT Monitor brings you the most up-to-date and comprehensive salary information from across the IT industry, Highlights from May complete with this month’s vacancy trends and analysis. • Total number of vacancies continues to increase for both permanent and contract The IT contract market has been in a state of rebuilding over • Retail, Telecoms and Media, New Media &the past quarter, with demand for quality candidates growing. This leads us to Creative vacancies all decreased for bothbelieve that the crystal ball gazing of an IT industry boom and overall buoyant contract and permanent.sector may be materialising. Demand was high in Q1 but seems to have slowed • Developers, Project Managers andin Q2 down 12% on the same period last year, however this was anticipated as Analysts are the most in demandmany IT projects came to an early end in preparation of London 2012. What we professionals for the month of May.are now seeing in the industry is a rebuild. Daily rates have remained stable • Public sector was the only sector towith manageable drops of 0.7% on Q1 and 3.2% on 2011. The average rate in the experience any significant increase insector is currently £386/day compared to £388 in Q2. contractor roles in May. • Contractor roles in the telecoms sectorSkills still in short supply include Agile, C++, Java, .Net, SAP, Ruby and SQL testing. experience another nose dive.In terms of demand, CSS3 saw a 37% increase, and similarly demand for SQL • Permanent salaries and contract ratesDBA’s increased by 36% over the quarter. In contrast, System Analysts took a grow marginally, with the rates stabilisinghit in demand (-43%), as did Credit Risk (-35%) and Siebel, which was down by across almost all technologies.almost half on Q1.There is still room for growth and uncertainty about the impact the summermonths will have on hiring levels but at the moment the IT industry appears tobe rebuilding after a slow Q2.Regards,Niall Cook, Brand DirectorComputer Peopleniallcook@computerpeople.co.ukwww.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 2. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 2 of 7IT MonitorPermanent vacancies rise Permanent Contract Vacancies % Change Vacancies % Change Number of vacancies: all sectors 13,054 0.34% 5,720 0.30%IT continues to buck the trend in comparison to other professional staffing markets, with both permanent and contractvacancies rising (0.34% and 0.30% respectively) in unstable economic conditions. This coupled with a comparatively smallernumber of candidates looking to move jobs, means that for experienced IT specialists it is still very much a candidate drivenmarket, giving strong candidates a number of opportunities for their next career move.Sector breakdown Permanent Contract (per hour) Number of vacancies: major sector Vacancies % Change Vacancies % Change Banking, insurance and finance 1,452 -1.49% 761 1.33% Retail 637 -3.34% 84 -2.33% Telecoms 428 -10.08% 31 -44.64% Media, new media and creative 411 -8.67% 155 -0.64% Public Sector 111 -18.98% 203 9.44%Banking, insurance and financeWith a decrease of 1.49% for permanent roles, the banking, insurance and financial sector experienced a slow downin May. Contract roles increased (1.33%) The uncertain times in the banking and finance market has led to a decline inpermanent opportunities, however, business as usual requirements means that what would have been permanent hires,have become contracts to allow for flexibility.RetailThe retail sector experienced a decrease in contractor and permanent vacancies. As the retail market continues to strugglewith less consumer spending and more competition from the internet, investment in the IT projects and infrastructure hasdeclined, resulting in falling demand for both contract and permanent IT professionals.TelecomsTelecoms saw a big drop for contract roles (down 10.08%) and permanent roles (down 44.64%) this month.www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 3. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 3 of 7IT MonitorThere continues to be consolidation in the telecoms market, coupled with traditionally large employers reducing headcountsresulting in reduced hiring of both permanent and contract heads.Media, new media and creativePermanent roles experienced a decline this month down -8.67%, while in contrast contract roles remain steady with a slightfall of-0.64%. Media and new media businesses have been taking a more cautious approach to employment, which hasbeen reflected in a decrease in demand for IT professionals.Public sectorPublic sector experienced a sharp decline in permanent vacancies of 18.98% while contract vacancies increased by 9.44%We have seen the impact of head reductions continue, with demand for permanent IT employees continuing to fall.However, essential project work continues, and with a falling permanent headcount, this has now been supplemented withspecialist IT contractors, reflected in the 9.44% increase in IT contract vacancies.Monthly salary trendsPermanent salaries rose by 0.08% in May - continuing the recent trend of slight monthly increases. Contract salaries alsocontinued to increase this month, with a 0.43% rise. Permanent Contract Salaries % Change Salaries % Change % change to salary and contract rates 0.08% 4.07% 0.43% 3.98%While the beginning of 2012 has been without the significant salary increases seen at the start of 2011, we continue to seedemand for contractors, along with an increase in pay for interim and project IT staff and management roles.Business Intelligence experienced the greatest increase in contract salaries this month (up 1.41%); while the biggest declinewas recorded at 0.92% for SQL servers.Contractor rates also increased for web developers (up 1.23%) and Oracle (up 1.24%) and remain steady for Database.www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 4. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 4 of 7IT Monitor Permanent (per annum) Contract (per hour) % Average % Average % Average change % Average change Job title Average change (Year-on- Average change (Year-on- salary (Monthly) year) salary (Monthly) year) .Net/C# £39,389 0.04% 7.30% £39 0.42% 3.12% Java £47,751 -0.06% 0.22% £49 0.31% 5.11% Oracle £52,371 0.01% 8.62% £49 1.24% 0.41% SQL Server £38,228 -0.04% 4.93% £42 -0.92% 6.98% Business Intelligence £53,094 -0.03% 9.30% £50 1.41% 0.82% Web Developer £32,686 0.05% 3.56% £38 1.23% 7.98% Project Manager £51,960 -0.07% 5.55% £55 0.90% 7.35% SAP £67,246 -0.06% 4.70% £66 0.81% 5.49% Testing £46,985 0.10% 7.01% £42 0.20% 1.31% Database £40,782 -0.12% 0.62% £48 0.04% 7.01% IT Director £76,504 -0.03% 4.05% £105 0.65% 9.11%www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 5. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 5 of 7IT MonitorJobs in demandContinuing the trend seen in previous months, developers and project managers retain their status as the most in demandprofessionals. We are also seeing demand for architects and business analysts increase as companies aim to innovatethrough new product developments - creating the need for business analysts to streamline activity. Permanent Contract Jobs in demand Overall Developer Developer Project Manager Analyst Architect Business Analyst Business Analyst Project Manager Web Developer Software Engineer Senior Developer Consultant Software Engineer Architect Administrator Designer Java Developer Administrator Designer Java Developer Support Analyst Test Analyst Banking, Insurance Developer Analyst and Finance Analyst Business Analyst Business Analyst Developer Project Manager Project Manager Consultant Java Developer Java Developer Test Analyst Senior Developer Architect Support Analyst Engineer C# Developer Consultant Senior Analyst Senior Analyst Media, New Media Developer Developer and Creative Web Developer Analyst Project Manager Project Manager Designer Engineerwww.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 6. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 6 of 7IT Monitor Permanent Contract Jobs in demand PHP Developer Designer Consultant Business Analyst Architect Web Developer Business Analyst Architect Senior Developer PHP Developer Administrator Flash Developer Telecommunications Developer Engineer Consultant Analyst Project Manager Developer Architect Project Manager Project Manager Consultant Software Engineer Architect Development Manager Business Analyst Engineering and Engineer Engineer Manufactoring Developer Consultant Consultant Analyst Analyst Project Manager Software Engineer Developer Support Engineer Business Analyst Senior Engineer Software Engineer Business Analyst Support Engineer Public Sector Manager Analyst Analyst Developer Developer Manager Consultant Engineer Engineer Consultant Architect Project Manager Project Manager Business Analystwww.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 7. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 7 of 7IT MonitorWrap upAlthough permanent job growth has slowed, demand for highly skilled individuals is still high, and this coupled with ademand for the same skills in the contract market has meant that permanent salaries have continued to rise, as employerscompete for the highly skilled, experienced candidates.Development technologies continue to be in high demand in both the contract and permanent markets. Companies’ongoing need to develop new products and update existing applications to keep pace with the changing demands of theircustomers has led to development technologies being among the most sought after skills. SAP and Oracle e-businesstechnologies are also in high demand, with the need for improved efficiencies for large businesses to remain competitive;investment in these areas continues to be high. IT Monitor is developed using market intelligence from major job boards, data from all brands within the Adecco Group UK & my salary checker .com Ireland, company websites, social networking sites, SalaryTrack, the market’s leading earnings information service and mysalarychecker.com (www.mysalarychecker.com) 5191 CP V3www.computerpeople.co.uk