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  • 1. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 1 of 12IT Monitor March 2012Your monthly guide to salary and recruitmenttrends in the UK IT market This month’s IT Monitor brings you the most up-to-date and comprehensive salary information from across the IT Highlights from February industry, complete with this month’s vacancy trends and • Both permanent and contract IT vacancies analysis. increased. • Permanent opportunities soared in theAfter a slow start to the year, the IT industry looks to be on the rise. February public sector, while contractor vacanciescharted a positive course for IT professionals, as vacancies and salaries rose dwindled.across all sectors - particularly in areas that previously relaxed their hiring of • Permanent roles increased across media,permanent workers; most notably retail and the public sector. new media and creative, while contractor vacancy levels experienced a slight decline.The boost to IT employment within the retail sector is largely attributable to the • Telecoms boomed across the board aspending 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as organisations prepare for the permanent and contractor roles peaked,anticipated increase in demand on their IT infrastructure and systems, with an along with retail.influx of tourists expected in the UK. • Month-on-month permanent salaries remain steady, while contractor pay ratesThe public sector veered from its usual course of employing contractors to align rise.with project budgets rather than permanent salaries, by increasing its hiring of • Developers and project managerspermanent staff this month - marking a decline in demand for IT contractors. emerge as the month’s most in demand professionals.While a complete return to the previously dizzy heights of IT recruitment is yet • Interim IT directors and SAP contractto be seen, the positive shoots of recovery in Q1 point to an increase in both professionals come out on top with February’s highest pay increases.employer confidence and heightened demand for quality IT professionals.Candidates should take comfort in the fact that the market is still largelycandidate led, with the majority of skill sets much in demand.Regards,Sid Barnes, Executive DirectorComputer Peoplesidbarnes@computerpeople.co.ukwww.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 2. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 2 of 12IT MonitorPermanent vacancies remain steady as Q1 progresses Permanent Contract Vacancies % Change Vacancies % Change Number of vacancies: all sectors 13,024 0.16% 5,711 0.42%Overall, advertised permanent vacancies increased marginally this month, with a rise of 0.16% on this time last year.While minimal, this increase - and perhaps more notably the absence of any decrease - signals confidence in the hiringof permanent staff and a greater commitment to the implementation of future IT strategy. Encouragingly, this increase indemand for permanent IT professionals means that we can expect many new projects over the coming months.Contractor vacancies increased in February by 0.42%, equating to 24 additional advertised jobs. While we witnessed aslight decline in vacancy levels for contractors across most sectors, the upward trend for contractor employment is stillevident.Sector breakdown Permanent Contract (per hour) Number of vacancies: major sector Vacancies % Change Vacancies % Change Banking, insurance and finance 1,528 0.20% 772 -1.28% Retail 691 5.98% 78 -3.70% Telecoms 514 7.31% 95 1.06% Media, new media and creative 445 11.81% 152 -0.65% Public Sector 165 27.91% 194 -10.19%Banking, insurance and financeWith an increase of 0.20% for permanent roles, and a decline of 1.28% in contractor vacancies, the banking, insurance andfinancial sector experienced a mixed month. While permanent hiring levels increased steadily over the past six months,they are now starting to plateau.The decline in contractor vacancies seen over the past two months continued as expected, as we approach the end ofthe financial year and contracts and projects come to a close. We are therefore likely to see increased headcount at thebeginning of the financial year, as budgets are approved for the year ahead.RetailSimilarly, the retail sector experienced a dip in contractor vacancies - falling by 3.70% in the month of February, in line withthe end of the financial year. But with a rise of 5.98% across permanent vacancies, the message is one of positivity.www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 3. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 3 of 12IT MonitorAs London 2012 approaches, companies are addressing their permanent hiring needs to meet the demand occasioned byheightened tourism. It’s likely that the Games will have a positive impact on the economy longer term, which could spell jobcreation in the IT industry long after the Games.TelecomsThe telecoms industry continued its upward trend, as both permanent (up 7.31%) and contractor (up 1.06) vacanciesincreased; largely due to new budgets being approved after a thawing in January. With a number of telecoms relatedprojects on the horizon - needed to increase broadband width for the UK - the market is set to peak this year.Media, new media and creativeAfter a dismal start to the year - where vacancies fell by 8.51% - media, new media and creative bounced back this monthwith an 11.81% increase in jobs across the sector. This is attributable in large part to an on-trend emphasis from manycompanies on their social and digital media strategy. Those with social and digital expertise then will continue to be in highdemand.While permanent vacancies increased in February, contract vacancies declined by 0.65% due to the shedding of excessbudget before the start of the new financial year.Public sectorIt’s good news for the public sector as February marked an overall increase in the number of permanent vacancies (up27.91%); perhaps owing to the need for departments to utilise excess budget before the new financial year.Resulting, contractor vacancies fell by 10.19% to make way for permanent hiring as projects come to an end.Monthly salary trendsPermanent salaries rose by 0.07% in February — continuing the recent trend of slight monthly increases. Contract salariesalso continued to increase this month, with a 0.68% rise. Permanent Contract Vacancies % Change Vacancies % Change Number of vacancies: all sectors 0.07% 4.722% 0.68% 4.07%While the beginning of 2012 has been without the significant salary increases experienced at the start of 2011, we continueto see demand for contractors, along with an increase in pay for interim and project IT staff and management..Net/C# experienced the greatest increase in permanent salaries this month; while the biggest decline was recorded at0.13% in web development. This decrease is a continuing trend sparked by the outsourcing of web requirements by manyorganisations to media, new media and creative agencies and offshore.There was high demand for interim IT directors (up 3.80%) and SAP practitioners (up 2.43%) in February, as new boardmembers were needed to implement streamlining initiatives across a number of industries.www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 4. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 4 of 12IT MonitorSAP practitioners in the UK continue to be in high demand, preferred over contractors in mainland Europe because of thehigh value of their experience. 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# £39,384 0.09% 7.07% £38 1.02% 3.29% Java £47,827 -0.06% 0.22% £47 0.40% 5.00% Oracle £52,331 0.05% 8.45% £49 1.60% 0.10% SQL Server £38,264 -0.01% 4.77% £39 -1.23% 7.29% Business Intelligence £53,135 -0.06% 9.03% £50 -0.30% 0.61% Web Developer £32,659 -0.13% 3.44% £35 -0.45% 10.80% Project Manager £52,008 -0.07% 5.50% £51 0.30% 7.90% SAP £67,268 0.07% 4.67% £63 2.43% 5.45% Testing £46,905 0.00% 6.88% £41 -1.10% 1.38% Database £40,827 -0.07% 0.60% £45 -1.20% 7.20% IT Director £76,564 0.01% 3.99% £96 3.80% 10.10%Jobs 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 Architectwww.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 5. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 5 of 12IT Monitor Permanent Contract 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 Engineer PHP Developer Designer Consultant Business Analyst Architect Web Developer Business Analyst Architect Senior Developer PHP Developer Administrator Flash Developer Telecomms Developer Engineer Consultant Analyst Project Manager Developer Architect Project Manager Project Manager Consultantwww.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 6. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 6 of 12IT Monitor Permanent Contract Software Engineer Architect Development Manager Business Analyst Engineering and Engineer Engineer Manufacturing Consultant Developer 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 12IT MonitorSalaries by region Permanent Contract London Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £51,159 0.33% 7.61% £45 0.64% 3.13% Java £59,160 0.56% 1.26% £56 0.20% 5.96% Oracle £60,656 0.37% 6.19% £52 0.66% 0.22% SQL Server £47,253 0.14% 4.50% £46 0.49% 7.66% Business Intelligence £65,130 0.03% 11.84% £55 0.67% 0.74% Web Developer £39,294 -0.23% 3.94% £37 -1.13% 11.83% Project Manager £59,442 -0.15% 6.16% £56 0.63% 8.26% SAP £69,110 0.55% 5.09% £66 -0.57% 5.64% Testing £54,649 -0.08% 7.29% £46 0.27% 1.15% Database £47,342 0.62% 1.42% £47 1.02% 7.61% CIO £90,601 0.31% 0.67% - - - IT Director £71,082 0.02% 6.29% £119 -0.06% 10.69% Permanent Contract South East Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £39,028 0.34% 5.84% £35 1.40% 2.63% Java £41,075 0.50% 1.07% £43 -0.52% 6.22% Oracle £47,532 0.69% 5.97% £43 0.01% 1.01% SQL Server £38,249 0.24% 3.73% £38 -0.78% 5.05% Business Intelligence £50,233 0.51% 10.72% £54 -0.24% 1.56% Web Developer £34,334 -0.21% 3.92% £32 0.48% 8.27% Project Manager £49,944 0.23% 5.74% £45 0.76% 7.76% SAP £60,190 0.46% 5.40% £57 -0.36% 5.31% Testing £56,297 0.44% 0.33% £32 -0.42% 3.29% Database £42,938 0.60% 2.10% £36 -0.11% 4.15% CIO - - - - - IT Director - - - - -www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 8. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 8 of 12IT MonitorSalaries by region Permanent Contract South West Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £34,581 -0.14% 6.19% £34 -0.89% 3.44% Java £37,154 -0.22% 2.20% £37 0.08% 3.09% Oracle £46,351 -0.01% 5.67% £52 -0.25% 1.24% SQL Server £35,783 0.74% 4.53% £32 1.55% 4.80% Business Intelligence £38,311 0.04% 8.67% £44 1.02% 1.23% Web Developer £30,501 0.00% 3.77% £24 1.70% 8.57% Project Manager £47,109 -0.09% 5.54% £47 0.61% 6.81% SAP £73,836 0.37% 4.85% £55 -0.23% 4.05% Testing - - - £33 -0.55% 2.29% Database £33,853 0.00% 2.38% £26 -0.29% 8.19% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - - Permanent Contract East Midlands Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £33,259 0.07% 2.97% £23 -1.83% 3.31% Java £36,711 -0.11% 2.39% £35 -0.55% 6.13% Oracle £44,946 0.58% 5.95% £38 -0.12% 2.25% SQL Server £33,609 0.19% 4.13% £30 -1.58% 5.70% Business Intelligence £30,881 -0.24% 4.74% £45 -0.38% 1.65% Web Developer £30,601 1.24% 2.18% £20 2.40% 5.11% Project Manager £44,584 0.10% 5.53% £51 0.83% 6.82% SAP £63,445 0.61% 0.31% £49 0.58% 4.06% Testing - - - £35 0.67% 1.43% Database £44,580 0.71% 1.17% £30 1.35% 3.55% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - -www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 9. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 9 of 12IT MonitorSalaries by region Permanent Contract West Midlands Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £36,436 0.90% 7.10% £37 -0.19% 2.09% Java £42,060 -0.03% 1.91% £39 -0.14% 6.03% Oracle £43,129 0.40% 6.90% £38 -0.50% 0.39% SQL Server £35,953 0.75% 7.07% £38 -0.13% 6.68% Business Intelligence £46,356 -0.18% 11.16% £49 -0.01% 0.61% Web Developer £32,529 1.17% 3.50% £34 0.37% 8.39% Project Manager £46,661 0.42% 6.60% £41 0.08% 7.53% SAP - - - £52 0.02% 4.11% Testing - - - £36 0.34% 1.27% Database £41,095 0.52% 1.07% £30 -1.11% 7.08% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - - Permanent Contract East of England Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £37,808 -0.23% 5.82% £33 -0.08% 3.41% Java £40,431 0.07% 1.52% £39 -0.59% 4.96% Oracle £45,790 0.16% 8.13% £48 -0.87% 0.32% SQL Server £38,974 0.93% 5.16% £30 -1.30% 7.62% Business Intelligence £29,147 1.03% 9.85% £46 0.53% 3.46% Web Developer £30,836 0.28% 4.73% £25 -0.69% 8.29% Project Manager £48,228 0.32% 6.15% £43 0.68% 5.17% SAP £68,754 -0.05% 4.48% £57 0.52% 2.37% Testing £41,538 0.08% 5.78% £31 -0.36% 1.36% Database £41,249 0.20% 2.12% £27 -1.09% 6.29% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - -www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 10. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 10 of 12IT MonitorSalaries by region Permanent Contract Yorkshire and Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Humberside Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £36,059 0.25% 7.27% £33 -1.07% 3.31% Java £38,499 -0.12% 1.89% £39 1.15% 4.88% Oracle £41,712 0.75% 6.23% £44 0.61% 2.13% SQL Server £36,084 0.00% 5.35% £29 -1.37% 4.90% Business Intelligence £37,396 0.29% 9.42% £41 0.72% 0.31% Web Developer £29,563 0.19% 3.87% £29 1.17% 7.63% Project Manager £45,106 0.26% 6.36% £44 0.70% 5.78% SAP £54,667 0.04% 3.86% £55 0.21% 3.39% Testing £31,416 0.42% 5.08% £35 1.21% 2.11% Database £37,685 -0.18% 3.50% £28 1.76% 5.43% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - - Permanent Contract North West Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £35,382 0.15% 7.38% £34 0.23% 2.39% Java £38,254 0.91% 1.98% £40 0.82% 5.87% Oracle £41,888 0.48% 6.32% £42 -0.68% 0.08% SQL Server £36,747 0.55% 5.18% £30 -0.39% 6.70% Business Intelligence £37,549 0.23% 9.69% £43 0.63% 0.77% Web Developer £30,036 0.74% 3.83% £29 -0.21% 8.30% Project Manager £45,332 0.86% 6.54% £44 -0.04% 7.98% SAP £54,343 0.20% 3.93% £55 0.85% 4.14% Testing £31,596 0.03% 5.26% £34 -1.08% 1.37% Database £37,403 0.20% 3.27% £26 0.60% 7.21% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - -www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 11. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 11 of 12IT MonitorSalaries by region Permanent Contract North East Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £35,430 0.76% 7.16% £36 0.33% 2.99% Java £39,168 0.74% 2.19% £37 -1.10% 6.14% Oracle £42,060 0.56% 6.10% £43 0.40% 2.27% SQL Server £36,729 0.90% 5.42% £31 0.15% 5.63% Business Intelligence £36,833 -0.13% 9.41% £42 -0.40% 1.91% Web Developer £30,011 1.30% 3.96% £28 1.00% 5.35% Project Manager £45,254 0.76% 6.30% £42 0.97% 6.98% SAP £53,981 0.04% 3.88% £54 -0.34% 4.22% Testing £31,750 0.45% 4.89% £33 -1.31% 1.19% Database £37,396 0.72% 3.43% £24 0.86% 3.13% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - - Permanent Contract Scotland Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £36,345 -0.21% 5.29% £34 0.48% 3.43% Java £36,594 0.00% 1.71% £37 -0.10% 4.82% Oracle £41,768 0.83% 7.86% £38 -1.27% 2.27% SQL Server £36,240 0.16% 4.89% £30 -0.05% 4.99% Business Intelligence £52,052 0.42% 11.01% £39 -0.70% 0.83% Web Developer £34,527 0.55% 4.39% £24 1.12% 7.71% Project Manager £39,391 0.36% 5.91% £43 -0.40% 6.16% SAP £46,540 -0.03% 0.55% £50 0.81% 3.41% Testing - - - £35 1.08% 2.18% Database £40,856 -0.07% 4.75% £30 -0.21% 5.18% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - -www.computerpeople.co.uk
  • 12. IT Monitor / Computer People Page 12 of 12IT MonitorSalaries by region Permanent Contract Wales Average % Change % Change Average % Change % Change Salary (Monthly) (Yearly) hourly rate (Monthly) (Yearly) .Net £35,429 0.09% 7.66% £36 1.39% 3.63% Java £32,999 -0.04% 1.10% £38 1.25% 4.68% Oracle £44,663 0.13% 9.46% £37 -0.29% 2.10% SQL Server £35,448 1.08% 5.60% £29 -0.25% 2.88% Business Intelligence - - - £40 1.17% 1.65% Web Developer £30,425 0.50% 3.16% £25 0.74% 3.64% Project Manager £44,820 0.23% 4.71% £46 0.41% 4.95% SAP - - - £50 -0.55% 2.16% Testing - - - £32 -0.74% 2.22% Database £31,215 -0.06% 3.84% £25 -1.27% 4.12% CIO - - - - - - IT Director - - - - - -Wrap upWith vacancies on the rise, permanent salaries remaining steady, and contract rates increasing, positive shoots areundoubtedly emerging across the whole of the IT sector.As the new financial year approaches it will be interesting to see how the market reacts and how generous or meagre thebudgets (if any) are given to hiring managers.The positive impact of this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games will start to be felt as the year progresses, as will thegovernment’s commitment to IT spend.With all of this in mind, we could be looking at a very positive year for the market, with increased growth and job creation.Watch this space. 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) 5038 CP V3www.computerpeople.co.uk