The IT Job Market Report 2015 - UK

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This comprehensive report covers the IT job market from all angles including salary, mobility, social media, remunerations and much more!

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<ul><li><p>The IT Job Board, February 2015</p><p>IT Job MarketReport 2015</p></li><li><p>We surveyed over 900 UK tech professionals to create a comprehensive IT Job Market Report containing salary insight, market expectations on future remuneration, mobility, social media and more. </p><p>We hope you find this report useful.</p><p>The IT Job Board </p><p>Introduction</p></li><li><p>1 Contractor Demographics</p><p>1. Contractors</p><p>The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>Gender Sector</p><p>Male Female Private Public</p><p>82% 18% 75% 25%</p><p>Where contractors currently work</p><p>North West</p><p>North East</p><p>London</p><p>East Anglia</p><p>South East</p><p>East Midlands</p><p>Yorkshire &amp; the Humber</p><p>South West</p><p>Thames Valley</p><p>Scotland</p><p>West Midlands</p><p>Density of IT Employees</p><p>Highest Lowest</p></li><li><p>2The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>Education level</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>17%College Diploma</p><p>7%GCSE</p><p>39%Bachelor Degree</p><p>3%Ph.D</p><p>22%Master Degree</p><p>12%Other*</p><p>Years of IT experience </p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>18%0 - 5 years</p><p>19%6 - 10 years</p><p>14%</p><p>13%16 - 20 years</p><p>11 - 15 years</p><p>36%More than 20 years</p><p>Contractors age</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>1%18 - 24 years old</p><p>0%&lt; 18 years old</p><p>21%25 - 34 years old</p><p>28%</p><p>17%55 - 64 years old</p><p>30%45 - 54 years old</p><p>35 - 44 years old</p><p>3%&gt; 65 years old</p><p>Other* A level, HND and NVQ</p></li><li><p>3Current area of IT</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 30%20% 25%</p><p>24%Development</p><p>23%Project Management</p><p>23%Support &amp; Operations</p><p>6%Testing</p><p>12%Analysis</p><p>12%Other*</p><p>Current career level</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>9%Senior Management</p><p>9%Director</p><p>27%Middle Management</p><p>37%Team Member</p><p>13%Lower Management</p><p>5%Entry Level</p><p>The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>Commuting time to work</p><p>19%</p><p>14%</p><p>21%20%</p><p>16%</p><p>10%</p><p>15 - 30 minutes</p><p>15 minutes</p><p>30 - 45 minutes</p><p>60 - 75 minutes</p><p>45 - 60 minutes</p><p>&gt;75 minutes</p><p>Other* Training, Design and Architecture</p></li><li><p>4The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p> Contractor Salary</p><p>Contract Rates (hourly)</p><p>Change in salary (last review)</p><p>1 - 30</p><p>13%</p><p>91 - 120</p><p>9%</p><p>120 +</p><p>4%61 - 90</p><p>47%</p><p>31 - 60</p><p>27%</p><p>Expectations (next review)</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>39%Increase</p><p>30%No change</p><p>1%</p><p>10%No comment</p><p>Decrease</p><p>20%Dont know</p><p>Increase 38%</p><p>Decrease 4%</p><p>No change 58%</p><p>All contract rates are exclusive of recruitment agency fees, commissions, employee benefitsand performance related bonuses</p></li><li><p>5The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p> Future Plans</p><p>When IT Contractors expect to change job</p><p>Most important factors when choosing a new contract</p><p>Within 6 months19%</p><p>Within 12 months11%</p><p>More than 12 months8%</p><p>6 12 12+</p><p>Immediately18%</p><p>Within 1 month22%</p><p>Within 3 months22%</p><p>! 1 3</p><p>Location21%</p><p>Salary22%</p><p>Challenging tasks36%</p><p>Other4%</p><p>?Career opportunities</p><p>15%High responsibility</p><p>2%</p></li><li><p>6 Permanent Employee Demographics</p><p>2. Permanent</p><p>The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>Gender Sector</p><p>Male Female Private Public</p><p>81% 19% 83% 17%</p><p>Where do employees currently work?</p><p>North WestNorth East</p><p>London</p><p>East Anglia</p><p>South East</p><p>East Midlands</p><p>Yorkshire &amp; the Humber</p><p>Density of IT Employees</p><p>Highest Lowest</p><p>South West</p><p>Thames Valley</p><p>Scotland</p><p>West Midlands</p></li><li><p>7The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>Education level</p><p>Years of IT experience </p><p>Employees age</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>3%18 - 24 years old</p><p>0%&lt; 18 years old</p><p>25%25 - 34 years old</p><p>36%</p><p>9%55 - 64 years old</p><p>26%45 - 54 years old</p><p>35 - 44 years old</p><p>1%&gt; 65 years old</p><p>6%Other*</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 45%40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>16%College Diploma</p><p>10%GCSE</p><p>45%Bachelor Degree22%</p><p>1%Ph.D</p><p>Master Degree</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>20%0 - 5 years</p><p>21%6 - 10 years</p><p>21%</p><p>16%16 - 20 years</p><p>11 - 15 years</p><p>22%More than 20 years</p><p>Other* GNVQ and Professional qualifications</p></li><li><p>8The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>Current area of IT</p><p>Current career level</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 45%40%20% 30%25% 35%</p><p>10%Senior Management</p><p>3%Director</p><p>25%Middle Management16%</p><p>42%Team Member</p><p>Lower Management</p><p>4%Entry Level</p><p>Commuting time to work</p><p>Other* Training, sales and consultancy</p><p>19%</p><p>23%</p><p>20%</p><p>20%</p><p>9%9%</p><p>15 - 30 minutes</p><p>15 minutes</p><p>30 - 45 minutes</p><p>60 - 75 minutes</p><p>45 - 60 minutes</p><p>&gt;75 minutes</p><p>0% 10%5% 15% 35%20% 30%25%</p><p>26%Development</p><p>14%Project Management</p><p>34%Support &amp; Operations8%</p><p>6%Testing</p><p>Analysis</p><p>12%Other*</p></li><li><p>9The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p> Permanent Employee Salary</p><p>Current annual salary (gross income)</p><p>Change in salary (last review)</p><p>0 - 20K</p><p>10%</p><p>80K - 100K</p><p>5%60K - 80K</p><p>11%</p><p>100K +</p><p>2%40K - 60K</p><p>29%20K - 40K</p><p>43%</p><p>Expectations (next review)</p><p>0% 10% 60%50%20% 30% 40%</p><p>56%Increase</p><p>25%No change</p><p>1%</p><p>3%No comment</p><p>Decrease</p><p>15%Dont know</p><p>Increase59%</p><p>Decrease 1%</p><p>No change 40%</p></li><li><p>10The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p> Permanent Employee Current Benefits</p><p>Listed in order of popularity</p><p>14</p><p>Duvet Days</p><p>13</p><p>SabbaticalLeave</p><p>Other benefits mentioned were broadband, working from home, free travel to work, </p><p>share purchase schemes and city club membership</p><p>4</p><p>Pension</p><p>1 2</p><p>PrivateHealthcare</p><p>3</p><p>Laptop Flexibleworking hours</p><p>5</p><p>MobilePhone</p><p>7</p><p>Child carevouchers</p><p>8</p><p>ExtraHoliday</p><p>6</p><p>Cycle to WorkScheme</p><p>9</p><p>Seasonticket loan</p><p>10</p><p>CompanyCar</p><p>11</p><p>Gymmembership</p><p>12</p><p>Freelunch</p></li><li><p>11The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p> Future Plans</p><p>Immediately12%</p><p>Within 3 years7%</p><p>Within 6 month26%</p><p>Within 1 year22%</p><p>When do employees expect to change jobs?</p><p>Most important factors when choosing a new job</p><p>! 6M</p><p>Within 2 years17%</p><p>2Y 3Y</p><p>More than 3 years16%</p><p>3Y+</p><p>1Y</p><p>Location10%</p><p>Salary26%</p><p>Career opportunities26%</p><p>Challenging tasks34%</p><p>High responsibility4%</p><p>Other important factors were culture, flexibility and work </p><p>life balance </p></li><li><p>12The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p> Most import reason to stay in an existing job</p><p>17%</p><p>20%</p><p>48%</p><p>15%</p><p>Other reasons to stay in a job included: Feeling valued, challenging work, security, people, culture and environment.</p><p>Other15%</p><p>Investment inIT department</p><p>17%</p><p>Strong overallbusiness</p><p>performance20%</p><p>Clearcareer path</p><p>48%</p></li><li><p>13</p><p>*The most searched for skills on the www.theitjobobard.co.uk</p><p> Most popular IT skills of 2014</p><p>3. Skills in demand </p><p>The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>Tech professionals Top 15 searched for skills on the IT Job Board</p><p>Linux.Net</p><p>Cisco</p><p>SAP</p><p>ITManager</p><p>Testing&amp; QA</p><p>C#</p><p>PHP</p><p>Oracle</p><p>Support /Help Desk</p><p>Java</p><p>SQL</p><p>ProjectManagerBusiness</p><p>Analyst</p><p>1 2 3</p><p>45</p><p>67</p><p>8</p><p>910</p><p>11</p><p>12</p><p>1314</p><p>15GamesProgram-mer</p><p>The most searched for skills on the www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p></li><li><p>14The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>EmployersTop 15 skills searched for </p><p>Java1</p><p>SAP2</p><p>PHP3</p><p>Salesforce</p><p>5Business</p><p>Intelligence</p><p>7</p><p>Linux6</p><p>C#9</p><p>C10</p><p>Python12</p><p>Oracle15</p><p>Security</p><p>14</p><p>UX13</p><p>Tester11</p><p>.Net4</p><p>Developer</p><p>8</p><p>The most searched for skills by employers in our CV database</p></li><li><p>15</p><p>4. Social Recruitment</p><p>The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>How do tech professionals interact on social media?</p><p>Where to find tech pros (social media platforms)</p><p>Facebook47%</p><p>Twitter26%</p><p>Meetup6%</p><p>Github7%</p><p>Stack Overflow10%</p><p>Other4%</p><p>Excluding LinkedIn</p><p>85%interact with other tech professionals on social sites</p><p>74%search for new job opportunities on social sites </p><p>70%regularly update their profiles to appeal to employers</p><p>Other sites listed</p></li><li><p>16The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk</p><p>How can recruiters improve contact with tech prosthrough social media</p><p>Why recruiters use social media to recruit tech pros</p><p>Other5%</p><p>Research my employmentBackground more</p><p>33%</p><p>Only target me withrelevant jobs</p><p>42%Show technicalunderstanding</p><p>of my job20%</p><p>Do yourhomework andstop wastingpeoples time</p><p>Maintain arelationship</p><p>Offeropportunities</p><p>to suit my experienceand salary</p><p>Engagemore</p><p>37%Discover passive </p><p>candidates</p><p>24%They help engage with tech pros</p><p>16%They help to build </p><p>talent pools</p><p>13%Return on investment</p><p>10%Gain understanding </p><p>of tech pros</p><p>Technology &amp; Marketing pros use </p><p>social channels morethan other </p><p>professionals</p></li><li><p>The IT Job Board is a Dice Holdings Inc. service. It is a leading tech career site for the UK, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands, as well as a media service that targets IT decision makers and professionals globally. </p><p>IT Job Board.co.uk helps connect employers with relevant active and passive tech professionals.</p><p>The site currently advertises over 11,000 live vacancies from companies such as Bloomberg, EE, Microsoft, Boeing, Canon and many more*</p><p>In 2014 The IT Job Board launched Open Web, a new sourcing tool that tracks publicly available social data from 130 leading social and professional sites, providing recruiters with a social search engine containing rich tech profiles.</p><p>*As of 28th January 2015</p><p>About the IT Job Board</p><p>Email: contact@theitjobboard.comPhone: +44 (0)20 7292 3899Website: www.theitjobboard.co.ukOpen web: www.theitjobboard.co.uk/openwebTwitter: @theitjobboard</p><p>Get in touch...</p></li><li><p>The IT Job Board, February 2015</p><p>IT Job MarketReport 2015</p></li></ul>