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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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  • The IT Job Board, February 2015

    IT Job MarketReport 2015

  • 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.

    We hope you find this report useful.

    The IT Job Board

    Introduction

  • 1 Contractor Demographics

    1. Contractors

    The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Gender Sector

    Male Female Private Public

    82% 18% 75% 25%

    Where contractors currently work

    North West

    North East

    London

    East Anglia

    South East

    East Midlands

    Yorkshire & the Humber

    South West

    Thames Valley

    Scotland

    West Midlands

    Density of IT Employees

    Highest Lowest

  • 2The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Education level

    0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%

    17%College Diploma

    7%GCSE

    39%Bachelor Degree

    3%Ph.D

    22%Master Degree

    12%Other*

    Years of IT experience

    0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%

    18%0 - 5 years

    19%6 - 10 years

    14%

    13%16 - 20 years

    11 - 15 years

    36%More than 20 years

    Contractors age

    0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%

    1%18 - 24 years old

    0%< 18 years old

    21%25 - 34 years old

    28%

    17%55 - 64 years old

    30%45 - 54 years old

    35 - 44 years old

    3%> 65 years old

    Other* A level, HND and NVQ

  • 3Current area of IT

    0% 10%5% 15% 30%20% 25%

    24%Development

    23%Project Management

    23%Support & Operations

    6%Testing

    12%Analysis

    12%Other*

    Current career level

    0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%

    9%Senior Management

    9%Director

    27%Middle Management

    37%Team Member

    13%Lower Management

    5%Entry Level

    The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Commuting time to work

    19%

    14%

    21%20%

    16%

    10%

    15 - 30 minutes

    15 minutes

    30 - 45 minutes

    60 - 75 minutes

    45 - 60 minutes

    >75 minutes

    Other* Training, Design and Architecture

  • 4The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Contractor Salary

    Contract Rates (hourly)

    Change in salary (last review)

    1 - 30

    13%

    91 - 120

    9%

    120 +

    4%61 - 90

    47%

    31 - 60

    27%

    Expectations (next review)

    0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%

    39%Increase

    30%No change

    1%

    10%No comment

    Decrease

    20%Dont know

    Increase 38%

    Decrease 4%

    No change 58%

    All contract rates are exclusive of recruitment agency fees, commissions, employee benefitsand performance related bonuses

  • 5The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Future Plans

    When IT Contractors expect to change job

    Most important factors when choosing a new contract

    Within 6 months19%

    Within 12 months11%

    More than 12 months8%

    6 12 12+

    Immediately18%

    Within 1 month22%

    Within 3 months22%

    ! 1 3

    Location21%

    Salary22%

    Challenging tasks36%

    Other4%

    ?Career opportunities

    15%High responsibility

    2%

  • 6 Permanent Employee Demographics

    2. Permanent

    The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Gender Sector

    Male Female Private Public

    81% 19% 83% 17%

    Where do employees currently work?

    North WestNorth East

    London

    East Anglia

    South East

    East Midlands

    Yorkshire & the Humber

    Density of IT Employees

    Highest Lowest

    South West

    Thames Valley

    Scotland

    West Midlands

  • 7The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Education level

    Years of IT experience

    Employees age

    0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%

    3%18 - 24 years old

    0%< 18 years old

    25%25 - 34 years old

    36%

    9%55 - 64 years old

    26%45 - 54 years old

    35 - 44 years old

    1%> 65 years old

    6%Other*

    0% 10%5% 15% 45%40%20% 30%25% 35%

    16%College Diploma

    10%GCSE

    45%Bachelor Degree22%

    1%Ph.D

    Master Degree

    0% 10%5% 15% 40%20% 30%25% 35%

    20%0 - 5 years

    21%6 - 10 years

    21%

    16%16 - 20 years

    11 - 15 years

    22%More than 20 years

    Other* GNVQ and Professional qualifications

  • 8The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Current area of IT

    Current career level

    0% 10%5% 15% 45%40%20% 30%25% 35%

    10%Senior Management

    3%Director

    25%Middle Management16%

    42%Team Member

    Lower Management

    4%Entry Level

    Commuting time to work

    Other* Training, sales and consultancy

    19%

    23%

    20%

    20%

    9%9%

    15 - 30 minutes

    15 minutes

    30 - 45 minutes

    60 - 75 minutes

    45 - 60 minutes

    >75 minutes

    0% 10%5% 15% 35%20% 30%25%

    26%Development

    14%Project Management

    34%Support & Operations8%

    6%Testing

    Analysis

    12%Other*

  • 9The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Permanent Employee Salary

    Current annual salary (gross income)

    Change in salary (last review)

    0 - 20K

    10%

    80K - 100K

    5%60K - 80K

    11%

    100K +

    2%40K - 60K

    29%20K - 40K

    43%

    Expectations (next review)

    0% 10% 60%50%20% 30% 40%

    56%Increase

    25%No change

    1%

    3%No comment

    Decrease

    15%Dont know

    Increase59%

    Decrease 1%

    No change 40%

  • 10The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Permanent Employee Current Benefits

    Listed in order of popularity

    14

    Duvet Days

    13

    SabbaticalLeave

    Other benefits mentioned were broadband, working from home, free travel to work,

    share purchase schemes and city club membership

    4

    Pension

    1 2

    PrivateHealthcare

    3

    Laptop Flexibleworking hours

    5

    MobilePhone

    7

    Child carevouchers

    8

    ExtraHoliday

    6

    Cycle to WorkScheme

    9

    Seasonticket loan

    10

    CompanyCar

    11

    Gymmembership

    12

    Freelunch

  • 11The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Future Plans

    Immediately12%

    Within 3 years7%

    Within 6 month26%

    Within 1 year22%

    When do employees expect to change jobs?

    Most important factors when choosing a new job

    ! 6M

    Within 2 years17%

    2Y 3Y

    More than 3 years16%

    3Y+

    1Y

    Location10%

    Salary26%

    Career opportunities26%

    Challenging tasks34%

    High responsibility4%

    Other important factors were culture, flexibility and work

    life balance

  • 12The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Most import reason to stay in an existing job

    17%

    20%

    48%

    15%

    Other reasons to stay in a job included: Feeling valued, challenging work, security, people, culture and environment.

    Other15%

    Investment inIT department

    17%

    Strong overallbusiness

    performance20%

    Clearcareer path

    48%

  • 13

    *The most searched for skills on the www.theitjobobard.co.uk

    Most popular IT skills of 2014

    3. Skills in demand

    The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    Tech professionals Top 15 searched for skills on the IT Job Board

    Linux.Net

    Cisco

    SAP

    ITManager

    Testing& QA

    C#

    PHP

    Oracle

    Support /Help Desk

    Java

    SQL

    ProjectManagerBusiness

    Analyst

    1 2 3

    45

    67

    8

    910

    11

    12

    1314

    15GamesProgram-mer

    The most searched for skills on the www.theitjobboard.co.uk

  • 14The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    EmployersTop 15 skills searched for

    Java1

    SAP2

    PHP3

    Salesforce

    5Business

    Intelligence

    7

    Linux6

    C#9

    C10

    Python12

    Oracle15

    Security

    14

    UX13

    Tester11

    .Net4

    Developer

    8

    The most searched for skills by employers in our CV database

  • 15

    4. Social Recruitment

    The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    How do tech professionals interact on social media?

    Where to find tech pros (social media platforms)

    Facebook47%

    Twitter26%

    Meetup6%

    Github7%

    Stack Overflow10%

    Other4%

    Excluding LinkedIn

    85%interact with other tech professionals on social sites

    74%search for new job opportunities on social sites

    70%regularly update their profiles to appeal to employers

    Other sites listed

  • 16The IT Job Board Tel +44 (0)20 7292 3899 Web www.theitjobboard.co.uk

    How can recruiters improve contact with tech prosthrough social media

    Why recruiters use social media to recruit tech pros

    Other5%

    Research my employmentBackground more

    33%

    Only target me withrelevant jobs

    42%Show technicalunderstanding

    of my job20%

    Do yourhomework andstop wastingpeoples time

    Maintain arelationship

    Offeropportunities