The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of DataSynapse products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DataSynapse over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within DataSynapse Inc.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DataSynapse
Rank 189 195 196
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing DataSynapse 13 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.87% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 22
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£588 £600 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £520 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £680 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2691 3328 3242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.31% 45.65% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 2323 2259
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 92 87
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DataSynapse across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

DataSynapse Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DataSynapse across the City of London region.

DataSynapse Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DataSynapse across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

DataSynapse Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DataSynapse also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DataSynapse.

1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) C++
4 9 (47.37%) Middleware
4 9 (47.37%) Linux
5 8 (42.11%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) SAN
5 8 (42.11%) Front Office
5 8 (42.11%) Grid Computing
5 8 (42.11%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (42.11%) NAS
6 7 (36.84%) Derivative
6 7 (36.84%) C#
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) XML
7 6 (31.58%) Sybase
7 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (26.32%) Platform Symphony
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) Banking
8 5 (26.32%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) Spring
9 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
10 3 (15.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DataSynapse also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DataSynapse. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) FCoE
2 3 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (15.79%) Multicast
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) HTTP
3 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.79%) HBase
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.53%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Gradle
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 8 (42.11%) Front Office
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C++ Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Middleware
2 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) XML
4 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) Spring
6 3 (15.79%) XSLT
6 3 (15.79%) Rendezvous
6 3 (15.79%) STL
6 3 (15.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (10.53%) HTML5
7 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.26%) WPF
8 1 (5.26%) Restlet
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Grid Computing
2 7 (36.84%) Derivative
3 4 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (15.79%) Fixed Income
4 3 (15.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (10.53%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.26%) Physics
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.26%) Market Risk
6 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) Greeks
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Monte Carlo Method
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) C++
3 7 (36.84%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Platform Symphony
2 3 (15.79%) SRDF
2 3 (15.79%) NFS
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Xen
3 2 (10.53%) KVM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Sybase
2 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
3 3 (15.79%) 29West
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) EMC
3 3 (15.79%) Intel
3 3 (15.79%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Reuters
4 2 (10.53%) Bloomberg
4 2 (10.53%) VMware