The table below looks at the statistics for FastStats skills 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 FastStats over the 3 months to 18 September 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apteco FastStats
Rank 201 226 219
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -7
Contract jobs citing FastStats 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.014% 0.039%
As % of the Applications category 0.26% 0.12% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £270 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -12.30%
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 Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
769 812 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.04% 11.48% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 524 624
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 68
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £57.40 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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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 FastStats across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

FastStats 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 FastStats across the City of London region.

FastStats Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FastStats 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 FastStats.

1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SmartFocus
2 1 (33.33%) Eloqua
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FastStats 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 FastStats. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) SmartFocus
1 1 (33.33%) Eloqua