The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of RedDot 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 RedDot over the 3 months to 19 December 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 RedDot Solutions.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RedDot
Rank 197 204 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing RedDot 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.053% 0.059% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £401 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 - -
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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
2459 3028 2642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.58% 44.54% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1816 2172 1895
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 75 80
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.49 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £30.83 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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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 RedDot across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

RedDot 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 RedDot across the City of London region.

RedDot Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RedDot across the City of London region.

RedDot Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RedDot 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 RedDot.

1 11 (91.67%) Content Management
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (83.33%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) CMS
4 8 (66.67%) XML
4 8 (66.67%) .NET
5 7 (58.33%) Web Services
5 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
5 7 (58.33%) C#
6 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (50.00%) HTML5
7 5 (41.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (41.67%) Sitecore
7 5 (41.67%) XHTML
7 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
7 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (41.67%) Finance
7 5 (41.67%) Umbraco
7 5 (41.67%) EPiServer
8 4 (33.33%) jQuery
8 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (33.33%) MVC
8 4 (33.33%) XSLT
8 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
8 4 (33.33%) CSS3
9 3 (25.00%) Sitefinity
9 3 (25.00%) Ektron
9 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (25.00%) IIS

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RedDot 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 RedDot. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (75.00%) CMS
2 5 (41.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) Umbraco
3 3 (25.00%) Sitefinity
3 3 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (25.00%) Joomla!
4 2 (16.67%) DNN
4 2 (16.67%) Drupal
4 2 (16.67%) WordPress
4 2 (16.67%) Alfresco
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management Server
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Web Applications Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Content Manager
4 1 (8.33%) CMS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Website Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) XML
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (50.00%) HTML5
5 5 (41.67%) XHTML
6 4 (33.33%) jQuery
6 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (33.33%) XSLT
6 4 (33.33%) CSS3
7 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (25.00%) SOAP
8 2 (16.67%) JSP
8 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (16.67%) REST
8 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (16.67%) Sass
9 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) W3C
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Content Management
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) SEO
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
6 1 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (8.33%) Product Management
6 1 (8.33%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) UML
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) WAI
2 1 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Sitecore
1 5 (41.67%) EPiServer
2 3 (25.00%) Ektron
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Open Text