The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Alterian products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Alterian over the 3 months to 24 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 Alterian.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Alterian
Rank 582 552 530
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -22
Contract jobs citing Alterian 8 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.023% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.033% 0.050% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Average daily rate
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£305 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £212 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £230
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +30.43%
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 England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24019 22059 23454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.06% 46.04% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14298 12809 12453
Average daily rate £395 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1068 1234
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Alterian
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Alterian Jobs Demand Trend in England

Alterian
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Alterian across the England region.

Alterian Daily Rate Trend in England

Alterian
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Alterian across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Alterian Daily Rate Histogram in England

Alterian
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Alterian across the England region.

Alterian Hourly Rate Trend in England

Alterian
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Alterian within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -14 7 £340 - 1
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
London - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
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Alterian
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Alterian 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 Alterian.

1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) JSP
2 8 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) CMS
5 4 (33.33%) Spring
5 4 (33.33%) Maven
5 4 (33.33%) JSTL
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) REST
5 4 (33.33%) Apache
5 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (33.33%) XSLT
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) Ant
5 4 (33.33%) J2EE
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
6 3 (25.00%) SAS
6 3 (25.00%) SPSS
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (25.00%) FastStats
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection

Alterian
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Alterian 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 Alterian. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) CMS
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) SAS
4 1 (8.33%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) SPSS
1 3 (25.00%) FastStats
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (33.33%) Maven
2 4 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Web Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) JSP
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) XSLT
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) JSTL
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) REST
4 4 (33.33%) J2EE
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Statistics
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (16.67%) E-business
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Direct Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Database Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) V-Model
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) DSDM
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) XPath
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Unica