The first table below looks at the demand for AWD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AWD over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DST Systems Automated Work Distributor (AWD)
Rank 555 545 562
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing AWD 2 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.011% 0.023%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.044% 0.12% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Average daily rate
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£500 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -6.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £395 £425
% change year-on-year
- -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4499 4082 4613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.11% 8.76% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2400 2189 2375
Average daily rate £428 £426 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -5.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 52
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.23% -42.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £50.00 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%
AWD
UK

AWD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

AWD Jobs Demand Trend in England

AWD
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

AWD Daily Rate Trend in England

AWD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

AWD Hourly Rate Trend in England

AWD
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 AWD within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
London +13 1 £500 +25.00%
South West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
AWD
UK

AWD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing AWD 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 AWD.

1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) FileNet
2 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (60.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Kofax
2 3 (60.00%) ReadSoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) EMC Centera
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) .NET

AWD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing AWD 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 AWD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) FileNet
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) AIX
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Process Management
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Kofax
2 3 (60.00%) ReadSoft
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Sybase