The first table below looks at the demand for concrete5 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 concrete5 over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Application Platforms 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
concrete5
Rank 562 507 565
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +58
Contract jobs citing concrete5 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.023% 0.12% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate £288 £210 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £210 £160
% change year-on-year
+30.95% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8595 7531 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.29% 17.51% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5329 4346 4983
Average daily rate £375 £352 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 389 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +2.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
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concrete5
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing concrete5 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

concrete5 Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing concrete5 across the England region.

concrete5 Daily Rate Trend in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing concrete5 across the England region.

concrete5 Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 concrete5 within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -12 1 £300 - 2
East of England -27 1 £275 +25.71%
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing concrete5 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 concrete5.

1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) MySQL
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Symfony
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Web Development
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Apache
5 2 (28.57%) CMS
5 2 (28.57%) LAMP
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Zend
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (28.57%) PHP5
5 2 (28.57%) Open Source
5 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
5 2 (28.57%) Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) MariaDB

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing concrete5 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 concrete5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) Symfony
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) LAMP
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) PHP5
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Zend
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Google