The table below looks at the statistics for FastStats 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 FastStats over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 581 558 549
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing FastStats 14 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Applications category 0.23% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
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£205 £170 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £305 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate - £305 £285
% change year-on-year
- +7.01%
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 England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6194 6522 6023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.02% 13.21% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3653 3628 3299
Average daily rate £350 £328 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 693 609
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

FastStats
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

FastStats Jobs Demand Trend in England

FastStats
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

FastStats Daily Rate Trend in England

FastStats
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FastStats across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

FastStats Daily Rate Histogram in England

FastStats
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

FastStats Hourly Rate Trend in England

FastStats
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 FastStats within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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 +2 13 £205 +37.81% 5
East of England - 1 - -
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FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (50.00%) Marketing
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) CRM
3 6 (27.27%) Database Marketing
4 4 (18.18%) Unica
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (13.64%) SmartFocus
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Campaign Management
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) QA
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Omniture
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 2 (9.09%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) XSD
6 2 (9.09%) MS Excel

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) SPSS
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Unica
2 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (4.55%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SmartFocus
2 2 (9.09%) CheetahMail
2 2 (9.09%) Pure360
3 1 (4.55%) Silverpop
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Data Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Campaign Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Marketing Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Marketing Campaign Manager
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Marketing Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Web Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Planning Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Marketing Data Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) XML
1 2 (9.09%) XSD
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) DTV
1 2 (9.09%) Replication
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) CRM
1 6 (27.27%) Database Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.64%) Campaign Management
3 2 (9.09%) Campaign Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 2 (9.09%) ETL
3 2 (9.09%) E-business
3 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Web Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Business Development
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Omniture
3 2 (9.09%) Eloqua
3 2 (9.09%) Marketo
4 1 (4.55%) Sysomos
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Tableau
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe