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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 552 524 504
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -20
Contract jobs citing FastStats 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the Applications category 0.054% 0.17% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£110 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -17.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £255 -
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
5576 5963 5272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.06% 13.40% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3226 3236 2732
Average daily rate £335 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 578 664
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.66 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.18% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%

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
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 27 January 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 -7 3 £110 -80.00% 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South West - - - - 4
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FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (69.23%) Marketing
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) SAS
3 7 (53.85%) SPSS
4 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) Database Marketing
5 4 (30.77%) Alterian
5 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Eloqua
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) CRM
6 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (23.08%) Direct Marketing
7 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) Omniture
7 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) C#

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (53.85%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) SPSS
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 9 (69.23%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Data Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Marketing Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Database Marketing Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Junior
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Database Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Database Marketing
1 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
1 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
4 1 (7.69%) Data Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Campaign Management
4 1 (7.69%) Campaign Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Propensity Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) DSDM
4 1 (7.69%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) R
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Alterian
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Eloqua
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (15.38%) Omniture
2 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
2 2 (15.38%) Marketo
3 1 (7.69%) Neolane
3 1 (7.69%) SmartFocus
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Unica
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