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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 569 568 496
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -72
Contract jobs citing FastStats 8 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.008% 0.035%
As % of the Applications category 0.13% 0.061% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 13
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£265 £225 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £209 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £365 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £313 -
% change year-on-year
-15.20% -
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
6319 6514 5738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.49% 13.12% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3472 3473 2954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 641 664
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 West - 4 £213 -
London -2 2 £238 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £265 -
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FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (63.64%) Marketing
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Unica
3 4 (36.36%) Database Marketing
4 3 (27.27%) SmartFocus
4 3 (27.27%) Campaign Management
4 3 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) SPSS
5 2 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (18.18%) Electronics
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (18.18%) DTV
5 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (18.18%) Campaign Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) CheetahMail
5 2 (18.18%) Pure360
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Unica
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SmartFocus
2 2 (18.18%) CheetahMail
2 2 (18.18%) Pure360
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (63.64%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Electronics
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Campaign Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing Campaign Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Database Marketing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) DTV
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) CRM
1 4 (36.36%) Database Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Campaign Management
3 2 (18.18%) Campaign Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (9.09%) Alterian
2 1 (9.09%) Omniture
2 1 (9.09%) Eloqua
2 1 (9.09%) Marketo
2 1 (9.09%) Business Objects