The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Green Hat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Green Hat over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Green Hat.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Green Hat
Rank 578 549 569
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Contract jobs citing Green Hat 5 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.016% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.021% 0.035% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £440 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £440 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £440 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Green Hat
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23409 22747 24578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 46.74% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13406 12936 12896
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1027 1041 1259
Average hourly rate £18.44 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

Green Hat
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Green Hat Jobs Demand Trend in England

Green Hat
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Green Hat Daily Rate Trend in England

Green Hat
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Green Hat across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Green Hat Daily Rate Histogram in England

Green Hat
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 Green Hat within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 +16 3 £438 +59.09%
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UK

Green Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Green Hat 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 Green Hat.

1 8 (88.89%) Middleware
2 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
3 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) REST
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Velocity
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) V-Model
5 3 (33.33%) CA LISA
5 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (33.33%) JMS
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) XSLT

Green Hat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Green Hat 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 Green Hat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SOA Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Middleware
2 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) Velocity
4 3 (33.33%) JMS
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) XSD
5 2 (22.22%) Swing
5 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (22.22%) WSDL
5 2 (22.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) DataPower
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Process Management
5 2 (22.22%) EAI
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
6 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) sed
2 2 (22.22%) AWK
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (33.33%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
1 2 (22.22%) webMethods
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) CA