The table below looks at the statistics for IDOL 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 IDOL over the 3 months to 26 November 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 563 551 541
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing IDOL 11 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.11% 0.083% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50
IDOL
UK

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10421 10841 10234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.33% 22.91% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7015 6871 6253
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 240 263
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

IDOL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IDOL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

IDOL Jobs Demand Trend in England

IDOL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IDOL Daily Rate Trend in England

IDOL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IDOL Hourly Rate Trend in England

IDOL
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 IDOL within the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 East -9 9 £350 - 1
London +4 2 - - 1
North West - - - -
IDOL
UK

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IDOL 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 IDOL.

1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (42.31%) Meridio
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) MS Office
7 7 (26.92%) Document Management
7 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
8 6 (23.08%) PKI
8 6 (23.08%) Information Management
8 6 (23.08%) Publishing
8 6 (23.08%) Web Services
8 6 (23.08%) XML
9 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
9 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
9 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
9 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
9 5 (19.23%) C#
9 5 (19.23%) SLA
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (19.23%) Web Development
10 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (15.38%) Workflow
10 4 (15.38%) HP

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IDOL 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 IDOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (46.15%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.54%) Apache Solr
3 3 (11.54%) WorkSite
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (3.85%) Lync
5 1 (3.85%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.85%) Documentum
5 1 (3.85%) Alfresco
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 2 (7.69%) AMQP
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) Intranet
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) Extranet
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (11.54%) DTS
3 3 (11.54%) OLAP
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
2 1 (3.85%) jMock
General
1 6 (23.08%) Publishing
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Designer
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Web Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Scala Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
2 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) XML
3 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.54%) Lucene
4 3 (11.54%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (7.69%) Software Packaging
6 1 (3.85%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) CSS
6 1 (3.85%) SOAP
6 1 (3.85%) J2EE
6 1 (3.85%) HTML
6 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.85%) Spring
6 1 (3.85%) Ext JS
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
3 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (3.85%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Document Management
2 6 (23.08%) Information Management
3 5 (19.23%) Web Development
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Workflow
5 3 (11.54%) SOA
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Image Processing
6 2 (7.69%) Web Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Information Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) User Stories
7 1 (3.85%) E-Discovery
7 1 (3.85%) OO
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) VBScript
6 1 (3.85%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) Meridio
3 4 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Unica
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) Interwoven
5 1 (3.85%) Google