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 29 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 568 552 562
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing IDOL 15 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.027% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.14% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
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£400 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +54.54%
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 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
10950 10682 11234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.39% 22.20% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6901 6740 6620
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 190 275
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 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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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 -17 9 £313 -26.47% 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West - - - -
IDOL
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IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (70.27%) Meridio
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 25 (67.57%) SharePoint Server
3 24 (64.86%) SQL
4 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
5 19 (51.35%) Windows
5 19 (51.35%) SC Cleared
6 18 (48.65%) SharePoint
7 16 (43.24%) Document Management
8 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (40.54%) MS Office
9 14 (37.84%) .NET
9 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
9 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (35.14%) Web Development
10 13 (35.14%) C#
10 13 (35.14%) Visual Studio
10 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET
10 13 (35.14%) XML
10 13 (35.14%) Workflow
11 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
11 12 (32.43%) Web Services
11 12 (32.43%) .NET Framework
12 11 (29.73%) SLA
13 10 (27.03%) LDAP
13 10 (27.03%) DTS
13 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
13 10 (27.03%) OLAP
13 10 (27.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 5 (13.51%) HP

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (67.57%) SharePoint Server
2 18 (48.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) Apache Solr
3 3 (8.11%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
2 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) LDAP
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) Network Security
2 2 (5.41%) AMQP
3 1 (2.70%) SMTP
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (27.03%) OLAP
2 10 (27.03%) DTS
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 2 (5.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Designer
4 6 (16.22%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Search Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET
2 13 (35.14%) XML
3 12 (32.43%) Web Services
3 12 (32.43%) .NET Framework
4 10 (27.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (8.11%) Lucene
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (5.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) RMADS
1 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Document Management
2 13 (35.14%) Web Development
2 13 (35.14%) Workflow
3 4 (10.81%) Information Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Scrum
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) SOA
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Image Processing
5 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) E-Discovery
5 2 (5.41%) User Stories
6 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) C#
3 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) Lua
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 19 (51.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Meridio
2 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Google
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 3 (8.11%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) CA
6 1 (2.70%) Veritas