The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Inversion of Control in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Inversion of Control over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 486 479 509
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +30
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 71 43 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 44
Average daily rate £400 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13385 11262 14104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.06% 26.08% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8379 6963 8351
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £243 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 580 722
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Inversion of Control
UK

Inversion of Control
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Inversion of Control Jobs Demand Trend in England

Inversion of Control
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Trend in England

Inversion of Control
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Inversion of Control across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Histogram in England

Inversion of Control
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Inversion of Control Hourly Rate Trend in England

Inversion of Control
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 Inversion of Control within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -34 29 £425 -15.00% 12
South East -5 18 £400 +14.28% 19
North West -2 17 £350 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £180 - 2
West Midlands -19 2 £285 -13.63%
South West -26 1 £275 -6.38% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 4
North East - - - -
East of England - - - - 8
Inversion of Control
UK

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control.

1 110 (86.61%) .NET
2 95 (74.80%) C#
3 92 (72.44%) TDD
4 69 (54.33%) MVC
5 67 (52.76%) SQL Server
6 60 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (38.58%) ASP.NET
8 47 (37.01%) NUnit
9 44 (34.65%) .NET Framework
9 44 (34.65%) WCF
10 42 (33.07%) WPF
11 40 (31.50%) jQuery
12 38 (29.92%) Moq
13 37 (29.13%) SQL
14 36 (28.35%) Scrum
14 36 (28.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (27.56%) Unit Testing
16 32 (25.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 32 (25.20%) MVVM
16 32 (25.20%) Web Services
17 31 (24.41%) JavaScript
18 29 (22.83%) HTML
19 28 (22.05%) OO
20 27 (21.26%) Microsoft
20 27 (21.26%) Castle Windsor
21 26 (20.47%) Visual Studio
21 26 (20.47%) Finance
22 24 (18.90%) BDD
22 24 (18.90%) NHibernate
23 23 (18.11%) Unity DI Container

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (13.39%) IIS
2 9 (7.09%) CMS
3 6 (4.72%) NServiceBus
4 4 (3.15%) Umbraco
4 4 (3.15%) Mule
4 4 (3.15%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.36%) Apache
5 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.36%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.57%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.79%) Kentico
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.79%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) SaaS
2 4 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) SSL
3 2 (1.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (52.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.09%) MySQL
3 9 (7.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (6.30%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.94%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.94%) Big Data
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.15%) SQLite
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.79%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (37.01%) NUnit
2 38 (29.92%) Moq
3 32 (25.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (20.47%) Visual Studio
5 21 (16.54%) Git (software)
6 17 (13.39%) Subversion
6 17 (13.39%) Rhino Mocks
7 11 (8.66%) Maven
8 9 (7.09%) MSTest
8 9 (7.09%) Cucumber
9 8 (6.30%) ReSharper
10 6 (4.72%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.72%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.94%) Mercurial
12 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
13 3 (2.36%) Selenium
14 2 (1.57%) JUnit
15 1 (0.79%) Ant
15 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
15 1 (0.79%) FitNesse
General
1 26 (20.47%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Retail
3 7 (5.51%) Front Office
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.57%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Legal
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 109 (85.83%) Developer
2 60 (47.24%) .NET Developer
3 43 (33.86%) C# Developer
4 24 (18.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (11.02%) WPF Developer
5 14 (11.02%) Agile .NET Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Agile C# Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Front Office Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Java Engineer
11 3 (2.36%) Architect
11 3 (2.36%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.36%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (86.61%) .NET
2 49 (38.58%) ASP.NET
3 44 (34.65%) .NET Framework
3 44 (34.65%) WCF
4 42 (33.07%) WPF
5 40 (31.50%) jQuery
6 36 (28.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (25.20%) Web Services
8 29 (22.83%) HTML
9 27 (21.26%) Castle Windsor
10 24 (18.90%) NHibernate
11 23 (18.11%) Unity DI Container
12 21 (16.54%) CSS
13 20 (15.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 19 (14.96%) XML
15 18 (14.17%) HTML5
15 18 (14.17%) Ninject
16 15 (11.81%) SOAP
16 15 (11.81%) WinForms
16 15 (11.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Derivative
1 7 (5.51%) Mathematics
2 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.15%) Blog
3 4 (3.15%) Xbox
3 4 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.15%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.36%) Physics
5 2 (1.57%) W3C
5 2 (1.57%) DTV
6 1 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.75%) Windows
2 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (72.44%) TDD
2 69 (54.33%) MVC
3 60 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (28.35%) Scrum
5 35 (27.56%) Unit Testing
6 32 (25.20%) MVVM
7 28 (22.05%) OO
8 24 (18.90%) BDD
9 22 (17.32%) Dependency Injection
10 17 (13.39%) SOA
10 17 (13.39%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.60%) Multithreading
12 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.87%) Kanban
13 10 (7.87%) Pair Programming
14 9 (7.09%) E-Commerce
15 5 (3.94%) Web Development
15 5 (3.94%) Analytics
16 4 (3.15%) Domain-Driven Design
16 4 (3.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 95 (74.80%) C#
2 37 (29.13%) SQL
3 31 (24.41%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.60%) Java
4 16 (12.60%) VB.NET
5 13 (10.24%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.09%) Ruby
7 6 (4.72%) VBA
8 4 (3.15%) Groovy
9 3 (2.36%) Scala
9 3 (2.36%) Clojure
9 3 (2.36%) Python
9 3 (2.36%) PHP
10 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.57%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (7.87%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) MCP
3 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (21.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) Sybase
3 9 (7.09%) Oracle
3 9 (7.09%) Telerik
3 9 (7.09%) Twitter
4 5 (3.94%) DataSynapse
4 5 (3.94%) JBoss
4 5 (3.94%) Infragistics
4 5 (3.94%) Perforce
5 4 (3.15%) Google
6 3 (2.36%) Typemock
7 2 (1.57%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.79%) Elastic Path
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