The table below looks at the statistics for Motif 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 Motif over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X/Motif
Rank 590 565 550
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -15
Contract jobs citing Motif 7 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.048% 0.043% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £300 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £300 £291
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +2.83%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14448 13881 13442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.11% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9902 9079 8717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 202 278
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

Motif
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Motif across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Motif Jobs Demand Trend in England

Motif
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Motif Daily Rate Trend in England

Motif
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Motif Hourly Rate Trend in England

Motif
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 Motif within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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 -15 7 £331 +10.60%
Motif
UK

Motif
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Motif 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 Motif.

1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (93.75%) Configuration Management
3 14 (87.50%) Subversion
4 13 (81.25%) UML
5 12 (75.00%) Linux
5 12 (75.00%) Ant
5 12 (75.00%) C
5 12 (75.00%) ClearCase
5 12 (75.00%) OOD
5 12 (75.00%) NUnit
5 12 (75.00%) CppUnit
5 12 (75.00%) GoogleTest
6 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
6 11 (68.75%) C++
7 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) OO
8 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
8 7 (43.75%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Memory Management
9 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
9 5 (31.25%) Derivative
9 5 (31.25%) Use Case
9 5 (31.25%) RUP
9 5 (31.25%) Unified Process
9 5 (31.25%) Project Management
9 5 (31.25%) Rational Rose
10 4 (25.00%) Python
11 3 (18.75%) Qt

Motif
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Motif 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 Motif. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Ingres
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Subversion
2 12 (75.00%) CppUnit
2 12 (75.00%) NUnit
2 12 (75.00%) Ant
2 12 (75.00%) ClearCase
2 12 (75.00%) GoogleTest
3 5 (31.25%) Rational Rose
4 2 (12.50%) ClearQuest
4 2 (12.50%) CruiseControl
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Qt
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) wxWidgets
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Configuration Management
2 13 (81.25%) UML
3 12 (75.00%) OOD
4 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
5 7 (43.75%) OO
5 7 (43.75%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
6 5 (31.25%) Memory Management
6 5 (31.25%) RUP
6 5 (31.25%) Use Case
6 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Unified Process
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.25%) DevOps
8 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C
2 11 (68.75%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared