The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Quark 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 Quark over the 3 months to 18 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 Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Quark, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quark
Rank 583 496 556
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +60
Contract jobs citing Quark 7 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.016% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.030% 0.035% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
Average daily rate £325 £144 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.69% -42.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £144 £300
% change year-on-year
- -52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23526 20102 25414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.83% 46.65% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13507 11052 13355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
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 1049 1107 1255
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Quark
UK

Quark
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Quark Jobs Demand Trend in England

Quark
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Quark Daily Rate Trend in England

Quark
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Quark Hourly Rate Trend in England

Quark
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 Quark within the England region over the 3 months to 18 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 -23 3 £325 -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Quark
UK

Quark
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Quark 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 Quark.

1 9 (60.00%) QuarkXPress
2 7 (46.67%) Adobe
2 7 (46.67%) Mac OS X
2 7 (46.67%) Apple
2 7 (46.67%) Acrobat
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Publishing
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
4 2 (13.33%) Economics
4 2 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (13.33%) Web Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) FreeHand
4 2 (13.33%) Fireworks
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (13.33%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server

Quark
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Quark 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 Quark. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) QuarkXPress
2 7 (46.67%) Acrobat
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (13.33%) FreeHand
4 2 (13.33%) Fireworks
4 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Web Content Editor
1 2 (13.33%) Content Editor
1 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
1 2 (13.33%) Technical Writer
1 2 (13.33%) Web Editor
1 2 (13.33%) Web Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Author
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Author
2 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Economics
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.67%) Derivative
2 1 (6.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Analytics
1 2 (13.33%) Content Management
1 2 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (13.33%) Web Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) Process Management
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Release Management
2 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Adobe
1 7 (46.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft