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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quark
Rank 564 527 563
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +36
Contract jobs citing Quark 2 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.026% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.009% 0.055% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £358 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +78.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £358 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22496 21802 24502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.51% 46.80% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12762 12179 12830
Average daily rate £388 £389 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
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 1002 1111 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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

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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 31 July 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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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
London - 2 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Quark
Top 14 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (57.14%) MS Office
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Adobe
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
2 3 (42.86%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Acrobat
3 2 (28.57%) QuarkXPress
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) InDesign
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Windows

Quark
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) Acrobat
2 2 (28.57%) QuarkXPress
3 1 (14.29%) InDesign
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Writer
2 1 (14.29%) Author
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Author
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Adobe
1 3 (42.86%) Apple