The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 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.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quark
Rank 579 530 577
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +47
Contract jobs citing Quark 3 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.031% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.013% 0.067% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £343 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +24.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - £20.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23914 22379 24954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.59% 46.38% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13784 12879 13086
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1098 1021 1275
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 +6 2 £325 +22.64% 1
East of England - - - -
Quark
UK

Quark
Top 15 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (25.00%) InDesign
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Photoshop

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) InDesign
2 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Writer
2 1 (25.00%) Graphic Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe