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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quark
Rank 576 576 561
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing Quark 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.009% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.020% 0.019% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £90 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £90 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quark
UK

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
20222 21084 20149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.85% 45.74% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 12496 11397
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 899 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quark across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Quark Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
North West - 2 £175 - 3
London -9 1 £425 +25.92% 1
South East - 1 £90 - 1
Quark
UK

Quark
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Adobe
2 5 (50.00%) Apple
2 5 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (30.00%) InDesign
3 3 (30.00%) QuarkXPress
3 3 (30.00%) Publishing
3 3 (30.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Publishing
4 2 (20.00%) SGML
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Acrobat
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) FrameMaker
5 1 (10.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (10.00%) Animation
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) SketchUp
5 1 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager

Quark
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (30.00%) InDesign
2 3 (30.00%) QuarkXPress
3 2 (20.00%) Acrobat
3 2 (20.00%) FrameMaker
3 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Graphic Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Artworker
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Publisher
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Artworker
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CMS Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SGML
2 1 (10.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Animation
1 1 (10.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Desktop Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Adobe
2 5 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) OpenText
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