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 May 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.

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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quark
Rank 577 551 516
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -35
Contract jobs citing Quark 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.004% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.009% 0.009% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £144
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +125.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £144
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.50
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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
22232 21594 19770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.19% 45.01% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13100 12532 10879
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1027 1010 1142
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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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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
London -9 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Quark
UK

Quark
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) Photoshop
2 4 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (50.00%) InDesign
3 3 (50.00%) Adobe
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) FTP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Acrobat
4 2 (33.33%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (33.33%) New Media
4 2 (33.33%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (33.33%) Publishing
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (16.67%) Video Editing
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (16.67%) Advertising
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow

Quark
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) Photoshop
2 4 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (50.00%) InDesign
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Acrobat
4 2 (33.33%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (33.33%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (16.67%) QuarkXPress
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Writer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Digital Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Author
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
1 2 (33.33%) New Media
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft