The table below looks at the statistics for QUnit skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QUnit over the 3 months to 18 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QUnit
Rank 547 542 550
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing QUnit 41 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.034% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 23
Average daily rate
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£388 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6715 5734 5881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 12.06% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4503 3792 3310
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £281 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

QUnit
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QUnit Jobs Demand Trend in England

QUnit
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QUnit Daily Rate Trend in England

QUnit
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QUnit across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

QUnit Daily Rate Histogram in England

QUnit
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 QUnit within the England region over the 3 months to 18 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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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 20 £450 -5.26% 6
South East +9 16 £333 -5.00% 1
East of England -28 2 £550 +6.79%
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
QUnit
UK

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 67 (94.37%) JavaScript
2 64 (90.14%) HTML
3 56 (78.87%) TDD
4 49 (69.01%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (67.61%) HTML5
6 47 (66.20%) CSS
7 44 (61.97%) jQuery
8 41 (57.75%) Jasmine
9 35 (49.30%) CSS3
9 35 (49.30%) MVC
10 34 (47.89%) AngularJS
11 29 (40.85%) Git (software)
12 27 (38.03%) OO
13 24 (33.80%) Backbone.js
14 21 (29.58%) Sass
15 20 (28.17%) Web Services
15 20 (28.17%) Java
15 20 (28.17%) Unit Testing
16 19 (26.76%) JSON
16 19 (26.76%) Scrum
17 18 (25.35%) C#
18 17 (23.94%) XML
19 16 (22.54%) OOP
20 15 (21.13%) .NET
21 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (19.72%) BDD
22 13 (18.31%) MSTest
22 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
22 13 (18.31%) .NET Framework
22 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.68%) Node.js
2 2 (2.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) Internet
2 5 (7.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) CouchDB
1 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (57.75%) Jasmine
2 29 (40.85%) Git (software)
3 13 (18.31%) MSTest
3 13 (18.31%) Grunt
4 11 (15.49%) Mocha
4 11 (15.49%) Subversion
5 10 (14.08%) Rhino Mocks
6 9 (12.68%) JUnit
7 8 (11.27%) NUnit
8 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
8 7 (9.86%) Selenium
9 6 (8.45%) Maven
10 5 (7.04%) Ant
10 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
10 5 (7.04%) Hudson
10 5 (7.04%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
11 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
11 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (4.23%) Advertising
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 67 (94.37%) Developer
2 28 (39.44%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (18.31%) Senior Developer
4 10 (14.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Web Developer
7 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) .NET Software Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (2.82%) UI Programmer
10 2 (2.82%) Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.82%) UI Developer
11 1 (1.41%) Senior UI Developer
11 1 (1.41%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (90.14%) HTML
2 48 (67.61%) HTML5
3 47 (66.20%) CSS
4 44 (61.97%) jQuery
5 35 (49.30%) CSS3
6 34 (47.89%) AngularJS
7 24 (33.80%) Backbone.js
8 21 (29.58%) Sass
9 20 (28.17%) Web Services
10 19 (26.76%) JSON
11 17 (23.94%) XML
12 15 (21.13%) .NET
13 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET
13 13 (18.31%) .NET Framework
14 12 (16.90%) RESTful
14 12 (16.90%) Ajax
15 10 (14.08%) Dojo
15 10 (14.08%) WCF
15 10 (14.08%) WPF
16 9 (12.68%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) User Experience
3 4 (5.63%) W3C
4 2 (2.82%) BBC
4 2 (2.82%) RIA
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
5 1 (1.41%) New Media
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Android
1 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (78.87%) TDD
2 49 (69.01%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (49.30%) MVC
4 27 (38.03%) OO
5 20 (28.17%) Unit Testing
6 19 (26.76%) Scrum
7 16 (22.54%) OOP
8 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (19.72%) BDD
9 9 (12.68%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (12.68%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.86%) SOA
12 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.63%) SEO
12 4 (5.63%) Web Design
13 3 (4.23%) Automated Testing
13 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
13 3 (4.23%) Refactoring
14 2 (2.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (94.37%) JavaScript
2 20 (28.17%) Java
3 18 (25.35%) C#
4 10 (14.08%) SQL
5 9 (12.68%) T-SQL
6 8 (11.27%) PHP
6 8 (11.27%) Groovy
7 4 (5.63%) Python
7 4 (5.63%) Ruby
8 3 (4.23%) Scala
9 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) OpenIDM
1 2 (2.82%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) ForgeRock
2 1 (1.41%) Google
2 1 (1.41%) Zend
2 1 (1.41%) Facebook
2 1 (1.41%) Twitter
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