The table below looks at the statistics for ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 528 541 562
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +21
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 50 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.044% 0.013%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.11% 0.51% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 2
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£375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £315 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £500 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.46 - -
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 Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4495 4145 4736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.93% 8.62% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2450 2289 2464
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 78 60
Average hourly rate £31.16 £17.69 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.14% -33.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £11.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.69 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+78.06% -21.91%

ResourceLink
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

ResourceLink Jobs Demand Trend in England

ResourceLink
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ResourceLink Daily Rate Trend in England

ResourceLink
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ResourceLink across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

ResourceLink Daily Rate Histogram in England

ResourceLink
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ResourceLink across the England region.

ResourceLink Hourly Rate Trend in England

ResourceLink
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 ResourceLink within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +18 18 £390 +11.42%
North West - 16 £545 -
South East +2 11 £250 -41.17%
East of England -23 5 £500 +166.66%
South West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink.

1 20 (29.41%) SQL
1 20 (29.41%) SAP
2 18 (26.47%) SaaS
2 18 (26.47%) SuccessFactors
3 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
3 15 (22.06%) VBA
3 15 (22.06%) Java
3 15 (22.06%) PL/SQL
3 15 (22.06%) Dell
4 14 (20.59%) Python
4 14 (20.59%) Software AG
4 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
4 14 (20.59%) webMethods
4 14 (20.59%) Perl
4 14 (20.59%) Degree
4 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.18%) Northgate
5 11 (16.18%) Oracle
6 8 (11.76%) Migration
7 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.29%) Data Migration
8 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
8 6 (8.82%) Cognos
8 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.35%) ERP
9 5 (7.35%) Project Management
9 5 (7.35%) Performance Management
10 4 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.47%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.47%) SaaS
1 18 (26.47%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.94%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Intranet
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.88%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Ingres
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (4.41%) Retail
2 2 (2.94%) Local Government
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Architect
3 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.76%) Integration Architect
4 8 (11.76%) Systems Manager
5 6 (8.82%) Consultant
5 6 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.82%) Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Administrator
6 5 (7.35%) Payroll Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Implementation Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Junior
9 1 (1.47%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.47%) NHS
2 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
1 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) Migration
2 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (10.29%) Data Migration
3 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (7.35%) Performance Management
4 5 (7.35%) ERP
4 5 (7.35%) Project Management
5 4 (5.88%) Time Management
5 4 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (2.94%) System Testing
6 2 (2.94%) Change Management
6 2 (2.94%) ETL
7 1 (1.47%) Validation
7 1 (1.47%) Information Security
7 1 (1.47%) IT Governance
7 1 (1.47%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (1.47%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.47%) Data Mapping
7 1 (1.47%) Data Entry
7 1 (1.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 15 (22.06%) VBA
2 15 (22.06%) Java
2 15 (22.06%) PL/SQL
3 14 (20.59%) Perl
3 14 (20.59%) Python
3 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) SAP
2 15 (22.06%) Dell
3 14 (20.59%) Software AG
3 14 (20.59%) webMethods
4 11 (16.18%) Northgate
4 11 (16.18%) Oracle
5 6 (8.82%) Cognos
5 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.88%) i-GRasp
7 3 (4.41%) Sage
8 2 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.47%) Citrix
9 1 (1.47%) Civica
9 1 (1.47%) Ceridian
9 1 (1.47%) NorthgateArinso
9 1 (1.47%) Red Gate