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 4 August 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 575 520 535
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +15
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 12 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.097% 0.045%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.28% 1.06% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 13
Average daily rate
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£394 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £194 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £583 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £425
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.46 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.79% -
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
4213 4543 4053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.16% 9.20% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2513 2436 2195
Average daily rate £450 £440 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 67 71
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +53.75%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 -14 4 £275 -26.66% 4
South East -31 4 £413 +65.00%
North West -42 4 £400 -26.60%
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ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) Cognos
3 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
4 7 (22.58%) SAP
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
5 6 (19.35%) MS Access
5 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (12.90%) Cognos Impromptu
7 4 (12.90%) IIS
7 4 (12.90%) Java
7 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (12.90%) SAP HR
7 4 (12.90%) Retail
7 4 (12.90%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (12.90%) Northgate
7 4 (12.90%) NorthgateArinso
7 4 (12.90%) CIPD
7 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
8 3 (9.68%) Degree
8 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (9.68%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
8 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (9.68%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP HR
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.23%) SAP HCM
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (6.45%) Boomi
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
1 6 (19.35%) MS Access
2 4 (12.90%) Cognos Impromptu
2 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.23%) EDRMS
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Applications Support
2 6 (19.35%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Business Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Support Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.23%) Payroll Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (6.45%) LLPG
3 2 (6.45%) GIS
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) CentOS
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.68%) SDLC
3 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Content Management
4 2 (6.45%) ERP
4 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.23%) ETL Development
5 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Metadata Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) ETL
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) VBA
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CIPD
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cognos
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) SAP
3 4 (12.90%) Northgate
3 4 (12.90%) NorthgateArinso
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) Software AG
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (6.45%) JD Edwards
5 2 (6.45%) webMethods
6 1 (3.23%) Talend
6 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago