The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NorthgateArinso ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 579 485 564
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +79
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 11 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.042% 0.023%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.26% 0.48% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate £330 £375 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -14.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £345 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £433 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £419 £441
% change year-on-year
-21.19% -5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 -
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4286 3757 4925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.35% 8.72% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2548 2038 2549
Average daily rate £425 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 70 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £70.25 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
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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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
North West -13 4 £330 - 1
London -24 3 £350 -6.66% 1
East of England -26 3 £385 -
South East -16 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
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ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (25.93%) Northgate
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (11.11%) NorthgateArinso
3 3 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (7.41%) Test Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.41%) E-Learning
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Local Government
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
4 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (7.41%) Sage
4 2 (7.41%) Cognos
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft HRMS
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Payroll Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Project Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Business Objects Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Business Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Payroll Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (7.41%) Test Management
2 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
2 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
2 2 (7.41%) Workflow
2 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Northgate
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) NorthgateArinso
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (7.41%) Sage
3 2 (7.41%) Cognos
4 1 (3.70%) Peoplefluent