The table below looks at the statistics for Esper skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Esper over the 3 months to 5 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.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Esper for Java
Rank 397 412 384
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs citing Esper 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.043% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£550 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Esper
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6876 7047 6321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.58% 30.20% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4877 5133 4597
Average daily rate £420 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 75
Average hourly rate £22.18 £45.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% +13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £17.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Esper
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Esper across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Esper Jobs Demand Trend in London

Esper
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Esper Daily Rate Trend in London

Esper
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Esper within the London region over the 3 months to 5 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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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
City of London +10 1 - - 1
Esper
England

Esper
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Esper 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 Esper.

1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
1 4 (100.00%) SciPy
1 4 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) Pyramid
1 4 (100.00%) Pandas
2 3 (75.00%) NumPy
2 3 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Physics
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Refactoring

Esper
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Esper 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 Esper. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SciPy
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) Pyramid
1 4 (100.00%) Pandas
2 3 (75.00%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Physics
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle