The table below looks at the statistics for FastStats 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 FastStats over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 403 405 407
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing FastStats 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.031% 0.030%
As % of the Applications category 0.18% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£200 £170 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 - £285
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
FastStats
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2729 2698 2928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.92% 11.77% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1736 1881
Average daily rate £375 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 184 168
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.06 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.39% -2.83%

FastStats
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

FastStats Jobs Demand Trend in London

FastStats
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

FastStats Daily Rate Trend in London

FastStats
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

FastStats Hourly Rate Trend in London

FastStats
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 FastStats within the London region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
City of London -5 1 £150 -
Uxbridge - 1 £200 -
FastStats
England

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing FastStats 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 FastStats.

1 5 (71.43%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Database Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Omniture
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSD
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) E-business
3 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Eloqua
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Marketo
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Segmentation
4 1 (14.29%) SmartFocus

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

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

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) SPSS
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SmartFocus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Web Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Planning Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Database Marketing Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Database Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) E-business
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Segmentation
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (28.57%) Omniture
2 2 (28.57%) Eloqua
2 2 (28.57%) Marketo