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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 406 412 383
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -29
Contract jobs citing FastStats 2 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.004% 0.068%
As % of the Applications category 0.080% 0.036% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 13
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£238 - £208
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 - £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 - £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £313 -
% change year-on-year
-15.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2511 2813 2682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.27% 11.90% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1619 1801 1723
Average daily rate £375 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 174 131
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SPSS
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Eloqua
3 2 (33.33%) Omniture
3 2 (33.33%) Marketo
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Unica
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Database Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) SmartFocus
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) SAS
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SPSS
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Unica
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SmartFocus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Database Marketing Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing Data Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Database Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) E-business
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Propensity Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Eloqua
2 2 (33.33%) Omniture
2 2 (33.33%) Marketo
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) Alterian