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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apteco FastStats
Rank 398 416 382
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -34
Contract jobs citing FastStats 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.004% 0.029%
As % of the Applications category 0.19% 0.037% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £550 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +64.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £255 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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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
2569 2698 2534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.29% 11.34% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1761 1715 1594
Average daily rate £358 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £171 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 150 164
Average hourly rate £15.51 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.76% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.30 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FastStats across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

FastStats Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
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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 - - - - 1
FastStats
England

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (66.67%) Marketing
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) SAS
3 6 (40.00%) Eloqua
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 5 (33.33%) SPSS
5 4 (26.67%) CRM
5 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) R
6 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (20.00%) MS Office
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (13.33%) Data Management
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) Legal
7 2 (13.33%) Publishing
7 2 (13.33%) VBA
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) ETL
7 2 (13.33%) B2B
7 2 (13.33%) SmartFocus
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Direct Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) Campaign Management
7 2 (13.33%) Campaign Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (13.33%) Omniture

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (40.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (33.33%) SPSS
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Data Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Marketing Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior
5 2 (13.33%) Marketing Data Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Database Marketing Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Database Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Data Integration Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Insight Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) CRM
1 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) B2B
3 2 (13.33%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Database Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Campaign Management
3 2 (13.33%) Campaign Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Propensity Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) R
3 2 (13.33%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Eloqua
2 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (13.33%) Marketo
3 2 (13.33%) Omniture
3 2 (13.33%) SmartFocus
4 1 (6.67%) Unica
4 1 (6.67%) Neolane
4 1 (6.67%) Alterian
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft