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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apteco FastStats
Rank 404 431 419
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs citing FastStats 11 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.004% 0.019%
As % of the Applications category 0.39% 0.034% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate
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£165 £270 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £270 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -12.30%
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
2821 2933 3322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.54% 11.69% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1873 2131
Average daily rate £350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 154 223
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -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

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +23 2 - - 1
Bromley - - - -
FastStats
England

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (71.43%) Marketing
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) SAS
5 4 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) SPSS
5 4 (28.57%) Eloqua
5 4 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
5 4 (28.57%) Database Marketing
5 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) R
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
7 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
7 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (14.29%) B2B
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Legal
7 2 (14.29%) Publishing
7 2 (14.29%) ETL
7 2 (14.29%) Data Management
7 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) Campaign Management
7 2 (14.29%) Campaign Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Analytics
8 1 (7.14%) Marketing Analytics
8 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (35.71%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) SPSS
3 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (71.43%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Marketing Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Database Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Database Marketing Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Junior
4 3 (21.43%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
2 4 (28.57%) Database Marketing
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) B2B
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Campaign Management
4 2 (14.29%) Campaign Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Marketing Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) R
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Eloqua
2 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) SmartFocus