The table below looks at the statistics for IDOL 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 IDOL over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 384 396 367
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing IDOL 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.010% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.042% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £262 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50
IDOL
England

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
4713 4977 4615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.79% 22.77% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3355 3433 3196
Average daily rate £450 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 43
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.00 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £104.75 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

IDOL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IDOL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

IDOL Jobs Demand Trend in London

IDOL
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

IDOL Daily Rate Trend in London

IDOL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

IDOL Hourly Rate Trend in London

IDOL
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 IDOL within the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 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 - - - -
IDOL
England

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing IDOL 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 IDOL.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Novell
2 2 (50.00%) Statistics
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (50.00%) E-Discovery
2 2 (50.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing IDOL 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 IDOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) Documentum
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (25.00%) WorkSite
2 1 (25.00%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) jMock
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) Ext JS
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Equities
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) E-Discovery
2 2 (50.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Novell
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Interwoven