The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 411 386 417
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +31
Contract jobs citing IDOL 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.014% 0.021%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.018% 0.063% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate £220 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £1,000 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5469 4756 5465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.60% 22.01% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3851 3335 3553
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 30
Average hourly rate £31.00 £23.20 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -21.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £17.30 £16.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.25 £52.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
IDOL
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Law
2 3 (42.86%) Legal
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) Document Management
2 3 (42.86%) WorkSite
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Image Processing
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Solr
3 2 (28.57%) Social Media
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Software Packaging
3 2 (28.57%) TeamSite
3 2 (28.57%) Lucene
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Media
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (28.57%) SOA

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) WorkSite
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Solr
2 2 (28.57%) TeamSite
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MetaTagger
General
1 3 (42.86%) Law
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Software Packaging
1 2 (28.57%) Lucene
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) EJB
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Social Media
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Media
2 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Document Management
2 2 (28.57%) Image Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) MCP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix