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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 404 421 411
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing IDOL 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.091% 0.053% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +54.54%
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 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
5507 5710 5470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.68% 22.66% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 3934 3667
Average daily rate £445 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 39 66
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.80 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.14 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 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 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Lucene
1 3 (60.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (40.00%) E-Discovery
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) AMQP
2 2 (40.00%) Image Processing
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Software Packaging
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) RMADS
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) LAN

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (60.00%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) AMQP
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) IT Operations Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Operations Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Lucene
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (40.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) RMADS
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) E-Discovery
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Image Processing
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) HP