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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 395 411 425
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +14
Contract jobs citing IDOL 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.021% 0.015%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.096% 0.092% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£400 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
-34.41% +54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5218 5445 5308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.78% 22.46% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3572 3696 3528
Average daily rate £443 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 64 52
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.40 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £51.30 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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
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 22 July 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 +24 2 £394 -
IDOL
England

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Lucene
1 3 (50.00%) Document Management
1 3 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) AMQP
2 2 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Discovery
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Software Packaging
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) RMADS
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) SAN

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (16.67%) WorkSite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) AMQP
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Operations Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Lucene
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) RMADS
2 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Discovery
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix