The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Quark products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quark 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Quark, Inc.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quark
Rank 413 431 423
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Quark 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.018% 0.009% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -3.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £358 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11218 11594 12022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.90% 46.20% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7224 7528 7319
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 261 331
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.08 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

Quark
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quark across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Quark Jobs Demand Trend in London

Quark
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Quark Daily Rate Trend in London

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Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Quark Hourly Rate Trend in London

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Quark 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 Quark.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) InDesign
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Apple

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Quark 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 Quark. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) InDesign
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Writer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Apple