The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Vendors 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.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quark
Rank 411 376 412
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +36
Contract jobs citing Quark 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.020% 0.014% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.045% 0.030% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
Average daily rate £300 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate - £144 £300
% change year-on-year
- -52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11024 10158 12136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.54% 46.21% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7174 6441 7336
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 251 306
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.10 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Quark
England

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

Quark
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

Quark
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
2 2 (33.33%) Economics
2 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (33.33%) QuarkXPress
2 2 (33.33%) FreeHand
2 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Front Office
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Derivative
3 1 (16.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Quark
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (33.33%) QuarkXPress
2 2 (33.33%) FreeHand
2 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Writer
1 2 (33.33%) Web Editor
1 2 (33.33%) Web Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Web Content Editor
1 2 (33.33%) Content Editor
2 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Author
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Economics
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Content Management
1 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft