The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of RedDot 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 RedDot 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within RedDot Solutions.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RedDot
Rank 388 419 414
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -5
Contract jobs citing RedDot 21 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.043% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 0
Average daily rate
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£355 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £281 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00
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England

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
11067 11686 11841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.58% 46.37% 45.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6964 7523 7164
Average daily rate £425 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 265 345
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.01 £48.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

RedDot
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

RedDot Jobs Demand Trend in London

RedDot
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RedDot Daily Rate Trend in London

RedDot
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RedDot across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

RedDot Daily Rate Histogram in London

RedDot
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

RedDot Hourly Rate Trend in London

RedDot
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 RedDot within the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 - 10 £365 -
RedDot
England

RedDot
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RedDot 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 RedDot.

1 18 (85.71%) C#
1 18 (85.71%) HTML
1 18 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
1 18 (85.71%) ASP.NET
1 18 (85.71%) CSS
2 17 (80.95%) XML
2 17 (80.95%) Content Management
3 15 (71.43%) Visual Studio
3 15 (71.43%) Web Services
4 12 (57.14%) CMS
4 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 11 (52.38%) CSS3
5 11 (52.38%) HTML5
5 11 (52.38%) MVC
5 11 (52.38%) XSLT
6 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
6 10 (47.62%) jQuery
7 9 (42.86%) Open Text
8 7 (33.33%) Project Management
8 7 (33.33%) Change Management
8 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
9 6 (28.57%) RESTful
9 6 (28.57%) SEO
9 6 (28.57%) Windows
9 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 6 (28.57%) Photoshop
9 6 (28.57%) Web Design

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RedDot 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 RedDot. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (57.14%) CMS
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (23.81%) IIS
4 4 (19.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (19.05%) Joomla!
4 4 (19.05%) Umbraco
5 3 (14.29%) Sitefinity
5 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (9.52%) LiveLink
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (19.05%) NUnit
4 3 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Web Applications Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Web Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Applications Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Lead Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Content Manager
5 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Web Content Manager
5 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Website Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) HTML
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
1 18 (85.71%) ASP.NET
1 18 (85.71%) CSS
2 17 (80.95%) XML
3 15 (71.43%) Web Services
4 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 11 (52.38%) CSS3
5 11 (52.38%) HTML5
5 11 (52.38%) XSLT
6 10 (47.62%) jQuery
7 6 (28.57%) RESTful
7 6 (28.57%) LINQ
8 5 (23.81%) XHTML
8 5 (23.81%) SOAP
8 5 (23.81%) REST
8 5 (23.81%) Sass
9 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
9 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 2 (9.52%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Content Management
2 11 (52.38%) MVC
3 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
4 7 (33.33%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Change Management
4 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (28.57%) SEO
5 6 (28.57%) Web Design
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Web Development
6 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
6 5 (23.81%) UML
6 5 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
8 3 (14.29%) Product Management
8 3 (14.29%) Analytics
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C#
1 18 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Open Text
2 4 (19.05%) Sitecore
2 4 (19.05%) Ektron
2 4 (19.05%) EPiServer