The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 RedDot Solutions.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RedDot
Rank 406 381 422
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +41
Contract jobs citing RedDot 6 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.037% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.056% 0.080% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate £408 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £270 £275
% change year-on-year
- -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10769 9954 12156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 46.07% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7026 6301 7353
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 247 305
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £44.50 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
RedDot
England

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (100.00%) Content Management
2 15 (71.43%) CMS
2 15 (71.43%) EPiServer
2 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) C#
4 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
4 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
4 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
4 11 (52.38%) .NET
4 11 (52.38%) XML
4 11 (52.38%) jQuery
5 9 (42.86%) Drupal
5 9 (42.86%) Alfresco
5 9 (42.86%) WordPress
5 9 (42.86%) Joomla!
5 9 (42.86%) DNN
5 9 (42.86%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 9 (42.86%) Ajax
5 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (42.86%) Ektron
6 6 (28.57%) Open Text
6 6 (28.57%) JIRA
6 6 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (28.57%) Sitecore
6 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 6 (28.57%) ISEB
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) IIS

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (71.43%) CMS
2 9 (42.86%) Drupal
2 9 (42.86%) Alfresco
2 9 (42.86%) WordPress
2 9 (42.86%) Joomla!
2 9 (42.86%) DNN
3 6 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (28.57%) IIS
4 4 (19.05%) Apache
5 2 (9.52%) Node.js
5 2 (9.52%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Intranet
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Subversion
3 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Agile .NET Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Web Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
1 11 (52.38%) XML
1 11 (52.38%) jQuery
2 9 (42.86%) Ajax
3 5 (23.81%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (9.52%) XSLT
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.52%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Content Management
2 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) RUP
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
1 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
1 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VBScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Varnish
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) EPiServer
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Ektron
4 6 (28.57%) Open Text
4 6 (28.57%) Sitecore
5 2 (9.52%) VMware