The table below looks at the statistics for ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 406 385 403
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 5 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.096% 0.019%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.31% 1.00% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
Average daily rate £413 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ResourceLink
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Business Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
1625 2005 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.68% 9.62% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 1275 1194
Average daily rate £463 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £308 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £602
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 22
Average hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £30.00 £16.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £53.82 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -53.70%

ResourceLink
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

ResourceLink Jobs Demand Trend in London

ResourceLink
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

ResourceLink Daily Rate Trend in London

ResourceLink
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ResourceLink across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ResourceLink Daily Rate Histogram in London

ResourceLink
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

ResourceLink Hourly Rate Trend in London

ResourceLink
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 ResourceLink within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 1 £325 -21.21%
ResourceLink
England

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink.

1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) Struts
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (30.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (30.00%) Cognos
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Pentaho
3 3 (30.00%) Struts2
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) Northgate
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) ETL

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (30.00%) Pentaho
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) HR Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) HR Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) HR Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cognos Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ICT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) ICT Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Struts
1 3 (30.00%) Struts2
1 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cognos
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Northgate