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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 416 386 407
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 4 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.085% 0.054%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.21% 0.94% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £425
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.46 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1903 2135 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.12% 9.08% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 1245 1273
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 16
Average hourly rate £21.30 £32.03 £17.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.49% +85.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £46.95 £55.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%

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
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 3 August 2015. 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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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 -16 3 £275 -19.70% 1
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England

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
1 11 (84.62%) Cognos
2 6 (46.15%) MS Access
3 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
4 4 (30.77%) Cognos Impromptu
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) LLPG
6 2 (15.38%) GIS
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) IIS
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) CRM
7 1 (7.69%) LAN
7 1 (7.69%) WAN
7 1 (7.69%) HTTP
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (7.69%) Apache
7 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (7.69%) MS Office
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MS Access
2 4 (30.77%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) EDRMS
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Applications Support
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Business Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cognos Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (15.38%) LLPG
2 2 (15.38%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cognos
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago