The first table below looks at the demand for RIATest 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 RIATest over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cogitek RIATest
Rank 406 412 382
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing RIATest 2 2 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.008% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.058% 0.063% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 16
Average daily rate
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- £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3461 3151 2987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.75% 12.98% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2505 2252 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £36.29 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.25 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
RIATest
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RIATest
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

RIATest Jobs Demand Trend in London

RIATest
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RIATest Daily Rate Trend in London

RIATest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RIATest 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 RIATest.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) QlikView
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Sybase
2 3 (75.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (25.00%) RMDS
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing

RIATest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RIATest 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 RIATest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) RMDS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) QlikView
1 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (25.00%) FpML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Equities
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Sybase
1 3 (75.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO