The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cogitek RIATest
Rank - 429 393
Contract jobs citing RIATest 0 3 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.012% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.090% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 22
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3610 3342 2923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.77% 13.32% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2659 2393 1978
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £20.20 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.90 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 20 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) QlikView
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

RIATest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (100.00%) QlikView
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) Business Objects