The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of FatWire products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FatWire 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the FatWire Corporation.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FatWire
Rank 136 127 134
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing FatWire 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.67% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £24.64
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +67.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1466 1342 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.17% 45.09% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 595 753
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 104 129
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

FatWire
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FatWire across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

FatWire Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

FatWire Daily Rate Trend in the North West

FatWire
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FatWire across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

FatWire Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

FatWire
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

FatWire Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing FatWire 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 FatWire.

1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 4 (57.14%) Endeca
3 3 (42.86%) Spring
3 3 (42.86%) CMS
3 3 (42.86%) SUSE
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) Struts
3 3 (42.86%) Apache
3 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) JMS
4 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Firmware
4 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) JBoss
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing FatWire 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 FatWire. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Apache
1 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
1 3 (42.86%) CMS
2 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (14.29%) CICS
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Introscope
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Mockito
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Struts
1 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) JMS
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Spring Security
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Struts2
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) MyBatis
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) SUSE
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) zOS
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Content Management
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 2 (28.57%) CA Wily
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Endeca
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) JBoss
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe