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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FatWire
Rank 138 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing FatWire 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.11% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.25% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.64
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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
1488 1216 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.87% 43.23% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 554 686
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 £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 110 107
Average hourly rate £17.75 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.97% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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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

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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 24 October 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) CMS
1 3 (60.00%) SUSE
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Endeca
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (40.00%) Introscope
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CA Wily
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) CA
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (60.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Introscope
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Mockito
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Struts
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Spring Security
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Struts2
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) SUSE
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Content Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (40.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) CA
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Endeca
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe