The table below looks at the statistics for Motif skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Motif over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X/Motif
Rank - 252 242
Contract jobs citing Motif 0 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate - £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £300
% change year-on-year
- +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2399 2275 2148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.91% 22.85% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1384 1254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 40 47
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Motif
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Motif across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Motif Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Motif
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Motif Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Motif
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Motif across the South East region.

Motif Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Motif
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Motif 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 Motif.

1 9 (100.00%) C++
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (100.00%) Subversion
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) C
2 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) CppUnit
3 6 (66.67%) NUnit
3 6 (66.67%) GoogleTest
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) Ant
3 6 (66.67%) ClearCase
3 6 (66.67%) OOD
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) UML
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (44.44%) ClearQuest
5 4 (44.44%) OO
5 4 (44.44%) Ingres
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) Python
5 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (44.44%) CruiseControl
5 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) wxWidgets
6 3 (33.33%) Git (software)

Motif
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Motif 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 Motif. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Ingres
1 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Subversion
2 6 (66.67%) Ant
2 6 (66.67%) ClearCase
2 6 (66.67%) CppUnit
2 6 (66.67%) GoogleTest
2 6 (66.67%) NUnit
3 4 (44.44%) ClearQuest
3 4 (44.44%) CruiseControl
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (22.22%) Rational Rose
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) C Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C/C++ Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C/C++ Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) wxWidgets
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Derivative
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) OOD
2 6 (66.67%) UML
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Memory Management
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) RUP
4 2 (22.22%) Unified Process
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (11.11%) Input Data Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) C
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree