The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Inversion of Control in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Inversion of Control 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
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 134 141 151
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.097% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.41% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £450 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Inversion of Control
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
803 733 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.41% 23.68% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 444 501
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 53 59
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +111.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.68 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

Inversion of Control
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Inversion of Control across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Inversion of Control Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Inversion of Control
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Inversion of Control across the South West region.

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control.

1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) CMS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore