The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of 29West products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 29West over the 3 months to 2 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 29West Inc.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
29West
Rank 562 500 567
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +67
Contract jobs citing 29West 49 83 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.16% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.33% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 13
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£650 £615 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26091 25084 26860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.92% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14644 13917 13650
Average daily rate £386 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1121 1122 1341
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

29West
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 29West within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

29West Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

29West
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 29West within the UK.

29West Daily Rate Trend in the UK

29West
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 29West within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

29West Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

29West
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 29West within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 48 £650 +5.69% 6
England -50 48 £650 +5.69% 6
City of London +2 10 £631 +1.00% 2
Docklands, London - - - -

29West
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 29West 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 29West.

1 101 (86.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 98 (83.76%) Java
3 72 (61.54%) Front Office
4 59 (50.43%) Low Latency
5 57 (48.72%) Linux
6 55 (47.01%) SQL
7 52 (44.44%) Oracle
8 49 (41.88%) RMDS
9 45 (38.46%) Banking
10 40 (34.19%) E-Commerce
11 38 (32.48%) Multithreading
12 33 (28.21%) TIBCO
13 29 (24.79%) Rendezvous
13 29 (24.79%) Solaris
13 29 (24.79%) Risk Management
14 28 (23.93%) UNIX
14 28 (23.93%) Middleware
15 26 (22.22%) Oracle Coherence
16 25 (21.37%) JMS
17 24 (20.51%) JIRA
18 23 (19.66%) Finance
18 23 (19.66%) Investment Banking
19 21 (17.95%) DevOps
20 19 (16.24%) Informatica
21 17 (14.53%) XML
21 17 (14.53%) XSLT
21 17 (14.53%) WebSphere
22 16 (13.68%) Git (software)
22 16 (13.68%) Confluence
23 15 (12.82%) TeamCity

29West
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 29West 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 29West. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (22.22%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (14.53%) WebSphere
3 16 (13.68%) Confluence
4 14 (11.97%) WebLogic
5 12 (10.26%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (2.56%) IIS
6 3 (2.56%) Apache
6 3 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 49 (41.88%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.97%) DNS
1 14 (11.97%) Firewall
2 5 (4.27%) Multicast
3 3 (2.56%) NAS
3 3 (2.56%) FCoE
3 3 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (2.56%) SAN
3 3 (2.56%) LAN
3 3 (2.56%) WAN
3 3 (2.56%) HTTP
4 2 (1.71%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.55%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.27%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.56%) HBase
6 2 (1.71%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) JIRA
2 16 (13.68%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.82%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.42%) Subversion
5 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.71%) Maven
7 1 (0.85%) NUnit
7 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 72 (61.54%) Front Office
2 45 (38.46%) Banking
3 23 (19.66%) Finance
3 23 (19.66%) Investment Banking
4 10 (8.55%) Financial Institution
5 8 (6.84%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.84%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.85%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (51.28%) Developer
2 49 (41.88%) Java Developer
3 23 (19.66%) Development Manager
4 10 (8.55%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Senior Development Manager
5 8 (6.84%) Senior Manager
5 8 (6.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Front Office Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Architect
7 5 (4.27%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (3.42%) C++ Developer
8 4 (3.42%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (2.56%) C++/C# Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Lead Developer
10 2 (1.71%) Administrator
10 2 (1.71%) Support Specialist
10 2 (1.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.79%) Rendezvous
2 28 (23.93%) Middleware
3 25 (21.37%) JMS
4 17 (14.53%) XML
4 17 (14.53%) XSLT
5 13 (11.11%) Java SE
5 13 (11.11%) Java EE
6 12 (10.26%) WebSockets
7 11 (9.40%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (7.69%) HTML
9 6 (5.13%) HTML5
10 5 (4.27%) Spring
11 4 (3.42%) .NET
12 3 (2.56%) Apache Flex
12 3 (2.56%) WCF
12 3 (2.56%) WPF
12 3 (2.56%) WinForms
12 3 (2.56%) REST
13 2 (1.71%) RESTful
13 2 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (86.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (5.98%) Fixed Income
3 6 (5.13%) Equities
4 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.71%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Open Source
6 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (48.72%) Linux
2 29 (24.79%) Solaris
3 28 (23.93%) UNIX
4 9 (7.69%) Windows
5 6 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.43%) Low Latency
2 40 (34.19%) E-Commerce
3 38 (32.48%) Multithreading
4 29 (24.79%) Risk Management
5 21 (17.95%) DevOps
6 13 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
7 11 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 10 (8.55%) Software Engineering
8 10 (8.55%) Algorithmic Trading
9 9 (7.69%) Change Management
9 9 (7.69%) OO
10 7 (5.98%) TDD
10 7 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.13%) Scrum
11 6 (5.13%) Automated Testing
11 6 (5.13%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (4.27%) Knowledge Management
13 4 (3.42%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 98 (83.76%) Java
2 55 (47.01%) SQL
3 9 (7.69%) C++
4 8 (6.84%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.13%) Perl
6 5 (4.27%) C#
7 4 (3.42%) C
8 3 (2.56%) VC++
8 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.56%) C++/CLI
9 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) NFS
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (2.56%) SRDF
2 2 (1.71%) KVM
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (3.42%) Puppet
3 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (44.44%) Oracle
2 33 (28.21%) TIBCO
3 19 (16.24%) Informatica
4 15 (12.82%) Sybase
5 14 (11.97%) JBoss
6 7 (5.98%) Reuters
7 5 (4.27%) Splunk
8 3 (2.56%) DataSynapse
8 3 (2.56%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.56%) Perforce
8 3 (2.56%) Cisco
8 3 (2.56%) IBM
8 3 (2.56%) NetApp
8 3 (2.56%) EMC
8 3 (2.56%) Intel
9 2 (1.71%) VMware
9 2 (1.71%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.85%) Adobe
10 1 (0.85%) Fidessa