The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
29West
Rank 531 507 546
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +39
Contract jobs citing 29West 62 61 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 29
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£650 £600 £660
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £766 £650 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 60 £650 +8.33% 8
England -29 60 £650 +8.33% 8
City of London -8 15 £650 +6.12% 2
Docklands, London - - - -

29West
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 109 (85.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 107 (83.59%) Java
3 77 (60.16%) Front Office
4 69 (53.91%) Low Latency
5 68 (53.13%) Linux
6 56 (43.75%) SQL
7 53 (41.41%) Oracle
7 53 (41.41%) Banking
8 51 (39.84%) RMDS
9 44 (34.38%) E-Commerce
10 40 (31.25%) TIBCO
11 39 (30.47%) Multithreading
12 36 (28.13%) Solaris
13 35 (27.34%) Rendezvous
14 32 (25.00%) Risk Management
15 31 (24.22%) Oracle Coherence
16 29 (22.66%) Middleware
16 29 (22.66%) JMS
17 28 (21.88%) UNIX
17 28 (21.88%) Investment Banking
18 24 (18.75%) Finance
18 24 (18.75%) JIRA
19 20 (15.63%) C++
20 18 (14.06%) XML
20 18 (14.06%) XSLT
20 18 (14.06%) WebSphere
20 18 (14.06%) Ultra-Low Latency
21 17 (13.28%) DevOps
22 16 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
22 16 (12.50%) Sybase

29West
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (24.22%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (14.06%) WebSphere
3 15 (11.72%) TIBCO EMS
4 14 (10.94%) WebLogic
4 14 (10.94%) Confluence
5 4 (3.13%) IIS
5 4 (3.13%) Apache
5 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.56%) GemFire
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 51 (39.84%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) DNS
1 12 (9.38%) Firewall
2 5 (3.91%) Multicast
3 4 (3.13%) NAS
3 4 (3.13%) FCoE
3 4 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (3.13%) SAN
3 4 (3.13%) LAN
3 4 (3.13%) WAN
3 4 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.91%) HBase
4 5 (3.91%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.13%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) Big Data
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (18.75%) JIRA
2 14 (10.94%) TeamCity
2 14 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.34%) Subversion
4 2 (1.56%) Maven
5 1 (0.78%) NUnit
5 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 77 (60.16%) Front Office
2 53 (41.41%) Banking
3 28 (21.88%) Investment Banking
4 24 (18.75%) Finance
5 9 (7.03%) Financial Institution
6 8 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 8 (6.25%) Games
7 3 (2.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.78%) International Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (59.38%) Developer
2 60 (46.88%) Java Developer
3 25 (19.53%) Development Manager
4 11 (8.59%) C++ Developer
5 9 (7.03%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 8 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (6.25%) Senior Development Manager
6 8 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Architect
8 6 (4.69%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (3.13%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Lead Java Developer
9 4 (3.13%) DevOps Manager
10 3 (2.34%) Lead Architect
10 3 (2.34%) C++/C# Developer
11 2 (1.56%) Administrator
11 2 (1.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.34%) Rendezvous
2 29 (22.66%) Middleware
2 29 (22.66%) JMS
3 18 (14.06%) XML
3 18 (14.06%) XSLT
4 14 (10.94%) Java SE
5 13 (10.16%) Java EE
6 10 (7.81%) HTML
6 10 (7.81%) WebSockets
7 9 (7.03%) .NET
8 7 (5.47%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (4.69%) HTML5
10 4 (3.13%) Spring
11 3 (2.34%) REST
11 3 (2.34%) RESTful
11 3 (2.34%) Apache Flex
11 3 (2.34%) WCF
11 3 (2.34%) WPF
11 3 (2.34%) WinForms
11 3 (2.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (85.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 6 (4.69%) Equities
4 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.56%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (1.56%) Derivative
5 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 68 (53.13%) Linux
2 36 (28.13%) Solaris
3 28 (21.88%) UNIX
4 10 (7.81%) Windows
5 6 (4.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.91%) Low Latency
2 44 (34.38%) E-Commerce
3 39 (30.47%) Multithreading
4 32 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 18 (14.06%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 17 (13.28%) DevOps
7 16 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
8 11 (8.59%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.81%) OO
10 9 (7.03%) TDD
10 9 (7.03%) Change Management
10 9 (7.03%) Algorithmic Trading
11 8 (6.25%) Scrum
11 8 (6.25%) Data Modelling
12 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (4.69%) Automated Testing
14 5 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 107 (83.59%) Java
2 56 (43.75%) SQL
3 20 (15.63%) C++
4 10 (7.81%) C#
5 8 (6.25%) C
5 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.47%) Python
7 6 (4.69%) Perl
8 3 (2.34%) VC++
8 3 (2.34%) C++/CLI
9 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) NFS
1 4 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (3.13%) SRDF
2 1 (0.78%) KVM
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.34%) Puppet
2 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 53 (41.41%) Oracle
2 40 (31.25%) TIBCO
3 16 (12.50%) Sybase
4 14 (10.94%) JBoss
4 14 (10.94%) Informatica
5 7 (5.47%) Reuters
6 5 (3.91%) Splunk
7 4 (3.13%) DataSynapse
7 4 (3.13%) NetApp
7 4 (3.13%) EMC
7 4 (3.13%) Intel
7 4 (3.13%) Cisco
7 4 (3.13%) IBM
8 3 (2.34%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.34%) Perforce
9 2 (1.56%) VMware
9 2 (1.56%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.78%) Adobe
10 1 (0.78%) Fidessa