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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
29West
Rank 558 515 514
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -1
Contract jobs citing 29West 25 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.079% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 25
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£625 £650 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £585 £560
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

29West Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

29West
Top 3 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 30 January 2015. 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 24 £625 -3.84% 3
England -32 24 £625 -3.84% 3
City of London -5 7 £675 +5.88% 2

29West
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 57 (87.69%) Java
2 46 (70.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (70.77%) Front Office
2 46 (70.77%) Low Latency
3 36 (55.38%) Multithreading
4 35 (53.85%) TIBCO
5 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (43.08%) Rendezvous
6 28 (43.08%) UNIX
7 27 (41.54%) Oracle
7 27 (41.54%) JMS
8 24 (36.92%) Linux
9 23 (35.38%) TIBCO EMS
10 22 (33.85%) FIX Protocol
10 22 (33.85%) Finance
11 19 (29.23%) Banking
12 18 (27.69%) Middleware
13 17 (26.15%) SQL
13 17 (26.15%) Relational Database
14 16 (24.62%) RMDS
15 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 13 (20.00%) TeamCity
15 13 (20.00%) Informatica
16 12 (18.46%) Sybase
16 12 (18.46%) JIRA
16 12 (18.46%) Ultra-Low Latency
17 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
18 10 (15.38%) HTML
18 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
18 10 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading

29West
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (35.38%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (12.31%) Confluence
3 4 (6.15%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.54%) Apache
5 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 16 (24.62%) RMDS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) DNS
1 8 (12.31%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) Multicast
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) NAS
3 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.54%) FCoE
3 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 13 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 12 (18.46%) JIRA
3 8 (12.31%) Subversion
4 6 (9.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
5 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.54%) Gradle
General
1 46 (70.77%) Front Office
2 22 (33.85%) Finance
3 19 (29.23%) Banking
4 10 (15.38%) Financial Institution
5 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (63.08%) Developer
2 32 (49.23%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Production Support Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Support Specialist
8 1 (1.54%) Applications Support
8 1 (1.54%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Programmer
8 1 (1.54%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.54%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Architect
8 1 (1.54%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (43.08%) Rendezvous
2 27 (41.54%) JMS
3 22 (33.85%) FIX Protocol
4 18 (27.69%) Middleware
5 10 (15.38%) HTML
6 9 (13.85%) Spring
7 8 (12.31%) WebSockets
8 6 (9.23%) MAPI
9 5 (7.69%) HTML5
10 4 (6.15%) JDBC
11 2 (3.08%) Java EE
11 2 (3.08%) .NET
11 2 (3.08%) CSS
12 1 (1.54%) J2SE
12 1 (1.54%) XML
12 1 (1.54%) XSLT
12 1 (1.54%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 46 (70.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.62%) Equities
3 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Derivative
4 1 (1.54%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) UNIX
2 24 (36.92%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Solaris
4 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (70.77%) Low Latency
2 36 (55.38%) Multithreading
3 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 10 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading
5 10 (15.38%) DevOps
6 7 (10.77%) Electronic Trading
7 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.62%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.62%) OO
8 3 (4.62%) TDD
8 3 (4.62%) Scrum
8 3 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.62%) Market Making
9 2 (3.08%) Release Management
9 2 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 57 (87.69%) Java
2 17 (26.15%) SQL
3 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.85%) C#
5 8 (12.31%) C++
6 7 (10.77%) Bash Shell
7 5 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.69%) C
8 3 (4.62%) Perl
9 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.54%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) NFS
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.54%) Xen
1 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.54%) SRDF
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (3.08%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) TIBCO
2 27 (41.54%) Oracle
3 13 (20.00%) Informatica
4 12 (18.46%) Sybase
5 4 (6.15%) Murex
6 3 (4.62%) Splunk
7 2 (3.08%) Calypso
8 1 (1.54%) EMC
8 1 (1.54%) Intel
8 1 (1.54%) NetApp
8 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco
8 1 (1.54%) IBM
8 1 (1.54%) DataSynapse
8 1 (1.54%) VMware
8 1 (1.54%) SaltStack