The first table below looks at the demand for 3000 Xtra skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3000 Xtra over the 3 months to 28 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 of the Business Applications category.

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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters 3000 Xtra
Rank 603 548 581
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +33
Contract jobs citing 3000 Xtra 1 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.033% 0.003%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.020% 0.37% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.51 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5072 4615 5323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.28% 9.03% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2352 2571
Average daily rate £430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 79 56
Average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%

3000 Xtra
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3000 Xtra within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

3000 Xtra Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3000 Xtra
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3000 Xtra within the UK.

3000 Xtra Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3000 Xtra
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3000 Xtra within the UK.

3000 Xtra Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3000 Xtra
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 3000 Xtra within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -3 1 - - 1
England -23 1 - - 1
City of London - - - - 1

3000 Xtra
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 3000 Xtra 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 3000 Xtra.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Reuters
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) C-shell
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) RMDS
2 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (50.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

3000 Xtra
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 3000 Xtra 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 3000 Xtra. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Market Data Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) C-shell
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Reuters
2 1 (50.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat