The first table below looks at the demand for Active Record skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Record over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Active Record Pattern
Rank 579 543 580
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +37
Contract jobs citing Active Record 8 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.002% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.003% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate £431 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 - £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £288
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Active Record
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Record within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Active Record Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Active Record
Daily Rate Trend

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

Active Record Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Active Record
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Record within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -86 2 £431 -
London - 2 £431 -

Active Record
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Active Record 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 Active Record.

1 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (100.00%) Ruby
1 24 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 22 (91.67%) jQuery
3 19 (79.17%) JRuby
4 16 (66.67%) CSS
4 16 (66.67%) Relational Database
5 15 (62.50%) Subversion
6 12 (50.00%) Java
7 11 (45.83%) SOAP
7 11 (45.83%) Oracle
7 11 (45.83%) RSpec
7 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
8 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
8 10 (41.67%) J2SE
9 8 (33.33%) XML
10 6 (25.00%) XSLT
10 6 (25.00%) Ajax
10 6 (25.00%) Workflow
11 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (16.67%) Alfresco
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (16.67%) RubyMine
11 4 (16.67%) HTML5
11 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 4 (16.67%) MongoDB

Active Record
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Active Record 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 Active Record. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.67%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Subversion
2 11 (45.83%) RSpec
2 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (16.67%) RubyMine
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 10 (41.67%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 22 (91.67%) jQuery
3 19 (79.17%) JRuby
4 16 (66.67%) CSS
5 11 (45.83%) SOAP
6 10 (41.67%) J2SE
7 8 (33.33%) XML
8 6 (25.00%) XSLT
8 6 (25.00%) Ajax
9 4 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (16.67%) HTML5
9 4 (16.67%) Sass
10 2 (8.33%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Workflow
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (100.00%) Ruby
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Oracle