The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Actix 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 Actix 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 Actix Ltd.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Actix
Rank 591 564 578
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +14
Contract jobs citing Actix 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.017% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £165 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -45.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £301
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%

Actix
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Actix Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Actix
Daily Rate Trend

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

Actix Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Actix
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Actix Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Actix
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Actix 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 Actix.

1 2 (100.00%) Mapinfo
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA

Actix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Actix 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 Actix. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft