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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Alterian
Rank 564 529 559
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +30
Contract jobs citing Alterian 23 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.031% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 0.089% 0.067% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 23
Average daily rate £280 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £275 £283
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -2.65%
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
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

Alterian
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Alterian Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Alterian
Daily Rate Trend

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

Alterian Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Alterian
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Alterian within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Alterian Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Alterian
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Alterian Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Alterian
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Alterian 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 -77 23 £280 +1.81% 9
West Midlands -5 14 £285 +3.63%
London -21 6 £210 -35.38% 3
Surrey - 2 £188 -
South East - 2 £188 - 4
Wolverhampton -11 1 £265 -3.63%
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Andover - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Alterian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 28 (65.12%) CMS
2 27 (62.79%) HTML
3 26 (60.47%) Java
4 25 (58.14%) CSS
4 25 (58.14%) XML
4 25 (58.14%) Subversion
4 25 (58.14%) Spring
4 25 (58.14%) Maven
4 25 (58.14%) REST
5 24 (55.81%) jQuery
5 24 (55.81%) JSTL
5 24 (55.81%) XSLT
5 24 (55.81%) UNIX
5 24 (55.81%) Linux
5 24 (55.81%) Apache
5 24 (55.81%) Tomcat
5 24 (55.81%) Eclipse
5 24 (55.81%) JSP
5 24 (55.81%) Ant
5 24 (55.81%) JavaScript
5 24 (55.81%) J2EE
6 22 (51.16%) .NET
7 14 (32.56%) Marketing
8 8 (18.60%) Data Mining
9 7 (16.28%) SAS
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) Finance
9 7 (16.28%) Direct Marketing
9 7 (16.28%) Base SAS
10 6 (13.95%) Campaign Management

Alterian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 28 (65.12%) CMS
2 24 (55.81%) Apache
2 24 (55.81%) Tomcat
3 7 (16.28%) SAS
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SPSS
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) FastStats
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Tridion
1 2 (4.65%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Intranet
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Data Mining
2 7 (16.28%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (58.14%) Subversion
1 25 (58.14%) Maven
2 24 (55.81%) Eclipse
2 24 (55.81%) Ant
General
1 14 (32.56%) Marketing
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Java Developer
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) Web Developer
2 18 (41.86%) Java Web Developer
3 13 (30.23%) Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Data Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Marketing Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Marketing Data Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) SAS Data Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (6.98%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Campaign Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Content Editor
8 2 (4.65%) CRM Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Insight Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Intranet Manager
9 1 (2.33%) SPSS Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Web Business Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) SAS Marketing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) HTML
2 25 (58.14%) CSS
2 25 (58.14%) XML
2 25 (58.14%) Spring
2 25 (58.14%) REST
3 24 (55.81%) jQuery
3 24 (55.81%) JSTL
3 24 (55.81%) XSLT
3 24 (55.81%) JSP
3 24 (55.81%) J2EE
4 22 (51.16%) .NET
5 2 (4.65%) Web Services
6 1 (2.33%) Java EE
6 1 (2.33%) iBATIS
6 1 (2.33%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) UNIX
1 24 (55.81%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Direct Marketing
2 6 (13.95%) Campaign Management
2 6 (13.95%) Content Management
3 5 (11.63%) CRM
4 4 (9.30%) Data Management
5 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.98%) Change Control
5 3 (6.98%) Customer Insight
6 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.65%) Web Development
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Document Management
6 2 (4.65%) Analytics
7 1 (2.33%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.33%) Customer Segmentation
7 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.33%) Use Case
7 1 (2.33%) Database Marketing
7 1 (2.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) Java
2 24 (55.81%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.28%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) SELCOPY
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Unica
2 3 (6.98%) Neolane
3 2 (4.65%) FatWire
3 2 (4.65%) Interwoven
3 2 (4.65%) Google
3 2 (4.65%) Eloqua
3 2 (4.65%) Ektron
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
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