The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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 Alterian.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Alterian
Rank 588 576 545
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -31
Contract jobs citing Alterian 6 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.043% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.095% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 11 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 24 April 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
England -22 3 £220 -22.80% 9
West Midlands -23 2 £220 -22.80%
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
Wolverhampton +5 1 £220 -16.98%
South East -8 1 £300 +60.00% 1
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £300 - 1
Southampton - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 £300 - 2

Alterian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) Content Management
2 11 (55.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) CSS
3 10 (50.00%) XML
4 9 (45.00%) .NET
4 9 (45.00%) User Experience
5 8 (40.00%) Intranet
5 8 (40.00%) Internet
5 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (40.00%) Web Design
5 8 (40.00%) Umbraco
6 7 (35.00%) CMS
6 7 (35.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
7 5 (25.00%) Marketing
8 4 (20.00%) Streaming Music
8 4 (20.00%) EPiServer
8 4 (20.00%) Immediacy CMS
8 4 (20.00%) WCF
8 4 (20.00%) DNN
8 4 (20.00%) MVC
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (20.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (20.00%) Node.js
8 4 (20.00%) Sitefinity
8 4 (20.00%) Ninject

Alterian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (40.00%) Umbraco
2 7 (35.00%) CMS
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (20.00%) Immediacy CMS
3 4 (20.00%) DNN
3 4 (20.00%) Node.js
3 4 (20.00%) Sitefinity
3 4 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (20.00%) Kentico
4 3 (15.00%) SAS
5 2 (10.00%) Apache
5 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) FastStats
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.00%) SPSS
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (5.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Intranet
1 8 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Web Project Manager
3 5 (25.00%) Web Manager
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Data Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Campaign Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Intranet Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Intranet Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) HTML
1 11 (55.00%) CSS
2 10 (50.00%) XML
3 9 (45.00%) .NET
4 7 (35.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) WCF
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (20.00%) Ninject
5 4 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (15.00%) jQuery
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (15.00%) J2EE
6 3 (15.00%) JSP
7 2 (10.00%) Spring
7 2 (10.00%) JSTL
7 2 (10.00%) XSLT
7 2 (10.00%) REST
8 1 (5.00%) HTML5
8 1 (5.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) User Experience
2 4 (20.00%) Streaming Music
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Content Management
2 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (40.00%) Web Design
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Direct Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Propensity Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) EPiServer
1 4 (20.00%) Sitecore
1 4 (20.00%) Ektron
2 3 (15.00%) RedDot
3 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe