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 29 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 Alterian.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Alterian
Rank 583 558 525
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Contract jobs citing Alterian 6 5 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.076%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.021% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 32
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £202 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £323 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £291 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -10.57%
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
25006 24082 26946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 47.09% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13870 13069 13651
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 1077 1194 1397
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 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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
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 20 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 29 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
England -6 6 £300 +24.35% 4
South East -7 3 £305 -4.31% 1
Oxfordshire +1 1 £305 -4.31%
Oxford - 1 £305 -
Peterborough - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
London - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Alterian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (70.00%) CMS
2 20 (66.67%) HTML
2 20 (66.67%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) CSS
3 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (63.33%) jQuery
4 18 (60.00%) JSTL
4 18 (60.00%) Spring
4 18 (60.00%) Maven
4 18 (60.00%) REST
4 18 (60.00%) .NET
4 18 (60.00%) J2EE
4 18 (60.00%) JSP
4 18 (60.00%) XML
4 18 (60.00%) XSLT
4 18 (60.00%) UNIX
4 18 (60.00%) Ant
4 18 (60.00%) Linux
4 18 (60.00%) Apache
4 18 (60.00%) Tomcat
4 18 (60.00%) Eclipse
4 18 (60.00%) Subversion
5 8 (26.67%) Marketing
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) Data Mining
7 5 (16.67%) SAS
8 4 (13.33%) SPSS
8 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
8 4 (13.33%) Unica
8 4 (13.33%) Direct Marketing

Alterian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (70.00%) CMS
2 18 (60.00%) Apache
2 18 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (16.67%) SAS
4 1 (3.33%) LiveCycle
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SPSS
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) FastStats
4 1 (3.33%) MS Office
4 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Tridion
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 3 (10.00%) Base SAS
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) RavenDB
4 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 18 (60.00%) Subversion
1 18 (60.00%) Maven
1 18 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (26.67%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Developer
1 18 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 13 (43.33%) Web Developer
2 13 (43.33%) Java Web Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Marketing Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Marketing Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.33%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Web Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) HTML
1 20 (66.67%) CSS
2 19 (63.33%) jQuery
3 18 (60.00%) REST
3 18 (60.00%) JSP
3 18 (60.00%) XML
3 18 (60.00%) XSLT
3 18 (60.00%) Spring
3 18 (60.00%) JSTL
3 18 (60.00%) .NET
3 18 (60.00%) J2EE
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) UNIX
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Direct Marketing
1 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
1 4 (13.33%) Campaign Management
2 3 (10.00%) Data Management
2 3 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (6.67%) MVC
3 2 (6.67%) Content Management
3 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) Customer Insight
3 2 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) V-Model
4 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.33%) Customer Segmentation
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Web Development
4 1 (3.33%) Database Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Use Case
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) Java
2 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Unica
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Neolane
3 2 (6.67%) FatWire
3 2 (6.67%) Eloqua
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Ektron
3 2 (6.67%) Interwoven
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) Akamai
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe