The table below looks at the statistics for AWD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AWD over the 3 months to 1 September 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DST Systems Automated Work Distributor (AWD)
Rank 622 615 585
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -30
Contract jobs citing AWD 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.013%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.064% 0.019% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£445 - £398
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 - £395
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 Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4672 5148 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 9.10% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2693 2474
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £586 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 69 86
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +78.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.08 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £31.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-31.30% +80.00%

AWD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

AWD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AWD
Daily Rate Trend

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

AWD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AWD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

AWD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AWD
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWD within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -10 3 £445 -
Yorkshire - 2 £445 -
Leeds - 2 £445 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £445 -
East of England - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

AWD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AWD 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 AWD.

1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Sybase
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (16.67%) Hudson
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) Route 53
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis

AWD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AWD 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 AWD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Route 53
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat