The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 of the Business Applications category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DST Systems Automated Work Distributor (AWD)
Rank 577 564 574
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing AWD 3 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.022%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.060% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 13
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£500 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -6.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £395 £425
% change year-on-year
- -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5036 4611 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.35% 9.04% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2577 2362 2585
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 80 56
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.07%

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 10 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 23 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 -16 3 £500 +25.78% 2
London +2 1 £500 +25.00%
City of London - 1 £500 -
South West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Brentwood - - - -

AWD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
1 4 (66.67%) FileNet
2 3 (50.00%) Kofax
2 3 (50.00%) ReadSoft
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) EMC Centera
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Maximo
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Flex
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery

AWD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) FileNet
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maximo
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) EDMS
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Flex
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EMC Centera
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Management
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Kofax
2 3 (50.00%) ReadSoft
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Sybase