The table below looks at the statistics for AWD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AWD over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DST Systems Automated Work Distributor (AWD)
Rank 654 624 611
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -13
Contract jobs citing AWD 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.047% 0.068% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4229 4444 4949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.75% 8.17% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2607 2522 2783
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 55
Median hourly rate £26.75 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.60 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £50.20 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -39.98%

AWD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing AWD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 2 - - 2
Essex - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
London - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -

AWD
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing AWD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AWD.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) MKS
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow

AWD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Straight-Through Processing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) MKS
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
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