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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DST Systems Automated Work Distributor (AWD)
Rank 576 560 525
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -35
Contract jobs citing AWD 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.022% 0.023% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
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
4611 4414 4130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.08% 9.07% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2635 2292 1989
Average daily rate £429 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.59% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 60
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.42 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.53% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £61.15 £55.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-53.70% +0.80%

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 9 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 26 January 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
Basildon - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Egham - - - -
London - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -
England - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 1

AWD
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

AWD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (66.67%) CMS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow