The table below looks at the statistics for Bower skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bower over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bower
Rank 549 590 -
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -
Contract jobs citing Bower 63 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.002% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 0.016% -
Number of daily rates quoted 55 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £80.00 £36.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year
+119.17% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7497 6216 6131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.86% 11.81% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5014 4051 3430
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 138 244
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

Bower
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Bower Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Bower
Daily Rate Trend

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

Bower Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Bower
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bower within the UK over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

Bower Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Bower
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Bower Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Bower
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bower within the UK over the 3 months to 17 October 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 +39 63 £475 - 15
London - 53 £488 - 9
City of London - 11 £650 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £300 -
East of England - 7 £300 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £475 -
South East -19 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
South West - - - - 1
North West - - - - 3
Huntingdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
St Neots - - - -

Bower
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bower 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 Bower.

1 94 (92.16%) Grunt
2 93 (91.18%) JavaScript
3 90 (88.24%) AngularJS
4 83 (81.37%) HTML
4 83 (81.37%) CSS
5 81 (79.41%) HTML5
6 47 (46.08%) User Experience
7 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (39.22%) CSS3
9 37 (36.27%) WebDriver
9 37 (36.27%) jQuery
10 33 (32.35%) OO
11 32 (31.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (31.37%) TDD
12 31 (30.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 30 (29.41%) Java
14 29 (28.43%) KnockoutJS
15 27 (26.47%) Yeoman
15 27 (26.47%) Apache Flex
16 26 (25.49%) Jasmine
17 23 (22.55%) Node.js
17 23 (22.55%) Unit Testing
18 22 (21.57%) RESTful
18 22 (21.57%) Karma Test Runner
19 19 (18.63%) RIA
19 19 (18.63%) .NET
19 19 (18.63%) Adobe
20 17 (16.67%) Git (software)
20 17 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
21 16 (15.69%) MVC

Bower
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bower 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 Bower. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (22.55%) Node.js
2 8 (7.84%) Confluence
3 6 (5.88%) Apache
4 3 (2.94%) CMS
4 3 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) GitHub
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) MySQL
2 8 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.88%) Redis
3 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 94 (92.16%) Grunt
2 37 (36.27%) WebDriver
3 27 (26.47%) Yeoman
4 26 (25.49%) Jasmine
5 22 (21.57%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 11 (10.78%) Subversion
8 10 (9.80%) JIRA
9 8 (7.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (7.84%) Mocha
10 6 (5.88%) PHPUnit
11 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
12 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.96%) PhantomJS
14 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.98%) SpecFlow
14 1 (0.98%) JSUnit
14 1 (0.98%) Selenium
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Banking
3 8 (7.84%) Front Office
4 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Publishing
5 1 (0.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (98.04%) Developer
2 48 (47.06%) Web Developer
3 32 (31.37%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 18 (17.65%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Senior Web Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Applications Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Senior Applications Developer
8 3 (2.94%) HTML Developer
9 1 (0.98%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (0.98%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (0.98%) Web Applications Developer
9 1 (0.98%) Senior Web Applications Developer
9 1 (0.98%) UI Developer
9 1 (0.98%) Analyst
9 1 (0.98%) Test Analyst
9 1 (0.98%) Programmer
9 1 (0.98%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (0.98%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (88.24%) AngularJS
2 83 (81.37%) HTML
2 83 (81.37%) CSS
3 81 (79.41%) HTML5
4 40 (39.22%) CSS3
5 37 (36.27%) jQuery
6 31 (30.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 29 (28.43%) KnockoutJS
8 27 (26.47%) Apache Flex
9 22 (21.57%) RESTful
10 19 (18.63%) .NET
11 15 (14.71%) REST
11 15 (14.71%) D3.js
11 15 (14.71%) Sass
12 13 (12.75%) JSON
13 12 (11.76%) ASP.NET
14 10 (9.80%) Backbone.js
15 9 (8.82%) Web Services
15 9 (8.82%) HTML5 Canvas
16 8 (7.84%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (46.08%) User Experience
2 32 (31.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (18.63%) RIA
4 15 (14.71%) Visualisation
5 13 (12.75%) Mobile App
6 9 (8.82%) Open Source
7 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.94%) Animation
10 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.98%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.98%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) Linux
2 9 (8.82%) Windows
3 5 (4.90%) UNIX
4 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.35%) OO
3 32 (31.37%) TDD
4 23 (22.55%) Unit Testing
5 17 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (15.69%) MVC
7 14 (13.73%) Web Development
8 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.78%) Workflow
10 10 (9.80%) E-Commerce
10 10 (9.80%) Low Latency
11 9 (8.82%) OOP
12 8 (7.84%) Multithreading
12 8 (7.84%) UX Design
12 8 (7.84%) Mobile Application Development
13 7 (6.86%) Scrum
13 7 (6.86%) Risk Management
14 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
14 6 (5.88%) Analytics
15 4 (3.92%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 93 (91.18%) JavaScript
2 30 (29.41%) Java
3 15 (14.71%) C#
4 8 (7.84%) Perl
4 8 (7.84%) PHP
4 8 (7.84%) ActionScript
4 8 (7.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Adobe
2 4 (3.92%) Google
3 3 (2.94%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.96%) ATG
5 1 (0.98%) Sencha
5 1 (0.98%) Facebook
5 1 (0.98%) Twitter
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