The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chemistry in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chemistry over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chemistry
Rank 608 586 549
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs citing Chemistry 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.029% 0.036% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £515 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £480 £420
% change year-on-year
-23.95% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.35

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

Chemistry
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Chemistry Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chemistry
Daily Rate Trend

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

Chemistry Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chemistry
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chemistry within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Chemistry Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Chemistry
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Chemistry Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Chemistry
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chemistry within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -32 5 £475 -13.63% 7
South East -11 3 £365 -23.95%
Berkshire - 3 £365 -
Maidenhead - 2 £255 -
London -16 1 £525 -4.54% 2
City of London - 1 £525 -

Chemistry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Chemistry 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 Chemistry.

1 8 (61.54%) Java
1 8 (61.54%) Eclipse
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) Life Science
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) MySQL
4 5 (38.46%) OOP
4 5 (38.46%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) Swing
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
4 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (38.46%) NetBeans
4 5 (38.46%) JavaFX
4 5 (38.46%) Groovy
4 5 (38.46%) Visualisation
4 5 (38.46%) Machine Learning
4 5 (38.46%) JFace
4 5 (38.46%) Functional Programming
4 5 (38.46%) Knowledge Discovery
4 5 (38.46%) JFreeChart
4 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (15.38%) D3.js

Chemistry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Chemistry 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 Chemistry. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
1 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
1 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Eclipse
2 5 (38.46%) NetBeans
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) JProfiler
4 2 (15.38%) Hudson
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 2 (15.38%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
5 1 (7.69%) Grunt
5 1 (7.69%) Bower
General
1 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Dutch Language
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Senior ETL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Swing
1 5 (38.46%) JavaFX
1 5 (38.46%) JFace
1 5 (38.46%) JFreeChart
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) D3.js
3 2 (15.38%) Vaadin
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Jena
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 2 (15.38%) Ajax
3 2 (15.38%) GWT
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Life Science
2 5 (38.46%) Visualisation
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
4 2 (15.38%) Ontologies
4 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (7.69%) Derivative
5 1 (7.69%) Physics
5 1 (7.69%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (38.46%) Functional Programming
2 5 (38.46%) Knowledge Discovery
2 5 (38.46%) OOP
2 5 (38.46%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) Machine Learning
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) ETL Development
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) Groovy
4 2 (15.38%) SPARQL
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GxP
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Teradata