The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of comScore products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited comScore over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within comScore.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
comScore
Rank 580 542 582
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +40
Contract jobs citing comScore 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.027% 0.009% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

comScore
Jobs Demand Trend

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

comScore Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

comScore
Daily Rate Trend

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

comScore Daily Rate Trend in the UK

comScore
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing comScore within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -18 7 £450 +20.00%
England -82 7 £450 +20.00%
East of England - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

comScore
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing comScore 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 comScore.

1 7 (100.00%) Adobe
1 7 (100.00%) Web Analytics
1 7 (100.00%) Analytics
1 7 (100.00%) SiteCatalyst
2 5 (71.43%) Omniture
2 5 (71.43%) Workflow
3 4 (57.14%) Market Research
3 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (28.57%) MapReduce
4 2 (28.57%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) SAS
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Publishing
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Multivariate Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Media

comScore
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing comScore 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 comScore. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SAS
Business Applications
1 7 (100.00%) SiteCatalyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Web Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) MapReduce
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Web Analytics
1 7 (100.00%) Analytics
2 5 (71.43%) Workflow
3 4 (57.14%) Market Research
4 2 (28.57%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Multivariate Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Adobe
2 5 (71.43%) Omniture