The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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.

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

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
comScore
Rank 612 589 567
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Contract jobs citing comScore 11 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.051% 0.017% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
Average daily rate £300 £216 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% -51.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21707 23357 22653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.83% 45.66% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12936 13541 12394
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 985 983
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 6 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cardiff - 10 £313 -
South Wales - 10 £313 -
Wales - 10 £313 -
England +1 1 £300 +38.72% 1
London -4 1 £300 +90.47% 1
City of London - 1 £300 - 1

comScore
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Analytics
2 9 (81.82%) Statistics
3 5 (45.45%) Social Media
4 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Facebook
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Selenium
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (9.09%) Behat
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics

comScore
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Scientist
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Statistics
2 5 (45.45%) Social Media
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Facebook
1 2 (18.18%) Twitter