The table below looks at the statistics for Concordion skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Concordion over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Concordion
Rank 611 582 580
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -2
Contract jobs citing Concordion 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.094% 0.064% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £338 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £348 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
7453 6239 6221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 11.87% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 4066 3511
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 £299 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 141 244
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

Concordion
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Concordion Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Concordion
Daily Rate Trend

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

Concordion Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Concordion
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Concordion within the UK over the 3 months to 21 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
London - 4 £445 -
England - 4 £445 -
City of London - 2 £448 -

Concordion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Concordion 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 Concordion.

1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
1 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
1 11 (84.62%) BDD
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
4 7 (53.85%) Hudson
5 6 (46.15%) User Stories
5 6 (46.15%) FitNesse
5 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
5 6 (46.15%) Maven
5 6 (46.15%) JIRA
5 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 6 (46.15%) Banking
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) Ant
6 5 (38.46%) Perl
6 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
6 5 (38.46%) Subversion
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office
7 3 (23.08%) OOP
7 3 (23.08%) OO
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) OOD
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) Tuxedo
8 2 (15.38%) UNIX
8 2 (15.38%) HTML
8 2 (15.38%) Shell Script

Concordion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Concordion 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 Concordion. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
1 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
2 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (53.85%) Hudson
4 6 (46.15%) FitNesse
4 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
4 6 (46.15%) Maven
4 6 (46.15%) JIRA
4 6 (46.15%) Ant
5 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
5 5 (38.46%) Subversion
6 1 (7.69%) Calabash
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Agile Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Perl Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
1 2 (15.38%) Mojolicious
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) BDD
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.69%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle