The table below looks at the statistics for concrete5 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited concrete5 over the 3 months to 21 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
concrete5
Rank 598 570 588
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing concrete5 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.010% 0.033% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
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£350 £313 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +27.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £250
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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 Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10124 9002 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.16% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5950 5229 5718
Average daily rate £375 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 374 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

concrete5
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing concrete5 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

concrete5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing concrete5 within the UK.

concrete5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing concrete5 within the UK.

concrete5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing concrete5 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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 +6 1 £350 +7.69%
England -17 1 £350 +12.00% 2
Bracknell - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

concrete5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing concrete5 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 concrete5.

1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Symfony
1 2 (100.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Pay per click
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) CodeIgniter

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing concrete5 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 concrete5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Multimedia
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior PHP Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Symfony
2 1 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Pay per click
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Google
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