The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of CQG 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 CQG 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 CQG, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CQG
Rank 575 535 572
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +37
Contract jobs citing CQG 12 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.019% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.046% 0.040% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 11
Average daily rate - £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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%

CQG
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CQG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CQG
Daily Rate Trend

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

CQG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CQG
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CQG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CQG
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CQG 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 -20 12 - -
England -84 12 - -

CQG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Finance
3 14 (77.78%) Reuters
4 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
5 12 (66.67%) Bloomberg
6 10 (55.56%) MS Office
6 10 (55.56%) Windows XP
7 9 (50.00%) Banking
8 8 (44.44%) LAN
8 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
9 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
9 7 (38.89%) MCP
9 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (33.33%) Migration
10 6 (33.33%) Blackberry
10 6 (33.33%) Linux
10 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 6 (33.33%) MCDST
11 5 (27.78%) MCITP
11 5 (27.78%) DNS
11 5 (27.78%) DHCP
12 4 (22.22%) FTP
12 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
12 4 (22.22%) Fidessa
12 4 (22.22%) Citrix
12 4 (22.22%) VBScript
12 4 (22.22%) VB
12 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
12 4 (22.22%) Wireless
12 4 (22.22%) Front Office

CQG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
3 4 (22.22%) FTP
3 4 (22.22%) Wireless
3 4 (22.22%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) IMAP
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) SSH
5 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 4 (22.22%) Front Office
3 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 6 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (22.22%) Smartcard
2 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 4 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 4 (22.22%) Equities
2 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 4 (22.22%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 10 (55.56%) Windows XP
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Vista
6 2 (11.11%) UNIX
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) SUSE
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) Debian
7 1 (5.56%) Gentoo
7 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) VBScript
1 4 (22.22%) VB
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Korn
3 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
3 1 (5.56%) C-shell
3 1 (5.56%) AWK
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) MCP
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (33.33%) MCDST
3 5 (27.78%) MCITP
4 4 (22.22%) A+ Certification
5 3 (16.67%) MCSE
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.56%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Reuters
2 12 (66.67%) Bloomberg
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Fidessa
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Patsystems
6 1 (5.56%) GL TRADE
6 1 (5.56%) EccoWare
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) NYFIX
6 1 (5.56%) EasyScreen
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle