The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 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 CQG, Inc.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CQG
Rank 574 563 533
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs citing CQG 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.013% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£538 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 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 27 February 2015. 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 -16 2 £538 - 1
England -19 2 £538 - 1
City of London - - - - 1

CQG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Reuters
1 18 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) Finance
4 10 (55.56%) MCDST
4 10 (55.56%) MCITP
4 10 (55.56%) Wireless
4 10 (55.56%) Smartphone
4 10 (55.56%) Windows Vista
4 10 (55.56%) Fat Client
4 10 (55.56%) Thin Client
4 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (55.56%) A+ Certification
4 10 (55.56%) Smartcard
4 10 (55.56%) Blackberry
4 10 (55.56%) Internet
4 10 (55.56%) MS Office
4 10 (55.56%) MCP
4 10 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 10 (55.56%) DHCP
4 10 (55.56%) FTP
4 10 (55.56%) DNS
5 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 8
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 4 (22.22%) Fidessa
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003

CQG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) DHCP
1 10 (55.56%) FTP
1 10 (55.56%) DNS
1 10 (55.56%) Internet
1 10 (55.56%) Wireless
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Support Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Help Desk Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Help Desk Support
1 10 (55.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Thin Client
1 10 (55.56%) Smartcard
1 10 (55.56%) Blackberry
1 10 (55.56%) Smartphone
1 10 (55.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Vista
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 8
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) Solaris
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) SUSE
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
1 4 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) AWK
3 1 (5.56%) Korn
3 1 (5.56%) C-shell
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) MCP
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (55.56%) A+ Certification
1 10 (55.56%) MCDST
1 10 (55.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Reuters
1 18 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 4 (22.22%) Fidessa
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) EasyScreen
4 4 (22.22%) ION Trading
4 4 (22.22%) Patsystems
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) NYFIX
6 1 (5.56%) GL TRADE
6 1 (5.56%) EccoWare
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