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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DataSynapse
Rank 557 486 552
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +66
Contract jobs citing DataSynapse 30 58 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 57 27
Average daily rate £600 £588 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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%

DataSynapse
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DataSynapse Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DataSynapse
Daily Rate Trend

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

DataSynapse Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DataSynapse
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DataSynapse within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DataSynapse Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DataSynapse
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 DataSynapse 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 -51 30 £600 +2.12% 1
England -115 30 £600 +2.12% 1
City of London -27 10 £638 +8.51% 1

DataSynapse
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 59 (62.11%) C#
1 59 (62.11%) Derivative
2 52 (54.74%) Front Office
3 51 (53.68%) C++
4 48 (50.53%) Banking
5 46 (48.42%) Oracle
5 46 (48.42%) Windows
6 40 (42.11%) Oracle Coherence
7 36 (37.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 34 (35.79%) Grid Computing
9 32 (33.68%) Investment Banking
9 32 (33.68%) SQL
10 31 (32.63%) SQL Server
11 29 (30.53%) .NET
11 29 (30.53%) Multithreading
12 27 (28.42%) Analytics
13 25 (26.32%) WCF
13 25 (26.32%) Middleware
14 24 (25.26%) Degree
15 23 (24.21%) Java
15 23 (24.21%) Oracle Database
16 22 (23.16%) Finance
17 20 (21.05%) XML
18 18 (18.95%) Fixed Income
19 17 (17.89%) Risk Management
20 15 (15.79%) WPF
21 14 (14.74%) Credit Risk
21 14 (14.74%) Market Risk
22 13 (13.68%) TIBCO
22 13 (13.68%) HTML

DataSynapse
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 40 (42.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 8 (8.42%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.42%) IIS
2 8 (8.42%) Apache
2 8 (8.42%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (4.21%) GemFire
4 1 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (8.42%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Multicast
1 8 (8.42%) FCoE
1 8 (8.42%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (8.42%) NAS
1 8 (8.42%) LAN
1 8 (8.42%) WAN
1 8 (8.42%) HTTP
1 8 (8.42%) SAN
2 4 (4.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (32.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (24.21%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (9.47%) Big Data
5 8 (8.42%) HBase
5 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
5 8 (8.42%) Hadoop
5 8 (8.42%) DB2
5 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.05%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.32%) TeamCity
2 6 (6.32%) CruiseControl
3 5 (5.26%) Subversion
4 4 (4.21%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (4.21%) Moq
4 4 (4.21%) Mercurial
4 4 (4.21%) NUnit
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (54.74%) Front Office
2 48 (50.53%) Banking
3 32 (33.68%) Investment Banking
4 22 (23.16%) Finance
5 5 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (83.16%) Developer
2 42 (44.21%) C++ Developer
3 26 (27.37%) C# Developer
4 10 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (8.42%) Architect
6 6 (6.32%) C++/C# Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Front Office Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.26%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Tools Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.21%) WPF Developer
8 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) UI Developer
9 3 (3.16%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.53%) .NET
2 25 (26.32%) WCF
2 25 (26.32%) Middleware
3 20 (21.05%) XML
4 15 (15.79%) WPF
5 13 (13.68%) HTML
6 8 (8.42%) STL
6 8 (8.42%) XSLT
6 8 (8.42%) Rendezvous
7 7 (7.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (6.32%) MSMQ
9 5 (5.26%) RESTful
9 5 (5.26%) HTML5
10 4 (4.21%) Unity DI Container
10 4 (4.21%) Reactive Extensions
10 4 (4.21%) NHibernate
11 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.11%) LINQ
11 2 (2.11%) WinForms
12 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (62.11%) Derivative
2 36 (37.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (35.79%) Grid Computing
4 18 (18.95%) Fixed Income
5 14 (14.74%) Credit Risk
5 14 (14.74%) Market Risk
6 12 (12.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 9 (9.47%) Credit Derivative
8 5 (5.26%) Visualisation
9 4 (4.21%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
10 3 (3.16%) Hedge funds
11 2 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (1.05%) Exotic Derivative
12 1 (1.05%) Equities
12 1 (1.05%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.42%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Solaris
2 8 (8.42%) Linux
3 6 (6.32%) UNIX
3 6 (6.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Multithreading
2 27 (28.42%) Analytics
3 17 (17.89%) Risk Management
4 10 (10.53%) TDD
5 8 (8.42%) Risk Analytics
5 8 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.42%) Benchmarking
6 7 (7.37%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (6.32%) MVVM
7 6 (6.32%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) OO
8 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.21%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.16%) UML
10 3 (3.16%) BCP
10 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.11%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (62.11%) C#
2 51 (53.68%) C++
3 32 (33.68%) SQL
4 23 (24.21%) Java
5 11 (11.58%) Python
6 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.26%) Scala
8 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.16%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.05%) VC++
9 1 (1.05%) VBA
9 1 (1.05%) F#
9 1 (1.05%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) CFA
2 2 (2.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Platform Symphony
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (8.42%) SRDF
2 8 (8.42%) NFS
Vendors
1 46 (48.42%) Oracle
2 13 (13.68%) TIBCO
2 13 (13.68%) Sybase
3 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.42%) 29West
4 8 (8.42%) Cisco
4 8 (8.42%) IBM
4 8 (8.42%) EMC
4 8 (8.42%) Intel
4 8 (8.42%) NetApp
5 5 (5.26%) Infragistics
6 4 (4.21%) Perforce
7 2 (2.11%) CA
8 1 (1.05%) DevExpress
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago