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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DataSynapse
Rank 558 475 546
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +71
Contract jobs citing DataSynapse 29 63 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.13% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 61 27
Average daily rate £575 £588 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £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
25052 22396 27843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 46.96% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14091 11884 14183
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £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 1059 1189 1316
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -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 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 24 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 24 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 -46 29 £575 -2.12%
England -82 29 £575 -2.12%
City of London -16 8 £638 +8.51%

DataSynapse
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 60 (64.52%) Derivative
2 56 (60.22%) C#
3 51 (54.84%) Front Office
4 48 (51.61%) C++
5 46 (49.46%) Banking
6 45 (48.39%) Windows
7 43 (46.24%) Oracle
8 38 (40.86%) Oracle Coherence
9 36 (38.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 33 (35.48%) SQL Server
11 32 (34.41%) SQL
12 31 (33.33%) Grid Computing
12 31 (33.33%) Investment Banking
13 30 (32.26%) .NET
14 28 (30.11%) Multithreading
15 26 (27.96%) Analytics
16 25 (26.88%) WCF
16 25 (26.88%) Java
16 25 (26.88%) Middleware
17 23 (24.73%) Finance
17 23 (24.73%) Degree
18 22 (23.66%) Oracle Database
19 19 (20.43%) Fixed Income
20 17 (18.28%) Risk Management
20 17 (18.28%) XML
21 15 (16.13%) Sybase
21 15 (16.13%) WPF
22 14 (15.05%) Market Risk
23 13 (13.98%) Credit Risk
23 13 (13.98%) HTML

DataSynapse
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 38 (40.86%) Oracle Coherence
2 8 (8.60%) IIS
2 8 (8.60%) Apache
2 8 (8.60%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.30%) GemFire
4 1 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) LAN
1 8 (8.60%) WAN
1 8 (8.60%) HTTP
1 8 (8.60%) SAN
1 8 (8.60%) NAS
1 8 (8.60%) FCoE
1 8 (8.60%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (8.60%) Multicast
2 5 (5.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (23.66%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (9.68%) Big Data
5 8 (8.60%) HBase
5 8 (8.60%) Hadoop
5 8 (8.60%) MongoDB
5 8 (8.60%) DB2
5 8 (8.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.08%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.45%) CruiseControl
2 6 (6.45%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.38%) Subversion
4 4 (4.30%) NUnit
4 4 (4.30%) Mercurial
4 4 (4.30%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (4.30%) Moq
5 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (54.84%) Front Office
2 46 (49.46%) Banking
3 31 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 23 (24.73%) Finance
5 5 (5.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (81.72%) Developer
2 39 (41.94%) C++ Developer
3 25 (26.88%) C# Developer
4 10 (10.75%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Architect
5 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.53%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.38%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Front Office Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.38%) C++/C# Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Tools Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.30%) WPF Developer
8 4 (4.30%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.23%) UI Programmer
9 3 (3.23%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.26%) .NET
2 25 (26.88%) Middleware
2 25 (26.88%) WCF
3 17 (18.28%) XML
4 15 (16.13%) WPF
5 13 (13.98%) HTML
6 8 (8.60%) Rendezvous
6 8 (8.60%) XSLT
7 6 (6.45%) MSMQ
7 6 (6.45%) STL
7 6 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (5.38%) HTML5
8 5 (5.38%) RESTful
9 4 (4.30%) Reactive Extensions
9 4 (4.30%) Unity DI Container
9 4 (4.30%) NHibernate
10 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.15%) WinForms
10 2 (2.15%) LINQ
11 1 (1.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 60 (64.52%) Derivative
2 36 (38.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (33.33%) Grid Computing
4 19 (20.43%) Fixed Income
5 14 (15.05%) Market Risk
6 13 (13.98%) Credit Risk
7 11 (11.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 9 (9.68%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (5.38%) Visualisation
10 4 (4.30%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
12 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
12 2 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (1.08%) Exotic Derivative
13 1 (1.08%) Equities
13 1 (1.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.39%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Solaris
3 8 (8.60%) UNIX
4 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) Multithreading
2 26 (27.96%) Analytics
3 17 (18.28%) Risk Management
4 10 (10.75%) TDD
5 9 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.60%) Risk Analytics
6 8 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (8.60%) Benchmarking
7 6 (6.45%) MVVM
7 6 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.38%) OO
9 4 (4.30%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.23%) UML
10 3 (3.23%) BCP
10 3 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (60.22%) C#
2 48 (51.61%) C++
3 32 (34.41%) SQL
4 25 (26.88%) Java
5 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.53%) Python
7 5 (5.38%) Scala
8 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.15%) C++/CLI
10 1 (1.08%) Haskell
10 1 (1.08%) F#
10 1 (1.08%) VBA
10 1 (1.08%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (24.73%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) MBA
2 2 (2.15%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.83%) Platform Symphony
2 8 (8.60%) NFS
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (8.60%) SRDF
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Oracle
2 15 (16.13%) Sybase
3 13 (13.98%) TIBCO
4 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 8 (8.60%) EMC
5 8 (8.60%) Intel
5 8 (8.60%) Cisco
5 8 (8.60%) IBM
5 8 (8.60%) NetApp
5 8 (8.60%) 29West
6 5 (5.38%) Infragistics
7 4 (4.30%) Perforce
8 2 (2.15%) CA
9 1 (1.08%) DevExpress
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 days ago