The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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.

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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DataSynapse
Rank 586 525 530
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +5
Contract jobs citing DataSynapse 31 65 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 56 62
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£525 £600 £580
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £488 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
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
26002 24478 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.45% 46.46% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14841 13808 13714
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1185 1104 1374
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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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 1 October 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 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 31 £525 -12.50% 2
England -52 31 £525 -12.50% 2
City of London +16 13 £588 -6.00% 1

DataSynapse
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 28 (60.87%) Java
3 26 (56.52%) .NET
4 22 (47.83%) Derivative
5 21 (45.65%) Banking
5 21 (45.65%) Oracle
5 21 (45.65%) C++
6 18 (39.13%) Front Office
6 18 (39.13%) Sybase
6 18 (39.13%) Linux
7 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
8 16 (34.78%) C#
8 16 (34.78%) Middleware
8 16 (34.78%) Grid Computing
8 16 (34.78%) Investment Banking
9 15 (32.61%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
11 12 (26.09%) SAN
11 12 (26.09%) SQL
11 12 (26.09%) NAS
11 12 (26.09%) Fixed Income
12 11 (23.91%) Finance
12 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (21.74%) XML
13 10 (21.74%) UNIX
13 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
13 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
14 9 (19.57%) Platform Symphony

DataSynapse
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (32.61%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) RMDS
2 2 (4.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) SAN
1 12 (26.09%) NAS
2 5 (10.87%) Internet
3 3 (6.52%) HTTP
3 3 (6.52%) LAN
3 3 (6.52%) WAN
3 3 (6.52%) Multicast
3 3 (6.52%) FCoE
3 3 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.52%) HBase
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
6 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
1 4 (8.70%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.17%) JUnit
2 1 (2.17%) Maven
2 1 (2.17%) Gradle
General
1 21 (45.65%) Banking
2 18 (39.13%) Front Office
3 16 (34.78%) Investment Banking
4 11 (23.91%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Applications Support
4 7 (15.22%) C++ Developer
5 6 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.35%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Systems Support Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (56.52%) .NET
2 16 (34.78%) Middleware
3 10 (21.74%) XML
4 6 (13.04%) Spring
5 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
5 4 (8.70%) WCF
5 4 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (8.70%) STL
5 4 (8.70%) HTML
6 3 (6.52%) XSLT
6 3 (6.52%) Rendezvous
7 1 (2.17%) WPF
7 1 (2.17%) HTML5
7 1 (2.17%) Restlet
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) Derivative
2 16 (34.78%) Grid Computing
3 12 (26.09%) Fixed Income
4 5 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 4 (8.70%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
6 3 (6.52%) Credit Risk
7 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.17%) Market Risk
8 1 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Linux
3 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (21.74%) UNIX
5 4 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.22%) Multithreading
3 6 (13.04%) Change Management
4 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.87%) Analytics
5 3 (6.52%) BCP
5 3 (6.52%) Benchmarking
5 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Monte Carlo Method
5 3 (6.52%) Greeks
5 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.52%) ITSM
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Change Control
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Business Transformation
6 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (60.87%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) C++
3 16 (34.78%) C#
4 12 (26.09%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) F#
7 1 (2.17%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Platform Symphony
2 3 (6.52%) NFS
2 3 (6.52%) SRDF
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.35%) KVM
3 2 (4.35%) Xen
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Oracle
2 18 (39.13%) Sybase
3 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 6 (13.04%) TIBCO
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) EMC
6 3 (6.52%) Intel
6 3 (6.52%) 29West
7 2 (4.35%) VMware
7 2 (4.35%) Reuters
7 2 (4.35%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.17%) Perforce
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