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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DataSynapse
Rank 574 603 533
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -70
Contract jobs citing DataSynapse 52 9 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.017% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.038% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 8 48
Average daily rate £600 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £428 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £670 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - £438 -
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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +52 52 £600 -5.88% 1
England +40 52 £600 +9.09% 1
City of London +63 31 £600 -5.88% 1

DataSynapse
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 65 (84.42%) Java
2 48 (62.34%) Grid Computing
3 38 (49.35%) Derivative
4 36 (46.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (46.75%) Oracle
5 33 (42.86%) Banking
6 32 (41.56%) Front Office
7 31 (40.26%) Oracle Coherence
8 30 (38.96%) Finance
9 26 (33.77%) C#
10 24 (31.17%) TIBCO
11 22 (28.57%) TDD
12 21 (27.27%) Pair Programming
12 21 (27.27%) Spring
13 19 (24.68%) Investment Banking
14 17 (22.08%) Unix
14 17 (22.08%) Platform Symphony
15 16 (20.78%) Sybase
15 16 (20.78%) Configuration Management
15 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (19.48%) Equity Derivative
16 15 (19.48%) SQL
17 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
17 14 (18.18%) Fixed Income
17 14 (18.18%) Multithreading
18 13 (16.88%) Equities
18 13 (16.88%) Splunk
19 12 (15.58%) Visualisation
19 12 (15.58%) Elasticsearch
19 12 (15.58%) Low Latency

DataSynapse
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 31 (40.26%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (15.58%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.30%) GemFire
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.30%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) IaaS
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) FCoE
2 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
2 1 (1.30%) Multicast
2 1 (1.30%) NAS
2 1 (1.30%) SAN
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Spotfire
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) HBase
4 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Eclipse
1 9 (11.69%) TeamCity
2 8 (10.39%) ClearCase
2 8 (10.39%) ClearQuest
2 8 (10.39%) JIRA
2 8 (10.39%) Subversion
3 4 (5.19%) Maven
3 4 (5.19%) SonarQube
General
1 33 (42.86%) Banking
2 32 (41.56%) Front Office
3 30 (38.96%) Finance
4 19 (24.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) French Language
5 1 (1.30%) German Language
5 1 (1.30%) International Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (66.23%) Developer
2 36 (46.75%) Java Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Grid Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Database Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Symfony Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Database Programmer
5 8 (10.39%) Programmer
5 8 (10.39%) Sybase Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Grid Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Core Java Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Java Applications Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Applications Support
10 2 (2.60%) Performance Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.27%) Spring
2 10 (12.99%) ELK Stack
3 3 (3.90%) Middleware
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) Swing
4 2 (2.60%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
5 1 (1.30%) HTML5
5 1 (1.30%) J2SE
5 1 (1.30%) Java EE
5 1 (1.30%) Kafka
5 1 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.30%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (1.30%) RESTful
5 1 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.30%) XSD
5 1 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (62.34%) Grid Computing
2 38 (49.35%) Derivative
3 36 (46.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (19.48%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (18.18%) Fixed Income
6 13 (16.88%) Equities
7 12 (15.58%) Visualisation
8 10 (12.99%) Market Risk
9 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
10 2 (2.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Unix
2 9 (11.69%) Windows
3 8 (10.39%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.30%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) TDD
2 21 (27.27%) Pair Programming
3 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.78%) Configuration Management
4 14 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 12 (15.58%) Data Analysis
5 12 (15.58%) Low Latency
6 10 (12.99%) Analytics
6 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
7 8 (10.39%) DevOps
7 8 (10.39%) Issue Tracking
7 8 (10.39%) Migration
8 6 (7.79%) Open Source
9 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.90%) API Design
10 3 (3.90%) ITIL
10 3 (3.90%) Resource Management
10 3 (3.90%) Workflow
11 2 (2.60%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 65 (84.42%) Java
2 26 (33.77%) C#
3 15 (19.48%) SQL
4 9 (11.69%) C++
5 8 (10.39%) Perl
5 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.30%) KVM
2 1 (1.30%) NFS
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.30%) SRDF
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Kibana
1 10 (12.99%) logstash
1 10 (12.99%) Puppet
2 9 (11.69%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (10.39%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (46.75%) Oracle
2 24 (31.17%) TIBCO
3 16 (20.78%) Sybase
4 13 (16.88%) Splunk
5 8 (10.39%) Reuters
6 6 (7.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) EMC
7 1 (1.30%) Intel
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.30%) VMware