The table below looks at the statistics for Decision Table skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Decision Table over the 3 months to 4 September 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Decision Tables
Rank 624 607 582
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs citing Decision Table 9 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.007% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
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£406 £424 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.07% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 £78.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £78.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Decision Table
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Decision Table within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Decision Table Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Decision Table
Daily Rate Trend

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

Decision Table Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Decision Table
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Decision Table within the UK.

Decision Table Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Decision Table
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Decision Table within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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 +11 6 £400 -5.54%
England -1 6 £400 -5.54% 1
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £450 -
City of London +8 1 £500 +5.93%

Decision Table
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Decision Table 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 Decision Table.

1 7 (50.00%) Use Case
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) REST
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (28.57%) User Stories
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) DB2
3 4 (28.57%) JUnit
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Cadence
3 4 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Spring
3 4 (28.57%) Maven

Decision Table
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Decision Table 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 Decision Table. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 4 (28.57%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JUnit
1 4 (28.57%) Maven
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) JBehave
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Project Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) REST
2 4 (28.57%) Spring
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) EJB
3 1 (7.14%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) DataPower
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Equities
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Use Case
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) User Stories
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V2
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CBAP
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) MiFID
1 1 (7.14%) EMIR
1 1 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) Cadence
2 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
3 3 (21.43%) Bloomberg
4 2 (14.29%) Algorithmics