The table below looks at the statistics for DNA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNA over the 3 months to 18 December 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Distributed interNet Applications (DNA)
Rank 602 546 520
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -26
Contract jobs citing DNA 6 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.060% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 17
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£500 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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 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
41214 38103 35480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.72% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26955 23499 20863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1172 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

DNA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DNA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DNA
Daily Rate Trend

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

DNA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DNA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DNA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DNA
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNA within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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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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
England -46 6 £500 +11.11% 10
East of England -1 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 3
London +3 1 £500 +4.16% 3
Loughton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Guildford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 4

DNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DNA 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 DNA.

1 8 (33.33%) VPN
1 8 (33.33%) MPLS
1 8 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (33.33%) Junos
2 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (29.17%) C++
2 7 (29.17%) Perl
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
4 5 (20.83%) Multicast
4 5 (20.83%) Web Development
4 5 (20.83%) VLAN
4 5 (20.83%) Statistics
4 5 (20.83%) Informatics
4 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
4 5 (20.83%) IPv6
4 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (20.83%) Juniper
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) C
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.83%) BGP
4 5 (20.83%) Internet
4 5 (20.83%) Front Office
4 5 (20.83%) Bioinformatics
5 4 (16.67%) Fixed Income
5 4 (16.67%) DWDM
5 4 (16.67%) Ethernet

DNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) VPN
1 8 (33.33%) MPLS
1 8 (33.33%) Junos
2 5 (20.83%) Multicast
2 5 (20.83%) VLAN
2 5 (20.83%) IPv6
2 5 (20.83%) BGP
2 5 (20.83%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) DWDM
3 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) KDB
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) OLAP
3 1 (4.17%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) ERwin
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.83%) Front Office
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Software Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Database Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Front Office Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior DBA
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Marketing Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
2 5 (20.83%) Statistics
2 5 (20.83%) Informatics
2 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
3 4 (16.67%) Fixed Income
4 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (20.83%) Web Development
2 5 (20.83%) Bioinformatics
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) TDD
3 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) People Management
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 2 (8.33%) Email Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Pay per click
4 2 (8.33%) SEO
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) BDD
5 1 (4.17%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C++
1 7 (29.17%) Perl
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
3 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) JNCIA
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Juniper
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Sybase
4 3 (12.50%) Reuters
4 3 (12.50%) Tradeweb
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Perforce
6 1 (4.17%) Google
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