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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Distributed interNet Applications (DNA)
Rank 645 622 603
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -19
Contract jobs citing DNA 13 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.016% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.020% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Average daily rate £550 £475 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +80.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £393 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £547 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £453 £263
% change year-on-year
-35.08% +72.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 - £22.00

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

DNA Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 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 30 April 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
England -23 12 £563 +18.11% 42
London -2 9 £575 +20.73% 13
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Scotland - 1 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £263 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £263 -
Bristol - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £263 -
South West - 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 - - 3

DNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (34.38%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.00%) VBA
3 8 (25.00%) Web Services
4 7 (21.88%) Java
4 7 (21.88%) Front Office
5 6 (18.75%) Games
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco
5 6 (18.75%) TDD
5 6 (18.75%) Online Games
6 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (15.63%) Puppet
6 5 (15.63%) Windows
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 5 (15.63%) DevOps
6 5 (15.63%) Private Cloud
6 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
6 5 (15.63%) F5
6 5 (15.63%) OpenStack
7 4 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 4 (12.50%) Line Management
7 4 (12.50%) .NET
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 4 (12.50%) C++
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (12.50%) WPF
7 4 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (12.50%) Derivative
7 4 (12.50%) Equity Derivative

DNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (15.63%) OpenStack
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (9.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (9.38%) Node.js
4 2 (6.25%) CMS
5 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) ADSL
2 1 (3.13%) Intranet
2 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) MD110
2 1 (3.13%) PABX
2 1 (3.13%) Skype
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) OLAP
3 1 (3.13%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.13%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 7 (21.88%) Front Office
2 6 (18.75%) Games
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Automotive
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
4 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Law
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Front Office Developer
3 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) VBA Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Excel Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Excel VBA Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Grid Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.25%) RAD Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Copywriter
6 1 (3.13%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.75%) Online Games
3 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.63%) Private Cloud
4 4 (12.50%) Derivative
4 4 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.13%) Equities
7 1 (3.13%) Interactive TV
7 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) TDD
2 5 (15.63%) DevOps
3 4 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 4 (12.50%) Line Management
4 3 (9.38%) API Development
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.38%) High Availability
4 3 (9.38%) Open Source
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Case Management
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) RAD
5 2 (6.25%) Refactoring
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) C#
2 8 (25.00%) VBA
3 7 (21.88%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.38%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) SQL
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) NFS
2 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.13%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco
2 5 (15.63%) F5
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) NetApp
4 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.13%) Aastra
5 1 (3.13%) BT
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Mitel
5 1 (3.13%) Red Box
5 1 (3.13%) Tableau
5 1 (3.13%) Tandberg