The table below looks at the statistics for Esper skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Esper over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Esper for Java
Rank 611 585 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing Esper 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.013% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.047% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 -
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15302 14868 13755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.09% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10241 9644 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 213 332
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

Esper
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Esper within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Esper Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Esper
Daily Rate Trend

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

Esper Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Esper
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Esper within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -17 2 £550 -
England -36 2 £550 -

Esper
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Esper 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 Esper.

1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
1 4 (100.00%) SciPy
1 4 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) Pyramid
1 4 (100.00%) Pandas
2 3 (75.00%) NumPy
2 3 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Physics
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Refactoring

Esper
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Esper 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 Esper. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SciPy
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) Pyramid
1 4 (100.00%) Pandas
2 3 (75.00%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (75.00%) Physics
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle