The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Esper for Java
Rank 584 540 585
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +45
Contract jobs citing Esper 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.020% 0.031% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £575 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £585 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -24 3 £575 +4.54% 1
England -88 3 £575 +4.54% 2

Esper
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) KDB
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Hedge funds
1 3 (100.00%) SciPy
1 3 (100.00%) NumPy
1 3 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Front Office
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

Esper
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) KDB
1 3 (100.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (66.67%) Front Office
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SciPy
1 3 (100.00%) NumPy
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
Newbury, Berkshire
Gate Hampton Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago