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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Esper for Java
Rank 582 561 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Esper 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.014% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
15088 14292 15009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.96% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9707 9068 9177
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 284 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%

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 3 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 30 July 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
London +19 6 £550 - 1
England -26 6 £550 - 1
City of London +14 1 £550 - 1

Esper
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) Apache
1 6 (66.67%) Reactive Extensions
1 6 (66.67%) NEsper
2 5 (55.56%) Multithreading
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) WPF
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 3 (33.33%) Refactoring
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Front Office
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) KDB
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) Hedge funds
4 3 (33.33%) SciPy
4 3 (33.33%) NumPy
4 3 (33.33%) MongoDB

Esper
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) KDB
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) WPF Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Python Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Reactive Extensions
1 6 (66.67%) NEsper
2 5 (55.56%) WPF
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) SciPy
4 3 (33.33%) NumPy
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
1 3 (33.33%) Hedge funds
2 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Multithreading
1 5 (55.56%) Scrum
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft