The table below looks at the statistics for Esper skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Esper over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EsperTech Esper/NEsper
Rank 627 643 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing Esper 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.002% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.019% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £388 £675 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.59% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15423 15952 15279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.94% 28.78% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10671 11113 10434
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 263 169
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.77 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Esper
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Esper as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Esper within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 1 £475 -29.62% 2
London +3 1 £475 -29.62% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -

Esper
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Esper also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Esper.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Maven
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (62.50%) SciPy
3 5 (62.50%) NumPy
3 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
3 5 (62.50%) Pyramid
3 5 (62.50%) Pandas
3 5 (62.50%) Algorithms
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Statistics
3 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) KDB
3 5 (62.50%) Refactoring
3 5 (62.50%) Visualisation
3 5 (62.50%) Hedge funds
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) Front Office
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Data Acquisition
4 4 (50.00%) Quantitative Trading
4 4 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 4 (50.00%) Time Series Analysis

Esper
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (62.50%) KDB
3 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Quantitative Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Quantitative Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
1 5 (62.50%) NumPy
1 5 (62.50%) Pandas
1 5 (62.50%) Pyramid
1 5 (62.50%) SciPy
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) iBATIS
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) Kafka
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) WebSockets
3 1 (12.50%) XHTML
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Algorithms
1 5 (62.50%) Hedge funds
1 5 (62.50%) Statistics
1 5 (62.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Acquisition
1 5 (62.50%) Refactoring
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (50.00%) Quantitative Trading
2 4 (50.00%) Time Series Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Complex Event Processing
4 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) C
2 5 (62.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Go
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 1 (12.50%) R
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) IBM