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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EsperTech Esper/NEsper
Rank 641 643 617
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Contract jobs citing Esper 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.034% 0.013% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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
14885 15129 14682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.02% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10556 9949 9761
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 212 183
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 6 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 29 May 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 +13 5 - - 1
Oxford - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
South East - 4 - -
London +6 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 - -

Esper
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Front Office
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Python
1 6 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) KDB
1 6 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 6 (100.00%) Hedge funds
1 6 (100.00%) SciPy
1 6 (100.00%) NumPy
1 6 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (100.00%) Pyramid
1 6 (100.00%) Pandas
1 6 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) Data Acquisition
2 5 (83.33%) Quantitative Trading
2 5 (83.33%) Time Series Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) Open Source
2 5 (83.33%) Statistics
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) OO

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) KDB
1 6 (100.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 6 (100.00%) Front Office
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Quantitative Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Quantitative Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++/Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) NumPy
1 6 (100.00%) Pandas
1 6 (100.00%) Pyramid
1 6 (100.00%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 6 (100.00%) Hedge funds
1 6 (100.00%) Visualisation
2 5 (83.33%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) Data Acquisition
1 6 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) Open Source
2 5 (83.33%) Quantitative Trading
2 5 (83.33%) Time Series Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle