The table below looks at the statistics for FastStats skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FastStats over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apteco FastStats
Rank 595 562 567
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing FastStats 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Applications category 0.080% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£275 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7542 6596 6769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.97% 12.76% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4230 3596 3436
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £145 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 647 730
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.32 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

FastStats
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FastStats within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

FastStats Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FastStats
Daily Rate Trend

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

FastStats Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FastStats
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

FastStats Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FastStats
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FastStats within the UK.

FastStats Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FastStats
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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 +5 6 £275 +1.85% 4
England -34 6 £275 +1.85% 7
East of England - - - -
Bath - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FastStats 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 FastStats.

1 14 (77.78%) Marketing
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 8 (44.44%) SAS
3 8 (44.44%) Data Analysis
4 7 (38.89%) SPSS
5 6 (33.33%) Direct Marketing
5 6 (33.33%) Database Marketing
5 6 (33.33%) Eloqua
5 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) CRM
7 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Alterian
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (16.67%) R
8 2 (11.11%) Campaign Management
8 2 (11.11%) Campaign Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Marketo
8 2 (11.11%) Statistics
8 2 (11.11%) Omniture
8 2 (11.11%) Data Management

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FastStats 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 FastStats. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) SPSS
3 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (77.78%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Marketing Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Database Marketing Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Database Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Junior
5 3 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Marketing Data Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Insight Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Junior Data Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Data Integration Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) Direct Marketing
2 6 (33.33%) Database Marketing
3 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Campaign Management
5 2 (11.11%) Campaign Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) B2B
6 1 (5.56%) DSDM
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Marketing Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) V-Model
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 3 (16.67%) R
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Eloqua
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Alterian
3 2 (11.11%) Marketo
3 2 (11.11%) Omniture
3 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
3 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (5.56%) SmartFocus
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