The table below looks at the statistics for FastStats skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FastStats over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apteco FastStats
Rank 639 624 622
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing FastStats 3 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.016% 0.007%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.071% 0.19% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £138 £265 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.11% +55.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £265 -
% change year-on-year
-52.83% -
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 Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4245 4667 5199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.00% 8.33% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2609 2664 2845
Median daily rate £438 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 70
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £43.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -28.57%

FastStats
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FastStats as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Business 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 25 June 2016.

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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 -7 3 £138 -48.11% 2
Reading - 2 £125 -
Berkshire - 2 £125 -
South East - 2 £125 - 1
London +9 1 £400 +77.77% 1

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FastStats 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 FastStats.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Analytics
1 4 (57.14%) Campaign Management
1 4 (57.14%) Campaign Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Apteco
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 3 (42.86%) Publishing
2 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) B2B
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 2 (28.57%) Econometrics
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) R
3 2 (28.57%) Eloqua
3 2 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing

FastStats
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 3 (42.86%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Eloqua
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Data Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Junior
3 3 (42.86%) Junior Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Junior Data Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Campaign Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Campaign Planner
4 2 (28.57%) Junior Marketing Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing Data Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Data Insight Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) ETL Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Insight Data Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Analytics
1 4 (57.14%) Campaign Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Campaign Management
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) B2B
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Econometrics
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) E-business
4 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Apteco
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com