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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apteco FastStats
Rank 620 589 567
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -22
Contract jobs citing FastStats 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.075% 0.085% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £155 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4026 4717 4727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.22% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2367 2687 2419
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 37 55
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £60.16 £60.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -32.07%

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 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +3 3 - - 8
London -3 2 - - 3
Oxford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Marketing
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
5 5 (29.41%) Alterian
5 5 (29.41%) Time Management
6 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) IIS
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
6 4 (23.53%) CRM
6 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) ETL
7 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) People Management
8 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (11.76%) Database Marketing
8 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) T-SQL

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (5.88%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Silverpop
1 1 (5.88%) SmartFocus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.88%) MySQL
6 1 (5.88%) Power BI
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (64.71%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Campaign Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) CRM Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Customer Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Database Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Insight Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Campaign Executive
3 1 (5.88%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (5.88%) ETL Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
3 1 (5.88%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Time Management
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) People Management
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight
4 2 (11.76%) Database Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Alterian
2 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe
4 1 (5.88%) Apteco
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