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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apteco FastStats
Rank 649 644 629
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing FastStats 8 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.030% 0.023%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.18% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Median daily rate £315 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £196 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £400 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 - £305
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
4462 4641 5358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.34% 8.11% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2591 2995
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 72 75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.64 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% -31.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £12.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £50.80 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+91.42% -44.88%

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
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 6 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 27 September 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 +19 8 £315 +40.00% 5
West Midlands - 7 £315 - 1
Redditch - 4 £316 -
Worcestershire - 4 £316 -
Birmingham - 2 £314 -
London -22 1 - - 4

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 8 (72.73%) CRM
2 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (63.64%) SPSS
2 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (54.55%) SAS
4 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (36.36%) Analytics
6 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
6 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
6 3 (27.27%) Regression Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (27.27%) Retail
6 3 (27.27%) Statistics
6 3 (27.27%) Marketing
7 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Big Data
7 2 (18.18%) Customer Insight
7 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
7 2 (18.18%) Apteco
7 2 (18.18%) Campaign Management
7 2 (18.18%) Campaign Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (9.09%) Alteryx
8 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) Tableau
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (9.09%) Publishing
8 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) SQL
8 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce

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 6 (54.55%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Data Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Campaign Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Campaign Planner
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Insight Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) SPSS Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Data Insight Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Data Strategist
6 1 (9.09%) Excel Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Insight Data Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Junior
6 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Junior Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
2 3 (27.27%) Statistics
2 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) CRM
2 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Campaign Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Campaign Management
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Insight
5 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Apteco
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) Alteryx
2 1 (9.09%) Tableau