The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apteco FastStats
Rank 585 561 574
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing FastStats 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Applications category 0.11% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Average daily rate
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£160 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £193 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £261 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate - £285 £325
% change year-on-year
- -12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7112 6496 7482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.73% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 3534 3898
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 664 772
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 26 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 25 July 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 8 £160 -28.08% 2
England -27 8 £160 -28.88% 6
City of London +16 2 - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (69.23%) Marketing
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) SAS
5 3 (23.08%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (15.38%) Database Marketing
6 2 (15.38%) Eloqua
6 2 (15.38%) Campaign Management
6 2 (15.38%) Campaign Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) Data Management
6 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (15.38%) ETL
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) VBA
6 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
7 1 (7.69%) MS Project
7 1 (7.69%) MS Office
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) UNIX
7 1 (7.69%) Windows
7 1 (7.69%) AIX
7 1 (7.69%) MySQL
7 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (23.08%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) SPSS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (69.23%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Database Marketing Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) CRM Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Database Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Database Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Database Marketing Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Insight Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Insight Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
1 1 (7.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Direct Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Database Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Campaign Management
4 2 (15.38%) Campaign Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) B2B
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Insight
5 1 (7.69%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VBA
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) R
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
1 2 (15.38%) Eloqua
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SmartFocus
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £130.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago