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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 615 597 583
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing FastStats 16 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.027% 0.004%
As % of the Applications category 0.23% 0.21% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 2
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£218 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £130 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £305 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate - £305 £285
% change year-on-year
- +7.01%
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 Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6967 7222 6677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.73% 12.98% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4083 4051 3641
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 708 656
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 31 August 2015.

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 3 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 31 August 2015. 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
London +7 16 £218 +31.81% 7
England -29 16 £218 -20.90% 13
City of London -4 1 £150 - 2

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Marketing
3 7 (30.43%) CRM
4 5 (21.74%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (17.39%) Database Marketing
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Selenium
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) XML
6 3 (13.04%) XSD
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.04%) ETL
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) E-business
6 3 (13.04%) Replication
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.04%) QA
7 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.70%) Campaign Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) SPSS
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SPSS
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Unica
2 1 (4.35%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.35%) SmartFocus
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (4.35%) Silverpop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.35%) MS Access
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (39.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Data Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Marketing Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Web Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Campaign Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Marketing Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Planning Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Database Marketing Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Data Manager
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Database Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) XML
1 3 (13.04%) XSD
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) CRM
2 4 (17.39%) Database Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) E-business
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Campaign Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Segmentation
5 1 (4.35%) People Management
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.35%) Web Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Business Development
5 1 (4.35%) Campaign Management
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Omniture
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Tableau
3 1 (4.35%) Eloqua
3 1 (4.35%) Marketo
3 1 (4.35%) Sysomos
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