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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 586 594 550
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -44
Contract jobs citing FastStats 7 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.029%
As % of the Applications category 0.10% 0.068% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 12
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£265 £313 £191
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% +63.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £313 -
% change year-on-year
-15.20% -
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
6821 7366 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.20% 13.07% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3723 3855 3248
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 684 736
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.99 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 20 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 17 April 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
England -1 7 £265 +17.77% 6
South West +7 4 £213 -
Somerset - 2 £313 -
Bath - 2 £313 -
London - 2 £238 - 1
York - 1 £265 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £265 - 1
Leeds - 1 £265 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £265 - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Burford - - - -

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (66.67%) Marketing
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Unica
2 4 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (25.00%) SmartFocus
3 3 (25.00%) Eloqua
3 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Database Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Omniture
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Marketo
4 2 (16.67%) CheetahMail
4 2 (16.67%) Pure360
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) SPSS
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Electronics
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (16.67%) DTV
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Unica
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SmartFocus
2 2 (16.67%) CheetahMail
2 2 (16.67%) Pure360
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Campaign Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Marketing Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing Data Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing Campaign Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Database Marketing Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) CRM
1 3 (25.00%) Database Marketing
1 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Campaign Management
2 2 (16.67%) Campaign Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) E-business
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Propensity Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (25.00%) Omniture
2 3 (25.00%) Eloqua
2 3 (25.00%) Marketo
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Alterian
4 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
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