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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apteco FastStats
Rank 578 556 559
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing FastStats 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Applications category 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 9
Average daily rate
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£165 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £193 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £261 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -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
7111 6483 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.02% 12.68% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 3532 3911
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 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 656 787
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 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 29 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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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 -4 11 £165 -26.66% 5
London -1 9 £149 -33.14% 2
City of London +24 2 - -
South East - 2 £305 - 1
Oxford - 1 £305 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £305 -
Somerset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 11 (73.33%) Marketing
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
3 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
4 6 (40.00%) SAS
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (26.67%) CRM
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Direct Marketing
7 3 (20.00%) Database Marketing
7 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) SPSS
7 3 (20.00%) Eloqua
7 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (13.33%) R
8 2 (13.33%) Campaign Management
8 2 (13.33%) Campaign Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
8 2 (13.33%) ETL
8 2 (13.33%) VBA
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 6 (40.00%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) SPSS
3 2 (13.33%) MS Office
4 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (73.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Database Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Junior
3 2 (13.33%) Database Marketing Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) CRM Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Database Marketing Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Insight Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Statistics
1 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Direct Marketing
3 4 (26.67%) CRM
4 3 (20.00%) Database Marketing
4 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (13.33%) Campaign Management
5 2 (13.33%) Campaign Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) B2B
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) DSDM
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) VBA
3 2 (13.33%) R
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Eloqua
2 2 (13.33%) Alterian
2 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) SmartFocus
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