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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank 607 587 533
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -54
Contract jobs citing FastStats 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Applications category 0.089% 0.029% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
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£265 - £198
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 - -
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
6779 6909 6042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.29% 13.10% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3726 3701 3136
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 716 671
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.79 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 27 May 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 14 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 27 May 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 -19 6 £265 - 8
London +13 2 £225 - 5
Somerset - 2 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £265 -
Yorkshire - 2 £265 -
South West - 2 £313 -
Leeds - 2 £295 -
Bath - 2 £313 -
Bradford - 1 £265 -
Harrogate - 1 £265 -
Uxbridge - 1 £200 -
Wakefield - 1 £265 -
York - 1 £265 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £265 -

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (77.78%) Marketing
2 5 (55.56%) Database Marketing
3 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Unica
4 3 (33.33%) Campaign Management
5 2 (22.22%) Campaign Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) CheetahMail
5 2 (22.22%) Pure360
5 2 (22.22%) SmartFocus
5 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) SAP
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Electronics
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) DTV
5 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Omniture
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) SPSS
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Unica
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SmartFocus
1 2 (22.22%) CheetahMail
1 2 (22.22%) Pure360
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Access
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (77.78%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Campaign Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing Campaign Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Marketing Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Database Marketing Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Planning Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Database Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Database Marketing
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Campaign Management
4 2 (22.22%) Campaign Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Business Development
5 1 (11.11%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Omniture
2 1 (11.11%) Eloqua
2 1 (11.11%) Marketo
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Rate: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago