The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of FatWire products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FatWire over the 3 months to 22 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the FatWire Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
FatWire
Rank 573 545 510
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -35
Contract jobs citing FatWire 34 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.070% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £310 £381
% change year-on-year
+37.09% -18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £40.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +22.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

FatWire
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FatWire within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

FatWire Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FatWire
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FatWire within the UK.

FatWire Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FatWire
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FatWire within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

FatWire Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FatWire
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FatWire within the UK.

FatWire Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FatWire
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FatWire within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -24 34 £425 +21.42%
London +8 24 £494 +25.15%
City of London +14 6 £419 +7.37%
East of England +4 4 £425 +63.14%
Essex -1 4 £425 +63.14%
Berkshire -3 4 - -
South East -17 4 - -
Slough +1 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £338 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Wiltshire - 1 £338 -

FatWire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FatWire 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 FatWire.

1 44 (70.97%) Java
2 33 (53.23%) Oracle
2 33 (53.23%) CMS
3 26 (41.94%) WebCenter
4 25 (40.32%) Content Management
5 22 (35.48%) JavaScript
6 19 (30.65%) HTML
7 18 (29.03%) CSS
7 18 (29.03%) JSP
8 15 (24.19%) SQL
8 15 (24.19%) E-Commerce
8 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (20.97%) J2EE
9 13 (20.97%) Oracle Database
10 12 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (19.35%) Adobe
10 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
11 10 (16.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (14.52%) HTML5
12 9 (14.52%) Web Services
13 8 (12.90%) Finance
13 8 (12.90%) Spring
14 7 (11.29%) Degree
14 7 (11.29%) Linux
14 7 (11.29%) SOA
14 7 (11.29%) jQuery
15 6 (9.68%) REST
15 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
15 6 (9.68%) User Experience
15 6 (9.68%) B2C

FatWire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FatWire 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 FatWire. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (53.23%) CMS
2 10 (16.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.06%) Apache
4 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (6.45%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (3.23%) Liferay
6 2 (3.23%) Magnolia
6 2 (3.23%) JBoss
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) WebTrends
1 2 (3.23%) Tridion
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Taleo
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) Oracle Database
2 12 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Ant
1 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) Maven
3 1 (1.61%) JIRA
3 1 (1.61%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.61%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.61%) Hudson
3 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 6 (9.68%) Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 4 (6.45%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Legal
5 3 (4.84%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (61.29%) Developer
2 19 (30.65%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.06%) WebCenter Developer
6 4 (6.45%) WebCenter Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Web Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) AWS Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Web Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.94%) WebCenter
2 19 (30.65%) HTML
3 18 (29.03%) CSS
3 18 (29.03%) JSP
4 13 (20.97%) J2EE
5 9 (14.52%) HTML5
5 9 (14.52%) Web Services
6 8 (12.90%) Spring
7 7 (11.29%) jQuery
8 6 (9.68%) REST
9 5 (8.06%) XML
9 5 (8.06%) CSS3
9 5 (8.06%) Spring Security
9 5 (8.06%) Spring MVC
10 4 (6.45%) Servlets
10 4 (6.45%) .NET
10 4 (6.45%) XHTML
10 4 (6.45%) Java EE
10 4 (6.45%) Ajax
11 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) User Experience
2 3 (4.84%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.23%) iPad
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.23%) Handset
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) W3C
4 1 (1.61%) Google Search Appliance
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Solaris
3 3 (4.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Content Management
2 15 (24.19%) E-Commerce
2 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.29%) SOA
4 6 (9.68%) B2C
4 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (9.68%) MVC
5 5 (8.06%) Workflow
6 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.45%) Analytics
6 4 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (6.45%) OO
6 4 (6.45%) SEO
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (6.45%) TDD
7 3 (4.84%) Validation
7 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.84%) Identity Management
7 3 (4.84%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 44 (70.97%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.61%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 33 (53.23%) Oracle
2 12 (19.35%) Adobe
3 6 (9.68%) IBM
4 4 (6.45%) Sitecore
4 4 (6.45%) Omniture
5 3 (4.84%) Endeca
5 3 (4.84%) ATG
6 2 (3.23%) hybris
6 2 (3.23%) Google
7 1 (1.61%) Stellent
7 1 (1.61%) Serena
7 1 (1.61%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.61%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) Brightcove
7 1 (1.61%) Demandware