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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FatWire
Rank 584 525 539
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +14
Contract jobs citing FatWire 29 52 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.099% 0.090%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.64

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1169 1321
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 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 2014.

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 9 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 24 October 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 -45 27 £425 +6.25% 2
London -20 16 £450 +16.12%
City of London +11 3 £444 +53.01%
South East -21 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

FatWire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 68 (72.34%) Java
2 61 (64.89%) CMS
3 48 (51.06%) Oracle
4 45 (47.87%) Content Management
5 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (44.68%) WebCenter
6 31 (32.98%) HTML
7 30 (31.91%) JavaScript
8 29 (30.85%) Oracle Database
9 27 (28.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 23 (24.47%) JSP
11 22 (23.40%) Scrum
12 21 (22.34%) J2EE
13 20 (21.28%) Workflow
14 19 (20.21%) Finance
14 19 (20.21%) Relational Database
15 18 (19.15%) Adobe CQ
15 18 (19.15%) UNIX
16 17 (18.09%) Linux
16 17 (18.09%) Spring
17 16 (17.02%) CSS
17 16 (17.02%) SQL
17 16 (17.02%) TDD
18 15 (15.96%) Configuration Management
18 15 (15.96%) SOA
18 15 (15.96%) IBM
18 15 (15.96%) Degree
19 14 (14.89%) REST
19 14 (14.89%) RUP
20 13 (13.83%) RDBMS

FatWire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 61 (64.89%) CMS
2 18 (19.15%) Adobe CQ
3 13 (13.83%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (12.77%) WebSphere
4 12 (12.77%) Apache
5 10 (10.64%) Tomcat
6 7 (7.45%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (6.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (6.38%) Liferay
8 5 (5.32%) JBoss
8 5 (5.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (4.26%) Alfresco
9 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
10 3 (3.19%) IIS
10 3 (3.19%) Documentum
11 1 (1.06%) TeamSite
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Tridion
2 1 (1.06%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.06%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) Intranet
2 8 (8.51%) Internet
3 6 (6.38%) HTTP
4 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.26%) HTTPS
4 4 (4.26%) Firewall
5 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.85%) Oracle Database
2 27 (28.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (20.21%) Relational Database
4 13 (13.83%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.06%) DB2
6 1 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Ant
2 6 (6.38%) Introscope
3 4 (4.26%) Subversion
3 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.13%) JUnit
4 2 (2.13%) Maven
4 2 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (1.06%) Selenium
5 1 (1.06%) Mockito
5 1 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.06%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (20.21%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Banking
3 7 (7.45%) Legal
3 7 (7.45%) Publishing
4 5 (5.32%) Retail
5 4 (4.26%) Automotive
6 2 (2.13%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (54.26%) Developer
2 39 (41.49%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.77%) Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Consultant
4 10 (10.64%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Administrator
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Applications Support
10 3 (3.19%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Architect
10 3 (3.19%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (44.68%) WebCenter
2 31 (32.98%) HTML
3 23 (24.47%) JSP
4 21 (22.34%) J2EE
5 17 (18.09%) Spring
6 16 (17.02%) CSS
7 14 (14.89%) REST
8 13 (13.83%) Spring MVC
8 13 (13.83%) JDBC
9 12 (12.77%) Servlets
10 11 (11.70%) Spring Security
10 11 (11.70%) HTML5
10 11 (11.70%) Dojo
11 10 (10.64%) Ajax
11 10 (10.64%) XHTML
12 9 (9.57%) XML
13 6 (6.38%) Web Services
14 5 (5.32%) jQuery
14 5 (5.32%) SOAP
14 5 (5.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) User Experience
2 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) Web 2.0
4 3 (3.19%) Statistics
4 3 (3.19%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.19%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.06%) iPad
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) UNIX
2 17 (18.09%) Linux
3 9 (9.57%) Windows
4 7 (7.45%) Solaris
5 3 (3.19%) SUSE
6 2 (2.13%) Android
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.06%) AIX
7 1 (1.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.87%) Content Management
2 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.40%) Scrum
4 20 (21.28%) Workflow
5 16 (17.02%) TDD
6 15 (15.96%) SOA
6 15 (15.96%) Configuration Management
7 14 (14.89%) RUP
8 13 (13.83%) MVC
8 13 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.70%) Unit Testing
10 9 (9.57%) User Stories
11 8 (8.51%) OO
12 7 (7.45%) SEO
13 6 (6.38%) Validation
13 6 (6.38%) RAD
13 6 (6.38%) Change Management
14 5 (5.32%) Migration
14 5 (5.32%) B2C
14 5 (5.32%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 68 (72.34%) Java
2 30 (31.91%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.02%) SQL
4 2 (2.13%) C#
4 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.06%) FQL
5 1 (1.06%) C++
5 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) SLA
1 3 (3.19%) COBIT
2 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Firmware
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.13%) Puppet
2 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (51.06%) Oracle
2 15 (15.96%) IBM
3 13 (13.83%) Adobe
4 5 (5.32%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.32%) Vignette
5 4 (4.26%) Interwoven
5 4 (4.26%) Stellent
5 4 (4.26%) Nintex
6 3 (3.19%) Perforce
6 3 (3.19%) Endeca
7 2 (2.13%) VMware
7 2 (2.13%) HP
7 2 (2.13%) CA
7 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.06%) Google
8 1 (1.06%) Facebook
8 1 (1.06%) Twitter