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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
FatWire
Rank 551 533 493
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -40
Contract jobs citing FatWire 26 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.058% 0.075%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £515 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 3 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 26 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -28 25 £400 -5.88% 3
London -5 9 £575 +35.29% 3
City of London +4 2 £575 +98.27% 1

FatWire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 39 (70.91%) CMS
2 37 (67.27%) Java
3 29 (52.73%) Oracle
4 28 (50.91%) Content Management
5 23 (41.82%) WebCenter
6 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
6 19 (34.55%) HTML
7 16 (29.09%) J2EE
7 16 (29.09%) JSP
8 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
9 13 (23.64%) CSS
10 12 (21.82%) SQL
11 11 (20.00%) Relational Database
12 9 (16.36%) B2C
12 9 (16.36%) Finance
13 8 (14.55%) TDD
13 8 (14.55%) Adobe
13 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
13 8 (14.55%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (12.73%) Intranet
14 7 (12.73%) Spring
14 7 (12.73%) Workflow
15 6 (10.91%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (10.91%) Degree
15 6 (10.91%) RDBMS
15 6 (10.91%) SOA

FatWire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 39 (70.91%) CMS
2 8 (14.55%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.45%) JBoss
5 3 (5.45%) Apache
6 2 (3.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (3.64%) Liferay
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.82%) Magnolia
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Intranet
2 4 (7.27%) Internet
3 2 (3.64%) HTTP
4 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
2 11 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.91%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Subversion
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Ant
2 2 (3.64%) Introscope
3 1 (1.82%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.82%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.82%) Maven
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) Hudson
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.09%) Publishing
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Legal
4 3 (5.45%) Spanish Language
4 3 (5.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Finnish Language
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (63.64%) Developer
2 24 (43.64%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Web Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Web Producer
7 2 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.82%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) WebCenter
2 19 (34.55%) HTML
3 16 (29.09%) J2EE
3 16 (29.09%) JSP
4 13 (23.64%) CSS
5 7 (12.73%) Spring
6 6 (10.91%) JDBC
7 5 (9.09%) Servlets
7 5 (9.09%) XML
7 5 (9.09%) Spring Security
7 5 (9.09%) Spring MVC
8 4 (7.27%) HTML5
8 4 (7.27%) REST
8 4 (7.27%) Ajax
8 4 (7.27%) Dojo
8 4 (7.27%) XHTML
8 4 (7.27%) Web Services
9 3 (5.45%) Middleware
9 3 (5.45%) jQuery
9 3 (5.45%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) User Experience
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.82%) Statistics
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Solaris
3 2 (3.64%) SUSE
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Content Management
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.36%) B2C
4 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
4 8 (14.55%) TDD
4 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.73%) Workflow
6 6 (10.91%) SOA
6 6 (10.91%) Analytics
7 5 (9.09%) Validation
7 5 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) MVC
8 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (5.45%) SEO
9 3 (5.45%) Data Architecture
10 2 (3.64%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (67.27%) Java
2 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
3 12 (21.82%) SQL
4 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
1 1 (1.82%) COBIT
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Firmware
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.64%) CA Wily
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) Adobe
3 5 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (3.64%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) CA
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Serena
5 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.82%) Perforce
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
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