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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
FatWire
Rank 563 562 521
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -41
Contract jobs citing FatWire 37 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.061% 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £356 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -28.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £37.41 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.41 £35.49
% change year-on-year
- +5.41%

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
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £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 1 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 14 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 1 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 +1 37 £425 +19.29% 1
London +17 26 £476 +1.60% 1
East of England +5 5 £425 +77.08%
Essex +1 5 £425 +77.08%
City of London - 5 £413 -
Berkshire -2 4 - -
South East -12 4 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Slough -5 1 - -
Basildon -8 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 1 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 45 (69.23%) Java
2 38 (58.46%) CMS
3 33 (50.77%) Oracle
4 30 (46.15%) Content Management
5 27 (41.54%) WebCenter
6 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
7 21 (32.31%) JSP
8 20 (30.77%) HTML
9 18 (27.69%) CSS
10 17 (26.15%) SQL
10 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (23.08%) J2EE
11 15 (23.08%) E-Commerce
12 14 (21.54%) Oracle Database
13 13 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (18.46%) Telecoms
15 11 (16.92%) Web Services
15 11 (16.92%) Adobe
16 10 (15.38%) Finance
17 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
17 9 (13.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 9 (13.85%) HTML5
18 8 (12.31%) B2C
18 8 (12.31%) Spring
19 7 (10.77%) WebSphere
19 7 (10.77%) Degree
19 7 (10.77%) Linux
19 7 (10.77%) SOA
19 7 (10.77%) REST
19 7 (10.77%) jQuery

FatWire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 38 (58.46%) CMS
2 9 (13.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (10.77%) WebSphere
4 5 (7.69%) Apache
4 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.15%) Liferay
5 4 (6.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (6.15%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (3.08%) Magnolia
7 2 (3.08%) JBoss
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) WebTrends
1 2 (3.08%) Tridion
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Taleo
1 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Intranet
2 3 (4.62%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) Oracle Database
2 13 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.08%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Ant
1 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.08%) Maven
3 1 (1.54%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) Hudson
General
1 12 (18.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.38%) Finance
3 6 (9.23%) Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (6.15%) Retail
4 4 (6.15%) Retail Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Legal
5 3 (4.62%) Publishing
6 2 (3.08%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.54%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (61.54%) Developer
2 21 (32.31%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Architect
4 8 (12.31%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.23%) WebCenter Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (6.15%) WebCenter Architect
7 4 (6.15%) AWS Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Web Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Oracle Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Web Producer
9 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (41.54%) WebCenter
2 21 (32.31%) JSP
3 20 (30.77%) HTML
4 18 (27.69%) CSS
5 15 (23.08%) J2EE
6 11 (16.92%) Web Services
7 9 (13.85%) HTML5
8 8 (12.31%) Spring
9 7 (10.77%) REST
9 7 (10.77%) jQuery
10 6 (9.23%) XML
11 5 (7.69%) Ajax
11 5 (7.69%) XHTML
11 5 (7.69%) Servlets
11 5 (7.69%) Spring MVC
11 5 (7.69%) Spring Security
12 4 (6.15%) CSS3
12 4 (6.15%) Dojo
12 4 (6.15%) Java EE
13 3 (4.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) iPad
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Handset
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) W3C
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Solaris
3 3 (4.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Content Management
2 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 8 (12.31%) B2C
5 7 (10.77%) SOA
5 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
6 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (9.23%) Workflow
6 6 (9.23%) MVC
7 5 (7.69%) Validation
7 5 (7.69%) TDD
7 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.69%) Analytics
8 4 (6.15%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.15%) SEO
9 3 (4.62%) Identity Management
9 3 (4.62%) RAD
9 3 (4.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 45 (69.23%) Java
2 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 17 (26.15%) SQL
4 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.08%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.54%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Oracle
2 11 (16.92%) Adobe
3 5 (7.69%) IBM
4 4 (6.15%) Sitecore
4 4 (6.15%) Omniture
5 2 (3.08%) Endeca
5 2 (3.08%) Google
5 2 (3.08%) ATG
6 1 (1.54%) Stellent
6 1 (1.54%) Serena
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.54%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) Brightcove
6 1 (1.54%) hybris
6 1 (1.54%) Demandware