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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
FatWire
Rank 601 565 545
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -20
Contract jobs citing FatWire 24 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.092% 0.082%
As % of the Vendors category 0.093% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 16
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
+62.50% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.53 £37.50 £38.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.33 £37.50 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-2.21% -9.09%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FatWire within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

FatWire Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

FatWire
Top 17 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 28 August 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 -36 24 £600 +33.33% 4
East of England +6 13 £425 -4.22%
Essex -2 11 £425 -4.22%
London -7 9 £275 -38.88% 3
Basildon -6 5 - -
Hampshire -5 4 £650 -
South East -17 4 £650 - 1
City of London +1 2 £413 -8.33%
Berkshire -3 2 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £650 -
Southampton - 2 £650 -
Reading - 2 £650 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £650 -
Cambridge - 2 £650 -
Coventry - 2 £650 -
West Midlands - 2 £650 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £650 -

FatWire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (69.09%) Java
2 28 (50.91%) Content Management
3 27 (49.09%) CMS
3 27 (49.09%) Oracle
4 25 (45.45%) HTML
5 23 (41.82%) CSS
6 21 (38.18%) SQL
7 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
8 16 (29.09%) JSP
8 16 (29.09%) Adobe
8 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (29.09%) WebCenter
8 16 (29.09%) Oracle Database
9 15 (27.27%) Linux
10 14 (25.45%) J2EE
11 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
11 13 (23.64%) HTML5
12 12 (21.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (21.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (21.82%) Web Services
12 12 (21.82%) Google
13 11 (20.00%) UNIX
13 11 (20.00%) Analytics
14 10 (18.18%) XML
14 10 (18.18%) E-Commerce
15 9 (16.36%) SOA
15 9 (16.36%) IBM
15 9 (16.36%) Omniture
15 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
15 9 (16.36%) SEO

FatWire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (49.09%) CMS
2 12 (21.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
4 8 (14.55%) Apache
5 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
6 4 (7.27%) JBoss
6 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (7.27%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.82%) Magnolia
8 1 (1.82%) Drupal
8 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.82%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Google Analytics
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 2 (3.64%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.82%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Internet
2 4 (7.27%) HTTP
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) SSL
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle Database
2 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
3 12 (21.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.82%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Ant
2 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.27%) Subversion
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.82%) Selenium
5 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.82%) Maven
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 7 (12.73%) Retail
4 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
5 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (5.45%) Retail Banking
6 3 (5.45%) Legal
6 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (3.64%) Marketing
8 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (60.00%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Senior Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Architect
8 4 (7.27%) WebCenter Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) WebCenter Developer
9 3 (5.45%) AWS Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Applications Support
9 3 (5.45%) Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Support Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (45.45%) HTML
2 23 (41.82%) CSS
3 16 (29.09%) JSP
3 16 (29.09%) WebCenter
4 14 (25.45%) J2EE
5 13 (23.64%) HTML5
6 12 (21.82%) Web Services
7 10 (18.18%) XML
8 8 (14.55%) XHTML
8 8 (14.55%) Ajax
9 5 (9.09%) Spring
9 5 (9.09%) CSS3
9 5 (9.09%) Sass
9 5 (9.09%) LESS
10 4 (7.27%) REST
10 4 (7.27%) Java EE
11 3 (5.45%) Spring MVC
11 3 (5.45%) Spring Security
11 3 (5.45%) jQuery
11 3 (5.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Web 2.0
2 7 (12.73%) User Experience
3 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.64%) SCADA
4 2 (3.64%) Social Media
4 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Handset
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 11 (20.00%) UNIX
3 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 8 (14.55%) Solaris
4 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Content Management
2 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.00%) Analytics
4 10 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 9 (16.36%) SOA
5 9 (16.36%) SEO
6 7 (12.73%) B2C
6 7 (12.73%) RAD
6 7 (12.73%) TDD
7 6 (10.91%) OO
8 4 (7.27%) CRM
8 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.27%) MVC
8 4 (7.27%) Workflow
9 3 (5.45%) Migration
9 3 (5.45%) Service Management
9 3 (5.45%) ITIL
9 3 (5.45%) Web Analytics
9 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.45%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 38 (69.09%) Java
2 21 (38.18%) SQL
3 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
1 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Oracle
2 16 (29.09%) Adobe
3 12 (21.82%) Google
4 9 (16.36%) Omniture
4 9 (16.36%) IBM
5 4 (7.27%) hybris
5 4 (7.27%) Endeca
6 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
7 2 (3.64%) Guidewire
7 2 (3.64%) MuleSoft
7 2 (3.64%) Pega
7 2 (3.64%) ATG
7 2 (3.64%) SAP
8 1 (1.82%) Stellent
8 1 (1.82%) Brightcove