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 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FatWire
Rank 551 541 548
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing FatWire 51 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.079% 0.071%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 27
Average daily rate
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£450 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.75% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%

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
26125 25038 26975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.89% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14683 13889 13716
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1123 1119 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 September 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 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 1 September 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 +1 48 £450 - 1
London +20 33 £450 - 1
City of London +19 5 £450 -
South East -9 3 - -
Berkshire +10 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -

FatWire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 60 (65.22%) Java
2 48 (52.17%) CMS
3 45 (48.91%) Content Management
4 39 (42.39%) Oracle
5 33 (35.87%) WebCenter
6 29 (31.52%) JavaScript
7 26 (28.26%) HTML
8 22 (23.91%) Oracle Database
9 21 (22.83%) JSP
9 21 (22.83%) UNIX
9 21 (22.83%) Scrum
9 21 (22.83%) Finance
9 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (21.74%) Linux
11 19 (20.65%) SOA
12 18 (19.57%) J2EE
12 18 (19.57%) Adobe CQ
13 17 (18.48%) Workflow
13 17 (18.48%) IBM
14 16 (17.39%) RUP
14 16 (17.39%) Relational Database
15 15 (16.30%) SQL
15 15 (16.30%) WebSphere
15 15 (16.30%) Spring
16 14 (15.22%) REST
16 14 (15.22%) CSS
17 13 (14.13%) HTML5
17 13 (14.13%) Degree
18 12 (13.04%) Ajax

FatWire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 48 (52.17%) CMS
2 18 (19.57%) Adobe CQ
3 15 (16.30%) WebSphere
4 12 (13.04%) Apache
5 10 (10.87%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (9.78%) Tomcat
7 7 (7.61%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (7.61%) Liferay
8 6 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (6.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
10 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (4.35%) Alfresco
11 3 (3.26%) IIS
11 3 (3.26%) Documentum
12 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
12 2 (2.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Tridion
2 1 (1.09%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) Intranet
2 9 (9.78%) Internet
3 5 (5.43%) HTTP
4 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.35%) Firewall
4 4 (4.35%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.17%) LAN
5 2 (2.17%) WAN
6 1 (1.09%) DNS
6 1 (1.09%) NAS
6 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.91%) Oracle Database
2 20 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (17.39%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.78%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.35%) MySQL
6 3 (3.26%) DB2
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.09%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Ant
2 5 (5.43%) Introscope
3 4 (4.35%) JUnit
3 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.26%) JIRA
4 3 (3.26%) Selenium
4 3 (3.26%) Mockito
5 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.17%) Subversion
6 1 (1.09%) Maven
6 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.09%) Axure RP
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Legal
4 7 (7.61%) Publishing
5 6 (6.52%) Retail
6 4 (4.35%) Automotive
7 2 (2.17%) Games
7 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.17%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) Developer
2 28 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 18 (19.57%) Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Architect
7 7 (7.61%) Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.35%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Architect
11 2 (2.17%) CMS Developer
11 2 (2.17%) Front-End Developer
11 2 (2.17%) Development Consultant
11 2 (2.17%) Software Developer
12 1 (1.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.87%) WebCenter
2 26 (28.26%) HTML
3 21 (22.83%) JSP
4 18 (19.57%) J2EE
5 15 (16.30%) Spring
6 14 (15.22%) REST
6 14 (15.22%) CSS
7 13 (14.13%) HTML5
8 12 (13.04%) XHTML
8 12 (13.04%) Ajax
9 10 (10.87%) Spring MVC
9 10 (10.87%) Spring Security
9 10 (10.87%) XML
10 9 (9.78%) JDBC
10 9 (9.78%) Servlets
10 9 (9.78%) Dojo
11 7 (7.61%) jQuery
11 7 (7.61%) SOAP
12 6 (6.52%) Struts
12 6 (6.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.43%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.26%) Statistics
3 3 (3.26%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.26%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.09%) Firmware
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) Open Source
5 1 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.83%) UNIX
2 20 (21.74%) Linux
3 12 (13.04%) Windows
4 8 (8.70%) Solaris
5 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.17%) SUSE
5 2 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.09%) AIX
6 1 (1.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.91%) Content Management
2 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Scrum
3 19 (20.65%) SOA
4 17 (18.48%) Workflow
5 16 (17.39%) RUP
6 12 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 11 (11.96%) OO
7 11 (11.96%) TDD
8 10 (10.87%) MVC
9 9 (9.78%) Unit Testing
9 9 (9.78%) User Stories
10 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.70%) RAD
10 8 (8.70%) SEO
10 8 (8.70%) Validation
11 7 (7.61%) Business Analysis
12 6 (6.52%) Change Management
12 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (6.52%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (65.22%) Java
2 29 (31.52%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.30%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.09%) FQL
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) COBIT
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (42.39%) Oracle
2 17 (18.48%) IBM
3 8 (8.70%) Adobe
4 7 (7.61%) Endeca
5 6 (6.52%) Interwoven
5 6 (6.52%) Sitecore
6 5 (5.43%) Vignette
7 4 (4.35%) Stellent
7 4 (4.35%) Nintex
8 3 (3.26%) Perforce
8 3 (3.26%) VMware
8 3 (3.26%) JBoss
9 2 (2.17%) Alterian
9 2 (2.17%) Neolane
9 2 (2.17%) Citrix
9 2 (2.17%) Unica
9 2 (2.17%) Ektron
9 2 (2.17%) Eloqua
10 1 (1.09%) Facebook
10 1 (1.09%) Twitter