The first table below looks at the demand for FlexUnit skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FlexUnit over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FlexUnit
Rank 585 549 565
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Contract jobs citing FlexUnit 3 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.015% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.043% 0.13% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 17
Average daily rate £425 £418 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -16.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £360 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6913 5399 5852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.27% 11.30% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4411 3425 3417
Average daily rate £375 £385 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 143 206
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%

FlexUnit
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FlexUnit within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

FlexUnit Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FlexUnit
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FlexUnit within the UK.

FlexUnit Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FlexUnit
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 FlexUnit within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -39 1 £425 -10.52% 3
England -41 1 £425 +1.79% 3
City of London - - - - 2

FlexUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FlexUnit 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 FlexUnit.

1 7 (100.00%) Apache Flex
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Parsley
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Java EE
4 4 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (57.14%) Front Office
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) OOP
5 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
6 2 (28.57%) TestComplete
6 2 (28.57%) Build Forge
6 2 (28.57%) Data Management
6 2 (28.57%) Maven
6 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
6 2 (28.57%) Release Management
6 2 (28.57%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) Sybase
6 2 (28.57%) Ant
6 2 (28.57%) JUnit
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
6 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 2 (28.57%) Banking
7 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 1 (14.29%) HTML
7 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

FlexUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FlexUnit 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 FlexUnit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Ant
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
1 2 (28.57%) TestComplete
1 2 (28.57%) Build Forge
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Ivy
General
1 4 (57.14%) Front Office
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Flex Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Build Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Apache Flex
2 5 (71.43%) Parsley
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) Java EE
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase