The table below looks at the statistics for Fredhopper skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fredhopper over the 3 months to 3 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SDL Fredhopper
Rank 624 609 576
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -33
Contract jobs citing Fredhopper 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.086% 0.098% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £575 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4646 5111 4620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.16% 9.34% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2615 2637 2365
Average daily rate £450 £449 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 71 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £16.10 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.31 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%

Fredhopper
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Fredhopper Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Fredhopper
Daily Rate Trend

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

Fredhopper Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Fredhopper
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fredhopper within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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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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 -10 4 - - 2
London -15 4 - -

Fredhopper
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Fredhopper 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 Fredhopper.

1 8 (88.89%) E-Commerce
2 6 (66.67%) Retail
3 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 4 (44.44%) Taxonomies
4 4 (44.44%) Endeca
4 4 (44.44%) Apache Solr
4 4 (44.44%) iPad
4 4 (44.44%) User Experience
4 4 (44.44%) Benchmarking
4 4 (44.44%) B2B
4 4 (44.44%) B2C
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) AIX
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Apache
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) Commerce Server
5 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (33.33%) Ajax

Fredhopper
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Fredhopper 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 Fredhopper. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
1 4 (44.44%) Apache Solr
2 3 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (33.33%) Commerce Server
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
General
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) Ajax
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) Worklight
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) JMS
2 1 (11.11%) JavaBeans
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) Taxonomies
2 4 (44.44%) iPad
2 4 (44.44%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) AIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) B2B
2 4 (44.44%) B2C
2 4 (44.44%) Benchmarking
2 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Mobile First
4 1 (11.11%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Garbage Collection
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Endeca
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) AppDynamics
3 1 (11.11%) Google