The table below looks at the statistics for FreeMarker skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FreeMarker over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
FreeMarker
Rank 639 627 623
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing FreeMarker 5 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.032% 0.094% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate £435 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £155 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £405 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 - -
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15408 14893 14755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 26.74% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10759 9626 9603
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 198 208
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

FreeMarker
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FreeMarker within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

FreeMarker Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FreeMarker
Daily Rate Trend

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

FreeMarker Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FreeMarker
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FreeMarker within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

FreeMarker Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FreeMarker
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FreeMarker within the UK.

FreeMarker Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FreeMarker
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FreeMarker within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -31 5 £435 +16.00% 4
London -10 4 £445 +18.66%
City of London +36 1 £500 +222.58%
Sheffield - 1 £313 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £313 - 4
Yorkshire - 1 £313 - 4

FreeMarker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FreeMarker 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 FreeMarker.

1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Scala
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) Grunt
3 4 (57.14%) Play Framework
3 4 (57.14%) gulp
3 4 (57.14%) Handlebars
4 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 3 (42.86%) Velocity
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Sass
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Spring
5 2 (28.57%) WCAG
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) JUnit
5 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) PHP
5 2 (28.57%) SQL

FreeMarker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FreeMarker 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 FreeMarker. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Liferay
2 1 (14.29%) Magnolia
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Grunt
1 4 (57.14%) gulp
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) git-flow
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Mockito
3 2 (28.57%) Yeoman
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Liquibase
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) TestNG
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Handlebars
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) Play Framework
4 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) Sass
4 3 (42.86%) Velocity
5 2 (28.57%) Backbone.js
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) Ember.js
5 2 (28.57%) Grails
5 2 (28.57%) Mustache
5 2 (28.57%) RESTful
5 2 (28.57%) Scalatra
5 2 (28.57%) Spring
5 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) Scala
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Groovy
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Shiro