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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
FreeMarker
Rank 575 533 514
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -19
Contract jobs citing FreeMarker 2 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.051% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 26
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£465 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +24.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £323
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
13701 13155 12880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.96% 27.01% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9189 8297 8174
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 275 335
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.02 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 15 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 27 January 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
London -30 2 £465 +16.25%
England -44 2 £465 +16.25% 1
East of England - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -

FreeMarker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 19 (86.36%) Java
1 19 (86.36%) Spring
2 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 17 (77.27%) XML
3 17 (77.27%) MVC
4 16 (72.73%) Hibernate
5 13 (59.09%) jQuery
6 12 (54.55%) Struts2
6 12 (54.55%) Struts
6 12 (54.55%) HTML
6 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
7 11 (50.00%) XSD
7 11 (50.00%) Spring MVC
8 10 (45.45%) Velocity
8 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
9 9 (40.91%) Ant
9 9 (40.91%) SQL
10 8 (36.36%) CSS
10 8 (36.36%) Sybase
10 8 (36.36%) Oracle
10 8 (36.36%) Banking
10 8 (36.36%) JMS
10 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
10 8 (36.36%) JSON
11 7 (31.82%) Ajax
11 7 (31.82%) Finance
11 7 (31.82%) Subversion
11 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (31.82%) TDD
11 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce

FreeMarker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Ant
2 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
3 7 (31.82%) Subversion
4 4 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (18.18%) Maven
4 4 (18.18%) NetBeans
4 4 (18.18%) Bugzilla
4 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) MyEclipse
4 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.09%) JUnit
5 2 (9.09%) IntelliJ
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.55%) Gradle
General
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) Java Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Hybris Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) Spring
2 17 (77.27%) XML
3 16 (72.73%) Hibernate
4 13 (59.09%) jQuery
5 12 (54.55%) Struts2
5 12 (54.55%) Struts
5 12 (54.55%) HTML
6 11 (50.00%) XSD
6 11 (50.00%) Spring MVC
7 10 (45.45%) Velocity
8 8 (36.36%) CSS
8 8 (36.36%) JMS
8 8 (36.36%) JSON
9 7 (31.82%) Ajax
10 6 (27.27%) J2EE
11 5 (22.73%) Web Services
12 4 (18.18%) SOAP
12 4 (18.18%) XSL
12 4 (18.18%) ODBC
12 4 (18.18%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Social Network
2 2 (9.09%) Wiki
2 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Windows 2000
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) MVC
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) TDD
2 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) OO
4 4 (18.18%) UML
4 4 (18.18%) BPEL
4 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (9.09%) SEO
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Web Development
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps
7 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) Java
2 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) C
4 4 (18.18%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Sybase
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) hybris