The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of FrontRange 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 FrontRange over the 3 months to 31 October 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 FrontRange Solutions.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FrontRange
Rank 607 581 574
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing FrontRange 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.019% 0.025% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26037 24193 25519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.88% 46.22% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15267 13737 13206
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1239 1166 1307
Average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

FrontRange
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FrontRange Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FrontRange
Daily Rate Trend

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

FrontRange Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FrontRange
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FrontRange within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

FrontRange Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FrontRange
Hourly Rate Trend

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

FrontRange Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FrontRange
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 FrontRange within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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 -36 5 £313 -26.47% 2
London +5 3 £313 -26.47% 1
South East - 2 £300 -
Surrey - 1 £150 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South West - - - -

FrontRange
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FrontRange 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 FrontRange.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) ITSM
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (33.33%) MobileIron
4 2 (33.33%) Publishing
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) assyst
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing

FrontRange
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FrontRange 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 FrontRange. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) assyst
1 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Management Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (16.67%) Change Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) ITSM
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) CITP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) MobileIron
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Royalblue
3 1 (16.67%) HP