The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of GigaSpaces 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 GigaSpaces over the 3 months to 28 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within GigaSpaces.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GigaSpaces
Rank 591 590 544
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -46
Contract jobs citing GigaSpaces 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.012% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
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
24719 24319 22176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 44.88% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14380 13814 11818
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1081 1194
Average hourly rate £18.46 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

GigaSpaces
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GigaSpaces Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GigaSpaces
Daily Rate Trend

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

GigaSpaces Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GigaSpaces
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 GigaSpaces within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -14 6 £375 -16.66%
London +20 5 £375 -16.66%
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
South East - 1 £375 -
Aldershot - 1 £375 -
Hayes - 1 £425 -

GigaSpaces
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GigaSpaces 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 GigaSpaces.

1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) UML
2 6 (75.00%) SOA
2 6 (75.00%) Grid Computing
2 6 (75.00%) Use Case
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) W3C
4 3 (37.50%) XMLSpy
4 3 (37.50%) Unified Process
4 3 (37.50%) RUP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSD
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
6 1 (12.50%) Tomcat

GigaSpaces
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GigaSpaces 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 GigaSpaces. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (12.50%) Alfresco
1 1 (12.50%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) XMLSpy
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
2 1 (12.50%) Gradle
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSD
1 3 (37.50%) XSLT
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Struts
2 1 (12.50%) Java EE
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Grid Computing
2 3 (37.50%) W3C
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) UML
1 6 (75.00%) SOA
1 6 (75.00%) Use Case
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Unified Process
3 3 (37.50%) RUP
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft