The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GigaSpaces
Rank 592 567 580
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing GigaSpaces 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% 0.004% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£330 - £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 5 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 25 July 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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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 -28 1 £330 -
Slough - 1 £330 -
Berkshire - 1 £330 -
South East - 1 £330 -
London - - - -

GigaSpaces
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) Oracle
2 12 (80.00%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) Spring
3 11 (73.33%) Derivative
3 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 11 (73.33%) UNIX
3 11 (73.33%) Scala
3 11 (73.33%) Open Source
4 10 (66.67%) JPA
4 10 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 10 (66.67%) OO
4 10 (66.67%) JBoss
4 10 (66.67%) Perl
4 10 (66.67%) Python
4 10 (66.67%) RDBMS
4 10 (66.67%) Ruby
4 10 (66.67%) Refactoring
4 10 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 10 (66.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Grid Computing
5 3 (20.00%) Use Case
5 3 (20.00%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall

GigaSpaces
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (6.67%) Alfresco
1 1 (6.67%) Liferay
1 1 (6.67%) GemFire
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 10 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Gradle
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (6.67%) Front Office
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Scala Developer
3 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
4 6 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) Spring
2 10 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 10 (66.67%) JPA
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) XSLT
5 1 (6.67%) XHTML
5 1 (6.67%) JMS
5 1 (6.67%) Rendezvous
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) Servlets
5 1 (6.67%) Struts
5 1 (6.67%) Velocity
5 1 (6.67%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Derivative
1 11 (73.33%) Open Source
2 3 (20.00%) Grid Computing
3 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 10 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 10 (66.67%) OO
2 10 (66.67%) Refactoring
3 3 (20.00%) Use Case
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) Scala
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) Python
3 10 (66.67%) Ruby
3 10 (66.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Oracle
2 10 (66.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) TIBCO