The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Green Hat 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 Green Hat over the 3 months to 31 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 Green Hat.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Green Hat
Rank 591 565 583
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing Green Hat 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.012% 0.021% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £440 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £440 -
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
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
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 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Green Hat
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Green Hat Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Green Hat
Daily Rate Trend

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

Green Hat Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Green Hat
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Green Hat Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Green Hat
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Green Hat within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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 3 £500 +13.63% 1
London - 2 £500 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Green Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Green Hat 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 Green Hat.

1 9 (100.00%) Middleware
2 7 (77.78%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) SOA
4 4 (44.44%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) V-Model
5 3 (33.33%) REST
5 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Velocity
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Ant

Green Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Performance Tester
5 1 (11.11%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Middleware
2 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 3 (33.33%) JMS
3 3 (33.33%) Velocity
3 3 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (22.22%) Swing
5 1 (11.11%) WSDL
5 1 (11.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) SOA
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) V-Model
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Process Management
5 1 (11.11%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) EAI
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) AWK
2 2 (22.22%) sed
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 1 (11.11%) webMethods
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft