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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Green Hat
Rank 580 536 576
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +40
Contract jobs citing Green Hat 7 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.027% 0.036% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate £363 £288 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -27.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £258 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £318 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate - £288 £395
% change year-on-year
- -27.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Green Hat within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Green Hat Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -83 7 £363 +45.00%
London - 7 £363 -
City of London - 1 £363 -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1

Green Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (55.56%) Middleware
2 13 (48.15%) XML
3 11 (40.74%) SOAP
3 11 (40.74%) Integration Testing
4 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (33.33%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 9 (33.33%) HP
6 8 (29.63%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) SoapUI
7 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
8 6 (22.22%) IBM
8 6 (22.22%) SOA
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) Web Services
8 6 (22.22%) REST
8 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
9 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
9 5 (18.52%) DOM
9 5 (18.52%) JMS
9 5 (18.52%) XQuery
9 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
9 5 (18.52%) webMethods
9 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (18.52%) XPath
10 4 (14.81%) Selenium
10 4 (14.81%) FitNesse

Green Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
1 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) SoapUI
1 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.70%) Ant
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Automation Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) webMethods Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Automated Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) Middleware
2 13 (48.15%) XML
3 11 (40.74%) SOAP
4 9 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 6 (22.22%) Web Services
5 6 (22.22%) REST
6 5 (18.52%) DOM
6 5 (18.52%) JMS
7 4 (14.81%) XSD
7 4 (14.81%) JDBC
8 3 (11.11%) EDI
9 2 (7.41%) JSON
9 2 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (7.41%) WSDL
10 1 (3.70%) XSLT
10 1 (3.70%) Swing
10 1 (3.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Integration Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) SOA
3 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) Validation
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Process Management
7 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.70%) V-Model
8 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) XQuery
3 5 (18.52%) XPath
4 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) AWK
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.41%) sed
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) webMethods
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO