The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of ICL 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 ICL over the 3 months to 17 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 International Computers Ltd.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL
Rank 562 549 574
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +25
Contract jobs citing ICL 26 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.031% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 8
Average daily rate £450 £445 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +60.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £430 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £278
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +60.36%
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
25864 22521 27823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.91% 47.12% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14483 11975 14185
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 1091 1187 1343
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 £41.20 £40.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

ICL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ICL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ICL
Daily Rate Trend

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

ICL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ICL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ICL within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

ICL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ICL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ICL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ICL
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICL within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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 -16 26 £450 +1.12%
Essex -21 4 £450 -1.09%
East of England -32 4 £450 -1.09%
Southend-on-Sea -19 1 £450 +5.26%

ICL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ICL 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 ICL.

1 12 (46.15%) UNIX
2 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) COBOL
4 8 (30.77%) Migration
5 7 (26.92%) Replication
5 7 (26.92%) SMTP
5 7 (26.92%) X.400
5 7 (26.92%) X.500
6 6 (23.08%) Middleware
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 6 (23.08%) Finance
6 6 (23.08%) Unisys
6 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 6 (23.08%) SAP
6 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (23.08%) Military
6 6 (23.08%) Banking
6 6 (23.08%) Retail
6 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (23.08%) Retail Banking
6 6 (23.08%) Online Banking
6 6 (23.08%) Open Source
6 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (23.08%) VME
6 6 (23.08%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing

ICL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ICL 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 ICL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (15.38%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SMTP
1 7 (26.92%) X.400
1 7 (26.92%) X.500
2 6 (23.08%) Internet
3 4 (15.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Ingres
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
1 6 (23.08%) Military
1 6 (23.08%) Banking
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
1 6 (23.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Solutions Designer
2 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Designer
3 5 (19.23%) Applications Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) OpenROAD Developer
6 2 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Ajax
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Replication
2 6 (23.08%) Online Banking
2 6 (23.08%) Open Source
2 6 (23.08%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) UNIX
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) VME
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) Programme Management
3 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.85%) System Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) COBOL
2 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) C
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) SAP
1 6 (23.08%) Unisys
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Fujitsu
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) HP