The first table below looks at the demand for IDOL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IDOL 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 of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 567 532 580
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +48
Contract jobs citing IDOL 20 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.16% 0.12% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £335 £750 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.33% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £550 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £950 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £1,000 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12193 10309 11983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.66% 21.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7667 6285 6801
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

IDOL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IDOL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

IDOL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IDOL
Daily Rate Trend

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

IDOL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IDOL
Daily Rate Histogram

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

IDOL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IDOL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IDOL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IDOL
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 IDOL 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 -79 20 £335 -55.33% 6
Berkshire +4 19 £450 - 2
South East -1 19 £450 - 2
Reading +3 11 £450 - 2
Bracknell - 5 - -
London -25 1 £220 -56.00% 4

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IDOL 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 IDOL.

1 27 (69.23%) SharePoint
1 27 (69.23%) SharePoint Server
1 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 24 (61.54%) XML
3 23 (58.97%) SC Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
4 22 (56.41%) Meridio
5 21 (53.85%) Windows
6 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (43.59%) C#
7 17 (43.59%) .NET
8 16 (41.03%) .NET Framework
9 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
10 13 (33.33%) XSLT
11 11 (28.21%) Ajax
11 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (25.64%) SQL
13 9 (23.08%) Document Management
14 8 (20.51%) Google
14 8 (20.51%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (20.51%) Workflow
14 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
15 7 (17.95%) IIS
16 6 (15.38%) MS Office
16 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
16 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
16 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
16 6 (15.38%) VB
16 6 (15.38%) Kerberos
16 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IDOL 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 IDOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (69.23%) SharePoint
1 27 (69.23%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (17.95%) IIS
3 3 (7.69%) WorkSite
4 2 (5.13%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.13%) TeamSite
5 1 (2.56%) CMS
5 1 (2.56%) Apache
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Kerberos
2 5 (12.82%) LDAP
3 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 2 (5.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (12.82%) OLAP
2 5 (12.82%) DTS
3 3 (7.69%) EDRMS
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) MetaTagger
General
1 3 (7.69%) Law
1 3 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Search Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Designer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (61.54%) XML
2 17 (43.59%) .NET
3 16 (41.03%) .NET Framework
4 13 (33.33%) XSLT
5 11 (28.21%) Ajax
6 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 5 (12.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 5 (12.82%) Web Services
8 3 (7.69%) JSP
9 2 (5.13%) Software Packaging
9 2 (5.13%) HTML
9 2 (5.13%) Lucene
10 1 (2.56%) J2EE
10 1 (2.56%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.13%) Social Media
2 2 (5.13%) Taxonomies
2 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.13%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Document Management
2 8 (20.51%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (20.51%) Workflow
3 6 (15.38%) Web Development
4 3 (7.69%) Information Management
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) User Stories
5 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.13%) Image Processing
5 2 (5.13%) Information Architecture
5 2 (5.13%) SOA
5 2 (5.13%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Validation
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Scrum
6 1 (2.56%) Content Management
6 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) C#
2 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) VB
4 6 (15.38%) Lua
5 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Java
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 23 (58.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
1 22 (56.41%) Meridio
2 8 (20.51%) Google
3 4 (10.26%) CA
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
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