The table below looks at the statistics for IDOL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IDOL over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP IDOL
Rank - 654 615
Contract jobs citing IDOL 0 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.035%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 0.007% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12261 13443 12481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.68% 23.38% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8114 8805 7693
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 207 209
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £53.27 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.09 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +15.78%

IDOL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IDOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IDOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IDOL.

1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware ESX
2 7 (77.78%) Altiris
2 7 (77.78%) Meridio
2 7 (77.78%) EDRMS
2 7 (77.78%) Symantec
2 7 (77.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Dell
2 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 7 (77.78%) CommVault
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) VB
2 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
2 7 (77.78%) Dell Compellent
3 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (55.56%) CRM
3 5 (55.56%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) Asset Management
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) FileNet
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) FileNet
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) EDRMS
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Asset Management
1 5 (55.56%) CRM
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Records Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) VB
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (22.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Altiris
2 7 (77.78%) CommVault
2 7 (77.78%) Dell
2 7 (77.78%) Dell Compellent
2 7 (77.78%) Meridio
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
2 7 (77.78%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle