The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 576 557 586
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +29
Contract jobs citing IDOL 23 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.030% 0.016%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.19% 0.14% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
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£400 £438 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11892 11472 12151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.12% 21.86% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7342 7079 7091
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 196 311
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £27.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +10.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £17.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.20 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +5.17%

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
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 11 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 21 August 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 -11 20 £400 -8.57% 4
Berkshire +4 13 £313 -26.47% 4
South East +1 13 £313 -26.47% 4
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
South West - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 29 (69.05%) SharePoint Server
1 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (66.67%) Meridio
3 23 (54.76%) SQL
3 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 23 (54.76%) SC Cleared
4 22 (52.38%) SharePoint
5 21 (50.00%) Windows
6 17 (40.48%) XML
7 16 (38.10%) .NET
8 15 (35.71%) C#
8 15 (35.71%) Document Management
9 14 (33.33%) MS Office
9 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
10 13 (30.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET
11 12 (28.57%) Workflow
11 12 (28.57%) Web Development
12 11 (26.19%) Web Services
12 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
13 10 (23.81%) SLA
14 9 (21.43%) T-SQL
14 9 (21.43%) OLAP
14 9 (21.43%) LDAP
14 9 (21.43%) DTS
14 9 (21.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 6 (14.29%) Google

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 29 (69.05%) SharePoint Server
2 22 (52.38%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.90%) IIS
4 3 (7.14%) Apache Solr
5 2 (4.76%) WorkSite
6 1 (2.38%) Apache
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Office
2 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) LDAP
2 3 (7.14%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) AMQP
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) SMTP
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (21.43%) OLAP
2 9 (21.43%) DTS
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.38%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 2 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Designer
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Search Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.76%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) XML
2 16 (38.10%) .NET
3 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 11 (26.19%) Web Services
6 9 (21.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 3 (7.14%) XSLT
7 3 (7.14%) Lucene
7 3 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.76%) RMADS
1 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Document Management
2 12 (28.57%) Web Development
2 12 (28.57%) Workflow
3 4 (9.52%) Information Architecture
3 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Validation
4 3 (7.14%) Scrum
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Image Processing
5 2 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.76%) User Stories
5 2 (4.76%) E-Discovery
6 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.38%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) VB
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) Lua
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 23 (54.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) Meridio
2 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) Google
4 5 (11.90%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) CA
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
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