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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 583 578 553
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing IDOL 10 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.037% 0.023%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.083% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £225 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £221 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £405 £950
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 £1,000
% change year-on-year
- -55.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
12078 12215 10565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.61% 21.67% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7817 7646 6449
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 196 206
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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 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 17 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 10 £475 +111.11% 2
London +11 8 £475 +113.48%
Reading -2 2 - -
Berkshire -10 2 - -
South East -36 2 - -
City of London - 2 £269 -
Bracknell - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) SQL
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Legal
3 6 (31.58%) WorkSite
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) CMS
5 4 (21.05%) Information Management
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) Tridion
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
5 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Content Management
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Classic ASP
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
7 2 (10.53%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) Law
7 2 (10.53%) Publishing
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Novell

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) WorkSite
2 4 (21.05%) CMS
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Solr
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) CouchDB
1 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.53%) HBase
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (36.84%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Classic ASP
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Information Management
1 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
1 4 (21.05%) Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Content Management
2 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) E-Discovery
3 2 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Document Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Lua
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) MCSD
4 1 (5.26%) MCDBA
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Novell
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Meridio