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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 557 544 576
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +32
Contract jobs citing IDOL 23 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.049% 0.019%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.20% 0.23% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
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 - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11373 11012 11936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.12% 21.60% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7036 6722 7014
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 223 306
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £29.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%

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 23 July 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 -17 22 £400 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +1 15 £313 -26.47% 1
South East -9 15 £313 -26.47% 1
London +2 5 £400 -23.80%
City of London +30 2 £394 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (64.44%) Microsoft
1 29 (64.44%) SharePoint Server
1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 25 (55.56%) Meridio
3 23 (51.11%) SharePoint
4 22 (48.89%) SQL
5 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 20 (44.44%) Windows
7 18 (40.00%) XML
8 16 (35.56%) Document Management
9 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (31.11%) MS Office
10 14 (31.11%) .NET
11 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
11 13 (28.89%) C#
11 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
11 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (26.67%) Web Development
12 12 (26.67%) .NET Framework
12 12 (26.67%) Workflow
12 12 (26.67%) Visual Studio
12 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
13 11 (24.44%) Web Services
14 10 (22.22%) SLA
14 10 (22.22%) Google
15 9 (20.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
15 9 (20.00%) OLAP
15 9 (20.00%) LDAP
15 9 (20.00%) DTS

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (64.44%) SharePoint Server
2 23 (51.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (17.78%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) WorkSite
4 3 (6.67%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.22%) Lync
5 1 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) MS Office
2 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) LDAP
2 6 (13.33%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) Network Security
3 2 (4.44%) AMQP
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (20.00%) OLAP
2 9 (20.00%) DTS
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.22%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Designer
4 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Search Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Operations Manager
5 2 (4.44%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) XML
2 14 (31.11%) .NET
3 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 11 (24.44%) Web Services
5 9 (20.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (6.67%) Lucene
7 2 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.44%) Software Packaging
8 1 (2.22%) Ajax
8 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) RMADS
2 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Document Management
2 12 (26.67%) Web Development
2 12 (26.67%) Workflow
3 8 (17.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Scrum
5 3 (6.67%) Information Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) E-Discovery
6 2 (4.44%) User Stories
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) Image Processing
6 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.44%) SOA
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Validation
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.33%) VB
4 6 (13.33%) Lua
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 25 (55.56%) Meridio
3 10 (22.22%) Google
4 5 (11.11%) HP
4 5 (11.11%) CA
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Veritas
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
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