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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 577 549 551
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing IDOL 15 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.041% 0.021%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.13% 0.18% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
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£263 £406 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% -22.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.00

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
11385 11624 10887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.99% 22.71% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7570 7136 6619
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 £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 258 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £48.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 9 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 24 December 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 -27 11 £350 -13.84% 1
South East -24 8 £350 - 1
Reading +20 5 £350 -
Berkshire 0 5 £350 - 1
Glasgow -6 4 £262 -
Scotland -9 4 £262 -
London +9 3 - -
City of London +4 1 - -
Bracknell - - - - 1

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
3 15 (55.56%) Windows
4 14 (51.85%) .NET
5 12 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (40.74%) Meridio
6 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
6 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
7 10 (37.04%) XML
8 9 (33.33%) C#
9 8 (29.63%) SQL
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
10 7 (25.93%) Information Management
10 7 (25.93%) PKI
10 7 (25.93%) Publishing
11 6 (22.22%) Ajax
11 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 6 (22.22%) XSLT
11 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 6 (22.22%) Web Services
11 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (18.52%) Workflow
13 4 (14.81%) Finance
13 4 (14.81%) CMS
13 4 (14.81%) Web Development
13 4 (14.81%) Open Source
13 4 (14.81%) Analytics
13 4 (14.81%) Tridion

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
2 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.81%) CMS
4 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.41%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (3.70%) WorkSite
5 1 (3.70%) Alfresco
5 1 (3.70%) Apache
5 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.70%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LDAP
2 2 (7.41%) Intranet
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Extranet
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) OLAP
3 2 (7.41%) DTS
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) jMock
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 7 (25.93%) Publishing
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) SharePoint Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Designer
3 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
4 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Web Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.70%) Web Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
3 10 (37.04%) XML
4 6 (22.22%) XSLT
4 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 6 (22.22%) Ajax
4 6 (22.22%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) Classic ASP
6 2 (7.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (3.70%) CSS
7 1 (3.70%) SOAP
7 1 (3.70%) JSON
7 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (3.70%) jQuery
7 1 (3.70%) Ext JS
7 1 (3.70%) REST
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE
7 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) PKI
2 4 (14.81%) Open Source
3 2 (7.41%) Statistics
4 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) Equities
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Information Management
2 5 (18.52%) Workflow
3 4 (14.81%) Web Development
3 4 (14.81%) Analytics
4 3 (11.11%) Document Management
4 3 (11.11%) Content Management
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 2 (7.41%) Web Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Information Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) E-Discovery
5 2 (7.41%) Data Governance
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) SOA
6 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
5 1 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
5 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Meridio
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Novell
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Unica
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Interwoven