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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 605 564 536
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -28
Contract jobs citing IDOL 8 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.053% 0.043%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.064% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
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£420 £400 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £292 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £840
UK excluding London average daily rate - £313 £1,000
% change year-on-year
- -68.75%
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
12567 11235 10517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.51% 21.23% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8228 6989 6315
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 171 224
Average hourly rate £28.41 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
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 3 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 3 July 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
London -9 8 £420 +5.00% 2
England -50 8 £420 +5.00% 2
City of London -5 4 £420 +6.66% 1

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (70.59%) Legal
2 11 (64.71%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (35.29%) E-Discovery
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) WorkSite
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
7 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
7 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
7 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
7 2 (11.76%) HBase
7 2 (11.76%) Big Data
7 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
7 2 (11.76%) Analytics
7 2 (11.76%) Master Data Management
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
7 2 (11.76%) CouchDB
7 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (29.41%) WorkSite
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.76%) CouchDB
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.76%) HBase
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (70.59%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior IT Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
1 6 (35.29%) E-Discovery
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Master Data Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Management
3 2 (11.76%) Information Management
3 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Lua
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) MCSD
4 1 (5.88%) MCDBA
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Meridio
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft