The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Inversion of Control in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Inversion of Control over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 601 578 550
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -28
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 57 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 46
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £511 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18209 17679 17519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.66% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10703 10683
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 696 759
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

Inversion of Control
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Inversion of Control within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Inversion of Control Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Inversion of Control
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Inversion of Control within the UK.

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Inversion of Control
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Inversion of Control within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Inversion of Control
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Inversion of Control within the UK.

Inversion of Control Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Inversion of Control
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Inversion of Control within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 56 £425 +6.25% 37
London +8 37 £425 - 16
City of London +48 12 £250 -37.50% 4
South East -25 9 £388 +5.08% 9
Berkshire - 7 £388 -
Reading - 7 £388 -
Yorkshire +3 5 £375 -21.05% 1
Sheffield - 4 £388 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £388 -
West Midlands - 3 £475 - 3
Coventry - 3 £475 - 1
Crawley -9 2 - -
West Sussex -19 2 - - 1
South West +7 1 £450 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -2 1 £350 -26.31% 1
Leeds -8 1 £350 -26.31%
Manchester -9 1 - - 1
North West -9 1 - - 5
Wembley - 1 £425 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control.

1 89 (75.42%) MVC
2 86 (72.88%) C#
3 85 (72.03%) .NET
4 78 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (65.25%) TDD
6 59 (50.00%) SQL
7 58 (49.15%) JavaScript
7 58 (49.15%) ASP.NET
8 55 (46.61%) SQL Server
9 53 (44.92%) jQuery
9 53 (44.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (42.37%) .NET Framework
10 50 (42.37%) CSS
11 45 (38.14%) Microsoft
12 44 (37.29%) HTML
13 43 (36.44%) OO
14 40 (33.90%) Entity Framework
15 38 (32.20%) Web Services
15 38 (32.20%) WCF
16 36 (30.51%) T-SQL
17 33 (27.97%) BDD
18 32 (27.12%) AngularJS
19 31 (26.27%) Scrum
20 30 (25.42%) Java
20 30 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (25.42%) Web Development
20 30 (25.42%) HTML5
21 28 (23.73%) Ajax
22 27 (22.88%) Banking
22 27 (22.88%) Finance

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (12.71%) IIS
2 9 (7.63%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (6.78%) Node.js
3 8 (6.78%) NServiceBus
4 6 (5.08%) Jetty
4 6 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.24%) CMS
5 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.24%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.39%) Apache
6 4 (3.39%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.39%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (3.39%) JBoss
6 4 (3.39%) Umbraco
7 3 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.69%) Confluence
9 1 (0.85%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.85%) Drupal
9 1 (0.85%) GeoServer
Applications
1 17 (14.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.78%) GitHub
3 7 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.85%) Trello
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Internet
1 4 (3.39%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (46.61%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (13.56%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.63%) Big Data
4 9 (7.63%) Datazen
4 9 (7.63%) Hadoop
4 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.54%) MySQL
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (15.25%) Subversion
4 15 (12.71%) Jenkins
4 15 (12.71%) SpecFlow
5 14 (11.86%) Maven
6 12 (10.17%) Visual Studio
7 11 (9.32%) TeamCity
8 10 (8.47%) Cucumber
8 10 (8.47%) NUnit
9 9 (7.63%) MSBuild
10 8 (6.78%) Selenium
11 6 (5.08%) JIRA
12 5 (4.24%) CruiseControl
12 5 (4.24%) FitNesse
12 5 (4.24%) Jasmine
12 5 (4.24%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (3.39%) Bitbucket
13 4 (3.39%) GitLab
13 4 (3.39%) MSTest
General
1 27 (22.88%) Banking
1 27 (22.88%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.54%) Front Office
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (92.37%) Developer
2 53 (44.92%) .NET Developer
3 49 (41.53%) C# Developer
4 34 (28.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (16.95%) ASP.NET Developer
5 20 (16.95%) Java Developer
6 19 (16.10%) SQL Developer
7 18 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 17 (14.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (13.56%) Agile Developer
10 13 (11.02%) Agile C# Developer
10 13 (11.02%) Senior Developer
10 13 (11.02%) Web Developer
11 12 (10.17%) C# WCF Developer
11 12 (10.17%) WCF Developer
12 11 (9.32%) .NET Web Developer
12 11 (9.32%) Agile .NET Developer
13 9 (7.63%) Angular Developer
14 7 (5.93%) CRM Developer
14 7 (5.93%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (72.03%) .NET
2 58 (49.15%) ASP.NET
3 53 (44.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 53 (44.92%) jQuery
4 50 (42.37%) .NET Framework
4 50 (42.37%) CSS
5 44 (37.29%) HTML
6 40 (33.90%) Entity Framework
7 38 (32.20%) WCF
7 38 (32.20%) Web Services
8 32 (27.12%) AngularJS
9 30 (25.42%) HTML5
10 28 (23.73%) Ajax
11 25 (21.19%) Autofac
12 22 (18.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (18.64%) Unity DI Container
13 21 (17.80%) XML
14 19 (16.10%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 18 (15.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) User Experience
2 10 (8.47%) N-Tier
3 8 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.39%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.54%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.69%) NHS
7 2 (1.69%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.69%) Wiki
8 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Fintech
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.41%) Windows
2 14 (11.86%) Unix
3 10 (8.47%) Linux
3 10 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (75.42%) MVC
2 78 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (65.25%) TDD
4 43 (36.44%) OO
5 33 (27.97%) BDD
6 31 (26.27%) Scrum
7 30 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (25.42%) Web Development
8 21 (17.80%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (12.71%) OOP
9 15 (12.71%) SDLC
10 14 (11.86%) SOA
11 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
11 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
11 13 (11.02%) SOLID
12 12 (10.17%) Domain-Driven Design
13 11 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (9.32%) Multithreading
14 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
14 10 (8.47%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 86 (72.88%) C#
2 59 (50.00%) SQL
3 58 (49.15%) JavaScript
4 36 (30.51%) T-SQL
5 30 (25.42%) Java
6 9 (7.63%) Python
6 9 (7.63%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.93%) C++
8 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.24%) C
9 5 (4.24%) R
9 5 (4.24%) Ruby
9 5 (4.24%) Scala
10 4 (3.39%) XPath
11 3 (2.54%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.54%) VBA
12 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Degree
2 13 (11.02%) MCSD
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (8.47%) MCPD
4 3 (2.54%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.85%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Puppet
1 4 (3.39%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.10%) Oracle
3 7 (5.93%) IBM
3 7 (5.93%) Remedy
4 6 (5.08%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.54%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.54%) Twitter
6 2 (1.69%) Caplin
6 2 (1.69%) Currenex
6 2 (1.69%) FXall
6 2 (1.69%) Splunk
7 1 (0.85%) ATG
7 1 (0.85%) Demandware
7 1 (0.85%) ESRI
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) Infragistics
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