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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 536 525 535
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 81 65 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 57 50
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£425 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £394 £312
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +26.20%
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
17525 16502 17427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10780 10232 10133
Average daily rate £413 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 646 880
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.81 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -27.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 2014.

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 30 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 1 October 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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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 -6 74 £425 - 53
London +6 46 £425 -2.29% 14
South East +1 19 £388 -3.12% 14
Reading +27 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire +25 12 £425 +6.25% 3
City of London +26 6 £475 +33.80% 4
West Midlands - 6 £538 - 4
Hampshire - 4 £338 - 1
Scotland -4 3 £350 - 1
Glasgow -10 3 £350 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £338 -
East of England -24 2 £400 +3.22% 4
Coventry - 2 £550 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - - 2
Cambridge -5 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Wales - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Chertsey - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Cobham - - - - 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Bicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Daventry - - - - 2

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 99 (76.15%) .NET
2 95 (73.08%) C#
3 92 (70.77%) TDD
4 88 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (66.15%) MVC
6 65 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 59 (45.38%) JavaScript
8 58 (44.62%) HTML
8 58 (44.62%) ASP.NET
8 58 (44.62%) CSS
9 56 (43.08%) Web Services
10 55 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (40.00%) jQuery
12 45 (34.62%) OO
12 45 (34.62%) BDD
13 42 (32.31%) HTML5
13 42 (32.31%) WCF
14 41 (31.54%) .NET Framework
14 41 (31.54%) KnockoutJS
15 40 (30.77%) Ajax
15 40 (30.77%) SQL Server
16 38 (29.23%) MS Excel
17 33 (25.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 33 (25.38%) Dependency Injection
18 32 (24.62%) SQL
19 30 (23.08%) IIS
19 30 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 29 (22.31%) NUnit
21 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET Web API
22 26 (20.00%) WPF

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 30 (23.08%) IIS
2 9 (6.92%) Node.js
3 6 (4.62%) Apache
4 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.31%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (1.54%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.54%) CMS
6 2 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.54%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.77%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.77%) Mule
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 38 (29.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.54%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.46%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (6.92%) PaaS
4 3 (2.31%) SaaS
5 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.54%) GitHub
5 2 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) HTTP
2 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.54%) QlikView
7 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.54%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.77%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.77%) DB2
8 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.77%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (25.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (22.31%) NUnit
3 19 (14.62%) MSTest
4 12 (9.23%) Moq
5 10 (7.69%) ReSharper
6 9 (6.92%) StyleCop
6 9 (6.92%) MSBuild
6 9 (6.92%) SpecFlow
7 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
7 8 (6.15%) Jenkins
8 7 (5.38%) Jasmine
8 7 (5.38%) NDepend
8 7 (5.38%) NCover
8 7 (5.38%) Subversion
9 6 (4.62%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (4.62%) Grunt
9 6 (4.62%) Bower
10 5 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (3.85%) CruiseControl
10 5 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 17 (13.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Marketing
3 3 (2.31%) Front Office
4 2 (1.54%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Electronics
4 2 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (0.77%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (83.08%) Developer
2 56 (43.08%) .NET Developer
3 32 (24.62%) Senior Developer
4 28 (21.54%) Agile .NET Developer
5 27 (20.77%) Senior .NET Developer
6 26 (20.00%) C# Developer
7 14 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (9.23%) Architect
9 6 (4.62%) C++ Developer
9 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Android Developer
10 5 (3.85%) WPF Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (3.85%) CRM Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (76.15%) .NET
2 58 (44.62%) HTML
2 58 (44.62%) ASP.NET
2 58 (44.62%) CSS
3 56 (43.08%) Web Services
4 55 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 52 (40.00%) jQuery
6 42 (32.31%) HTML5
6 42 (32.31%) WCF
7 41 (31.54%) .NET Framework
7 41 (31.54%) KnockoutJS
8 40 (30.77%) Ajax
9 30 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (20.00%) WPF
11 26 (20.00%) Backbone.js
12 25 (19.23%) Underscore.js
13 23 (17.69%) XML
14 16 (12.31%) Unity DI Container
14 16 (12.31%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.38%) Mobile App
1 7 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.62%) Derivative
2 6 (4.62%) N-Tier
2 6 (4.62%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.31%) User Experience
3 3 (2.31%) Xbox
3 3 (2.31%) Blog
3 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) DataPower
4 2 (1.54%) Equities
4 2 (1.54%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.54%) Clustering
4 2 (1.54%) GIS
4 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.77%) Open Source
5 1 (0.77%) DTV
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Android
2 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.31%) Linux
5 2 (1.54%) UNIX
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (70.77%) TDD
2 88 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (66.15%) MVC
4 45 (34.62%) OO
4 45 (34.62%) BDD
5 33 (25.38%) Dependency Injection
6 24 (18.46%) Scrum
7 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing
8 17 (13.08%) MVVM
9 13 (10.00%) Web Development
10 12 (9.23%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
12 9 (6.92%) ATDD
12 9 (6.92%) OOP
13 8 (6.15%) Workflow
14 7 (5.38%) Analytics
15 6 (4.62%) Integration Testing
15 6 (4.62%) Investment Management
15 6 (4.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 95 (73.08%) C#
2 59 (45.38%) JavaScript
3 32 (24.62%) SQL
4 15 (11.54%) Java
5 11 (8.46%) PL/SQL
6 10 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 10 (7.69%) XAML
7 7 (5.38%) C++
8 6 (4.62%) VC++
9 5 (3.85%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.85%) VBA
10 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.31%) XQuery
11 3 (2.31%) Python
12 2 (1.54%) XPath
12 2 (1.54%) Ruby
13 1 (0.77%) Scala
13 1 (0.77%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.38%) Degree
2 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.77%) MCP
5 1 (0.77%) PhD
5 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 65 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.85%) Oracle
3 9 (6.92%) Telerik
4 7 (5.38%) Sybase
5 5 (3.85%) Twitter
6 4 (3.08%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.31%) JBoss
7 3 (2.31%) Google
8 2 (1.54%) Syncfusion
8 2 (1.54%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.54%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.54%) Yahoo!
8 2 (1.54%) IBM
8 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.54%) Kony
9 1 (0.77%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.77%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.77%) Murex
9 1 (0.77%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.77%) FatWire
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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