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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 562 536 509
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -27
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 61 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 44
Average daily rate £388 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 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 27 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 13 February 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 -5 48 £413 -2.94% 58
London -3 38 £425 - 23
Wales - 7 £313 -
Cardiff - 7 £313 -
South Wales - 7 £313 -
City of London +48 6 £328 -24.67% 9
Edinburgh - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -
South East +6 4 £300 -14.28% 13
East of England +2 3 £375 +30.43% 1
Hertfordshire +7 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £400 - 3
Reading - 2 £400 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Brighton +14 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex +3 1 £300 - 1
North West -12 1 £325 +14.03% 5
Manchester -15 1 £325 +16.07% 1
Romford - 1 £375 -
Kent - 1 £260 - 3
Tonbridge - 1 £260 -
Malmesbury - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 5
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 5
Coventry - 1 £325 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £375 -

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 92 (76.67%) MVC
2 84 (70.00%) .NET
3 77 (64.17%) C#
4 74 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (60.83%) TDD
6 66 (55.00%) SQL Server
7 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
8 55 (45.83%) SQL
9 53 (44.17%) ASP.NET
9 53 (44.17%) WCF
10 49 (40.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (39.17%) CSS
12 44 (36.67%) HTML
13 42 (35.00%) jQuery
14 40 (33.33%) OO
14 40 (33.33%) Microsoft
15 39 (32.50%) Scrum
15 39 (32.50%) Web Services
15 39 (32.50%) .NET Framework
16 36 (30.00%) Entity Framework
17 35 (29.17%) Dependency Injection
18 34 (28.33%) HTML5
19 30 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
20 29 (24.17%) Java
21 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
22 27 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
22 27 (22.50%) BDD
22 27 (22.50%) AngularJS
23 26 (21.67%) Jenkins
23 26 (21.67%) T-SQL

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 21 (17.50%) IIS
2 10 (8.33%) Apache Solr
3 9 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (7.50%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.83%) Jetty
5 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.17%) Apache
6 5 (4.17%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (4.17%) JBoss
6 5 (4.17%) NServiceBus
6 5 (4.17%) SharePoint Foundation
7 4 (3.33%) CMS
7 4 (3.33%) Umbraco
8 3 (2.50%) Node.js
8 3 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
10 1 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) GitHub
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.83%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.33%) Big Data
6 4 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.50%) Redis
7 3 (2.50%) Riak
8 2 (1.67%) Datazen
8 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.67%) MySQL
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 27 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (21.67%) Jenkins
4 20 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 18 (15.00%) Selenium
6 16 (13.33%) SpecFlow
7 14 (11.67%) Cucumber
8 13 (10.83%) Maven
9 11 (9.17%) NUnit
9 11 (9.17%) Subversion
10 9 (7.50%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.17%) GitLab
11 5 (4.17%) JIRA
11 5 (4.17%) JMeter
11 5 (4.17%) MSTest
12 4 (3.33%) Bitbucket
12 4 (3.33%) FitNesse
12 4 (3.33%) jMock
12 4 (3.33%) Mockito
12 4 (3.33%) MSBuild
General
1 26 (21.67%) Finance
2 19 (15.83%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Back Office
3 5 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 113 (94.17%) Developer
2 66 (55.00%) .NET Developer
3 39 (32.50%) C# Developer
4 30 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (18.33%) Java Developer
6 21 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 21 (17.50%) Senior Developer
7 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (15.00%) SQL Developer
9 15 (12.50%) Agile Developer
9 15 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (11.67%) Agile .NET Developer
11 13 (10.83%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (10.83%) WCF Developer
12 11 (9.17%) Agile C# Developer
13 10 (8.33%) C# WCF Developer
13 10 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
14 9 (7.50%) Web Developer
15 8 (6.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 7 (5.83%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (70.00%) .NET
2 53 (44.17%) ASP.NET
2 53 (44.17%) WCF
3 49 (40.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 47 (39.17%) CSS
5 44 (36.67%) HTML
6 42 (35.00%) jQuery
7 39 (32.50%) .NET Framework
7 39 (32.50%) Web Services
8 36 (30.00%) Entity Framework
9 34 (28.33%) HTML5
10 30 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (22.50%) AngularJS
12 20 (16.67%) Ajax
13 19 (15.83%) Spring
14 15 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
14 15 (12.50%) WPF
15 14 (11.67%) Ninject
16 13 (10.83%) XML
17 12 (10.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.83%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.00%) User Experience
4 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.50%) Physics
6 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.67%) NHS
6 2 (1.67%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.83%) Animation
7 1 (0.83%) Derivative
7 1 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.83%) Fintech
7 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.17%) Windows
2 13 (10.83%) Unix
3 9 (7.50%) Linux
4 8 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.50%) Android
6 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (76.67%) MVC
2 74 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (60.83%) TDD
4 40 (33.33%) OO
5 39 (32.50%) Scrum
6 35 (29.17%) Dependency Injection
7 27 (22.50%) BDD
8 19 (15.83%) SOA
8 19 (15.83%) Software Engineering
8 19 (15.83%) Unit Testing
9 17 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (11.67%) OOP
11 13 (10.83%) MVVM
12 12 (10.00%) Automated Testing
13 11 (9.17%) Release Management
14 10 (8.33%) AOP
14 10 (8.33%) SOLID
14 10 (8.33%) Web Development
15 9 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
15 9 (7.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 77 (64.17%) C#
2 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 55 (45.83%) SQL
4 29 (24.17%) Java
5 26 (21.67%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.17%) TypeScript
7 7 (5.83%) Ruby
8 6 (5.00%) Python
9 5 (4.17%) XPath
10 4 (3.33%) XAML
11 3 (2.50%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.67%) C++
12 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.83%) C
13 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.83%) R
13 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) MCSD
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.17%) MCPD
4 1 (0.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.83%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) Puppet
2 2 (1.67%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.33%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) IBM
3 6 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.33%) Infragistics
5 2 (1.67%) Remedy
5 2 (1.67%) Splunk
5 2 (1.67%) Twitter
6 1 (0.83%) ATG
6 1 (0.83%) Demandware
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) hybris
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