The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 520 481 520
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +39
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 67 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 45
Average daily rate £400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £313 £333
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13894 12270 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.45% 25.73% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8594 7366 8606
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 610 744
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.12 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -28 66 £405 -12.43% 25
London -16 25 £425 -15.00% 8
South East +8 18 £388 +10.71% 8
North West -5 17 £350 - 2
Hampshire +15 9 £388 +10.71%
Lancashire - 7 - -
Preston - 7 - -
Basingstoke +24 6 £388 -
City of London -6 6 £375 -25.00%
Oxfordshire - 5 £575 - 1
Cheshire -3 4 £464 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £180 - 2
Manchester - 4 £275 -
Surrey -6 2 £550 - 3
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
South West -16 1 £275 -8.33% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £290 -
Derbyshire - 1 £180 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £510 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £290 -
Guildford - 1 £550 -
Derby - 1 £180 -
Exeter - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Grantham - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Altrincham - - - -

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 110 (85.94%) .NET
2 94 (73.44%) C#
3 91 (71.09%) TDD
4 71 (55.47%) MVC
5 65 (50.78%) SQL Server
6 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (39.06%) ASP.NET
8 48 (37.50%) NUnit
9 45 (35.16%) .NET Framework
10 43 (33.59%) WCF
10 43 (33.59%) jQuery
11 39 (30.47%) WPF
12 38 (29.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (28.91%) Scrum
14 36 (28.13%) SQL
14 36 (28.13%) Moq
15 33 (25.78%) Unit Testing
15 33 (25.78%) JavaScript
16 32 (25.00%) Web Services
17 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
18 30 (23.44%) HTML
19 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
19 29 (22.66%) MVVM
20 28 (21.88%) OO
21 26 (20.31%) Finance
21 26 (20.31%) BDD
21 26 (20.31%) Castle Windsor
22 24 (18.75%) Visual Studio
23 23 (17.97%) NHibernate
23 23 (17.97%) Unity DI Container

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (14.84%) IIS
2 9 (7.03%) CMS
3 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.13%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.13%) Mule
3 4 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.13%) NServiceBus
4 3 (2.34%) Apache
4 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.34%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.56%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.56%) Node.js
6 1 (0.78%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Kentico
6 1 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) SaaS
2 5 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) HTTP
2 3 (2.34%) SSL
3 2 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (50.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.81%) MySQL
4 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (7.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.69%) Big Data
6 6 (4.69%) Couchbase
6 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.34%) SQLite
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.78%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.78%) DB2
10 1 (0.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 48 (37.50%) NUnit
2 36 (28.13%) Moq
3 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 21 (16.41%) Git (software)
6 16 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
7 15 (11.72%) Subversion
8 12 (9.38%) Maven
9 9 (7.03%) Cucumber
10 8 (6.25%) MSTest
11 7 (5.47%) ReSharper
12 5 (3.91%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.91%) SpecFlow
13 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
13 4 (3.13%) Mercurial
14 3 (2.34%) Selenium
15 2 (1.56%) JUnit
16 1 (0.78%) Ant
16 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
16 1 (0.78%) FitNesse
General
1 26 (20.31%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Retail
3 6 (4.69%) Front Office
4 5 (3.91%) Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Electronics
6 2 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.56%) Advertising
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 109 (85.16%) Developer
2 60 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 43 (33.59%) C# Developer
4 26 (20.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (11.72%) Agile .NET Developer
6 13 (10.16%) WPF Developer
7 11 (8.59%) Agile C# Developer
7 11 (8.59%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.47%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Front Office Developer
12 5 (3.91%) Web Developer
12 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
13 4 (3.13%) Software Developer
13 4 (3.13%) Java Engineer
14 3 (2.34%) Senior Java Software Engineer
14 3 (2.34%) JavaScript Developer
14 3 (2.34%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (85.94%) .NET
2 50 (39.06%) ASP.NET
3 45 (35.16%) .NET Framework
4 43 (33.59%) WCF
4 43 (33.59%) jQuery
5 39 (30.47%) WPF
6 38 (29.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (25.00%) Web Services
8 30 (23.44%) HTML
9 26 (20.31%) Castle Windsor
10 23 (17.97%) NHibernate
10 23 (17.97%) Unity DI Container
11 22 (17.19%) CSS
12 21 (16.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 19 (14.84%) Ninject
13 19 (14.84%) HTML5
13 19 (14.84%) XML
14 16 (12.50%) Ajax
15 15 (11.72%) SOAP
15 15 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Derivative
1 6 (4.69%) Mathematics
2 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.91%) Blog
2 5 (3.91%) Xbox
3 4 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.34%) Physics
5 2 (1.56%) W3C
5 2 (1.56%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.78%) Statistics
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.63%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (71.09%) TDD
2 71 (55.47%) MVC
3 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.91%) Scrum
5 33 (25.78%) Unit Testing
6 29 (22.66%) MVVM
7 28 (21.88%) OO
8 26 (20.31%) BDD
9 20 (15.63%) Dependency Injection
10 17 (13.28%) SOA
10 17 (13.28%) Software Engineering
11 14 (10.94%) Multithreading
12 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.59%) Kanban
14 9 (7.03%) Pair Programming
14 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
15 6 (4.69%) Web Development
15 6 (4.69%) Analytics
16 5 (3.91%) Test-First Development
17 4 (3.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 94 (73.44%) C#
2 36 (28.13%) SQL
3 33 (25.78%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.50%) Java
5 15 (11.72%) VB.NET
6 12 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 9 (7.03%) Ruby
8 6 (4.69%) VBA
9 4 (3.13%) Groovy
10 3 (2.34%) Scala
10 3 (2.34%) Clojure
10 3 (2.34%) Python
10 3 (2.34%) PHP
11 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.56%) VB
12 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) MCP
3 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.59%) Sybase
3 10 (7.81%) Twitter
4 9 (7.03%) Oracle
5 8 (6.25%) Telerik
6 5 (3.91%) JBoss
7 4 (3.13%) Infragistics
7 4 (3.13%) Perforce
7 4 (3.13%) Google
7 4 (3.13%) DataSynapse
8 2 (1.56%) Typemock
8 2 (1.56%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.78%) Elastic Path
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago