The first table below looks at the demand for Itk skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Itk over the 3 months to 18 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 of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Itk
Rank 581 541 587
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +46
Contract jobs citing Itk 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.024% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-32.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

Itk
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Itk within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Itk Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Itk
Daily Rate Trend

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

Itk Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Itk
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Itk within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Itk Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Itk
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Itk within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -84 6 £450 +5.88%
London - 4 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Itk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Itk 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 Itk.

1 7 (53.85%) NHS
2 5 (38.46%) SOA
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) HL7
3 4 (30.77%) MVVM
3 4 (30.77%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) WCF
3 4 (30.77%) OOP
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 4 (30.77%) WSDL
3 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) InterSystems
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Content Management
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Remedy
5 2 (15.38%) Automotive
5 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing

Itk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Itk 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 Itk. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) CATIA
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Teamcenter
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Integration Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) REST
1 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
1 4 (30.77%) WCF
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
1 4 (30.77%) WSDL
2 1 (7.69%) XML Messaging
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) NHS
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) SOA
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) MVVM
2 4 (30.77%) OOP
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) Content Management
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) PLM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) HL7
2 3 (23.08%) SLA
3 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) InterSystems
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Novell