The first table below looks at the demand for Minerva skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Minerva 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 Business Applications 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
Fidessa LatentZero Minerva
Rank 578 509 574
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +65
Contract jobs citing Minerva 9 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.073% 0.023%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.19% 0.81% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 4
Average daily rate £550 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate - £550 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4825 4317 5606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.57% 9.05% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2739 2206 2779
Average daily rate £425 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 78
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £63.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%

Minerva
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Minerva within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Minerva Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Minerva
Daily Rate Trend

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

Minerva Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Minerva
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Minerva Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Minerva
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Minerva Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Minerva
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Minerva 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 -113 9 £550 +4.76% 4
London -49 8 £550 +4.76% 4
City of London -23 6 £450 -18.18% 2

Minerva
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 20 (74.07%) Tesseract
2 15 (55.56%) Sentinel
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 14 (51.85%) Fidessa
4 11 (40.74%) Capstone
4 11 (40.74%) thinkFolio
5 10 (37.04%) LatentZero
6 9 (33.33%) Investment Management
7 8 (29.63%) Derivative
7 8 (29.63%) Front Office
7 8 (29.63%) Charles River
8 7 (25.93%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) Asset Management
8 7 (25.93%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (22.22%) Investment Banking
9 6 (22.22%) Banking
10 5 (18.52%) Equities
10 5 (18.52%) Oracle
10 5 (18.52%) Windows
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.81%) UNIX
12 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (11.11%) MS Project
12 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
12 3 (11.11%) Fund Management
12 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
13 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
13 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
13 2 (7.41%) Middleware

Minerva
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Project
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Tesseract
2 15 (55.56%) Sentinel
3 11 (40.74%) Capstone
4 10 (37.04%) LatentZero
5 1 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (29.63%) Front Office
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Support Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Applications Support
4 7 (25.93%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Systems Test Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Fidessa Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Fidessa Test Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Business Support Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 1 (3.70%) Regression Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Derivative
2 5 (18.52%) Equities
3 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 7 (25.93%) Asset Management
2 7 (25.93%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (11.11%) Fund Management
4 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Data Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) EMIR
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Fidessa
2 11 (40.74%) thinkFolio
3 8 (29.63%) Charles River
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Reuters
6 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
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