The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fidessa LatentZero Minerva
Rank 619 601 571
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -30
Contract jobs citing Minerva 7 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.021% 0.034%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.17% 0.23% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate £425 - £440
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 - £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 - -
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 Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4097 4813 4744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 9.29% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2729 2442
Average daily rate £438 £446 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 38 59
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £27.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.57 £59.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

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 12 February 2016.

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 6 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 12 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 -7 7 £425 -
London - 6 £428 -
City of London - 4 £425 -
South East - 1 £280 -
Hampshire - 1 £280 -
Hook - 1 £280 -

Minerva
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Fidessa
2 5 (62.50%) Tesseract
3 3 (37.50%) Sentinel
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Front Office
4 2 (25.00%) Equities
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Talend
5 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 1 (12.50%) Cerion
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (12.50%) APMP
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) LatentZero
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 1 (12.50%) NetCracker
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) CDMA
5 1 (12.50%) GPRS
5 1 (12.50%) GSM

Minerva
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Tesseract
2 3 (37.50%) Sentinel
3 1 (12.50%) LatentZero
3 1 (12.50%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) CDMA
1 1 (12.50%) GPRS
1 1 (12.50%) GSM
1 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (12.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Fidessa Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) BSS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) BSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Fidessa Support
3 1 (12.50%) Fidessa Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Fidessa Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Equities
2 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) APMP
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Fidessa
2 1 (12.50%) Cerion
2 1 (12.50%) Greenplum
2 1 (12.50%) NetCracker
2 1 (12.50%) SimCorp
2 1 (12.50%) Talend