The table below looks at the statistics for Mingle skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mingle over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ThoughtWorks Studios Mingle
Rank 602 572 589
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +17
Contract jobs citing Mingle 2 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.028% 0.017%
As % of the Applications category 0.026% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 9
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£380 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £351 £383
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -8.36%
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 Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7591 6642 7373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.08% 12.58% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3637 3855
Average daily rate £338 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 634 766
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

Mingle
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mingle Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mingle
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mingle Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mingle
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 Mingle within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
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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 -36 2 £380 +38.18% 1
London +2 1 - -
East of England - 1 £380 -
Hitchin - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Mingle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mingle 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 Mingle.

1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) ATG
4 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) hybris

Mingle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mingle 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 Mingle. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) TestNG
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) TestLink
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Toad
4 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Semantic Web
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (16.67%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) SPARQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) ATG
1 2 (33.33%) hybris
1 2 (33.33%) Demandware
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft