The table below looks at the statistics for Motif skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Motif 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
X/Motif
Rank 620 587 572
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -15
Contract jobs citing Motif 6 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.048% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.041% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 12
Average daily rate £300 £305 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -0.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -0.10%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Motif
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Motif Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Motif
Daily Rate Trend

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

Motif Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Motif
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Motif Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Motif
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Motif 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
Hook +8 6 £300 -0.69%
South East -2 6 £300 -1.53%
Hampshire -14 6 £300 -1.53%
England -22 6 £300 -1.53%

Motif
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Motif 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 Motif.

1 17 (100.00%) C++
1 17 (100.00%) Unix
1 17 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (88.24%) SC Cleared
2 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
3 14 (82.35%) Subversion
4 11 (64.71%) UML
5 10 (58.82%) SQL
6 9 (52.94%) C
6 9 (52.94%) Python
7 8 (47.06%) ClearCase
7 8 (47.06%) OOD
7 8 (47.06%) Linux
7 8 (47.06%) Ant
7 8 (47.06%) NUnit
7 8 (47.06%) CppUnit
7 8 (47.06%) GoogleTest
8 6 (35.29%) ATM
8 6 (35.29%) ClearQuest
8 6 (35.29%) CruiseControl
8 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (35.29%) XML
8 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
8 6 (35.29%) .NET
8 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
8 6 (35.29%) Ingres
8 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
8 6 (35.29%) Qt

Motif
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Motif 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 Motif. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Ingres
1 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Subversion
2 8 (47.06%) Ant
2 8 (47.06%) ClearCase
2 8 (47.06%) CppUnit
2 8 (47.06%) GoogleTest
2 8 (47.06%) NUnit
3 6 (35.29%) ClearQuest
3 6 (35.29%) CruiseControl
3 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.76%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (11.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Software Developer
5 4 (23.53%) .NET Software Engineer
6 3 (17.65%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) C Developer
7 2 (11.76%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
7 2 (11.76%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) C/C++ Developer
8 1 (5.88%) C/C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) Qt
1 6 (35.29%) wxWidgets
1 6 (35.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Unix
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) UML
3 8 (47.06%) OOD
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Memory Management
6 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) RUP
6 2 (11.76%) Unified Process
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) C
3 9 (52.94%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) SC Cleared
1 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Degree