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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X/Motif
Rank 588 588 509
Rank change year-on-year
0 -79
Contract jobs citing Motif 9 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.020% 0.069%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.060% 0.074% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% +4.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £298 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £306 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.16% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -

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
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 5 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 27 April 2015. 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 -3 9 £300 +0.16%
Hampshire -11 9 £300 +0.16%
South East -21 9 £300 +0.16%
Hook -12 2 £283 -5.67%
Portsmouth - 1 - -

Motif
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) UNIX
2 34 (97.14%) Linux
2 34 (97.14%) UML
2 34 (97.14%) C
2 34 (97.14%) OOD
2 34 (97.14%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (91.43%) GoogleTest
3 32 (91.43%) CppUnit
3 32 (91.43%) NUnit
3 32 (91.43%) Subversion
3 32 (91.43%) Configuration Management
3 32 (91.43%) Ant
4 31 (88.57%) ClearCase
5 30 (85.71%) Security Cleared
6 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
7 28 (80.00%) SC Cleared
8 21 (60.00%) C++
9 20 (57.14%) Project Management
9 20 (57.14%) Use Case
10 17 (48.57%) OO
11 16 (45.71%) Integration Testing
11 16 (45.71%) Derivative
11 16 (45.71%) Multithreading
11 16 (45.71%) Memory Management
12 15 (42.86%) Python
13 14 (40.00%) Ingres
13 14 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (40.00%) SQL
13 14 (40.00%) XML
13 14 (40.00%) wxWidgets

Motif
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) Ingres
1 14 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (91.43%) Ant
1 32 (91.43%) NUnit
1 32 (91.43%) Subversion
1 32 (91.43%) CppUnit
1 32 (91.43%) GoogleTest
2 31 (88.57%) ClearCase
3 14 (40.00%) CruiseControl
4 13 (37.14%) Rational Rose
4 13 (37.14%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 13 (37.14%) Software Engineer
3 11 (31.43%) C Developer
4 10 (28.57%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) AWS Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Software Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) XML
1 14 (40.00%) wxWidgets
2 1 (2.86%) Qt
2 1 (2.86%) HTML5
2 1 (2.86%) CSS3
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (97.14%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (45.71%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) UNIX
2 34 (97.14%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (97.14%) OOD
1 34 (97.14%) UML
2 32 (91.43%) Configuration Management
3 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
4 20 (57.14%) Project Management
4 20 (57.14%) Use Case
5 17 (48.57%) OO
6 16 (45.71%) Integration Testing
6 16 (45.71%) Multithreading
6 16 (45.71%) Memory Management
7 14 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (37.14%) RUP
8 13 (37.14%) Unified Process
9 2 (5.71%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.71%) Reverse Engineering
10 1 (2.86%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) C
2 21 (60.00%) C++
3 15 (42.86%) Python
4 14 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (80.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.43%) Red Hat