The table below looks at the statistics for NSQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NSQ over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NSQ
Rank 583 581 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing NSQ 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.002% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.007% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate
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£428 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

NSQ
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NSQ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NSQ
Daily Rate Trend

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

NSQ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NSQ
Top 15 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NSQ 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 NSQ.

1 16 (100.00%) Web Services
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
1 16 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 16 (100.00%) Ruby
1 16 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 16 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 16 (100.00%) RSpec
1 16 (100.00%) Memcached
1 16 (100.00%) Varnish
1 16 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 16 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 16 (100.00%) Sinatra
1 16 (100.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (12.50%) Java

NSQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NSQ 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 NSQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 16 (100.00%) RSpec
1 16 (100.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
1 2 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) Web Services
1 16 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 16 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 16 (100.00%) Memcached
1 16 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 16 (100.00%) Sinatra
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) Java
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Varnish
1 16 (100.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
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