The table below looks at the statistics for OpenROAD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenROAD over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenROAD
Rank 601 585 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing OpenROAD 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.020% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£205 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 - -
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 Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10116 9593 8669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.36% 17.86% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6402 5773 4856
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 367 434
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

OpenROAD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OpenROAD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenROAD
Daily Rate Trend

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

OpenROAD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenROAD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OpenROAD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenROAD
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 OpenROAD within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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 -14 2 £205 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £205 -
North East - 2 £205 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £205 -

OpenROAD
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenROAD 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 OpenROAD.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Ingres
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Windows

OpenROAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenROAD 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 OpenROAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Ingres
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) OpenROAD Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Development
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared