The table below looks at the statistics for OpenROAD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenROAD over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenROAD
Rank 644 657 633
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing OpenROAD 13 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.13% 0.039% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Median daily rate £445 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10082 10254 10045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.92% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6598 6531 6012
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 321 401
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

OpenROAD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OpenROAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenROAD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

OpenROAD Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenROAD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 12 £445 -
North East - 6 £400 -
South West - 6 £445 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £438 -
Bristol - 5 £445 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £438 -

OpenROAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OpenROAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OpenROAD.

1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 9 (60.00%) CRM
3 9 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (46.67%) Oracle
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) IIS
5 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (40.00%) SOAP
5 6 (40.00%) Ingres
5 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (40.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (40.00%) SDLC
5 6 (40.00%) JSON
5 6 (40.00%) WCF
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (33.33%) Change Management
6 5 (33.33%) Tuxedo
7 4 (26.67%) Data Management
8 3 (20.00%) BDD
8 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) QA

OpenROAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 5 (33.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Ingres
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) Sahi
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) OpenROAD Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Digital Developer
4 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) JSON
3 6 (40.00%) SOAP
3 6 (40.00%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) CRM
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) SDLC
3 6 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 5 (33.33%) Change Management
5 4 (26.67%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.67%) Open Source
8 1 (6.67%) SFIA
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle