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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenROAD
Rank 574 552 517
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -35
Contract jobs citing OpenROAD 9 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.002% 0.049%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.099% 0.012% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 14
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.78% +9.37%
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
9071 8512 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.67% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5679 5033 4571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 312 417
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (88.89%) SQL
1 16 (88.89%) Ingres
2 14 (77.78%) UNIX
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 12 (66.67%) RDBMS
4 12 (66.67%) AIX
5 10 (55.56%) Linux
6 8 (44.44%) Mentoring
7 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 7 (38.89%) Windows
8 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
8 6 (33.33%) Change Management
8 6 (33.33%) Coaching
8 6 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) User Stories
9 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 3 (16.67%) Statistics
11 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 1 (5.56%) VB6
11 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
11 1 (5.56%) Migration
11 1 (5.56%) Middleware
11 1 (5.56%) Tuxedo
11 1 (5.56%) VB
11 1 (5.56%) Oracle
11 1 (5.56%) C

OpenROAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) Ingres
2 12 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 12 (66.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) OpenROAD Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) UNIX
2 12 (66.67%) AIX
3 10 (55.56%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 6 (33.33%) Change Management
3 6 (33.33%) Coaching
3 6 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (22.22%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB6
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle