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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenROAD
Rank 628 607 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing OpenROAD 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.009% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.027% 0.049% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
11261 10259 9078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.95% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 6067 5273
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 3 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 31 August 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
Wales -10 3 £350 -3.44%
South Wales -12 3 £350 -3.44%
Newport -5 1 - -

OpenROAD
Top 16 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Ingres
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management

OpenROAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (60.00%) Ingres
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree