The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenROAD
Rank 575 535 569
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +34
Contract jobs citing OpenROAD 13 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.044% 0.026%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9616 8285 9912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.07% 17.34% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5878 4675 5362
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 412 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £39.72 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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
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 17 April 2014.

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 13 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -49 7 £438 +36.71%
Essex -20 6 £450 +1.98%
East of England -31 6 £450 +1.98%
Wales - 6 £340 -
Newport - 6 £340 -
South Wales - 6 £340 -
Southend-on-Sea -18 3 £450 +8.76%
Trowbridge - - - -
South West - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -

OpenROAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (100.00%) Ingres
2 11 (68.75%) UNIX
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) Shell Script
4 6 (37.50%) FTP
4 6 (37.50%) C
5 5 (31.25%) AIX
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Quality Management
6 4 (25.00%) ICL
6 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (18.75%) Ajax
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Data Management
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) XHTML
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
9 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
9 1 (6.25%) Remedy
9 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
9 1 (6.25%) Sun
9 1 (6.25%) Informix

OpenROAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) Ingres
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Informix
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) OpenROAD Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) XHTML
1 3 (18.75%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) UNIX
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
1 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) HPUX
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Quality Management
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Shell Script
2 6 (37.50%) C
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) ICL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Sun
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy