The first table below looks at the demand for OpenSTA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenSTA over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Development Applications 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenSTA
Rank 603 564 568
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +4
Contract jobs citing OpenSTA 1 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.014% 0.017% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£263 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7010 5871 6100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.82% 11.49% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3682 3574
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

OpenSTA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenSTA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

OpenSTA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenSTA
Daily Rate Trend

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

OpenSTA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenSTA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OpenSTA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenSTA
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenSTA 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 OpenSTA.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) LoadUI

OpenSTA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenSTA 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 OpenSTA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB