The table below looks at the statistics for Parsley skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Parsley over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spicefactory Parsley
Rank 594 601 525
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -76
Contract jobs citing Parsley 8 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.005% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.020% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £428 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £425
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14912 15204 12834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.05% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9674 9787 8012
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 227 352
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.64 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Parsley
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Parsley within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Parsley Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Parsley
Daily Rate Trend

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

Parsley Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Parsley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Parsley 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 Parsley.

1 17 (100.00%) Java
1 17 (100.00%) Apache Flex
2 13 (76.47%) MVC
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) JBoss
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Maven
5 5 (29.41%) Java EE
5 5 (29.41%) BlazeDS
5 5 (29.41%) FlexUnit
6 4 (23.53%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) J2EE
6 4 (23.53%) JMS
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) Equities
6 4 (23.53%) SOA
7 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
7 3 (17.65%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (17.65%) Spring
7 3 (17.65%) GitHub
8 2 (11.76%) JSF
8 2 (11.76%) Subversion
8 2 (11.76%) JSP
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) OOP
8 2 (11.76%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) JavaScript

Parsley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Parsley 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 Parsley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) JBoss
2 3 (17.65%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
1 5 (29.41%) FlexUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 15 (88.24%) Flex Developer
3 9 (52.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) Apache Flex
2 5 (29.41%) Java EE
2 5 (29.41%) BlazeDS
3 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 4 (23.53%) XML
3 4 (23.53%) JMS
3 4 (23.53%) J2EE
4 3 (17.65%) Spring
5 2 (11.76%) JSF
5 2 (11.76%) JSP
6 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.88%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (5.88%) Cairngorm
6 1 (5.88%) EJB
6 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Equities
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) SOA
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) OOP
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.88%) InterSystems
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat