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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spicefactory Parsley
Rank 585 531 546
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +15
Contract jobs citing Parsley 6 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.064% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.041% 0.23% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
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£408 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.30% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £363 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £650 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 -
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
14612 14099 13778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.54% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9984 9008 8637
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 303 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Parsley within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Parsley Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Parsley
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Parsley within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 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
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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
England -42 6 £408 -37.30%
London -15 5 £410 -36.92%
City of London - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Parsley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Apache Flex
2 6 (75.00%) BlazeDS
2 6 (75.00%) Equities
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Apache
4 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) Maven
6 1 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
6 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (12.50%) JSF
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) GitHub
6 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) JBoss
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) J2EE
6 1 (12.50%) JSP
6 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe
6 1 (12.50%) Sun Certification

Parsley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Flex Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Apache Flex
2 6 (75.00%) BlazeDS
3 2 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) JSF
4 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Equities
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO