The first table below looks at the demand for PolarLake skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PolarLake over the 3 months to 25 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 Business 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg PolarLake
Rank 589 564 570
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing PolarLake 4 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.024%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.079% 0.086% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Average daily rate
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£544 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £489 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5076 4627 5318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.28% 9.07% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2606 2364 2558
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 81 56
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -11.53%

PolarLake
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PolarLake Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PolarLake
Daily Rate Trend

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

PolarLake Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PolarLake
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PolarLake within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

PolarLake Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PolarLake
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PolarLake 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 PolarLake.

1 6 (66.67%) Data Management
2 4 (44.44%) Investment Management
2 4 (44.44%) Triple Point
2 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
2 4 (44.44%) Markit EDM
2 4 (44.44%) Master Data Management
2 4 (44.44%) SmartCo
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) GoldenSource
3 3 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
4 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Logistics
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
4 2 (22.22%) Reference Data
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint

PolarLake
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PolarLake 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 PolarLake. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Markit EDM
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Management
2 4 (44.44%) Investment Management
2 4 (44.44%) Master Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
3 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Logistics
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
1 4 (44.44%) Triple Point
1 4 (44.44%) SmartCo
2 3 (33.33%) GoldenSource
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle