The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg PolarLake
Rank - - 578
Contract jobs citing PolarLake 0 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.022%
As % of the Business Applications category - - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Average daily rate
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- - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5074 4650 5481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.85% 8.80% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2740 2469 2699
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £430
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 83 79
Average hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £11.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -46.15%

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
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PolarLake within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stirling - - - -
Scotland - - - -

PolarLake
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
1 4 (57.14%) Triple Point
1 4 (57.14%) Master Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) GoldenSource
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (28.57%) Logistics
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
3 2 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) SmartCo
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Data Governance
3 2 (28.57%) Markit EDM
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management

PolarLake
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (28.57%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Change Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
1 4 (57.14%) Master Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) Logistics
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Data Governance
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
1 4 (57.14%) Triple Point
2 3 (42.86%) GoldenSource
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SmartCo