The table below looks at the statistics for PowerHouse skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerHouse over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Cognos PowerHouse
Rank 598 559 594
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +35
Contract jobs citing PowerHouse 16 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.036% 0.015%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.075% 0.093% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 8
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£345 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £436 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.68% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21221 20494 21640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.72% 38.88% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 13017 12799
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 548 770
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £17.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

PowerHouse
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerHouse within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerHouse Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PowerHouse
Daily Rate Trend

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

PowerHouse Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PowerHouse
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerHouse within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

PowerHouse Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PowerHouse
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PowerHouse Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PowerHouse
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerHouse within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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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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 -23 15 £345 -10.96% 17
London +16 13 £345 -17.61% 8
City of London +16 5 £325 -21.21% 3
Reading +11 1 £230 -38.66% 1
Berkshire +11 1 £230 -38.66% 2
North West -2 1 - - 1
South East -10 1 £230 -34.28% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Havant - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1

PowerHouse
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PowerHouse 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 PowerHouse.

1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) OO
2 7 (30.43%) OOD
3 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Subversion
3 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (17.39%) Mercurial
4 4 (17.39%) JSON
4 4 (17.39%) Cocoa
4 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
4 4 (17.39%) Maven
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
4 4 (17.39%) iPhone
4 4 (17.39%) Cocoa Touch
4 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
4 4 (17.39%) iOS SDK
4 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) HTTP
4 4 (17.39%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) MS Office
4 4 (17.39%) XML
4 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
4 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) DSL
5 3 (13.04%) JMS

PowerHouse
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PowerHouse 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 PowerHouse. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) HFM
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 3 (13.04%) DSL
2 3 (13.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Subversion
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Mercurial
2 4 (17.39%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
4 1 (4.35%) Ant
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Russian Language
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) iOS Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
1 4 (17.39%) Cocoa
1 4 (17.39%) JSON
1 4 (17.39%) iOS SDK
1 4 (17.39%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (13.04%) Akka
2 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
2 3 (13.04%) JNDI
2 3 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (13.04%) JMS
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) iPhone
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) OO
1 7 (30.43%) OOD
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
2 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
3 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Practice Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) Content Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Web Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Groovy
3 3 (13.04%) Scala
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) MCSA
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PMP
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Perforce
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Hyperion
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