The table below looks at the statistics for ProClarity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ProClarity over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ProClarity
Rank 600 559 583
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +24
Contract jobs citing ProClarity 15 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.13% 0.084% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £450
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 Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11748 11930 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.45% 22.80% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7668 7334 6756
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 238 308
Average hourly rate £31.40 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

ProClarity
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ProClarity within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

ProClarity Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ProClarity
Daily Rate Trend

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

ProClarity Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ProClarity
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ProClarity Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ProClarity
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProClarity within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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
London +24 15 £500 -
England -23 15 £500 -
City of London +19 2 £480 +9.65%
East Midlands - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -

ProClarity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ProClarity 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 ProClarity.

1 30 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (83.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 24 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (73.33%) Cognos
5 20 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 20 (66.67%) SQL
5 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 18 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (56.67%) User Stories
7 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
8 16 (53.33%) ETL
8 16 (53.33%) MDX
9 15 (50.00%) Data Modelling
9 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
10 11 (36.67%) OLAP
10 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (36.67%) Retail
10 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (33.33%) Data Mart
11 10 (33.33%) ERwin
11 10 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
13 8 (26.67%) PowerPivot
14 7 (23.33%) Scrum
14 7 (23.33%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (23.33%) Business Objects
15 6 (20.00%) Star Schema
15 6 (20.00%) Finance
15 6 (20.00%) Active Directory

ProClarity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ProClarity 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 ProClarity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (26.67%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (36.67%) OLAP
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (33.33%) Data Mart
6 7 (23.33%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (20.00%) Star Schema
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (10.00%) Data Mining
9 2 (6.67%) QlikView
10 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) ERwin
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (36.67%) Retail
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Developer
3 12 (40.00%) Business Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Data Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) ETL Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (83.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 17 (56.67%) User Stories
3 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (53.33%) ETL
5 15 (50.00%) Data Modelling
6 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
7 7 (23.33%) Scrum
8 6 (20.00%) Analytics
8 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
8 6 (20.00%) Inmon Methodology
9 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 5 (16.67%) RUP
9 5 (16.67%) DSDM
10 3 (10.00%) Data Virtualisation
11 2 (6.67%) UML
11 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 2 (6.67%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (6.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Cognos
2 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) Business Objects
4 6 (20.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
5 3 (10.00%) Ab Initio
6 2 (6.67%) Actuate
6 2 (6.67%) Informatica
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle