The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Quark products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quark over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Quark, Inc.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quark
Rank 571 566 527
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -39
Contract jobs citing Quark 5 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.021% 0.043% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.50

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23928 23341 20962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 45.66% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13690 12726 10988
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 976 994 1251
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Quark
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Quark Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quark
Daily Rate Trend

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

Quark Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quark
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Quark Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quark
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quark within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
England -35 5 £338 +50.00%
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South East - - - -

Quark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Quark 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 Quark.

1 5 (62.50%) Photoshop
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (37.50%) Acrobat
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Publishing
3 2 (25.00%) FTP
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe
3 2 (25.00%) InDesign
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (25.00%) New Media
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
4 1 (12.50%) Video Editing

Quark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Quark 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 Quark. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Photoshop
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (37.50%) Acrobat
3 2 (25.00%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (25.00%) InDesign
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Writer
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Digital Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Author
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (25.00%) New Media
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
2 1 (12.50%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) People Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Apple