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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quark over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quark
Rank 619 639 633
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs citing Quark 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.009% 0.025% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £199 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% -3.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £120 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +53.57%

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
22570 23610 25221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 42.83% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13787 13866 14901
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 977 1228
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.15 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Quark
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Quark as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quark within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 2 £199 -36.40% 1
London +11 1 £238 -47.22% 1
South East - 1 £160 -
Lewisham - 1 £238 -
Basingstoke - 1 £160 -
Hampshire - 1 £160 -

Quark
Top 16 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Quark also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Quark.

1 2 (100.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (50.00%) QuarkXPress
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Flash
2 1 (50.00%) Dreamweaver

Quark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (50.00%) QuarkXPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Graphic Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Flash
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) Apple