The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quark
Rank 593 545 571
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +26
Contract jobs citing Quark 10 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.035%
As % of the Vendors category 0.038% 0.031% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 14
Average daily rate £300 £144 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -42.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £144 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £144 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate - £144 £300
% change year-on-year
- -52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26367 22927 27784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 47.18% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14733 12208 14165
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1212 1343
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 12 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 10 £300 +108.33%
London -35 5 £300 -
Marlow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Chester - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Quark
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) QuarkXPress
2 7 (38.89%) Adobe
2 7 (38.89%) Mac OS X
2 7 (38.89%) Apple
2 7 (38.89%) Acrobat
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) XML
3 4 (22.22%) Publishing
3 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) QA
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Documentum
4 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (16.67%) Photoshop
4 3 (16.67%) MS Office
4 3 (16.67%) EDRMS
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Process Management
5 2 (11.11%) FreeHand
5 2 (11.11%) Fireworks
5 2 (11.11%) WDK
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (11.11%) Content Management
5 2 (11.11%) Economics
5 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics

Quark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) QuarkXPress
2 7 (38.89%) Acrobat
3 3 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 3 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (11.11%) FreeHand
4 2 (11.11%) Fireworks
5 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
5 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) EDRMS
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 4 (22.22%) Publishing
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Writer
2 2 (11.11%) Web Editor
2 2 (11.11%) Web Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Web Content Editor
2 2 (11.11%) Content Editor
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Documentum Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Author
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) WDK
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Economics
1 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.56%) Derivative
2 1 (5.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
1 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 3 (16.67%) Process Management
2 2 (11.11%) Content Management
2 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics
2 2 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Adobe
1 7 (38.89%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft