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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quark
Rank 617 609 567
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -42
Contract jobs citing Quark 3 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.012% 0.008% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £358
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+938.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £135.00 - -

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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 8 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 31 July 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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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 -25 2 £200 -38.46% 3
London -3 1 £200 -38.46% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £200 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Quark
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (75.00%) QuarkXPress
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) InDesign
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Adobe
4 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) FreeHand
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Advertising
4 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite

Quark
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (75.00%) QuarkXPress
3 2 (50.00%) InDesign
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (25.00%) FreeHand
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
2 2 (50.00%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe