The table below looks at the statistics for QUnit skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QUnit over the 3 months to 17 April 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QUnit
Rank 563 568 541
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing QUnit 30 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.055% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 16
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£413 £425 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £250 £330
% change year-on-year
+52.50% -24.24%
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 Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7264 6877 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.20% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4378 3472
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 122 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

QUnit
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QUnit Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QUnit
Daily Rate Trend

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

QUnit Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QUnit
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QUnit within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 -9 25 £420 -8.69% 4
London +7 19 £425 -7.60% 2
City of London +23 7 £425 +25.92%
South East -21 3 £363 -
Scotland +1 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - -
York - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing QUnit 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 QUnit.

1 81 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 75 (86.21%) CSS
3 74 (85.06%) HTML
4 65 (74.71%) TDD
5 63 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (64.37%) Jasmine
7 55 (63.22%) AngularJS
8 52 (59.77%) HTML5
9 50 (57.47%) jQuery
10 47 (54.02%) CSS3
11 39 (44.83%) Backbone.js
12 38 (43.68%) JSON
13 36 (41.38%) Ember.js
13 36 (41.38%) Mocha
14 32 (36.78%) MVC
15 30 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (34.48%) Node.js
16 29 (33.33%) Java
17 28 (32.18%) OO
18 27 (31.03%) User Experience
19 24 (27.59%) XML
20 23 (26.44%) Pair Programming
20 23 (26.44%) Grunt
21 20 (22.99%) Git (software)
22 19 (21.84%) Web Services
23 18 (20.69%) Web Development
23 18 (20.69%) KnockoutJS
24 17 (19.54%) Karma Test Runner
24 17 (19.54%) PHP
24 17 (19.54%) JUnit

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing QUnit 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 QUnit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (34.48%) Node.js
2 6 (6.90%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (2.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) HTTP
2 6 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.90%) Pentaho
2 6 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (64.37%) Jasmine
2 36 (41.38%) Mocha
3 23 (26.44%) Grunt
4 20 (22.99%) Git (software)
5 17 (19.54%) JUnit
5 17 (19.54%) Karma Test Runner
6 15 (17.24%) Bower
6 15 (17.24%) webpack
7 11 (12.64%) Sinon.JS
7 11 (12.64%) Selenium
8 10 (11.49%) Subversion
8 10 (11.49%) Jenkins
9 8 (9.20%) Cucumber
10 7 (8.05%) MSTest
10 7 (8.05%) NUnit
10 7 (8.05%) Eclipse
11 6 (6.90%) JMeter
11 6 (6.90%) WebDriver
12 4 (4.60%) Ant
12 4 (4.60%) PhantomJS
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Advertising
3 1 (1.15%) Publishing
3 1 (1.15%) Games
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (83.91%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) Senior Developer
3 15 (17.24%) Front-End Developer
4 14 (16.09%) Web Developer
5 12 (13.79%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (10.34%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.05%) UI Developer
7 7 (8.05%) UI Programmer
8 5 (5.75%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Programmer
9 4 (4.60%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (4.60%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Leader
11 2 (2.30%) PHP Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (86.21%) CSS
2 74 (85.06%) HTML
3 55 (63.22%) AngularJS
4 52 (59.77%) HTML5
5 50 (57.47%) jQuery
6 47 (54.02%) CSS3
7 39 (44.83%) Backbone.js
8 38 (43.68%) JSON
9 36 (41.38%) Ember.js
10 24 (27.59%) XML
11 19 (21.84%) Web Services
12 18 (20.69%) KnockoutJS
13 16 (18.39%) REST
14 15 (17.24%) React
14 15 (17.24%) koa
14 15 (17.24%) Meteor
14 15 (17.24%) bluebird
14 15 (17.24%) .NET
15 14 (16.09%) Mustache
16 12 (13.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.03%) User Experience
2 13 (14.94%) Social Media
3 7 (8.05%) Digital Media
3 7 (8.05%) Visualisation
4 6 (6.90%) Smartcard
4 6 (6.90%) PKI
4 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.60%) Open Source
6 3 (3.45%) W3C
7 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) CentOS
2 2 (2.30%) Windows
2 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (74.71%) TDD
2 63 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (36.78%) MVC
4 30 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (32.18%) OO
6 23 (26.44%) Pair Programming
7 18 (20.69%) Web Development
8 16 (18.39%) E-Commerce
9 15 (17.24%) Dependency Management
10 12 (13.79%) Unit Testing
11 11 (12.64%) BDD
11 11 (12.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (12.64%) Scrum
12 8 (9.20%) SOA
13 7 (8.05%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (6.90%) Integration Testing
14 6 (6.90%) Workflow
15 5 (5.75%) SEO
15 5 (5.75%) Progressive Enhancement
15 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 81 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 29 (33.33%) Java
3 17 (19.54%) PHP
4 16 (18.39%) C#
5 9 (10.34%) SQL
5 9 (10.34%) Groovy
6 8 (9.20%) Scala
7 7 (8.05%) Python
8 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) HND
3 2 (2.30%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.30%) OCMJD
4 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Google
2 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.90%) Cisco
2 6 (6.90%) Splunk
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle
3 2 (2.30%) Sun
3 2 (2.30%) Endeca
3 2 (2.30%) hybris
4 1 (1.15%) Adobe
4 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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