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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QUnit
Rank 587 556 562
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Contract jobs citing QUnit 42 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.047% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.56% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 17
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£375 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
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
7452 6240 6238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 11.85% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4074 3505
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 140 245
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QUnit within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

QUnit Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QUnit
Top 17 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 20 October 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
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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 -19 34 £388 -18.42% 11
London +14 15 £413 -13.15% 8
South East -3 13 £330 -5.71% 2
Hampshire - 5 £330 - 2
Scotland - 4 £375 -
City of London +19 2 £388 -18.42% 3
East of England -26 2 £550 +6.79%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 87 (98.86%) JavaScript
2 85 (96.59%) HTML
3 68 (77.27%) CSS
4 67 (76.14%) HTML5
5 66 (75.00%) TDD
6 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (64.77%) Jasmine
8 56 (63.64%) CSS3
9 53 (60.23%) MVC
10 49 (55.68%) jQuery
11 43 (48.86%) Backbone.js
12 40 (45.45%) AngularJS
13 34 (38.64%) OO
14 33 (37.50%) Ajax
15 31 (35.23%) Git (software)
16 30 (34.09%) Unit Testing
17 28 (31.82%) JSON
17 28 (31.82%) Sass
18 27 (30.68%) XML
19 26 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (28.41%) Java
21 21 (23.86%) Scrum
22 20 (22.73%) Spring
22 20 (22.73%) Web Services
23 19 (21.59%) KnockoutJS
24 18 (20.45%) OOP
25 17 (19.32%) JUnit
25 17 (19.32%) REST
26 16 (18.18%) Spring MVC
26 16 (18.18%) Maven

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 9 (10.23%) Node.js
2 1 (1.14%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Internet
2 4 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.14%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 57 (64.77%) Jasmine
2 31 (35.23%) Git (software)
3 17 (19.32%) JUnit
4 16 (18.18%) Maven
5 14 (15.91%) Jenkins
5 14 (15.91%) Hudson
5 14 (15.91%) Grunt
6 12 (13.64%) Subversion
7 11 (12.50%) Sinon.JS
8 10 (11.36%) Mocha
9 9 (10.23%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (10.23%) MSTest
10 6 (6.82%) Cucumber
11 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (5.68%) JIRA
11 5 (5.68%) NUnit
11 5 (5.68%) Trac
12 4 (4.55%) Ant
12 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
12 4 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.27%) Finance
1 2 (2.27%) Legal
2 1 (1.14%) Banking
2 1 (1.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 87 (98.86%) Developer
2 31 (35.23%) Front-End Developer
3 20 (22.73%) Senior Developer
4 16 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (13.64%) Web Developer
6 10 (11.36%) UX Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Web Developer
8 5 (5.68%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (2.27%) UI Programmer
10 2 (2.27%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 2 (2.27%) LAMP Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.27%) PHP Developer
10 2 (2.27%) UI Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Applications Developer
11 1 (1.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (96.59%) HTML
2 68 (77.27%) CSS
3 67 (76.14%) HTML5
4 56 (63.64%) CSS3
5 49 (55.68%) jQuery
6 43 (48.86%) Backbone.js
7 40 (45.45%) AngularJS
8 33 (37.50%) Ajax
9 28 (31.82%) JSON
9 28 (31.82%) Sass
10 27 (30.68%) XML
11 20 (22.73%) Web Services
11 20 (22.73%) Spring
12 19 (21.59%) KnockoutJS
13 17 (19.32%) REST
14 16 (18.18%) Spring MVC
15 14 (15.91%) .NET
16 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET
16 12 (13.64%) .NET Framework
17 11 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) User Experience
2 11 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.95%) W3C
5 1 (1.14%) BBC
5 1 (1.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Android
1 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (75.00%) TDD
2 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (60.23%) MVC
4 34 (38.64%) OO
5 30 (34.09%) Unit Testing
6 26 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (23.86%) Scrum
8 18 (20.45%) OOP
9 15 (17.05%) BDD
10 11 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (11.36%) SOA
12 8 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
14 4 (4.55%) Pair Programming
14 4 (4.55%) Web Design
14 4 (4.55%) SEO
14 4 (4.55%) Change Control
14 4 (4.55%) Mentoring
14 4 (4.55%) Refactoring
15 3 (3.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 87 (98.86%) JavaScript
2 25 (28.41%) Java
3 14 (15.91%) C#
4 13 (14.77%) PHP
5 10 (11.36%) Python
5 10 (11.36%) Ruby
6 9 (10.23%) Groovy
6 9 (10.23%) SQL
6 9 (10.23%) Scala
7 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (1.14%) Google
1 1 (1.14%) Facebook
1 1 (1.14%) Twitter
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