The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 of the Development Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QUnit
Rank 556 521 564
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +43
Contract jobs citing QUnit 31 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.048% 0.040%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 17
Average daily rate £350 £465 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £365 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 2014.

QUnit Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QUnit
Top 11 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 18 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 -79 30 £388 -16.66% 13
London -24 17 £388 -16.66% 9
South East - 5 - - 2
City of London -13 4 £325 -27.77% 1
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Clapham - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 58 (93.55%) HTML
2 56 (90.32%) JavaScript
3 55 (88.71%) CSS
4 50 (80.65%) HTML5
5 45 (72.58%) TDD
6 44 (70.97%) jQuery
7 40 (64.52%) Jasmine
8 39 (62.90%) CSS3
9 35 (56.45%) MVC
10 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (43.55%) BDD
12 26 (41.94%) Git (software)
13 22 (35.48%) Scrum
13 22 (35.48%) OO
14 20 (32.26%) Hudson
15 19 (30.65%) Java
16 18 (29.03%) Mocha
17 17 (27.42%) AngularJS
17 17 (27.42%) Jenkins
17 17 (27.42%) JUnit
17 17 (27.42%) RESTful
18 16 (25.81%) MongoDB
19 14 (22.58%) Backbone.js
19 14 (22.58%) Software Engineering
19 14 (22.58%) Spring
19 14 (22.58%) JSON
19 14 (22.58%) Spring MVC
19 14 (22.58%) XML
20 13 (20.97%) SpecFlow
21 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (17.74%) Node.js
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) PaaS
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Internet
2 7 (11.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.84%) CouchDB
4 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (64.52%) Jasmine
2 26 (41.94%) Git (software)
3 20 (32.26%) Hudson
4 18 (29.03%) Mocha
5 17 (27.42%) Jenkins
5 17 (27.42%) JUnit
6 13 (20.97%) SpecFlow
7 12 (19.35%) Maven
8 10 (16.13%) Cucumber
8 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
9 9 (14.52%) Subversion
10 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (12.90%) Grunt
10 8 (12.90%) PHPUnit
11 6 (9.68%) JSUnit
12 5 (8.06%) Selenium
13 4 (6.45%) Spring Roo
13 4 (6.45%) MSTest
14 3 (4.84%) NUnit
14 3 (4.84%) Firebug
General
1 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Advertising
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Publishing
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (87.10%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Software Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Web Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.45%) UI Developer
6 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.45%) UI Programmer
6 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (4.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) UI Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (93.55%) HTML
2 55 (88.71%) CSS
3 50 (80.65%) HTML5
4 44 (70.97%) jQuery
5 39 (62.90%) CSS3
6 17 (27.42%) AngularJS
6 17 (27.42%) RESTful
7 14 (22.58%) Backbone.js
7 14 (22.58%) Spring
7 14 (22.58%) JSON
7 14 (22.58%) Spring MVC
7 14 (22.58%) XML
8 11 (17.74%) .NET
8 11 (17.74%) REST
9 10 (16.13%) Sass
10 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
10 9 (14.52%) Web Services
10 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (12.90%) NHibernate
11 8 (12.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) W3C
2 8 (12.90%) RIA
3 5 (8.06%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.84%) Open Source
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.23%) New Media
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
1 4 (6.45%) Linux
1 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) TDD
2 35 (56.45%) MVC
3 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (43.55%) BDD
5 22 (35.48%) Scrum
5 22 (35.48%) OO
6 14 (22.58%) Software Engineering
7 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.52%) Pair Programming
9 8 (12.90%) OOP
10 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.06%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (8.06%) RDF
11 5 (8.06%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Refactoring
12 4 (6.45%) Kanban
12 4 (6.45%) OO PHP
12 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 56 (90.32%) JavaScript
2 19 (30.65%) Java
3 11 (17.74%) PHP
4 10 (16.13%) C#
5 9 (14.52%) T-SQL
5 9 (14.52%) Groovy
6 8 (12.90%) Ruby
7 4 (6.45%) PHP5
7 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.84%) Python
9 2 (3.23%) SQL
10 1 (1.61%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) WCAG
2 3 (4.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) OpenIDM
1 2 (3.23%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Zend
3 2 (3.23%) ForgeRock
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