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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QUnit
Rank 564 562 572
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing QUnit 48 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.023% 0.038%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.19% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 20
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£375 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £344 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £505 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
7173 6178 6390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.73% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4584 3966 3640
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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
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 28 August 2014.

QUnit Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 +6 34 £388 -7.18% 3
London +21 19 £463 -2.63% 3
South East +5 13 £335 -
Scotland - 11 £375 - 2
Hampshire - 10 £350 -
Edinburgh - 5 £375 -
City of London +21 2 £388 -18.42% 1
East of England -26 1 £550 +6.79%
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
South West - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 81 (95.29%) JavaScript
2 78 (91.76%) HTML
3 62 (72.94%) CSS
4 61 (71.76%) TDD
5 60 (70.59%) HTML5
6 51 (60.00%) Jasmine
7 48 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (54.12%) CSS3
9 45 (52.94%) MVC
9 45 (52.94%) jQuery
10 36 (42.35%) Backbone.js
11 32 (37.65%) Unit Testing
12 31 (36.47%) AngularJS
13 30 (35.29%) JSON
14 28 (32.94%) Git (software)
14 28 (32.94%) XML
15 27 (31.76%) Java
16 26 (30.59%) OO
17 25 (29.41%) Ajax
18 21 (24.71%) Spring
19 20 (23.53%) Maven
19 20 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (23.53%) REST
20 19 (22.35%) KnockoutJS
21 18 (21.18%) Sass
21 18 (21.18%) Scrum
21 18 (21.18%) Web Services
22 17 (20.00%) C#
22 17 (20.00%) Spring MVC
23 16 (18.82%) JUnit

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.59%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) Internet
2 6 (7.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.53%) CouchDB
2 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (60.00%) Jasmine
2 28 (32.94%) Git (software)
3 20 (23.53%) Maven
4 16 (18.82%) JUnit
5 14 (16.47%) Grunt
6 13 (15.29%) Jenkins
6 13 (15.29%) Hudson
7 12 (14.12%) MSTest
8 11 (12.94%) Subversion
8 11 (12.94%) Mocha
9 9 (10.59%) Rhino Mocks
10 8 (9.41%) NUnit
11 7 (8.24%) Visual Studio
12 6 (7.06%) Selenium
13 5 (5.88%) Ant
13 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (4.71%) Cucumber
15 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
15 3 (3.53%) PhantomJS
15 3 (3.53%) Sinon.JS
General
1 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Advertising
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 80 (94.12%) Developer
2 28 (32.94%) Front-End Developer
3 14 (16.47%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (12.94%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.76%) User Experience Developer
6 9 (10.59%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.06%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (3.53%) .NET Software Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (2.35%) UI Programmer
10 2 (2.35%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.35%) UI Developer
10 2 (2.35%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (91.76%) HTML
2 62 (72.94%) CSS
3 60 (70.59%) HTML5
4 46 (54.12%) CSS3
5 45 (52.94%) jQuery
6 36 (42.35%) Backbone.js
7 31 (36.47%) AngularJS
8 30 (35.29%) JSON
9 28 (32.94%) XML
10 25 (29.41%) Ajax
11 21 (24.71%) Spring
12 20 (23.53%) REST
13 19 (22.35%) KnockoutJS
14 18 (21.18%) Sass
14 18 (21.18%) Web Services
15 17 (20.00%) Spring MVC
16 14 (16.47%) RESTful
16 14 (16.47%) .NET
17 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
18 12 (14.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.71%) RIA
3 2 (2.35%) W3C
3 2 (2.35%) BBC
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) Open Source
4 1 (1.18%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.53%) Android
1 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (71.76%) TDD
2 48 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (52.94%) MVC
4 32 (37.65%) Unit Testing
5 26 (30.59%) OO
6 20 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (21.18%) Scrum
8 13 (15.29%) OOP
8 13 (15.29%) BDD
9 9 (10.59%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (10.59%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.24%) SOA
11 6 (7.06%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (4.71%) E-Commerce
12 4 (4.71%) SEO
12 4 (4.71%) Refactoring
13 3 (3.53%) Web Design
13 3 (3.53%) Pair Programming
13 3 (3.53%) Automated Testing
13 3 (3.53%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 81 (95.29%) JavaScript
2 27 (31.76%) Java
3 17 (20.00%) C#
4 9 (10.59%) SQL
4 9 (10.59%) Groovy
5 8 (9.41%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.06%) PHP
7 4 (4.71%) Python
7 4 (4.71%) Ruby
8 3 (3.53%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) OpenIDM
1 2 (2.35%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2 (2.35%) ForgeRock
2 1 (1.18%) Zend
2 1 (1.18%) Facebook
2 1 (1.18%) Twitter