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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QUnit
Rank 552 556 569
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing QUnit 54 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.034% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 14 23
Average daily rate
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£381 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +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
7329 6261 6389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.86% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4841 4057 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 128 223
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -12 43 £388 -18.42% 8
London +18 21 £450 -5.26% 4
South East +6 16 £333 -5.00% 1
Hampshire - 10 £350 -
Scotland - 7 £375 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 1
City of London +22 2 £388 -18.42%
East of England -32 2 £550 +6.79%
Fareham - 1 - -
Glasgow - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 90 (95.74%) JavaScript
2 87 (92.55%) HTML
3 70 (74.47%) CSS
4 69 (73.40%) HTML5
5 67 (71.28%) TDD
6 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (63.83%) Jasmine
8 56 (59.57%) CSS3
9 54 (57.45%) MVC
10 51 (54.26%) jQuery
11 41 (43.62%) Backbone.js
12 38 (40.43%) AngularJS
13 35 (37.23%) Unit Testing
14 33 (35.11%) Git (software)
14 33 (35.11%) OO
15 32 (34.04%) Ajax
16 31 (32.98%) JSON
17 29 (30.85%) XML
18 28 (29.79%) Java
19 26 (27.66%) Sass
20 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
21 22 (23.40%) Web Services
22 21 (22.34%) Scrum
23 20 (21.28%) Spring
23 20 (21.28%) OOP
23 20 (21.28%) REST
24 19 (20.21%) KnockoutJS
24 19 (20.21%) BDD
25 18 (19.15%) C#
25 18 (19.15%) Maven

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (9.57%) Node.js
2 2 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (1.06%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) Internet
2 7 (7.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.19%) CouchDB
2 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.06%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (63.83%) Jasmine
2 33 (35.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (19.15%) Maven
4 17 (18.09%) JUnit
5 15 (15.96%) Jenkins
5 15 (15.96%) Hudson
6 14 (14.89%) Subversion
7 13 (13.83%) Grunt
7 13 (13.83%) MSTest
8 12 (12.77%) Mocha
9 10 (10.64%) Sinon.JS
9 10 (10.64%) Rhino Mocks
10 8 (8.51%) NUnit
11 7 (7.45%) Visual Studio
11 7 (7.45%) Selenium
12 6 (6.38%) Cucumber
13 5 (5.32%) Trac
13 5 (5.32%) JIRA
13 5 (5.32%) Ant
13 5 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.19%) Advertising
2 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.06%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 90 (95.74%) Developer
2 30 (31.91%) Front-End Developer
3 18 (19.15%) Senior Developer
4 16 (17.02%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (11.70%) Web Developer
6 10 (10.64%) User Experience Developer
7 9 (9.57%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Senior Web Developer
9 6 (6.38%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) .NET Software Engineer
11 2 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (2.13%) UI Programmer
11 2 (2.13%) Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) C# Developer
11 2 (2.13%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (92.55%) HTML
2 70 (74.47%) CSS
3 69 (73.40%) HTML5
4 56 (59.57%) CSS3
5 51 (54.26%) jQuery
6 41 (43.62%) Backbone.js
7 38 (40.43%) AngularJS
8 32 (34.04%) Ajax
9 31 (32.98%) JSON
10 29 (30.85%) XML
11 26 (27.66%) Sass
12 22 (23.40%) Web Services
13 20 (21.28%) Spring
13 20 (21.28%) REST
14 19 (20.21%) KnockoutJS
15 16 (17.02%) Spring MVC
16 15 (15.96%) .NET
17 14 (14.89%) RESTful
18 13 (13.83%) .NET Framework
18 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) User Experience
2 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.70%) Smartphone
4 6 (6.38%) W3C
5 2 (2.13%) BBC
5 2 (2.13%) RIA
6 1 (1.06%) Open Source
6 1 (1.06%) New Media
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.19%) Android
1 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (71.28%) TDD
2 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (57.45%) MVC
4 35 (37.23%) Unit Testing
5 33 (35.11%) OO
6 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (22.34%) Scrum
8 20 (21.28%) OOP
9 19 (20.21%) BDD
10 10 (10.64%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (9.57%) SOA
11 9 (9.57%) Dependency Injection
12 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.26%) Refactoring
13 4 (4.26%) Web Design
13 4 (4.26%) Pair Programming
13 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.26%) SEO
13 4 (4.26%) Change Control
14 3 (3.19%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (95.74%) JavaScript
2 28 (29.79%) Java
3 18 (19.15%) C#
4 14 (14.89%) PHP
5 10 (10.64%) SQL
6 9 (9.57%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.57%) Python
6 9 (9.57%) Ruby
7 8 (8.51%) Groovy
7 8 (8.51%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) OpenIDM
1 2 (2.13%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2 (2.13%) ForgeRock
2 1 (1.06%) Google
2 1 (1.06%) Zend
2 1 (1.06%) Facebook
2 1 (1.06%) Twitter
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