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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QUnit
Rank 525 553 562
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +9
Contract jobs citing QUnit 47 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.026% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 0.22% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £348 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £293
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +53.84%
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
6778 5863 6041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4352 3669 3564
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 145 211
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 £32.50 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 July 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 July 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 +14 33 £425 +18.05% 8
London +30 23 £450 +25.00% 7
Scotland -2 13 £375 - 2
South East 0 7 £350 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £350 - 1
City of London +24 4 £475 +18.75% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £375 - 1
East of England -19 3 £450 -18.18%
Portsmouth - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
South West - - - -

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 72 (91.14%) HTML
1 72 (91.14%) JavaScript
2 60 (75.95%) CSS
3 59 (74.68%) HTML5
4 55 (69.62%) TDD
5 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (59.49%) Jasmine
7 43 (54.43%) jQuery
8 40 (50.63%) MVC
8 40 (50.63%) CSS3
9 33 (41.77%) Backbone.js
10 28 (35.44%) AngularJS
11 27 (34.18%) Unit Testing
12 26 (32.91%) Git (software)
12 26 (32.91%) OO
13 25 (31.65%) Java
14 24 (30.38%) JSON
15 23 (29.11%) XML
16 21 (26.58%) Maven
16 21 (26.58%) REST
17 20 (25.32%) Spring
18 19 (24.05%) JUnit
19 18 (22.78%) Spring MVC
20 17 (21.52%) Ajax
20 17 (21.52%) Internet
20 17 (21.52%) Scrum
20 17 (21.52%) KnockoutJS
21 16 (20.25%) C#
21 16 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
22 15 (18.99%) Mocha

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (8.86%) Node.js
2 2 (2.53%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.52%) Internet
2 4 (5.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.80%) CouchDB
3 3 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.27%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 47 (59.49%) Jasmine
2 26 (32.91%) Git (software)
3 21 (26.58%) Maven
4 19 (24.05%) JUnit
5 15 (18.99%) Mocha
5 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
6 14 (17.72%) Hudson
7 12 (15.19%) Grunt
8 9 (11.39%) MSTest
9 8 (10.13%) Subversion
10 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
10 7 (8.86%) NUnit
11 6 (7.59%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (7.59%) Selenium
12 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
13 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (3.80%) JSUnit
14 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
14 3 (3.80%) PHPUnit
14 3 (3.80%) Ant
General
1 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Front Office
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (89.87%) Developer
2 23 (29.11%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (12.66%) User Experience Developer
3 10 (12.66%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.33%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (3.80%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.53%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Software Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (91.14%) HTML
2 60 (75.95%) CSS
3 59 (74.68%) HTML5
4 43 (54.43%) jQuery
5 40 (50.63%) CSS3
6 33 (41.77%) Backbone.js
7 28 (35.44%) AngularJS
8 24 (30.38%) JSON
9 23 (29.11%) XML
10 21 (26.58%) REST
11 20 (25.32%) Spring
12 18 (22.78%) Spring MVC
13 17 (21.52%) Ajax
13 17 (21.52%) KnockoutJS
14 15 (18.99%) Sass
15 13 (16.46%) RESTful
15 13 (16.46%) .NET
15 13 (16.46%) Web Services
16 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
16 10 (12.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Smartphone
2 8 (10.13%) RIA
3 4 (5.06%) Open Source
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) BBC
5 2 (2.53%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.27%) New Media
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (69.62%) TDD
2 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (50.63%) MVC
4 27 (34.18%) Unit Testing
5 26 (32.91%) OO
6 17 (21.52%) Scrum
7 16 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.46%) BDD
9 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
10 8 (10.13%) OOP
11 7 (8.86%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (7.59%) Pair Programming
13 4 (5.06%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (5.06%) SOA
13 4 (5.06%) Refactoring
14 3 (3.80%) Automated Testing
14 3 (3.80%) SEO
15 2 (2.53%) Functional Testing
15 2 (2.53%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (91.14%) JavaScript
2 25 (31.65%) Java
3 16 (20.25%) C#
4 10 (12.66%) Groovy
5 8 (10.13%) SQL
6 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.80%) PHP
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) OpenIDM
1 2 (2.53%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2 (2.53%) ForgeRock
2 1 (1.27%) Zend
Romford, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago