The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Red Gate products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Gate over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Red Gate Software.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Gate
Rank 608 597 584
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing Red Gate 18 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.029% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% 0.063% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 4
Average daily rate £375 £475 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +68.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £361 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £506 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £475 £283
% change year-on-year
-18.68% +68.14%
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Red Gate
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Red Gate within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Red Gate Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Red Gate
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Red Gate within the UK.

Red Gate Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Red Gate
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Gate within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Red Gate Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Red Gate
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Red Gate within the UK.

Red Gate Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Red Gate
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Gate within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 18 £375 -21.05% 12
London +7 9 £313 -38.72% 2
South East - 5 £385 - 1
Cobham - 5 £385 -
Surrey - 5 £385 -
East of England +5 4 £389 - 5
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £390 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £390 -
City of London +35 1 £375 -26.47%
Essex +1 1 £280 -
Clapham - 1 £275 -
Colchester - 1 £280 -

Red Gate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Red Gate 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 Red Gate.

1 61 (98.39%) SQL
1 61 (98.39%) SQL Server
2 46 (74.19%) T-SQL
3 32 (51.61%) C#
4 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (43.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (43.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (38.71%) Scrum
8 21 (33.87%) XML
9 19 (30.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (30.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (27.42%) Windows
11 16 (25.81%) OOP
11 16 (25.81%) High Availability
12 15 (24.19%) .NET
13 13 (20.97%) Visual Studio
13 13 (20.97%) Data Security
13 13 (20.97%) MSF
13 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (20.97%) Unit Testing
13 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (19.35%) Clustering
15 11 (17.74%) Banking
15 11 (17.74%) Requirements Analysis
16 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (16.13%) Finance
16 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
16 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
16 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008

Red Gate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Red Gate 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 Red Gate. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.29%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.23%) DHCP
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (98.39%) SQL Server
2 27 (43.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (43.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (30.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (9.68%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (9.68%) WhereScape RED
8 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
8 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
9 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
9 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (4.84%) Big Data
10 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (3.23%) HBase
11 2 (3.23%) Impala
12 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
12 1 (1.61%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (20.97%) Visual Studio
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (11.29%) Subversion
5 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.84%) tSQLt
7 2 (3.23%) JIRA
7 2 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (17.74%) Banking
2 10 (16.13%) Finance
3 9 (14.52%) Back Office
4 8 (12.90%) Investment Banking
5 6 (9.68%) Marketing
6 4 (6.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (56.45%) Developer
2 29 (46.77%) SQL Developer
3 26 (41.94%) DBA
4 23 (37.10%) SQL DBA
5 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Developer
6 9 (14.52%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Administrator
7 5 (8.06%) Applications Support
8 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared DBA
9 3 (4.84%) T-SQL Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Applications Developer
10 2 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (3.23%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Informatica Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Server Administrator
10 2 (3.23%) Server Support
10 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Production DBA
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) XML
2 15 (24.19%) .NET
3 8 (12.90%) HTML
4 5 (8.06%) jQuery
5 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.84%) CSS
7 2 (3.23%) Ajax
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (3.23%) CSS3
7 2 (3.23%) HTML5
7 2 (3.23%) JSON
7 2 (3.23%) SOAP
7 2 (3.23%) Web Services
7 2 (3.23%) XSLT
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.61%) MDX
8 1 (1.61%) MyBatis
8 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Clustering
2 9 (14.52%) Replication
3 8 (12.90%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.84%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.23%) Statistics
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.61%) Derivative
6 1 (1.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.68%) Linux
4 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Scrum
3 16 (25.81%) High Availability
3 16 (25.81%) OOP
4 13 (20.97%) Data Security
4 13 (20.97%) MSF
4 13 (20.97%) Unit Testing
5 11 (17.74%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (14.52%) Records Management
8 7 (11.29%) Database Security
8 7 (11.29%) ETL
9 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
9 6 (9.68%) OO
9 6 (9.68%) Pair Programming
10 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (98.39%) SQL
2 46 (74.19%) T-SQL
3 32 (51.61%) C#
4 9 (14.52%) Java
5 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
7 6 (9.68%) VBScript
8 5 (8.06%) C++
8 5 (8.06%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.84%) Scala
10 1 (1.61%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) SCOM
2 1 (1.61%) DBAmp
2 1 (1.61%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) Greenplum
2 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
2 6 (9.68%) Tableau
3 5 (8.06%) Perforce
4 4 (6.45%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.23%) Actian
5 2 (3.23%) Informatica
5 2 (3.23%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.61%) CommVault
6 1 (1.61%) Sage
6 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com