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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Gate
Rank 568 554 539
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing Red Gate 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.039% 0.018% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £283 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.14% -29.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £283 -
% change year-on-year
+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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
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 £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

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 26 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 27 January 2015. 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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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 -16 9 £475 +68.14% 8
East of England -1 2 - - 5
London - 2 £375 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 5
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5

Red Gate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 21 (95.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (90.91%) SQL
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (36.36%) Oracle
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (27.27%) Replication
9 6 (27.27%) MySQL
9 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
9 6 (27.27%) Windows
9 6 (27.27%) MCDBA
9 6 (27.27%) ETL
9 6 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (27.27%) MCITP
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
10 5 (22.73%) Database Security
10 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (22.73%) Snowflake Schema
10 5 (22.73%) C#
10 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
10 5 (22.73%) Change Management
11 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
11 4 (18.18%) OLAP
11 4 (18.18%) .NET

Red Gate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (95.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (27.27%) MySQL
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (22.73%) Snowflake Schema
7 4 (18.18%) OLAP
7 4 (18.18%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (4.55%) QlikView
9 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
9 1 (4.55%) Ingres
9 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) NUnit
3 2 (9.09%) CruiseControl
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (9.09%) MSBuild
3 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (9.09%) MSTest
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) DBA
2 13 (59.09%) SQL DBA
3 8 (36.36%) Developer
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior DBA
6 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.55%) Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Server Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Ajax
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (9.09%) Kendo UI
2 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (9.09%) WCF
2 2 (9.09%) WPF
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.09%) HTML5
2 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (9.09%) Ninject
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Replication
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
4 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (27.27%) ETL
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (22.73%) Database Security
3 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (22.73%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Line Management
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.55%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 5 (22.73%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) XPath
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (27.27%) MCDBA
1 6 (27.27%) MCITP
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Telerik
4 1 (4.55%) Tableau
4 1 (4.55%) HP