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 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.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Gate
Rank 585 566 588
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing Red Gate 21 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.015% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.079% 0.033% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
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£290 £294 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -34.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £294 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.27% -30.88%
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
26439 24591 27314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.74% 46.58% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14927 13785 13902
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1177 1101 1383
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 2014.

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 27 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 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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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 -27 18 £290 -1.27% 8
South East -2 8 £290 -7.20%
East of England -26 7 £400 +110.52% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £438 +130.26% 2
Cambridge -6 4 £438 +130.26% 2
London +4 3 £270 -28.00% 4
Kent - 3 £215 -
City of London +23 1 £490 -2.00% 1
South Wales - 1 £490 -
Wales - 1 £490 -
Newport - 1 £490 -
Chatham - 1 £215 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Essex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Red Gate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 80 (98.77%) SQL
2 63 (77.78%) Windows
3 62 (76.54%) Microsoft
4 50 (61.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (61.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (60.49%) Visual Studio
6 48 (59.26%) .NET
7 44 (54.32%) .NET Framework
8 43 (53.09%) Git (software)
8 43 (53.09%) TeamCity
9 42 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (51.85%) Automated Testing
9 42 (51.85%) Automation Testing
10 41 (50.62%) Octopus Deploy
11 40 (49.38%) Gradle
11 40 (49.38%) Artifactory
11 40 (49.38%) NuGet
11 40 (49.38%) SSDT
11 40 (49.38%) MSBuild
11 40 (49.38%) Maven
11 40 (49.38%) Release Management
11 40 (49.38%) Configuration Management
12 35 (43.21%) SQL Server
13 24 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (28.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 22 (27.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (25.93%) Oracle
17 17 (20.99%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (19.75%) MySQL
19 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared

Red Gate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.23%) CMS
2 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (49.38%) SSDT
2 35 (43.21%) SQL Server
3 24 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (28.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (27.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (20.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (19.75%) MySQL
8 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (3.70%) Snowflake Schema
12 1 (1.23%) Star Schema
12 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (1.23%) Ingres
12 1 (1.23%) QlikView
12 1 (1.23%) Big Data
12 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (61.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (60.49%) Visual Studio
3 43 (53.09%) TeamCity
3 43 (53.09%) Git (software)
4 41 (50.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (49.38%) MSBuild
5 40 (49.38%) NuGet
5 40 (49.38%) Gradle
5 40 (49.38%) Artifactory
5 40 (49.38%) Maven
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.47%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.47%) NUnit
7 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.47%) MSTest
7 2 (2.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (1.23%) Finance
1 1 (1.23%) Banking
1 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) Release Engineer
1 33 (40.74%) Build Engineer
1 33 (40.74%) Build and Release Engineer
2 30 (37.04%) DBA
3 23 (28.40%) SQL DBA
4 9 (11.11%) Administrator
5 7 (8.64%) Developer
5 7 (8.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (4.94%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.47%) Consultant
7 2 (2.47%) Test Consultant
7 2 (2.47%) Senior DBA
8 1 (1.23%) Data Administrator
8 1 (1.23%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (1.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (1.23%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.23%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (59.26%) .NET
2 44 (54.32%) .NET Framework
3 12 (14.81%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.41%) XML
4 6 (7.41%) HTML
5 5 (6.17%) WSH
6 4 (4.94%) CSS
6 4 (4.94%) HTML5
7 3 (3.70%) Web Services
7 3 (3.70%) XHTML
7 3 (3.70%) LINQ
7 3 (3.70%) jQuery
8 2 (2.47%) CSS3
8 2 (2.47%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (2.47%) Kendo UI
8 2 (2.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Replication
2 5 (6.17%) Statistics
3 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Tandem
4 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 50 (61.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.85%) Automated Testing
1 42 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
1 42 (51.85%) Automation Testing
2 40 (49.38%) Release Management
2 40 (49.38%) Configuration Management
3 12 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (9.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (9.88%) Database Security
5 7 (8.64%) DevOps
5 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.94%) ETL
8 3 (3.70%) MVC
8 3 (3.70%) Change Management
8 3 (3.70%) Manual Testing
8 3 (3.70%) Line Management
9 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.47%) SOA
9 2 (2.47%) Analytics
9 2 (2.47%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (98.77%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.35%) C#
4 5 (6.17%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.17%) VBScript
5 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.35%) MCDBA
3 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (12.35%) MCITP
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) ISEB
5 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (76.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.93%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) Telerik
4 2 (2.47%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) Twitter
5 1 (1.23%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.23%) Tableau