The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Gate
Rank 545 557 574
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing Red Gate 59 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.033% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £370 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+40.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 July 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 28 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 28 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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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 +21 36 £310 +3.33% 13
East of England - 26 £438 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 26 £438 - 2
Wales - 16 £470 -
South Wales - 13 £470 -
Newport - 12 £470 -
London +16 5 £335 +21.81% 6
South East - 5 £290 - 2
Cambridge - 4 £438 - 2
City of London +11 2 £483 +60.83% 1
Kent - 1 £215 - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -

Red Gate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 72 (97.30%) SQL
2 63 (85.14%) Windows
3 57 (77.03%) Microsoft
4 50 (67.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (67.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (63.51%) .NET
6 45 (60.81%) Visual Studio
6 45 (60.81%) .NET Framework
7 43 (58.11%) TeamCity
7 43 (58.11%) Git (software)
8 42 (56.76%) Automated Testing
8 42 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (55.41%) Automation Testing
9 41 (55.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (54.05%) Release Management
10 40 (54.05%) Maven
10 40 (54.05%) MSBuild
10 40 (54.05%) NuGet
10 40 (54.05%) SSDT
10 40 (54.05%) Gradle
10 40 (54.05%) Artifactory
10 40 (54.05%) Configuration Management
11 29 (39.19%) SQL Server
12 21 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (28.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (27.03%) Oracle
14 19 (25.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (21.62%) MySQL
16 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
17 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012

Red Gate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (2.70%) IIS
1 2 (2.70%) CMS
1 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (54.05%) SSDT
2 29 (39.19%) SQL Server
3 21 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (28.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (25.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (21.62%) MySQL
6 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.35%) Big Data
10 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (67.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (60.81%) Visual Studio
3 43 (58.11%) TeamCity
3 43 (58.11%) Git (software)
4 41 (55.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (54.05%) MSBuild
5 40 (54.05%) NuGet
5 40 (54.05%) Gradle
5 40 (54.05%) Artifactory
5 40 (54.05%) Maven
6 2 (2.70%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.70%) NUnit
6 2 (2.70%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.70%) MSTest
6 2 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (1.35%) Finance
1 1 (1.35%) Banking
1 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Release Engineer
1 33 (44.59%) Build Engineer
1 33 (44.59%) Build and Release Engineer
2 23 (31.08%) DBA
3 19 (25.68%) SQL DBA
4 8 (10.81%) Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Administrator
5 7 (9.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.35%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.35%) Consultant
8 1 (1.35%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.35%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.35%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (1.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (1.35%) Test Consultant
8 1 (1.35%) Data Administrator
8 1 (1.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (63.51%) .NET
2 45 (60.81%) .NET Framework
3 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.76%) CSS
4 5 (6.76%) XML
4 5 (6.76%) HTML
5 4 (5.41%) Web Services
5 4 (5.41%) WSH
6 3 (4.05%) XHTML
6 3 (4.05%) LINQ
7 2 (2.70%) jQuery
7 2 (2.70%) HTML5
7 2 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.70%) CSS3
7 2 (2.70%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.35%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.35%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Replication
1 4 (5.41%) Statistics
2 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 63 (85.14%) Windows
2 50 (67.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) Automated Testing
1 42 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
2 41 (55.41%) Automation Testing
3 40 (54.05%) Release Management
3 40 (54.05%) Configuration Management
4 7 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (9.46%) DevOps
5 5 (6.76%) Database Security
5 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.41%) ETL
6 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.05%) Web Development
7 3 (4.05%) MVC
8 2 (2.70%) TDD
8 2 (2.70%) OO
8 2 (2.70%) Manual Testing
8 2 (2.70%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.35%) System Testing
9 1 (1.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 72 (97.30%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) C#
3 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.41%) VBScript
6 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) MCDBA
3 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (13.51%) MCITP
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ISEB
4 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (77.03%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.03%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) Twitter
4 1 (1.35%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.35%) Telerik
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