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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Gate
Rank 548 570 590
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Contract jobs citing Red Gate 47 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.015% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.032% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 4
Average daily rate
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£445 £313 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.40% -30.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £319 -
% change year-on-year
+39.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 August 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 30 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 August 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 -7 27 £290 -7.20% 17
East of England - 17 £400 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 15 £438 - 5
Wales - 11 £470 -
South Wales - 8 £468 -
South East +6 7 £290 -7.20% 3
Newport - 7 £468 -
Cambridge - 4 £438 - 5
London +17 3 £335 +34.00% 4
Kent - 2 £215 - 1
City of London - 1 £490 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Essex - - - -
Chatham - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Woking - - - - 1

Red Gate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 78 (97.50%) SQL
2 63 (78.75%) Windows
3 62 (77.50%) Microsoft
4 50 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (61.25%) .NET
5 49 (61.25%) Visual Studio
6 45 (56.25%) .NET Framework
7 43 (53.75%) Git (software)
7 43 (53.75%) TeamCity
8 42 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (52.50%) Automated Testing
8 42 (52.50%) Automation Testing
9 41 (51.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (50.00%) SSDT
10 40 (50.00%) Gradle
10 40 (50.00%) Artifactory
10 40 (50.00%) MSBuild
10 40 (50.00%) NuGet
10 40 (50.00%) Maven
10 40 (50.00%) Release Management
10 40 (50.00%) Configuration Management
11 34 (42.50%) SQL Server
12 23 (28.75%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (27.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (25.00%) Oracle
14 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (20.00%) MySQL
17 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared

Red Gate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.50%) CMS
2 2 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (50.00%) SSDT
2 34 (42.50%) SQL Server
3 23 (28.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (27.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (20.00%) MySQL
8 13 (16.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (3.75%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.25%) Big Data
11 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.25%) QlikView
11 1 (1.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 50 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (61.25%) Visual Studio
3 43 (53.75%) Git (software)
3 43 (53.75%) TeamCity
4 41 (51.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (50.00%) Gradle
5 40 (50.00%) Artifactory
5 40 (50.00%) MSBuild
5 40 (50.00%) NuGet
5 40 (50.00%) Maven
6 2 (2.50%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.50%) NUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (2.50%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.50%) MSTest
7 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (1.25%) Banking
1 1 (1.25%) Marketing
1 1 (1.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (41.25%) Release Engineer
1 33 (41.25%) Build Engineer
1 33 (41.25%) Build and Release Engineer
2 28 (35.00%) DBA
3 21 (26.25%) SQL DBA
4 9 (11.25%) Administrator
5 8 (10.00%) Developer
6 7 (8.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (2.50%) Test Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Senior DBA
9 2 (2.50%) Consultant
10 1 (1.25%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (1.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Data Administrator
10 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (61.25%) .NET
2 45 (56.25%) .NET Framework
3 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.75%) HTML
5 6 (7.50%) XML
6 5 (6.25%) WSH
6 5 (6.25%) CSS
7 4 (5.00%) Web Services
7 4 (5.00%) HTML5
8 3 (3.75%) jQuery
8 3 (3.75%) LINQ
8 3 (3.75%) XHTML
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 2 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (2.50%) CSS3
9 2 (2.50%) Kendo UI
9 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (2.50%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Replication
2 5 (6.25%) Statistics
3 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 63 (78.75%) Windows
2 50 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
1 42 (52.50%) Automated Testing
1 42 (52.50%) Automation Testing
2 40 (50.00%) Release Management
2 40 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 11 (13.75%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (10.00%) Database Security
5 7 (8.75%) DevOps
6 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.00%) ETL
7 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.75%) Manual Testing
8 3 (3.75%) Web Development
8 3 (3.75%) Change Management
8 3 (3.75%) MVC
9 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.50%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.50%) OO
9 2 (2.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (97.50%) SQL
2 11 (13.75%) C#
3 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.25%) VBScript
4 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.25%) Java
6 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.50%) MCDBA
3 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (12.50%) MCITP
4 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) ISEB
5 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) Telerik
4 2 (2.50%) HP
4 2 (2.50%) Twitter
5 1 (1.25%) Tableau
5 1 (1.25%) MathWorks
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chatham, Kent
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago