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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Gate
Rank 575 540 582
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +42
Contract jobs citing Red Gate 12 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.046% 0.018% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Average daily rate £469 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £241 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £353 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -81 10 £469 +56.25% 7
East of England - 7 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 7 - - 2
London -22 2 £469 +25.00% 2
Scotland - 2 - -
Surrey -11 1 - -
City of London -13 1 £575 +53.33%
South East -15 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2

Red Gate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (76.47%) SQL
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) .NET
4 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
4 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
5 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) TeamCity
6 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
7 7 (41.18%) Release Management
7 7 (41.18%) Maven
7 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
7 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (41.18%) MSBuild
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (41.18%) SSDT
7 7 (41.18%) Gradle
7 7 (41.18%) Artifactory
7 7 (41.18%) NuGet
7 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (23.53%) IIS
8 4 (23.53%) C#
8 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (17.65%) SaaS
9 3 (17.65%) Windows 7

Red Gate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (23.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) VoIP
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SSDT
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
3 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 9 (52.94%) TeamCity
4 7 (41.18%) Maven
4 7 (41.18%) MSBuild
4 7 (41.18%) Gradle
4 7 (41.18%) Artifactory
4 7 (41.18%) NuGet
5 2 (11.76%) ReSharper
5 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
5 2 (11.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (5.88%) MSTest
6 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Release Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Build Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Build and Release Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Senior DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) LINQ
4 2 (11.76%) jQuery
4 2 (11.76%) XHTML
4 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (11.76%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (11.76%) CSS3
4 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Release Management
2 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) MVVM
5 1 (5.88%) Database Security
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Dell
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Twitter
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) MathWorks
4 1 (5.88%) Telerik
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