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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Gate
Rank 587 570 551
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -19
Contract jobs citing Red Gate 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.023% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.032% 0.050% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 3
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£480 £190 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+152.63% -26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £190 £325
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -41.53%
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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 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 19 December 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 -34 8 £480 +152.63% 10
London +15 4 £485 +52.75%
City of London - 3 £485 -
East of England -22 1 - - 6
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 6
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Redhill - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 6
Essex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -

Red Gate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 28 (84.85%) SQL Server
3 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
4 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (42.42%) Oracle
6 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (33.33%) Windows
8 10 (30.30%) Replication
8 10 (30.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
9 9 (27.27%) Database Security
9 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
10 8 (24.24%) MySQL
10 8 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (21.21%) .NET
11 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
12 6 (18.18%) C#
12 6 (18.18%) MCDBA
12 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (18.18%) MCITP
12 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
13 5 (15.15%) Statistics
13 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC

Red Gate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.06%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (84.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (24.24%) MySQL
5 8 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (15.15%) Snowflake Schema
8 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (6.06%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (6.06%) OLAP
9 2 (6.06%) SSDT
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (3.03%) QlikView
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (3.03%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.15%) TeamCity
3 4 (12.12%) MSBuild
4 3 (9.09%) NUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (9.09%) MSTest
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (6.06%) NuGet
5 2 (6.06%) Gradle
5 2 (6.06%) Artifactory
5 2 (6.06%) Maven
5 2 (6.06%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
6 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) DBA
2 15 (45.45%) SQL DBA
3 8 (24.24%) Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Administrator
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Developer
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Build and Release Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior DBA
8 2 (6.06%) Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Release Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Data Administrator
9 1 (3.03%) Server Administrator
9 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.15%) WSH
3 3 (9.09%) WCF
3 3 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (9.09%) Ninject
3 3 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) HTML5
4 2 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (6.06%) Kendo UI
4 2 (6.06%) WPF
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 2 (6.06%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Replication
2 5 (15.15%) Statistics
3 3 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (3.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (30.30%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (27.27%) Database Security
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (15.15%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.12%) ETL
6 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Analytics
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
7 3 (9.09%) Line Management
8 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.06%) SOA
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
8 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
4 6 (18.18%) C#
5 5 (15.15%) VBScript
6 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) MCDBA
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (18.18%) MCITP
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Telerik
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau