The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of RedDot 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 RedDot over the 3 months to 19 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 RedDot Solutions.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RedDot
Rank 585 578 583
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing RedDot 27 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.015% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.032% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 7
Average daily rate
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£360 £408 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.65% +176.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £170 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £200 £179
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
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 1179 1110 1356
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 £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

RedDot
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RedDot within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

RedDot Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RedDot
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RedDot within the UK.

RedDot Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RedDot
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RedDot within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

RedDot Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RedDot
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RedDot within the UK.

RedDot Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RedDot
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RedDot within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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 +9 26 £360 -11.65% 3
London +27 18 £360 -13.25% 2
City of London +36 9 £365 +160.71% 1

RedDot
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RedDot 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 RedDot.

1 26 (76.47%) Content Management
2 24 (70.59%) C#
2 24 (70.59%) .NET
3 23 (67.65%) HTML
3 23 (67.65%) CSS
4 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET
4 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
5 21 (61.76%) CMS
6 20 (58.82%) XML
7 17 (50.00%) Web Services
7 17 (50.00%) Open Text
8 16 (47.06%) Visual Studio
9 14 (41.18%) HTML5
10 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (35.29%) Configuration Management
11 12 (35.29%) MVC
11 12 (35.29%) XSLT
11 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 11 (32.35%) CSS3
13 10 (29.41%) jQuery
14 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
14 9 (26.47%) Change Management
15 8 (23.53%) Project Management
15 8 (23.53%) Windows
15 8 (23.53%) XHTML
16 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
16 7 (20.59%) Photoshop
16 7 (20.59%) IIS
16 7 (20.59%) SQL

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RedDot 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 RedDot. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (61.76%) CMS
2 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (20.59%) IIS
2 7 (20.59%) LiveLink
3 6 (17.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (17.65%) Umbraco
4 4 (11.76%) Joomla!
5 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (8.82%) Sitefinity
6 2 (5.88%) WordPress
6 2 (5.88%) Alfresco
6 2 (5.88%) Drupal
6 2 (5.88%) DNN
6 2 (5.88%) Content Management Server
7 1 (2.94%) Apache
7 1 (2.94%) nginx
7 1 (2.94%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) SSL
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Visual Studio
2 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.76%) NUnit
3 4 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 13 (38.24%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Web Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Applications Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Web Applications Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Lead Developer
5 4 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Content Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Web Content Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Web Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (70.59%) .NET
2 23 (67.65%) HTML
2 23 (67.65%) CSS
3 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET
4 20 (58.82%) XML
5 17 (50.00%) Web Services
6 14 (41.18%) HTML5
7 12 (35.29%) XSLT
7 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 11 (32.35%) CSS3
9 10 (29.41%) jQuery
10 8 (23.53%) XHTML
11 6 (17.65%) RESTful
11 6 (17.65%) Sass
11 6 (17.65%) REST
11 6 (17.65%) LINQ
11 6 (17.65%) SOAP
12 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
12 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.88%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Content Management
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 12 (35.29%) MVC
4 9 (26.47%) Change Management
5 8 (23.53%) Project Management
6 7 (20.59%) SEO
6 7 (20.59%) Web Development
6 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
7 6 (17.65%) Web Design
8 5 (14.71%) UML
8 5 (14.71%) TOGAF
8 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (11.76%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (11.76%) TDD
9 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (8.82%) Product Management
10 3 (8.82%) Analytics
10 3 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) C#
2 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Varnish
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Open Text
2 7 (20.59%) EPiServer
3 6 (17.65%) Sitecore
4 4 (11.76%) Ektron
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
London
Connectus
Rate: £312.5 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago