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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RedDot
Rank 611 594 568
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing RedDot 9 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.031% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.069% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £281
% change year-on-year
- +51.11%
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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 2 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 31 July 2015. 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
London -9 9 £350 -2.77%
England -33 9 £350 -2.77% 1

RedDot
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) OpenText
2 8 (57.14%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) CMS
4 6 (42.86%) XML
4 6 (42.86%) XHTML
4 6 (42.86%) Content Management
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) Intranet
7 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) VBScript
8 1 (7.14%) VB
8 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (7.14%) SSL
8 1 (7.14%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) SOAP
8 1 (7.14%) IIS
8 1 (7.14%) Vignette
8 1 (7.14%) Internet
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) CMS
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Drupal
3 1 (7.14%) Jadu
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) CMS Developer
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) XML
2 6 (42.86%) XHTML
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Psychology
1 1 (7.14%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Content Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Web Usability
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) OpenText
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Vignette