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 24 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 RedDot Solutions.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RedDot
Rank 559 545 531
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing RedDot 33 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.049% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 14
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.04 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.04 - -

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RedDot within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

RedDot Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RedDot
Top 5 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 24 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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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 -20 33 £319 -8.92% 2
South East - 18 £175 - 1
East Sussex - 15 £175 - 1
Brighton - 15 £175 - 1
London +4 14 £350 - 1

RedDot
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (83.61%) Content Management
2 46 (75.41%) CMS
3 42 (68.85%) .NET
4 39 (63.93%) Open Text
5 38 (62.30%) ASP.NET
6 33 (54.10%) CSS
6 33 (54.10%) HTML
7 32 (52.46%) JavaScript
8 31 (50.82%) XML
8 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (44.26%) C#
10 26 (42.62%) Web Services
11 25 (40.98%) Visual Studio
11 25 (40.98%) XHTML
12 24 (39.34%) XSLT
12 24 (39.34%) SQL
13 22 (36.07%) IIS
14 21 (34.43%) Web Development
15 20 (32.79%) jQuery
15 20 (32.79%) Intranet
16 19 (31.15%) Publishing
16 19 (31.15%) User Experience
17 18 (29.51%) Ajax
18 17 (27.87%) W3C
19 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
19 16 (26.23%) OOP
20 15 (24.59%) XSD
20 15 (24.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 14 (22.95%) Axure RP
21 14 (22.95%) Rapid Prototyping

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (75.41%) CMS
2 22 (36.07%) IIS
3 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
3 9 (14.75%) Umbraco
3 9 (14.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (13.11%) LiveLink
5 6 (9.84%) Sitefinity
6 5 (8.20%) DNN
7 4 (6.56%) Node.js
8 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (4.92%) Joomla!
8 3 (4.92%) Kentico
8 3 (4.92%) Immediacy CMS
9 2 (3.28%) WordPress
9 2 (3.28%) Alfresco
9 2 (3.28%) EPiServer CMS
9 2 (3.28%) Drupal
9 2 (3.28%) Content Management Server
10 1 (1.64%) Apache
10 1 (1.64%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (11.48%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) Intranet
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Visual Studio
2 14 (22.95%) Axure RP
3 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.84%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (6.56%) NUnit
6 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.64%) JMeter
7 1 (1.64%) Subversion
7 1 (1.64%) Selenium
7 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (31.15%) Publishing
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (78.69%) Developer
2 20 (32.79%) CMS Developer
3 8 (13.11%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Applications Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Web Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Web Applications Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Architect
6 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Content Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Web Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Web Content Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Consultant
10 1 (1.64%) Web Programmer
10 1 (1.64%) UX Developer
10 1 (1.64%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (68.85%) .NET
2 38 (62.30%) ASP.NET
3 33 (54.10%) CSS
3 33 (54.10%) HTML
4 31 (50.82%) XML
5 26 (42.62%) Web Services
6 25 (40.98%) XHTML
7 24 (39.34%) XSLT
8 20 (32.79%) jQuery
9 18 (29.51%) Ajax
10 15 (24.59%) XSD
10 15 (24.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (13.11%) SOAP
13 7 (11.48%) HTML5
14 6 (9.84%) REST
14 6 (9.84%) Sass
15 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
16 4 (6.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) User Experience
2 17 (27.87%) W3C
3 13 (21.31%) Web 2.0
4 3 (4.92%) Streaming Music
4 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.28%) Psychology
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (83.61%) Content Management
2 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (34.43%) Web Development
4 16 (26.23%) OOP
5 14 (22.95%) Rapid Prototyping
6 12 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (16.39%) MVC
8 9 (14.75%) Project Management
9 8 (13.11%) Change Management
9 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
9 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
10 7 (11.48%) SEO
10 7 (11.48%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (11.48%) TDD
11 5 (8.20%) Web Application Development
12 4 (6.56%) Web Accessibility
13 3 (4.92%) Product Management
13 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
13 3 (4.92%) Domain-Driven Design
13 3 (4.92%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) JavaScript
2 27 (44.26%) C#
3 24 (39.34%) SQL
4 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) WAI
2 2 (3.28%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Varnish
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Open Text
2 13 (21.31%) Google
2 13 (21.31%) Adobe
3 11 (18.03%) EPiServer
4 9 (14.75%) Sitecore
5 6 (9.84%) Ektron
5 6 (9.84%) Capita
6 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.92%) Alterian
8 1 (1.64%) SAP
8 1 (1.64%) VMware