The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 RedDot Solutions.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RedDot
Rank 581 544 561
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +17
Contract jobs citing RedDot 7 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.025% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.027% 0.053% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 15
Average daily rate £408 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £408 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25864 22521 27823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.91% 47.12% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14483 11975 14185
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 1091 1187 1343
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 £41.20 £40.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 17 April 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 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 17 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
London -36 6 £408 +4.48%
England -41 6 £408 +23.48%

RedDot
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (100.00%) Content Management
2 17 (73.91%) EPiServer
3 16 (69.57%) CMS
3 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
5 12 (52.17%) .NET
5 12 (52.17%) C#
6 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
6 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
6 11 (47.83%) XML
6 11 (47.83%) jQuery
7 10 (43.48%) Finance
7 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
8 9 (39.13%) Ajax
8 9 (39.13%) Joomla!
8 9 (39.13%) DNN
8 9 (39.13%) Drupal
8 9 (39.13%) Alfresco
8 9 (39.13%) WordPress
8 9 (39.13%) Ektron
9 7 (30.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (30.43%) Sitecore
9 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
9 7 (30.43%) JIRA
9 7 (30.43%) Open Text
9 7 (30.43%) ISEB
10 6 (26.09%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) IIS

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (69.57%) CMS
2 9 (39.13%) Joomla!
2 9 (39.13%) DNN
2 9 (39.13%) Drupal
2 9 (39.13%) Alfresco
2 9 (39.13%) WordPress
3 7 (30.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (26.09%) IIS
5 4 (17.39%) Apache
6 2 (8.70%) nginx
6 2 (8.70%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Intranet
2 2 (8.70%) FTP
3 1 (4.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Subversion
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 9 (39.13%) Agile .NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Web Tester
4 6 (26.09%) Tester
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
1 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
2 11 (47.83%) XML
2 11 (47.83%) jQuery
3 9 (39.13%) Ajax
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) HTML
5 3 (13.04%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 2 (8.70%) JSON
6 2 (8.70%) XSLT
6 2 (8.70%) CSS
6 2 (8.70%) Classic ASP
7 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Content Management
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
4 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) RUP
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Release Management
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.35%) Graceful Degradation
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.35%) Time Management
7 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) WAI
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Varnish
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) EPiServer
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Ektron
4 7 (30.43%) Open Text
4 7 (30.43%) Sitecore
5 2 (8.70%) VMware