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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RedDot
Rank 628 630 620
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing RedDot 12 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.009% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.020% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
Average daily rate £440 £700 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +71.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £440 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £700 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate - £700 -
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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 4 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 12 £440 -
England -15 12 £440 -37.14%
City of London - 3 £440 -
Westminster - 2 £440 -

RedDot
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 13 (81.25%) MVC
3 13 (81.25%) Content Management
4 12 (75.00%) CMS
4 12 (75.00%) jQuery
5 9 (56.25%) Web Services
6 8 (50.00%) OO
6 8 (50.00%) PHP
6 8 (50.00%) MySQL
6 8 (50.00%) LAMP
6 8 (50.00%) Migration
6 8 (50.00%) Web Development
6 8 (50.00%) WordPress
6 8 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (50.00%) HTML5
6 8 (50.00%) CSS3
6 8 (50.00%) Web Application Development
6 8 (50.00%) OO PHP
6 8 (50.00%) DevOps
7 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (43.75%) Ruby
7 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (43.75%) C#
7 7 (43.75%) .NET
8 6 (37.50%) IIS
8 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
8 6 (37.50%) Change Management
8 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) CMS
2 8 (50.00%) WordPress
3 6 (37.50%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Alfresco
4 1 (6.25%) CoreMedia CMS
4 1 (6.25%) Documentum
4 1 (6.25%) Magnolia
4 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) WordPress Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (12.50%) LAMP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 12 (75.00%) jQuery
4 9 (56.25%) Web Services
5 8 (50.00%) CSS3
5 8 (50.00%) HTML5
5 8 (50.00%) LAMP
6 7 (43.75%) .NET
7 5 (31.25%) Sass
8 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (25.00%) Backbone.js
8 4 (25.00%) Zend Framework
9 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 2 (12.50%) REST
9 2 (12.50%) SOAP
9 2 (12.50%) XML
9 2 (12.50%) XSLT
10 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
10 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
1 1 (6.25%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Content Management
1 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 8 (50.00%) DevOps
2 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (50.00%) OO
2 8 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 8 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 8 (50.00%) Web Development
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Change Management
4 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (37.50%) Front End Development
5 5 (31.25%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Web Design
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) PHP
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) Ruby
4 5 (31.25%) VBScript
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Zend
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) FatWire
2 1 (6.25%) Interwoven
2 1 (6.25%) OpenText
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Percussion
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.25%) Vignette