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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RedDot over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RedDot
Rank 645 651 615
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -36
Contract jobs citing RedDot 2 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.014% 0.052%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.032% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 23
Median daily rate £361 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
24375 25365 25559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.09% 44.10% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14876 14965 14249
Median daily rate £409 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 1088 1089
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.52 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +0.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £38.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

RedDot
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RedDot as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RedDot within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 2 £361 +3.00% 1
London -21 1 £361 +3.00%
East of England - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £361 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

RedDot
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RedDot also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RedDot.

1 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) MVC
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (83.33%) Content Management
2 10 (83.33%) jQuery
3 9 (75.00%) HTML5
3 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) Web Application Development
4 8 (66.67%) CSS3
4 8 (66.67%) OO PHP
4 8 (66.67%) DevOps
4 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (66.67%) PHP
4 8 (66.67%) MySQL
4 8 (66.67%) Migration
4 8 (66.67%) CMS
4 8 (66.67%) LAMP
4 8 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (66.67%) WordPress
5 7 (58.33%) Ruby
6 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (41.67%) Web Development
7 5 (41.67%) Open Source
7 5 (41.67%) Linux
8 4 (33.33%) GitHub
8 4 (33.33%) Zend
8 4 (33.33%) Zend Framework
9 3 (25.00%) TDD

RedDot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) CMS
1 8 (66.67%) WordPress
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) WordPress Developer
3 2 (16.67%) LAMP Developer
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 2 (16.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) jQuery
3 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) HTML5
4 8 (66.67%) CSS3
4 8 (66.67%) LAMP
4 8 (66.67%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) Zend Framework
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
7 1 (8.33%) LINQ
7 1 (8.33%) RESTful
7 1 (8.33%) Sass
7 1 (8.33%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) CentOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Content Management
1 10 (83.33%) MVC
2 9 (75.00%) Web Application Development
3 8 (66.67%) DevOps
3 8 (66.67%) Migration
3 8 (66.67%) OO
3 8 (66.67%) OO PHP
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Open Source
5 5 (41.67%) Web Development
6 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Time Management
8 1 (8.33%) Change Management
8 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (8.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) PHP
3 7 (58.33%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Zend
2 2 (16.67%) OpenText