The table below looks at the statistics for ResourceLink skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ResourceLink over the 3 months to 2 June 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 582 560 536
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -24
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 12 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.033% 0.050%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.28% 0.37% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £328 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.21% -22.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £219 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £351 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £330 £463
% change year-on-year
-12.87% -28.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.63 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4215 4628 4213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 8.85% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2557 2105
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £52.50 £59.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.32 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-34.44% -9.20%

ResourceLink
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ResourceLink within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

ResourceLink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ResourceLink
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ResourceLink within the UK.

ResourceLink Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ResourceLink
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ResourceLink within the UK.

ResourceLink Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ResourceLink
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ResourceLink within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 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
England -17 12 £288 -12.21% 2
London +8 6 £275 -8.33%
Lancashire +12 3 - -
Preston +8 3 - -
North West -22 3 - -
City of London - 3 £275 -
East of England +5 2 £288 -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £288 -
South East -13 1 £345 +38.00% 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £345 -

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink.

1 15 (36.59%) Cognos
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
4 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (24.39%) Migration
6 10 (24.39%) Data Migration
7 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (19.51%) MS Access
7 8 (19.51%) SAP
8 7 (17.07%) Windows
8 7 (17.07%) Business Objects
8 7 (17.07%) Northgate
9 6 (14.63%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.20%) CIPD
10 5 (12.20%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (12.20%) SAP HR
11 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (9.76%) IIS
11 4 (9.76%) VBA
11 4 (9.76%) Java
11 4 (9.76%) ITIL
11 4 (9.76%) Cognos Impromptu
11 4 (9.76%) ETL
11 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
11 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
11 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (9.76%) Freedom of Information

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) SAP HR
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.88%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (2.44%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 2 (4.88%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) NAS
3 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) MS Access
3 5 (12.20%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (9.76%) Cognos Impromptu
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.32%) Data Mining
5 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.88%) MySQL
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.44%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (7.32%) Back Office
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Consultant
2 7 (17.07%) Applications Support
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Business Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) ETL Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Integration Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) HR Specialist
4 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (4.88%) Development Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Server Support
4 2 (4.88%) Support Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Systems Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Applications Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (7.32%) Reference Data
3 3 (7.32%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) CentOS
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Migration
1 10 (24.39%) Data Migration
2 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) ETL
3 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
3 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.32%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (7.32%) SDLC
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) Workflow
4 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) CRM
4 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) ERP
5 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.88%) High Availability
5 2 (4.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) VBA
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) CIPD
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) NFS
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.88%) Samba
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Cognos
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.51%) SAP
4 7 (17.07%) Business Objects
4 7 (17.07%) Northgate
5 2 (4.88%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.88%) webMethods
5 2 (4.88%) Dell
5 2 (4.88%) Software AG
5 2 (4.88%) Epicor
5 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) Talend
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
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