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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 574 587 544
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -43
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 19 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.021% 0.041%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.42% 0.24% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 5
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£350 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £328 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £430 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £419
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.83 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 - £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
4518 4934 4558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 8.75% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2533 2769 2327
Average daily rate £438 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 77
Average hourly rate £30.75 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £14.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.55 £55.00 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ResourceLink within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ResourceLink Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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 17 April 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 +3 19 £350 +2.94% 3
London +11 8 £425 +21.42% 2
Bristol - 5 £300 -
South West - 5 £300 -
East of England +18 2 £288 -25.32%
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £288 -
South East -18 2 £348 -
Surrey - 1 £345 -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Tamworth - - - - 1

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (33.33%) Cognos
2 18 (27.27%) Finance
3 16 (24.24%) Migration
4 14 (21.21%) SQL
5 12 (18.18%) Windows
5 12 (18.18%) Northgate
5 12 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 10 (15.15%) LAN
7 10 (15.15%) WAN
7 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
7 10 (15.15%) DNS
7 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
8 9 (13.64%) MS Access
9 8 (12.12%) HTTP
9 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.61%) Business Objects
11 6 (9.09%) IIS
11 6 (9.09%) Linux
11 6 (9.09%) ITIL
11 6 (9.09%) SAP
11 6 (9.09%) Data Mining
11 6 (9.09%) Workflow
12 5 (7.58%) Back Office
12 5 (7.58%) Project Management
12 5 (7.58%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (7.58%) Agresso

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (9.09%) IIS
2 4 (6.06%) Apache
2 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Agresso
1 5 (7.58%) SAP HR
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.03%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.52%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
1 10 (15.15%) DNS
1 10 (15.15%) LAN
1 10 (15.15%) WAN
2 8 (12.12%) HTTP
3 2 (3.03%) SSL
3 2 (3.03%) SAN
3 2 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.64%) MS Access
3 6 (9.09%) Data Mining
4 5 (7.58%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.06%) Cognos Impromptu
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.03%) MySQL
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.52%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (1.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 18 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Back Office
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 5 (7.58%) Payroll Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Business Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Manager
7 3 (4.55%) ETL Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Change Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Configuration Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) HR Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Development Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) ODBC
2 2 (3.03%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (4.55%) Reference Data
2 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (6.06%) CentOS
4 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Migration
2 12 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (9.09%) ITIL
4 6 (9.09%) Workflow
5 5 (7.58%) Project Management
5 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 4 (6.06%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.55%) ETL
7 3 (4.55%) ERP
7 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (3.03%) High Availability
8 2 (3.03%) Content Management
8 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.03%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) VBA
3 2 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) CIPD
2 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) NFS
1 2 (3.03%) Samba
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) Cognos
2 12 (18.18%) Northgate
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.61%) Business Objects
5 6 (9.09%) SAP
6 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.55%) JD Edwards
8 2 (3.03%) VMware
8 2 (3.03%) NorthgateArinso
8 2 (3.03%) Epicor
8 2 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle
9 1 (1.52%) CODA
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