The table below looks at the statistics for ResourceLink skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ResourceLink over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 613 635 588
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -47
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 8 17 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.031% 0.083%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.19% 0.37% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 27
Median daily rate £375 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £352 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+38.63% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.83

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
4241 4536 5199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.56% 8.26% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2658 2564 3042
Median daily rate £450 £440 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 83 40
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.71 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% +49.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.00 £17.75 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £52.47 £69.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £38.50 £18.63
% change year-on-year
-40.25% +106.65%

ResourceLink
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ResourceLink as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ResourceLink within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 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 +17 8 £375 +30.43% 6
West Midlands -7 3 £388 -6.06%
Walsall - 3 £388 -
London +9 2 £313 -3.84% 1
South East +20 1 £375 +50.00%
City of London -2 1 £313 -3.84%
East Midlands -5 1 £338 +17.39%
North West - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Derbyshire - 1 £338 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ResourceLink 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 ResourceLink.

1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.93%) Northgate
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
5 5 (18.52%) NGA Human Resources
5 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) Bloomberg
6 4 (14.81%) Cognos
6 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.41%) RedPrairie
7 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
7 2 (7.41%) Retail
7 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) JDA
8 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
8 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
8 1 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (3.70%) Biometrics
8 1 (3.70%) ERP
8 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
8 1 (3.70%) ETL
8 1 (3.70%) SQL
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server

ResourceLink
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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HCM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Project Leader
3 5 (18.52%) HR Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) HR Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Project Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) HR Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) HR Officer
6 2 (7.41%) Implementation Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.70%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SAP PI
1 1 (3.70%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Biometrics
2 1 (3.70%) Data Conversion
2 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Change Management
8 1 (3.70%) ERP
8 1 (3.70%) ETL
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Northgate
2 5 (18.52%) NGA Human Resources
3 4 (14.81%) Bloomberg
3 4 (14.81%) Cognos
4 2 (7.41%) JDA
4 2 (7.41%) RedPrairie
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Workday