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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 611 575 575
Rank change year-on-year
-36 0
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 15 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.071% 0.026%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.37% 0.77% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 6
Average daily rate £313 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £411 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.83 -
UK excluding London average 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
4097 4813 4744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 9.29% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2729 2442
Average daily rate £438 £446 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 38 59
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £27.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.57 £59.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

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 12 February 2016.

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 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 12 February 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
England -26 14 £313 -10.71% 4
London -7 5 £413 +3.12% 1
East Midlands - 5 £275 -
South East +9 2 £250 -28.57% 1
Kent - 2 £250 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
City of London +32 1 £325 -21.21%
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (51.72%) Cognos
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Northgate
6 5 (17.24%) Retail
6 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) ETL
7 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (13.79%) .NET
7 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
7 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (10.34%) NGA Human Resources
8 3 (10.34%) Pentaho
8 3 (10.34%) Struts2
8 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
8 3 (10.34%) Hibernate

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.34%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Pentaho
3 3 (10.34%) ReportNet
4 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Local Government
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (17.24%) HR Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Software Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Web Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) HR Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) HR Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
2 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) Struts
2 3 (10.34%) Struts2
2 3 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (17.24%) ETL
3 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.90%) ERP
4 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Cognos
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) Northgate
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (3.45%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards