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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 607 563 553
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -10
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 13 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.088% 0.051%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.28% 0.94% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 17
Average daily rate
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£394 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £586 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.57 £13.46 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4587 5087 4627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 9.31% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2586 2607 2361
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +4.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 71 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.16 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.79% +55.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.05 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.22 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +40.00%

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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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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 -59 13 £394 +5.00% 4
London -17 5 £275 -26.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £413 -
Milton Keynes -4 4 £413 -
South East -13 4 £413 +47.32%
North West -42 4 £400 -26.60%
City of London -11 3 £275 -19.70% 1
Preston -3 2 - -
Lancashire -5 2 - -
Manchester -9 2 £400 +60.00%
Hackney - 1 - -

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (47.06%) Cognos
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
4 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
5 8 (23.53%) MS Access
5 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 8 (23.53%) SAP
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) CIPD
7 5 (14.71%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (14.71%) SAP HR
7 5 (14.71%) ITIL
7 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.76%) Cognos Impromptu
8 4 (11.76%) Windows
8 4 (11.76%) IIS
8 4 (11.76%) Java
8 4 (11.76%) Northgate
8 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
8 4 (11.76%) Retail
8 4 (11.76%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (11.76%) NorthgateArinso
9 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (8.82%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
9 3 (8.82%) SDLC
9 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (8.82%) Degree

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) SAP HR
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.94%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (5.88%) Boomi
2 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 8 (23.53%) MS Access
2 5 (14.71%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (11.76%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.94%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Applications Support
2 6 (17.65%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Business Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Support Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Report Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Server Support
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Linux Support
6 1 (2.94%) Payroll Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Data Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (5.88%) LLPG
3 2 (5.88%) GIS
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) CentOS
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) ITIL
1 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
3 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (8.82%) SDLC
3 3 (8.82%) CRM
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Workflow
4 2 (5.88%) Content Management
4 2 (5.88%) ERP
4 2 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.94%) Data Mapping
5 1 (2.94%) ETL Development
5 1 (2.94%) Metadata Management
5 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.94%) ETL
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) Perl
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VBA
3 2 (5.88%) Python
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) CIPD
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Cognos
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) SAP
4 4 (11.76%) Northgate
4 4 (11.76%) NorthgateArinso
5 3 (8.82%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) Dell
6 2 (5.88%) Software AG
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (5.88%) JD Edwards
6 2 (5.88%) webMethods
7 1 (2.94%) Talend
7 1 (2.94%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
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