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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 599 568 531
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -37
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 14 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.045% 0.053%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.32% 0.50% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 15
Average daily rate
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£373 £330 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% -22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £397 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.63 - -
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
4434 4798 4537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.07% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2507 2511 2286
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £50.25 £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £36.90
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -24.11%

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 3 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 12 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 3 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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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 -40 14 £373 +12.87% 1
London -14 6 £275 -26.66%
North West -21 5 £400 +21.21%
Lancashire +3 3 - -
Preston +1 3 - -
City of London -5 3 £275 -29.48%
South East -14 3 £391 +30.41% 1
Milton Keynes +1 2 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £438 -
Manchester -11 2 £400 +21.21%
Surrey -6 1 £345 -1.42%
Hackney - 1 - -

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 16 (50.00%) Cognos
2 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 8 (25.00%) SAP
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) MS Access
4 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
5 5 (15.63%) Business Objects
5 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (15.63%) SAP HR
5 5 (15.63%) CIPD
6 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.50%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (12.50%) IIS
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) CRM
7 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
7 3 (9.38%) SDLC
7 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
7 3 (9.38%) SuccessFactors

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SAP HR
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.13%) SAP HCM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (6.25%) Boomi
2 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
1 7 (21.88%) MS Access
2 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (12.50%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.25%) MySQL
5 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.13%) EDRMS
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Consultant
1 7 (21.88%) Applications Support
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Business Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Server Support
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Integration Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Report Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.13%) Payroll Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.38%) CRM
3 3 (9.38%) SDLC
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.25%) ERP
4 2 (6.25%) Workflow
4 2 (6.25%) Content Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Management
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.25%) VBA
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) CIPD
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Cognos
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) SAP
3 5 (15.63%) Business Objects
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Northgate
5 2 (6.25%) NorthgateArinso
5 2 (6.25%) JD Edwards
5 2 (6.25%) webMethods
5 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (6.25%) Dell
5 2 (6.25%) Software AG
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Talend