The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 553 536 562
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 31 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.054% 0.026%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.64% 0.60% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 3
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£375 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £463 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £438 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4831 4529 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.16% 9.04% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2507 2289 2536
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 54
Average hourly rate £32.03 £32.58 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £61.00 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.41 £35.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.05%

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 10 July 2014.

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 17 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 10 July 2014. 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 -11 30 £375 -11.76% 4
North West - 13 £428 - 2
London +8 12 £375 -3.22% 2
South East -3 5 £300 -33.33%
Manchester - 4 £330 -
City of London +27 2 £343 -2.14%
Hampshire - 2 £250 -
Southampton - 1 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Hull - - - -
South West - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 12 (28.57%) SAP
2 11 (26.19%) Northgate
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 10 (23.81%) SaaS
3 10 (23.81%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 7 (16.67%) Dell
4 7 (16.67%) VBA
4 7 (16.67%) Java
4 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 7 (16.67%) Degree
5 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.29%) Perl
5 6 (14.29%) Python
5 6 (14.29%) Software AG
5 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 6 (14.29%) webMethods
6 5 (11.90%) Oracle
6 5 (11.90%) Cognos
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) i-GRasp
7 4 (9.52%) Retail
7 4 (9.52%) Time Management
7 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Cognos Impromptu
7 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
7 4 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
1 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) SaaS
1 10 (23.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Intranet
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Integration Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Payroll Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Manager
5 3 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.38%) IT Architect
7 1 (2.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.38%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) E-Learning
2 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.38%) EPoS
2 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Project Management
2 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
4 4 (9.52%) Time Management
4 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.76%) System Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) ERP
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.38%) Validation
7 1 (2.38%) IT Governance
7 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Data Mapping
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) VBA
2 7 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Perl
3 6 (14.29%) Python
3 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
1 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) SAP
2 11 (26.19%) Northgate
3 7 (16.67%) Dell
4 6 (14.29%) Software AG
4 6 (14.29%) webMethods
5 5 (11.90%) Cognos
5 5 (11.90%) Oracle
6 4 (9.52%) i-GRasp
7 3 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (7.14%) Sage
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix
8 1 (2.38%) Civica
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