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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 578 562 540
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 29 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.031% 0.047%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.60% 0.34% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £268 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £288 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.60% -24.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.83 - £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 - £35.00

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
4796 4685 5041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.41% 9.01% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2824 2540 2518
Average daily rate £450 £440 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 70 101
Average hourly rate £23.25 £33.55 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.70% -6.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £16.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.60 £60.76 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £35.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-33.05% -0.41%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -7 29 £300 - 17
London +13 19 £300 -18.64% 15
Lancashire - 5 £175 -
North West - 5 £175 -
South East -13 4 £295 -30.58%
City of London - 2 £288 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 £375 -
South West - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (30.86%) SQL
2 19 (23.46%) SAP
3 17 (20.99%) SuccessFactors
3 17 (20.99%) SaaS
4 16 (19.75%) Degree
5 15 (18.52%) Finance
5 15 (18.52%) VBA
5 15 (18.52%) Perl
6 14 (17.28%) PL/SQL
6 14 (17.28%) Java
6 14 (17.28%) Dell
6 14 (17.28%) Migration
6 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
7 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
7 13 (16.05%) Shell Script
7 13 (16.05%) webMethods
7 13 (16.05%) Software AG
7 13 (16.05%) Python
8 12 (14.81%) Cognos
8 12 (14.81%) Northgate
8 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (11.11%) Data Migration
10 8 (9.88%) Windows
10 8 (9.88%) Oracle
10 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
10 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
11 7 (8.64%) Retail
11 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (7.41%) Performance Management

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (2.47%) IIS
1 2 (2.47%) Apache
1 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.47%) SAS
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Agresso
2 1 (1.23%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.99%) SaaS
1 17 (20.99%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.47%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) LAN
1 6 (7.41%) WAN
1 6 (7.41%) HTTP
1 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 6 (7.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.23%) Intranet
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.70%) Ingres
4 2 (2.47%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Analyst
2 14 (17.28%) Developer
3 13 (16.05%) Architect
3 13 (16.05%) Project Manager
4 10 (12.35%) Systems Manager
5 8 (9.88%) Payroll Manager
6 7 (8.64%) Integration Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.41%) Administrator
8 5 (6.17%) Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Applications Support
10 3 (3.70%) Data Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
11 2 (2.47%) Oracle Consultant
11 2 (2.47%) Implementation Manager
11 2 (2.47%) Analyst Developer
11 2 (2.47%) Change Analyst
12 1 (1.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) ODBC
2 2 (2.47%) XHTML
2 2 (2.47%) jQuery
2 2 (2.47%) HTML
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.23%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.23%) EPoS
3 1 (1.23%) NHS
3 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.47%) CentOS
3 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.47%) UNIX
3 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Migration
2 9 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.41%) ERP
4 6 (7.41%) Performance Management
5 5 (6.17%) Project Management
6 3 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.47%) System Testing
7 2 (2.47%) Time Management
7 2 (2.47%) Change Control
7 2 (2.47%) Line Management
7 2 (2.47%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.47%) SOA
7 2 (2.47%) ETL
7 2 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.47%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.47%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.23%) IT Governance
8 1 (1.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.86%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) Perl
2 15 (18.52%) VBA
3 14 (17.28%) PL/SQL
3 14 (17.28%) Java
4 13 (16.05%) Python
4 13 (16.05%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.47%) VB6
5 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.47%) C
5 2 (2.47%) C#
5 2 (2.47%) COBOL
5 2 (2.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) Degree
2 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) SAP
2 14 (17.28%) Dell
3 13 (16.05%) webMethods
3 13 (16.05%) Software AG
4 12 (14.81%) Cognos
4 12 (14.81%) Northgate
5 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.88%) Oracle
6 4 (4.94%) NorthgateArinso
7 2 (2.47%) i-GRasp
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.47%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.23%) CODA
8 1 (1.23%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.23%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix
8 1 (1.23%) Red Gate
8 1 (1.23%) Civica
8 1 (1.23%) Ceridian
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