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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NGA HR ResourceLink Aurora
Rank 560 558 580
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Contract jobs citing ResourceLink 51 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.047% 0.014%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.00% 0.52% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 2
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£375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.46 - -
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
5093 4776 5406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.02% 8.93% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2525 2650
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £436
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 89 68
Average hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £11.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.37 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+71.52% -26.54%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +16 49 £375 -11.76%
London +28 17 £383 -10.00%
North West - 16 £545 -
South East +6 11 £250 -41.17%
East of England -19 5 £500 +166.66%
City of London - 5 £343 -
Manchester - 1 £250 -
Peterborough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Hull - - - -

ResourceLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (28.99%) SQL
1 20 (28.99%) SAP
2 18 (26.09%) SaaS
2 18 (26.09%) SuccessFactors
3 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 15 (21.74%) VBA
3 15 (21.74%) Java
3 15 (21.74%) PL/SQL
3 15 (21.74%) Dell
4 14 (20.29%) Software AG
4 14 (20.29%) Shell Script
4 14 (20.29%) webMethods
4 14 (20.29%) Perl
4 14 (20.29%) Python
4 14 (20.29%) Degree
4 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
5 12 (17.39%) Northgate
6 11 (15.94%) Oracle
7 8 (11.59%) Migration
8 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.14%) Cognos
8 7 (10.14%) Data Migration
9 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
9 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (8.70%) Project Management
9 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
10 5 (7.25%) ERP
11 4 (5.80%) Time Management

ResourceLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) SaaS
1 18 (26.09%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.90%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Intranet
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.80%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) Ingres
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (5.80%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Architect
3 11 (15.94%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Integration Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Systems Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Payroll Manager
7 5 (7.25%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Implementation Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Implementation Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Junior
10 1 (1.45%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.45%) EPoS
2 1 (1.45%) NHS
2 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Windows
1 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) Migration
2 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (10.14%) Data Migration
3 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (8.70%) Project Management
3 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
4 5 (7.25%) ERP
5 4 (5.80%) Time Management
5 4 (5.80%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (4.35%) Line Management
6 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.90%) System Testing
7 2 (2.90%) ETL
7 2 (2.90%) Change Management
8 1 (1.45%) Validation
8 1 (1.45%) Information Security
8 1 (1.45%) IT Governance
8 1 (1.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.45%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) SQL
2 15 (21.74%) VBA
2 15 (21.74%) Java
2 15 (21.74%) PL/SQL
3 14 (20.29%) Perl
3 14 (20.29%) Python
3 14 (20.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) Degree
2 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) SAP
2 15 (21.74%) Dell
3 14 (20.29%) Software AG
3 14 (20.29%) webMethods
4 12 (17.39%) Northgate
5 11 (15.94%) Oracle
6 7 (10.14%) Cognos
7 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.80%) i-GRasp
9 3 (4.35%) Sage
10 2 (2.90%) NorthgateArinso
10 2 (2.90%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (1.45%) Red Gate
11 1 (1.45%) Civica
11 1 (1.45%) Ceridian
11 1 (1.45%) Citrix
11 1 (1.45%) Business Objects