The table below looks at the statistics for RIATest skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIATest over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cogitek RIATest
Rank 599 - 569
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RIATest 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.013% - 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7436 6024 5944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.64% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5098 3876 3531
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 145 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £18.90 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

RIATest
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RIATest within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RIATest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RIATest
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RIATest within the UK.

RIATest Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RIATest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RIATest 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 RIATest.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) QlikView
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Sybase
2 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Infragistics
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing

RIATest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RIATest 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 RIATest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) QlikView
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Sybase
1 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) Infragistics