The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Royalblue products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Royalblue over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Royalblue.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Royalblue
Rank - 537 -
Contract jobs citing Royalblue 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £140 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £140 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25052 22396 27843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 46.96% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14091 11884 14183
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1189 1316
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

Royalblue
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Royalblue Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Royalblue
Daily Rate Trend

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

Royalblue Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Royalblue
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Royalblue within the UK.

Royalblue Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Royalblue
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Royalblue 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 Royalblue.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) FrontRange
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Royalblue
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Royalblue 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 Royalblue. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) FrontRange