The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SCORM in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCORM over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
Rank 585 566 562
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing SCORM 27 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.017% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.055% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 6
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£300 £294 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £415 £200
% change year-on-year
-29.25% +107.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17936 16328 16555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.70% 31.63% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11242 10219 9694
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 660 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

SCORM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCORM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCORM
Daily Rate Trend

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

SCORM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCORM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCORM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

SCORM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCORM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SCORM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCORM
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCORM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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 -15 24 £300 -4.00% 4
South East -14 13 £286 -36.38% 1
Hampshire - 8 £370 -
London +4 5 £320 +18.51% 1
Portsmouth - 5 - -
West Midlands - 4 £300 -
South West -36 1 £175 -54.00% 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £175 - 2
Plymouth - 1 £175 -
North West - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -

SCORM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCORM 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 SCORM.

1 42 (91.30%) E-Learning
2 28 (60.87%) HTML
3 20 (43.48%) CSS
4 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
4 17 (36.96%) Learning Management System
5 16 (34.78%) Photoshop
5 16 (34.78%) HTML5
6 14 (30.43%) Flash
6 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 14 (30.43%) Moodle
7 13 (28.26%) PHP
8 11 (23.91%) MVC
9 9 (19.57%) Legal
9 9 (19.57%) MySQL
10 8 (17.39%) XML
10 8 (17.39%) Symfony
11 7 (15.22%) Time Management
11 7 (15.22%) Adobe Captivate
11 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.22%) Subversion
11 7 (15.22%) OO
11 7 (15.22%) .NET
11 7 (15.22%) Adobe
12 6 (13.04%) C#
12 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
12 6 (13.04%) ActionScript
12 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
12 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
12 6 (13.04%) Windows

SCORM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCORM 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 SCORM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (30.43%) Moodle
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Photoshop
2 7 (15.22%) Adobe Captivate
3 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
4 4 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (6.52%) Fireworks
5 3 (6.52%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (6.52%) MS Office
5 3 (6.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (2.17%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (2.17%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) MySQL
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Subversion
2 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.87%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.52%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.35%) PeopleTools
6 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (19.57%) Legal
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Games
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (71.74%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) E-Learning Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Software Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Cloud Software Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Cloud Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Author
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Author
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (60.87%) HTML
2 20 (43.48%) CSS
3 16 (34.78%) HTML5
4 14 (30.43%) Flash
5 8 (17.39%) XML
5 8 (17.39%) Symfony
6 7 (15.22%) .NET
7 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
7 6 (13.04%) Yii
8 5 (10.87%) CakePHP
8 5 (10.87%) jQuery
8 5 (10.87%) Laravel
9 4 (8.70%) LAMP
10 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.52%) Web Services
10 3 (6.52%) Middleware
11 1 (2.17%) XML Schema
11 1 (2.17%) REST
11 1 (2.17%) CSS3
11 1 (2.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (91.30%) E-Learning
2 17 (36.96%) Learning Management System
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.17%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) MVC
2 7 (15.22%) OO
2 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.22%) Time Management
3 5 (10.87%) Web Accessibility
3 5 (10.87%) Content Management
4 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Software Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) OO PHP
5 3 (6.52%) TDD
5 3 (6.52%) Scrum
5 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.52%) SOA
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Web Development
6 2 (4.35%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.17%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
2 13 (28.26%) PHP
3 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
3 6 (13.04%) ActionScript
3 6 (13.04%) C#
4 4 (8.70%) ActionScript 2.0
5 3 (6.52%) PHP5
5 3 (6.52%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.17%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Adobe
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Lotus
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