The first table below looks at the demand for SilkPerformer skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SilkPerformer over the 3 months to 16 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 of the Development Applications category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Borland SilkPerformer
Rank 600 550 584
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +34
Contract jobs citing SilkPerformer 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.043% 0.036% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £385 - £360
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 - £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7045 5495 5884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 11.31% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3484 3429
Average daily rate £375 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 143 206
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%

SilkPerformer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SilkPerformer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SilkPerformer
Daily Rate Trend

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

SilkPerformer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SilkPerformer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SilkPerformer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SilkPerformer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SilkPerformer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SilkPerformer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SilkPerformer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SilkPerformer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -36 3 £385 - 2
London -36 2 £475 - 1
City of London - 1 £475 -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -

SilkPerformer
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SilkPerformer 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 SilkPerformer.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) EasyMock
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (25.00%) German Language
3 1 (25.00%) Mashup
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) jMock
3 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) SilkTest
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Serena
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Borland
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) JDeveloper
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro

SilkPerformer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SilkPerformer 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 SilkPerformer. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) EasyMock
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) jMock
2 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) SilkTest
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) JDeveloper
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mashup
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Serena
2 1 (25.00%) Borland