The first table below looks at the demand for Smarty skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smarty over the 3 months to 18 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smarty
Rank 580 539 540
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +1
Contract jobs citing Smarty 7 5 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.010% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.046% 0.039% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 23
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £290 £250
% change year-on-year
- +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

Smarty
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smarty within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Smarty Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Smarty
Daily Rate Trend

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

Smarty Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Smarty
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Smarty Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Smarty
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smarty within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -85 7 £300 +20.00% 8
South East -9 5 - -
London -25 2 £300 +33.33% 5
Norwich - - - -
Oakham - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Rutland - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Smarty
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Smarty 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 Smarty.

1 30 (100.00%) PHP
2 28 (93.33%) MySQL
3 27 (90.00%) CSS
4 26 (86.67%) HTML
5 23 (76.67%) Linux
5 23 (76.67%) OO
6 22 (73.33%) JavaScript
7 21 (70.00%) XML
7 21 (70.00%) OOP
8 17 (56.67%) Subversion
8 17 (56.67%) jQuery
9 16 (53.33%) PHP5
10 15 (50.00%) Zend
11 11 (36.67%) Symfony
11 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
12 10 (33.33%) XHTML
13 9 (30.00%) C#
13 9 (30.00%) UNIX
13 9 (30.00%) SOAP
13 9 (30.00%) SQL
13 9 (30.00%) .NET
13 9 (30.00%) MVC
13 9 (30.00%) YUI
13 9 (30.00%) CodeIgniter
13 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
13 9 (30.00%) Kohana
13 9 (30.00%) Ajax
14 8 (26.67%) Statistical Analysis
14 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
14 8 (26.67%) Validation

Smarty
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Smarty 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 Smarty. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (26.67%) Apache
2 6 (20.00%) nginx
3 2 (6.67%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (93.33%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Subversion
2 6 (20.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) Sublime Text
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
2 26 (86.67%) PHP Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Senior PHP Developer
4 4 (13.33%) PHP Zend Developer
5 3 (10.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) PHP Programmer
5 3 (10.00%) Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.33%) UI Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (3.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.33%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) CSS
2 26 (86.67%) HTML
3 21 (70.00%) XML
4 17 (56.67%) jQuery
5 11 (36.67%) Symfony
6 10 (33.33%) XHTML
7 9 (30.00%) SOAP
7 9 (30.00%) .NET
7 9 (30.00%) YUI
7 9 (30.00%) CodeIgniter
7 9 (30.00%) Kohana
7 9 (30.00%) Ajax
8 7 (23.33%) CSS3
8 7 (23.33%) HTML5
9 4 (13.33%) Zend Framework
10 2 (6.67%) LAMP
11 1 (3.33%) Gearman
11 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (3.33%) Mustache
11 1 (3.33%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) OO
2 21 (70.00%) OOP
3 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
4 9 (30.00%) MVC
4 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Statistical Analysis
5 8 (26.67%) Validation
6 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) OO PHP
8 1 (3.33%) Web Development
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) PHP
2 22 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (53.33%) PHP5
4 9 (30.00%) C#
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Capistrano
1 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Zend
2 6 (20.00%) Rackspace
3 2 (6.67%) Mercator