The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smarty
Rank 586 592 557
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -35
Contract jobs citing Smarty 7 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.012% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.047% 0.046% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £300 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £290
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 10 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 17 April 2015. 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 -4 7 £425 +41.66% 5
London +8 5 £450 +50.00% 4
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Esher - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1

Smarty
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
2 17 (89.47%) HTML5
3 15 (78.95%) PHP
4 13 (68.42%) jQuery
5 11 (57.89%) Mustache
5 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
5 11 (57.89%) User Experience
6 10 (52.63%) Sass
6 10 (52.63%) LESS
6 10 (52.63%) Web Development
7 9 (47.37%) HTTP
7 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (47.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (42.11%) Sinon.JS
8 8 (42.11%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (42.11%) Backbone.js
8 8 (42.11%) Ember.js
8 8 (42.11%) QUnit
8 8 (42.11%) Jasmine
8 8 (42.11%) YUI
8 8 (42.11%) Ext JS
8 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
8 8 (42.11%) CSS3
9 7 (36.84%) Node.js
9 7 (36.84%) Scala
10 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
10 6 (31.58%) REST
10 6 (31.58%) Cucumber

Smarty
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) Node.js
2 4 (21.05%) CMS
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) nginx
5 1 (5.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) osCommerce
1 3 (15.79%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
1 8 (42.11%) QUnit
1 8 (42.11%) Jasmine
1 8 (42.11%) Sinon.JS
1 8 (42.11%) Karma Test Runner
2 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
2 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 6 (31.58%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (21.05%) PHP Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
2 17 (89.47%) HTML5
3 13 (68.42%) jQuery
4 11 (57.89%) Mustache
4 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
5 10 (52.63%) Sass
5 10 (52.63%) LESS
6 9 (47.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (42.11%) CSS3
7 8 (42.11%) Backbone.js
7 8 (42.11%) YUI
7 8 (42.11%) Ember.js
7 8 (42.11%) Ext JS
8 6 (31.58%) REST
8 6 (31.58%) Ajax
9 4 (21.05%) Web Services
10 1 (5.26%) LAMP
10 1 (5.26%) .NET
10 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Digital Media
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Web Development
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Progressive Enhancement
4 5 (26.32%) Graceful Degradation
4 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (15.79%) Web Design
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) OOP
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (78.95%) PHP
3 7 (36.84%) Scala
4 2 (10.53%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Zend