The table below looks at the statistics for Synon skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Synon over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synon
Rank - 560 -
Contract jobs citing Synon 0 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.034% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £263 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Synon
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Synon Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Synon
Daily Rate Trend

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

Synon Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Synon
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Synon Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Synon
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Synon within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Southampton - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
England - - - -

Synon
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Synon 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 Synon.

1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) iSeries
2 3 (33.33%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) RPG IV
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) RPG
3 2 (22.22%) Synon Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) RPG III
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) ADO
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
4 1 (11.11%) HTML

Synon
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Synon 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 Synon. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Synon Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Synon Analyst Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) ADO
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iSeries
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) RPG IV
3 2 (22.22%) RPG
4 1 (11.11%) RPG III
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards