The table below looks at the statistics for TargetLink skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TargetLink over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
dSPACE TargetLink
Rank - 639 622
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Applications category - 0.030% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
5619 6737 6993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.59% 12.05% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3375 3813 3795
Median daily rate £340 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 649 720
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

TargetLink
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TargetLink as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

TargetLink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TargetLink
Hourly Rate Trend

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

TargetLink Hourly Rate Trend in the UK