The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Analysis over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analysis
Rank 466 422 433
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +11
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 126 149 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 101 91
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£500 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.00

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Technical Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Technical Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -35 120 £500 +21.21% 28
London -2 71 £563 +22.28% 12
South East -21 25 £394 +26.00% 6
Surrey +3 9 £400 -20.00% 3
City of London -5 8 £436 +9.06% 6
North West -7 8 £563 +77.86% 1
Yorkshire -8 8 £300 -14.89% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 - -
Cheshire - 8 £563 -
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
Warrington - 6 £563 -
Leeds -13 5 £275 -21.98% 1
West Yorkshire -14 5 £275 -21.98% 1
Scotland -19 5 £473 +48.11% 1
Glasgow -15 4 £470 +47.33% 1
East of England -8 3 £459 +58.18% 4
Berkshire -10 3 £378 +45.19% 3
South West -30 3 £375 +7.14% 2
Docklands, London +13 2 £513 -21.15%
Gloucestershire -14 2 - - 1
Hampshire -19 2 £366 -5.48%
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £375 - 2
West Midlands -5 1 - - 1
Swindon -11 1 £375 -7.40%
Edinburgh -14 1 £575 +84.00%
Wiltshire -15 1 £375 -7.40%
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £543 - 1

Technical Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Technical Analysis 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 Technical Analysis.

1 104 (36.62%) SQL
2 93 (32.75%) Banking
3 83 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (27.82%) Oracle
5 72 (25.35%) Java
6 71 (25.00%) Finance
7 68 (23.94%) Linux
8 53 (18.66%) Investment Banking
9 52 (18.31%) Windows
10 49 (17.25%) User Stories
11 44 (15.49%) SQL Server
12 43 (15.14%) Microsoft
13 42 (14.79%) Python
14 41 (14.44%) Business Analysis
15 40 (14.08%) RDBMS
15 40 (14.08%) Scrum
15 40 (14.08%) Relational Database
16 39 (13.73%) Hibernate
16 39 (13.73%) Pair Programming
17 35 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (11.97%) Data Modelling
18 34 (11.97%) UNIX
18 34 (11.97%) JavaScript
19 33 (11.62%) OO
20 31 (10.92%) MS Excel
21 29 (10.21%) ITIL
22 28 (9.86%) Migration
23 25 (8.80%) Web Services
23 25 (8.80%) C#

Technical Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Technical Analysis 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 Technical Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.52%) CMS
3 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.06%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.70%) IIS
5 2 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) SAS
6 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 31 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.52%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.06%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.70%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 2 (0.70%) Aligne
3 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.70%) Endur
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) ZaiNet
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.93%) Firewall
2 8 (2.82%) Internet
3 6 (2.11%) LAN
3 6 (2.11%) WAN
4 4 (1.41%) SMTP
4 4 (1.41%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.41%) DNS
4 4 (1.41%) SAN
4 4 (1.41%) DMZ
4 4 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.06%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.06%) Network Security
5 3 (1.06%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (1.06%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.06%) 3G
5 3 (1.06%) GPRS
5 3 (1.06%) VoIP
6 2 (0.70%) FTP
6 2 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 40 (14.08%) RDBMS
2 40 (14.08%) Relational Database
3 21 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (6.34%) QlikView
7 16 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.11%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.11%) Spotfire
8 6 (2.11%) DB2
9 5 (1.76%) DataStage
10 4 (1.41%) MS Access
10 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (1.06%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (8.80%) jMock
2 9 (3.17%) Subversion
3 5 (1.76%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.41%) CruiseControl
4 4 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.06%) Gradle
5 3 (1.06%) Ant
5 3 (1.06%) Maven
5 3 (1.06%) Toad
5 3 (1.06%) ERwin
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.35%) JUnit
7 1 (0.35%) JIRA
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 93 (32.75%) Banking
2 71 (25.00%) Finance
3 53 (18.66%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.23%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.52%) Retail
6 10 (3.52%) Publishing
7 6 (2.11%) Law
8 5 (1.76%) Legal
8 5 (1.76%) Marketing
9 4 (1.41%) Games
10 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.06%) Front Office
11 2 (0.70%) Electronics
11 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.70%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 113 (39.79%) Analyst
2 97 (34.15%) Developer
3 68 (23.94%) Business Analyst
4 40 (14.08%) Java Developer
5 21 (7.39%) Agile Java Developer
6 20 (7.04%) Consultant
7 17 (5.99%) SQL Developer
8 16 (5.63%) Architect
9 15 (5.28%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (4.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 12 (4.23%) Agile Business Analyst
11 12 (4.23%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (3.87%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (3.52%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (2.82%) CRM Analyst
15 7 (2.46%) C# Architect
15 7 (2.46%) C++ Developer
15 7 (2.46%) Quantitative Developer
16 6 (2.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.73%) Hibernate
2 25 (8.80%) Web Services
3 24 (8.45%) J2SE
4 21 (7.39%) XML
4 21 (7.39%) .NET
5 16 (5.63%) HTML
6 15 (5.28%) EJB
7 14 (4.93%) CSS
7 14 (4.93%) JSP
8 13 (4.58%) Servlets
8 13 (4.58%) DHTML
8 13 (4.58%) XSL
9 5 (1.76%) XSLT
9 5 (1.76%) STL
10 4 (1.41%) SOAP
10 4 (1.41%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.06%) EDI
11 3 (1.06%) JMS
11 3 (1.06%) WSDL
11 3 (1.06%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.75%) Fixed Income
3 8 (2.82%) Mathematics
3 8 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.82%) Credit Risk
4 7 (2.46%) Visualisation
4 7 (2.46%) Open Source
4 7 (2.46%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.11%) Market Risk
6 5 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.41%) AS400
7 4 (1.41%) Online Games
7 4 (1.41%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.41%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.41%) iSeries
8 3 (1.06%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.06%) FMCG
8 3 (1.06%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.06%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.94%) Linux
2 52 (18.31%) Windows
3 34 (11.97%) UNIX
4 8 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.06%) Solaris
8 2 (0.70%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.25%) User Stories
3 41 (14.44%) Business Analysis
4 40 (14.08%) Scrum
5 39 (13.73%) Pair Programming
6 35 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (11.97%) Data Modelling
8 33 (11.62%) OO
9 29 (10.21%) ITIL
10 28 (9.86%) Migration
11 25 (8.80%) TDD
11 25 (8.80%) Kalman Filter
12 24 (8.45%) Web Development
12 24 (8.45%) OOD
13 22 (7.75%) CRM
14 15 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (4.58%) BDD
17 12 (4.23%) Project Management
17 12 (4.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (36.62%) SQL
2 72 (25.35%) Java
3 42 (14.79%) Python
4 34 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.80%) C#
6 23 (8.10%) PL/SQL
6 23 (8.10%) VBA
7 14 (4.93%) C++
8 10 (3.52%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.46%) C
10 5 (1.76%) ABAP
10 5 (1.76%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.41%) RPG IV
11 4 (1.41%) VB
11 4 (1.41%) RPG
12 3 (1.06%) Perl
12 3 (1.06%) Ruby
12 3 (1.06%) RPG/400
13 2 (0.70%) XPath
13 2 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (5.63%) Degree
2 7 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.11%) CISSP
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.41%) ISEB
4 4 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) HND
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PMP
6 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.58%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) Basel III
2 3 (1.06%) COREP
2 3 (1.06%) FINREP
3 2 (0.70%) MiFID
3 2 (0.70%) EMIR
3 2 (0.70%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.41%) XenApp
3 4 (1.41%) vSphere
4 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.70%) Postfix
5 2 (0.70%) KVM
6 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) Nessus
2 5 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.06%) Puppet
4 2 (0.70%) yum
4 2 (0.70%) Nagios
4 2 (0.70%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.35%) Foglight
5 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.35%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.35%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 79 (27.82%) Oracle
2 43 (15.14%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.93%) Hyperion
3 14 (4.93%) IBM
4 13 (4.58%) Sybase
5 12 (4.23%) VMware
6 11 (3.87%) SAP
7 7 (2.46%) Citrix
7 7 (2.46%) HP
8 6 (2.11%) Cisco
8 6 (2.11%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.76%) Tableau
9 5 (1.76%) McAfee
9 5 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.41%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.41%) Cognos
10 4 (1.41%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.06%) Dell
11 3 (1.06%) Fidessa
11 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
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