The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Terracotta products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Terracotta over the 3 months to 3 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Terracotta, Inc.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Terracotta
Rank 624 612 574
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing Terracotta 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.016% 0.008% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£469 £396 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.37% -39.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - -
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24958 24663 23724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.83% 45.07% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14675 13604 12843
Average daily rate £400 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1068 1189
Average hourly rate £18.07 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

Terracotta
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Terracotta Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Terracotta
Daily Rate Trend

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

Terracotta Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Terracotta
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Terracotta within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 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 -7 4 £469 +18.37% 1
East of England +4 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
London -14 1 £500 +26.26% 1
South East - 1 £438 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £438 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £438 -

Terracotta
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Terracotta 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 Terracotta.

1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Lucene
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
3 2 (40.00%) Java EE
3 2 (40.00%) Biology
3 2 (40.00%) Life Science
3 2 (40.00%) Spring Security
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Wicket
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) OAuth
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (40.00%) OAuth2
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum

Terracotta
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Terracotta 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 Terracotta. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (20.00%) GemFire
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) webMethods Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Servlets
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) Lucene
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Java EE
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Security
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Wicket
2 2 (40.00%) OAuth
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) OAuth2
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (20.00%) XML Messaging
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Biology
1 2 (40.00%) Life Science
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) webMethods
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Compaq
2 1 (20.00%) Software AG