The table below looks at the statistics for the Tools Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tools Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tools Developer
Rank 594 586 548
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Tools Developer 2 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.018% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate
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- £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £413 -
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Tools Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tools Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tools Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Tools Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Tools Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Tools Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Tools Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Tools Developer
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tools Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -29 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -

Tools Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Tools Developer in their job title 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 with Tools Developer in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Front Office
3 3 (37.50%) Swaptions
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) Confluence
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall

Tools Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Tools Developer in their job title 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 with Tools Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) FishEye
3 2 (25.00%) Gradle
3 2 (25.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) SilkTest
4 1 (12.50%) SilkCentral
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Front Office
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Swaptions
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (25.00%) Groovy
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Micro Focus
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft