The table below looks at the statistics for Trac skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Trac over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Trac
Rank 575 542 532
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Contract jobs citing Trac 8 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Average daily rate
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£373 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £360 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - -

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
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Trac
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Trac Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Trac
Daily Rate Trend

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

Trac Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Trac
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Trac Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Trac
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Trac within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -21 8 £373 -0.66%
South East -5 4 £320 -14.66%
Worthing - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - -
London -8 1 £425 +9.67%
Brighton - 1 £320 -
East Sussex - 1 £320 -
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
City of London - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Bath - - - -

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Trac 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 Trac.

1 25 (71.43%) Subversion
2 21 (60.00%) JIRA
3 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 19 (54.29%) HTML
5 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (40.00%) jQuery
6 14 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 13 (37.14%) Ajax
7 13 (37.14%) Python
7 13 (37.14%) MVC
7 13 (37.14%) Jenkins
8 12 (34.29%) PHP
9 11 (31.43%) CSS
10 10 (28.57%) Web Services
11 9 (25.71%) SQL
11 9 (25.71%) BDD
12 8 (22.86%) Ruby
12 8 (22.86%) Google Analytics
12 8 (22.86%) Google
12 8 (22.86%) Java
12 8 (22.86%) Windows
12 8 (22.86%) OO
12 8 (22.86%) Basecamp
12 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
12 8 (22.86%) Analytics
13 7 (20.00%) Linux
13 7 (20.00%) HTML5
13 7 (20.00%) Hudson
14 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Trac 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 Trac. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) WebLogic Portal
1 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
1 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Basecamp
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
2 3 (8.57%) HTTP
3 2 (5.71%) NAS
4 1 (2.86%) Broadband
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) Telnet
4 1 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (71.43%) Subversion
2 21 (60.00%) JIRA
3 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (37.14%) Jenkins
5 7 (20.00%) Hudson
6 6 (17.14%) Bugzilla
6 6 (17.14%) QUnit
6 6 (17.14%) Jasmine
6 6 (17.14%) Sinon.JS
7 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
7 4 (11.43%) LabVIEW
7 4 (11.43%) Redmine
8 3 (8.57%) FogBugz
8 3 (8.57%) Mercurial
9 2 (5.71%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Web Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Senior Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Test Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Tester
3 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Web Developer
4 3 (8.57%) PHP Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Validation Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Development Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) HTML
2 14 (40.00%) jQuery
3 13 (37.14%) Ajax
4 11 (31.43%) CSS
5 10 (28.57%) Web Services
6 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
7 7 (20.00%) HTML5
8 6 (17.14%) CSS3
9 5 (14.29%) Sass
9 5 (14.29%) RESTful
10 4 (11.43%) XML
10 4 (11.43%) XSLT
10 4 (11.43%) Gherkin
11 3 (8.57%) Middleware
11 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
11 3 (8.57%) J2EE
11 3 (8.57%) XHTML
11 3 (8.57%) XSL
11 3 (8.57%) Spring
11 3 (8.57%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) User Experience
2 5 (14.29%) W3C
3 4 (11.43%) STB
4 3 (8.57%) DTV
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.57%) UNIX
5 2 (5.71%) Android
5 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (37.14%) MVC
4 9 (25.71%) BDD
5 8 (22.86%) OO
5 8 (22.86%) Analytics
6 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 5 (14.29%) OOP
7 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 5 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Scrum
8 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.43%) SOA
8 4 (11.43%) Validation
8 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.57%) OO PHP
9 3 (8.57%) Project Management
9 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 13 (37.14%) Python
3 12 (34.29%) PHP
4 9 (25.71%) SQL
5 8 (22.86%) Ruby
5 8 (22.86%) Java
6 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
7 4 (11.43%) Scala
7 4 (11.43%) C++
8 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
8 3 (8.57%) PHP5
9 2 (5.71%) C#
10 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.86%) Perl
10 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
1 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Google
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Zend