The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Trac
Rank 568 520 570
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +50
Contract jobs citing Trac 19 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.038% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.34% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 5
Average daily rate £375 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-49.23% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6782 5367 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4327 3422 3405
Average daily rate £375 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 201
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Trac Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 18 £375 - 1
London -8 16 £375 -6.25% 1
Glasgow +8 1 - -
City of London +1 1 - -
South East -1 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 - -
East of England -24 1 £165 -49.23%
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Bath - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South West - - - -
Sussex - - - -
North West - - - -

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (86.21%) Subversion
2 21 (72.41%) JIRA
3 14 (48.28%) XML
3 14 (48.28%) Git (software)
4 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (41.38%) Web Services
5 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
6 11 (37.93%) CSS
6 11 (37.93%) Linux
6 11 (37.93%) RESTful
7 10 (34.48%) TDD
8 9 (31.03%) Pair Programming
8 9 (31.03%) BDD
8 9 (31.03%) LESS
9 8 (27.59%) Content Management
10 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
10 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
10 7 (24.14%) Scala
10 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (24.14%) HTML
10 7 (24.14%) Sass
10 7 (24.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (20.69%) Python
11 6 (20.69%) DTV
11 6 (20.69%) Bugzilla
11 6 (20.69%) XQuery
11 6 (20.69%) Middleware
11 6 (20.69%) User Experience Design
11 6 (20.69%) Information Architecture
11 6 (20.69%) WebSockets

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) SAS
1 2 (6.90%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DHCP
1 4 (13.79%) FTP
1 4 (13.79%) Broadband
1 4 (13.79%) Wireless
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) IPv4
3 2 (6.90%) IPv6
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) 802.11
3 2 (6.90%) DSL
3 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) NAS
3 2 (6.90%) TELNET
4 1 (3.45%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
1 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SQLite
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (86.21%) Subversion
2 21 (72.41%) JIRA
3 14 (48.28%) Git (software)
4 6 (20.69%) Bugzilla
5 3 (10.34%) Redmine
6 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.90%) ClearQuest
7 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium
7 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.45%) FogBugz
7 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.45%) Hudson
7 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Scala Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Development Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Development Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) XML
2 12 (41.38%) Web Services
3 11 (37.93%) CSS
3 11 (37.93%) RESTful
4 9 (31.03%) LESS
5 7 (24.14%) Sass
5 7 (24.14%) HTML
6 6 (20.69%) Middleware
6 6 (20.69%) WebSockets
7 3 (10.34%) WebKit
7 3 (10.34%) Backbone.js
7 3 (10.34%) JSON
7 3 (10.34%) Qt
7 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.34%) OpenGL
7 3 (10.34%) HTML5
8 2 (6.90%) Java SE
8 2 (6.90%) .NET
9 1 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) DTV
1 6 (20.69%) STB
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Wiki
4 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) TDD
3 9 (31.03%) Pair Programming
3 9 (31.03%) BDD
4 8 (27.59%) Content Management
5 6 (20.69%) User Experience Design
5 6 (20.69%) Information Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Use Case
7 2 (6.90%) Release Management
7 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.45%) OO
8 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.45%) MVC
8 1 (3.45%) Validation
8 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) Scala
3 6 (20.69%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) XQuery
4 5 (17.24%) PHP
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) C
4 5 (17.24%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) Java
6 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) Ruby
7 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) PHP5
8 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Zend
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sybase