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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Trac
Rank 588 562 584
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Contract jobs citing Trac 27 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 0.11% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 3
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£350 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +35.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7335 6186 6191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.82% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4921 4036 3502
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 141 247
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.75 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 22 October 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 19 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 22 October 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 -12 23 £360 -10.00% 13
London +34 20 £355 -16.47% 7
City of London - 7 £360 - 2
South East -11 2 £400 +63.26% 1
Leatherhead - 2 £400 -
Surrey - 2 £400 - 1
Scotland - 1 £238 - 2
South West - - - - 4
Bath - - - - 2
Eastleigh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 30 (73.17%) JavaScript
2 26 (63.41%) Subversion
3 25 (60.98%) HTML
4 22 (53.66%) JIRA
5 20 (48.78%) PHP
6 18 (43.90%) Linux
7 17 (41.46%) CSS
7 17 (41.46%) jQuery
7 17 (41.46%) MVC
7 17 (41.46%) Git (software)
8 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (36.59%) Web Services
10 14 (34.15%) OO
10 14 (34.15%) SQL
10 14 (34.15%) Ajax
11 13 (31.71%) Redmine
12 12 (29.27%) Shell Script
13 11 (26.83%) Ruby
14 10 (24.39%) Apache
14 10 (24.39%) XML
15 9 (21.95%) Windows
15 9 (21.95%) MySQL
15 9 (21.95%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (21.95%) XHTML
15 9 (21.95%) PHP5
15 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (21.95%) Mercurial
15 9 (21.95%) FogBugz
16 8 (19.51%) Basecamp
16 8 (19.51%) AngularJS

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (24.39%) Apache
2 3 (7.32%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.88%) Drupal
3 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Basecamp
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) HTTP
2 6 (14.63%) NAS
3 5 (12.20%) DHCP
3 5 (12.20%) FTP
3 5 (12.20%) Broadband
3 5 (12.20%) Telnet
3 5 (12.20%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) SMTP
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.44%) SNMP
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) MySQL
2 8 (19.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Subversion
2 22 (53.66%) JIRA
3 17 (41.46%) Git (software)
4 13 (31.71%) Redmine
5 9 (21.95%) Mercurial
5 9 (21.95%) FogBugz
6 8 (19.51%) Bugzilla
7 6 (14.63%) Selenium
7 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
8 5 (12.20%) Hudson
8 5 (12.20%) Sinon.JS
8 5 (12.20%) QUnit
8 5 (12.20%) Jasmine
8 5 (12.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (12.20%) JUnit
9 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
10 2 (4.88%) Ant
11 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.44%) Grunt
11 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 8 (19.51%) PHP Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Senior Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Test Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Web Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) HTML
2 17 (41.46%) CSS
2 17 (41.46%) jQuery
3 15 (36.59%) Web Services
4 14 (34.15%) Ajax
5 10 (24.39%) XML
6 9 (21.95%) XHTML
7 8 (19.51%) AngularJS
7 8 (19.51%) XSL
8 6 (14.63%) HTML5
8 6 (14.63%) RESTful
9 5 (12.20%) Sass
9 5 (12.20%) CSS3
9 5 (12.20%) .NET
10 4 (9.76%) Spring
10 4 (9.76%) J2EE
11 3 (7.32%) ICEfaces
11 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
11 3 (7.32%) JSF
11 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.63%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) W3C
4 2 (4.88%) STB
4 2 (4.88%) DTV
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Wiki
5 1 (2.44%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) UNIX
4 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.88%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) FreeBSD
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) MVC
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (34.15%) OO
4 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.51%) Analytics
5 8 (19.51%) OO PHP
5 8 (19.51%) Project Management
6 6 (14.63%) BDD
7 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
7 5 (12.20%) OOP
7 5 (12.20%) Use Case
8 4 (9.76%) TDD
9 3 (7.32%) SOA
9 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
10 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
11 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) JavaScript
2 20 (48.78%) PHP
3 14 (34.15%) SQL
4 12 (29.27%) Shell Script
5 11 (26.83%) Ruby
6 9 (21.95%) PHP5
7 8 (19.51%) Java
8 7 (17.07%) Python
9 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
10 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
10 5 (12.20%) Perl
10 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
11 4 (9.76%) Scala
12 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
12 3 (7.32%) C++
13 2 (4.88%) C#
14 1 (2.44%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (19.51%) Zend
2 8 (19.51%) Google
3 3 (7.32%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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