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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Trac
Rank 613 589 576
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -13
Contract jobs citing Trac 17 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 12
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£370 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
8236 7282 6271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.90% 12.88% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4672 4023
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 138 132
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.78 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 5 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 2 September 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
London -5 15 £370 +2.77% 2
England -7 15 £370 +2.77% 5
City of London +8 6 £370 +2.77%
Dundee - 2 £450 - 1
Scotland - 2 £450 - 1

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (61.29%) Linux
1 19 (61.29%) JIRA
2 18 (58.06%) Subversion
3 16 (51.61%) Apache
3 16 (51.61%) PHP
4 15 (48.39%) Web Services
4 15 (48.39%) Redmine
5 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (41.94%) OO
5 13 (41.94%) MVC
5 13 (41.94%) Bugzilla
6 12 (38.71%) SQL
7 11 (35.48%) MySQL
7 11 (35.48%) Finance
7 11 (35.48%) Project Management
7 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
7 11 (35.48%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (35.48%) PHP5
7 11 (35.48%) Open Source
7 11 (35.48%) Mercurial
7 11 (35.48%) FogBugz
7 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
8 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
8 9 (29.03%) Coaching
8 9 (29.03%) Kanban
8 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
8 9 (29.03%) Symfony
8 9 (29.03%) Scrum
8 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
9 8 (25.81%) Git (software)

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (51.61%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Drupal
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DHCP
1 5 (16.13%) FTP
1 5 (16.13%) HTTP
1 5 (16.13%) Wireless
2 4 (12.90%) Broadband
2 4 (12.90%) Telnet
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) NAS
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) IPv4
4 2 (6.45%) IPv6
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
4 2 (6.45%) 802.11
5 1 (3.23%) DSL
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) 4G
5 1 (3.23%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) MySQL
1 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) JIRA
2 18 (58.06%) Subversion
3 15 (48.39%) Redmine
4 13 (41.94%) Bugzilla
5 11 (35.48%) Mercurial
5 11 (35.48%) FogBugz
6 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
7 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
8 3 (9.68%) Selenium
8 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (9.68%) JUnit
9 2 (6.45%) RSpec
9 2 (6.45%) Hudson
9 2 (6.45%) Grunt
9 2 (6.45%) gulp
10 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) PHP Developer
2 11 (35.48%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Support Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.45%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Information Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) Web Services
2 9 (29.03%) Symfony
3 6 (19.35%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 3 (9.68%) .NET
5 3 (9.68%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) CSS3
6 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
6 2 (6.45%) Sass
6 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.45%) 802.1X
6 2 (6.45%) XSL
6 2 (6.45%) XHTML
6 2 (6.45%) CGI
7 1 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Statistics
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Social Network
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) OO
1 13 (41.94%) MVC
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Open Source
2 11 (35.48%) Project Management
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
3 9 (29.03%) Kanban
3 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
3 9 (29.03%) Coaching
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Use Case
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) Workflow
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.45%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) PHP
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
3 11 (35.48%) PHP5
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) Java
5 7 (22.58%) Ruby
6 4 (12.90%) Python
7 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
7 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
7 3 (9.68%) Perl
7 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
8 2 (6.45%) C
9 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Firmware
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nagios
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.45%) Remedy
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Zend
2 2 (6.45%) Opsware
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter
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