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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Trac
Rank 558 531 587
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +56
Contract jobs citing Trac 14 35 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.069% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.60% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 4
Average daily rate
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£210 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-49.23% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6778 5863 6041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4352 3669 3564
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 145 211
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 July 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 July 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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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 -24 14 £210 -47.50% 5
London +3 5 £375 -6.25% 3
East of England -17 5 £165 -49.23%
City of London +21 4 £368 +13.07% 1
South East -15 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (73.53%) Subversion
2 23 (67.65%) JIRA
3 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
4 19 (55.88%) Git (software)
5 18 (52.94%) Linux
6 15 (44.12%) Web Services
6 15 (44.12%) XML
6 15 (44.12%) CSS
7 13 (38.24%) PHP
8 12 (35.29%) Redmine
9 11 (32.35%) RESTful
9 11 (32.35%) HTML
9 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (29.41%) Bugzilla
11 9 (26.47%) TDD
11 9 (26.47%) Windows
11 9 (26.47%) HTTP
12 8 (23.53%) Broadband
12 8 (23.53%) DHCP
12 8 (23.53%) FTP
12 8 (23.53%) SQL
12 8 (23.53%) Wireless
12 8 (23.53%) Degree
12 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
12 8 (23.53%) LESS
13 7 (20.59%) Sass
13 7 (20.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (20.59%) BDD
13 7 (20.59%) MongoDB
13 7 (20.59%) NoSQL

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (20.59%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.94%) Drupal
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) HTTP
2 8 (23.53%) Broadband
2 8 (23.53%) DHCP
2 8 (23.53%) FTP
2 8 (23.53%) Wireless
3 7 (20.59%) NAS
3 7 (20.59%) Firewall
3 7 (20.59%) Telnet
4 2 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) LDAP
5 1 (2.94%) DVB
5 1 (2.94%) 802.11
5 1 (2.94%) DSL
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) SSL
5 1 (2.94%) IPv4
5 1 (2.94%) IPv6
5 1 (2.94%) SNMP
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 7 (20.59%) MongoDB
1 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
2 6 (17.65%) MySQL
3 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQLite
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (73.53%) Subversion
2 23 (67.65%) JIRA
3 19 (55.88%) Git (software)
4 12 (35.29%) Redmine
5 10 (29.41%) Bugzilla
6 6 (17.65%) JUnit
6 6 (17.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (17.65%) Selenium
6 6 (17.65%) Mercurial
6 6 (17.65%) FogBugz
7 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
8 2 (5.88%) Ant
9 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.94%) Maven
9 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
9 1 (2.94%) Hudson
9 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.94%) Grunt
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Test Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Scala Developer
4 5 (14.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Network Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Development Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) Web Services
1 15 (44.12%) XML
1 15 (44.12%) CSS
2 11 (32.35%) RESTful
2 11 (32.35%) HTML
3 8 (23.53%) LESS
4 7 (20.59%) Sass
4 7 (20.59%) .NET
5 6 (17.65%) XHTML
5 6 (17.65%) WebSockets
6 5 (14.71%) XSL
6 5 (14.71%) Middleware
7 3 (8.82%) Java SE
7 3 (8.82%) jQuery
7 3 (8.82%) OpenGL
7 3 (8.82%) WebKit
7 3 (8.82%) Qt
7 3 (8.82%) HTML5
8 2 (5.88%) Backbone.js
8 2 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.65%) Firmware
3 5 (14.71%) STB
3 5 (14.71%) DTV
4 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
6 1 (2.94%) Wiki
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.94%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.94%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) TDD
3 7 (20.59%) BDD
3 7 (20.59%) Use Case
3 7 (20.59%) Content Management
3 7 (20.59%) Pair Programming
4 6 (17.65%) OO
4 6 (17.65%) MVC
4 6 (17.65%) User Experience Design
4 6 (17.65%) Information Architecture
5 5 (14.71%) OO PHP
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
8 1 (2.94%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 13 (38.24%) PHP
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 7 (20.59%) Scala
4 7 (20.59%) Ruby
4 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
4 7 (20.59%) Perl
4 7 (20.59%) VB.NET
5 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 6 (17.65%) XQuery
5 6 (17.65%) PHP5
6 5 (14.71%) Python
7 4 (11.76%) Java
7 4 (11.76%) C
8 3 (8.82%) C++
9 2 (5.88%) C#
10 1 (2.94%) AWK
10 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Zend
1 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Sybase
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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