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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Trac
Rank 638 631 611
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing Trac 6 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.073% 0.14% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 14
Average daily rate £300 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £328 £165
% change year-on-year
-8.39% +98.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -

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
8228 7244 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.73% 13.01% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5583 4637 4323
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 140 132
Average hourly rate £42.48 £37.02 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.73% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.37 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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 6 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 28 April 2016. 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 -26 6 £300 -16.66% 2
South East -1 5 - - 2
Surrey -4 5 - - 1
Guildford - 5 - -
East of England +4 1 £300 -7.69%
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 17 (94.44%) Subversion
2 15 (83.33%) OO
3 14 (77.78%) Linux
4 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
5 11 (61.11%) C++
5 11 (61.11%) STL
5 11 (61.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (50.00%) RANAP
6 9 (50.00%) LTE
6 9 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
6 9 (50.00%) GSM
6 9 (50.00%) UMTS
6 9 (50.00%) RTP
6 9 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (38.89%) JIRA
8 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 5 (27.78%) HTTP
9 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
10 4 (22.22%) Web Services
10 4 (22.22%) HTML
10 4 (22.22%) OOP
10 4 (22.22%) CSS
10 4 (22.22%) W3C
10 4 (22.22%) SOA
10 4 (22.22%) MVC
10 4 (22.22%) Ajax
10 4 (22.22%) Scrum

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 9 (50.00%) GSM
1 9 (50.00%) LTE
1 9 (50.00%) RANAP
1 9 (50.00%) RTP
1 9 (50.00%) UMTS
1 9 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (27.78%) HTTP
3 2 (11.11%) GPRS
4 1 (5.56%) ADSL
4 1 (5.56%) Broadband
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) Telnet
4 1 (5.56%) VDSL
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Subversion
2 7 (38.89%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) Hudson
4 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) QUnit
4 4 (22.22%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (16.67%) Bugzilla
6 2 (11.11%) GCC
6 2 (11.11%) GDB
6 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
7 1 (5.56%) JUnit
7 1 (5.56%) Redmine
7 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Software Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) GSM Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (11.11%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.11%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) UMTS Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) UMTS Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 11 (61.11%) STL
2 4 (22.22%) Ajax
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) CSS3
2 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) HTML5
2 4 (22.22%) jQuery
2 4 (22.22%) RequireJS
2 4 (22.22%) RESTful
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) W3C
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) IVR
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Android
2 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Debian
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) SUSE
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) OO
2 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 9 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) High Availability
5 4 (22.22%) MVC
5 4 (22.22%) OOP
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) SOA
6 3 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 2 (11.11%) Analytics
7 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C++
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft