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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Trac
Rank 589 577 604
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs citing Trac 24 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.11% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 4
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£360 £400 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +44.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £307 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £245 £320
% change year-on-year
+32.65% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
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
7343 6186 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 11.90% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4856 4000 3518
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 130 216
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -16 21 £360 -10.00% 9
London +8 16 £360 -10.00% 7
City of London - 8 £360 -
South East -4 3 £400 +63.26% 1
Surrey +2 2 £400 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Southampton - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 28 (73.68%) Subversion
2 27 (71.05%) JavaScript
3 20 (52.63%) PHP
3 20 (52.63%) HTML
3 20 (52.63%) Linux
3 20 (52.63%) JIRA
3 20 (52.63%) Git (software)
4 18 (47.37%) CSS
5 17 (44.74%) MVC
6 15 (39.47%) Web Services
7 14 (36.84%) OO
7 14 (36.84%) SQL
7 14 (36.84%) Redmine
8 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (31.58%) Shell Script
10 11 (28.95%) XML
10 11 (28.95%) Ruby
10 11 (28.95%) jQuery
11 10 (26.32%) Apache
11 10 (26.32%) Windows
12 9 (23.68%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (23.68%) XHTML
12 9 (23.68%) HTTP
12 9 (23.68%) PHP5
12 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
12 9 (23.68%) Ajax
12 9 (23.68%) Degree
12 9 (23.68%) FogBugz
12 9 (23.68%) Mercurial

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (26.32%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) Drupal
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Basecamp
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) HTTP
2 7 (18.42%) NAS
3 6 (15.79%) FTP
3 6 (15.79%) Telnet
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) Wireless
3 6 (15.79%) Broadband
3 6 (15.79%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.63%) SMTP
4 1 (2.63%) SNMP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
1 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Subversion
2 20 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 20 (52.63%) JIRA
3 14 (36.84%) Redmine
4 9 (23.68%) Mercurial
4 9 (23.68%) FogBugz
5 8 (21.05%) Bugzilla
6 7 (18.42%) Selenium
7 6 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (15.79%) JUnit
8 5 (13.16%) QUnit
8 5 (13.16%) Jasmine
8 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
8 5 (13.16%) Hudson
8 5 (13.16%) Sinon.JS
9 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
10 2 (5.26%) Ant
11 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
11 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) PHP Developer
2 8 (21.05%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Web Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Web Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.63%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) HTML
2 18 (47.37%) CSS
3 15 (39.47%) Web Services
4 11 (28.95%) XML
4 11 (28.95%) jQuery
5 9 (23.68%) XHTML
5 9 (23.68%) Ajax
6 8 (21.05%) XSL
7 7 (18.42%) RESTful
7 7 (18.42%) Sass
8 6 (15.79%) HTML5
8 6 (15.79%) .NET
9 5 (13.16%) CSS3
10 4 (10.53%) J2EE
10 4 (10.53%) Spring
11 3 (7.89%) JSF
11 3 (7.89%) Middleware
11 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
11 3 (7.89%) ICEfaces
11 3 (7.89%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Firmware
3 5 (13.16%) User Experience
4 3 (7.89%) DTV
4 3 (7.89%) W3C
5 2 (5.26%) STB
6 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.63%) E-Learning
6 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.63%) Wiki
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) FreeBSD
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) MVC
2 14 (36.84%) OO
3 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (21.05%) OO PHP
5 8 (21.05%) Project Management
6 7 (18.42%) BDD
7 6 (15.79%) Use Case
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) OOP
8 5 (13.16%) TDD
9 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.89%) Scrum
9 3 (7.89%) SOA
9 3 (7.89%) Analytics
10 2 (5.26%) User Experience Design
10 2 (5.26%) Information Architecture
10 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) JavaScript
2 20 (52.63%) PHP
3 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 12 (31.58%) Shell Script
5 11 (28.95%) Ruby
6 9 (23.68%) PHP5
7 8 (21.05%) Python
7 8 (21.05%) Java
8 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
9 6 (15.79%) Perl
9 6 (15.79%) VB.NET
9 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
9 6 (15.79%) Scala
10 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
10 3 (7.89%) C++
11 2 (5.26%) C#
11 2 (5.26%) XQuery
12 1 (2.63%) C
12 1 (2.63%) AWK
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (21.05%) Zend
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Google
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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