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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Trac
Rank 599 575 509
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -66
Contract jobs citing Trac 14 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.027% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.21% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 19
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £165 £325
% change year-on-year
+96.96% -49.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
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%

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
7141 6747 5202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 12.79% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4656 4366 3254
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 £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 155 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £52.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +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 27 May 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 9 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 27 May 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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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 -23 14 £365 -2.66%
London +12 9 £370 -1.33%
City of London - 6 £370 -
Essex +3 4 £248 +50.00%
East of England +2 4 £248 +50.00%
Brentwood 0 4 £248 +50.00%
South East -18 1 £400 -
Leatherhead - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £400 -

Trac
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 17 (77.27%) Subversion
2 13 (59.09%) PHP
2 13 (59.09%) Linux
3 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) MVC
4 10 (45.45%) JIRA
4 10 (45.45%) Redmine
5 9 (40.91%) Apache
6 8 (36.36%) OO
6 8 (36.36%) HTML
6 8 (36.36%) SQL
7 7 (31.82%) Web Services
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
7 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
8 6 (27.27%) Scrum
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (27.27%) PHP5
8 6 (27.27%) Mercurial
8 6 (27.27%) CSS
8 6 (27.27%) MySQL
8 6 (27.27%) Project Management
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
8 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 6 (27.27%) FogBugz
8 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
8 6 (27.27%) SDLC

Trac
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (40.91%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) FTP
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
1 5 (22.73%) DHCP
1 5 (22.73%) Wireless
2 4 (18.18%) Telnet
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
2 4 (18.18%) Broadband
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) NAS
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) IPv4
4 2 (9.09%) IPv6
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) 802.11
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.55%) UPnP
5 1 (4.55%) DSL
5 1 (4.55%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
1 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Subversion
2 10 (45.45%) JIRA
2 10 (45.45%) Redmine
3 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
4 6 (27.27%) Mercurial
4 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 6 (27.27%) FogBugz
5 4 (18.18%) LabVIEW
5 4 (18.18%) Bugzilla
6 3 (13.64%) JUnit
6 3 (13.64%) Selenium
6 3 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (9.09%) RSpec
7 2 (9.09%) Hudson
7 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 2 (9.09%) Grunt
8 1 (4.55%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (4.55%) QUnit
8 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) PHP Developer
2 6 (27.27%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Release Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Release Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) Web Services
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 4 (18.18%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) XSLT
4 4 (18.18%) Symfony
5 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 3 (13.64%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) CSS3
6 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 2 (9.09%) XHTML
6 2 (9.09%) CGI
6 2 (9.09%) XSD
6 2 (9.09%) XSL
6 2 (9.09%) Sass
6 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.55%) Middleware
7 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
7 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) W3C
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) DTV
2 1 (4.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) MVC
3 8 (36.36%) OO
4 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) Kanban
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Validation
7 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 4 (18.18%) Coaching
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (13.64%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) PHP
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 6 (27.27%) PHP5
5 5 (22.73%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) Ruby
6 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
6 3 (13.64%) Perl
7 2 (9.09%) C
7 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 2 (9.09%) Java
8 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
8 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Zend