The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term TRADACOMS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TRADACOMS over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TRADACOMS
Rank 599 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TRADACOMS 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.027% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

TRADACOMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TRADACOMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

TRADACOMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TRADACOMS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TRADACOMS within the UK.

TRADACOMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TRADACOMS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TRADACOMS within the UK.

TRADACOMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TRADACOMS
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 TRADACOMS within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England - 4 £275 - 1
North West - 3 £275 -
Manchester - 3 £275 -
Sheffield - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
London - - - -

TRADACOMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TRADACOMS 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 TRADACOMS.

1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) EDIFACT
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) EDI
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Toad
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing

TRADACOMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TRADACOMS 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 TRADACOMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) Broadband
1 1 (25.00%) ISDN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Toad
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) EDIFACT
2 3 (75.00%) EDI
3 1 (25.00%) XSL
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Business Development
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) HP