The table below looks at the statistics for WorkSite skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WorkSite over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy WorkSite
Rank 551 544 518
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing WorkSite 35 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.062% 0.089%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.35% 0.35% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 10
Average daily rate
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£210 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £375 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £373 -
% change year-on-year
-16.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9895 9202 8747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.15% 17.86% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6410 5582 4925
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 380 434
Average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -7.89%

WorkSite
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WorkSite Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WorkSite
Daily Rate Trend

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

WorkSite Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WorkSite
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WorkSite within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

WorkSite Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WorkSite
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WorkSite Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WorkSite
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WorkSite within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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 -27 35 £210 -40.00% 8
London +22 30 £210 -1.17% 5
City of London -2 5 £255 +126.66% 3
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2

WorkSite
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WorkSite 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 WorkSite.

1 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 46 (66.67%) Law
3 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
4 43 (62.32%) MS Office
5 42 (60.87%) Legal
6 39 (56.52%) Windows 7
7 34 (49.28%) Citrix
8 33 (47.83%) Microsoft
9 25 (36.23%) Interwoven
10 22 (31.88%) Windows XP
10 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (28.99%) MS Excel
12 18 (26.09%) Blackberry
13 17 (24.64%) VPN
13 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (24.64%) MOS
14 15 (21.74%) SCCM
15 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
15 13 (18.84%) Document Management
16 12 (17.39%) Terminal Server
16 12 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (17.39%) Finance
17 11 (15.94%) SLA
18 10 (14.49%) ITIL
18 10 (14.49%) HP
18 10 (14.49%) AppSense
19 9 (13.04%) VMware
19 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
20 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
21 5 (7.25%) C#

WorkSite
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WorkSite 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 WorkSite. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) Lync
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (62.32%) MS Office
2 20 (28.99%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) VPN
2 4 (5.80%) DNS
2 4 (5.80%) DHCP
3 3 (4.35%) LAN
3 3 (4.35%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) Internet
3 3 (4.35%) WAN
3 3 (4.35%) NAS
4 2 (2.90%) MPLS
4 2 (2.90%) Firewall
4 2 (2.90%) VoIP
4 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) Extranet
5 1 (1.45%) 3G
5 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) IDOL
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 46 (66.67%) Law
2 42 (60.87%) Legal
3 12 (17.39%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Analyst
2 26 (37.68%) Support Analyst
3 18 (26.09%) Service Analyst
3 18 (26.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (23.19%) Help Desk Analyst
5 14 (20.29%) Help Desk Support
6 13 (18.84%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Trainer
8 5 (7.25%) VB.NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) IT Trainer
9 4 (5.80%) IT Support
9 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.35%) Legal Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Legal IT Trainer
10 3 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.25%) E-Learning
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) CMDB
5 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 39 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (31.88%) Windows XP
4 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Document Management
2 10 (14.49%) ITIL
3 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (2.90%) Data Analytics
5 2 (2.90%) Analytics
5 2 (2.90%) Practice Management
5 2 (2.90%) Migration
5 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.90%) CRM
5 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.90%) Project Management
5 2 (2.90%) Quality Management
5 2 (2.90%) Process Management
5 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.45%) Service Management
6 1 (1.45%) Release Management
6 1 (1.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) C#
1 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
1 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
2 4 (5.80%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) MOS
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.80%) MCSE
3 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.45%) MCTS
6 1 (1.45%) MCITP
6 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) Terminal Server
3 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.90%) XenServer
4 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Citrix
2 33 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 25 (36.23%) Interwoven
4 10 (14.49%) HP
4 10 (14.49%) AppSense
5 9 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) Reuters
6 3 (4.35%) CommVault
6 3 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.45%) LexisNexis
7 1 (1.45%) Nokia
7 1 (1.45%) Avaya
7 1 (1.45%) Dell
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec
7 1 (1.45%) Hummingbird
7 1 (1.45%) Open Text
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.45%) Meridio