The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term WURFL in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WURFL over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL)
Rank 593 567 579
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing WURFL 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.022% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
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
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

WURFL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WURFL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WURFL
Daily Rate Trend

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

WURFL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WURFL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WURFL 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 WURFL.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) SEO
1 3 (100.00%) Games
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS

WURFL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WURFL 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 WURFL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) SEO
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Document Management
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) AccuRev