The table below looks at the statistics for XBRL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XBRL over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
Rank 587 593 549
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -44
Contract jobs citing XBRL 9 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.062% 0.014% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate
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£700 £550 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +152.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £550 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14410 14574 12928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 27.53% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9549 9635 8141
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 185 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

XBRL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XBRL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XBRL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XBRL
Daily Rate Trend

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

XBRL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XBRL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XBRL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

XBRL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XBRL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

XBRL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XBRL
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XBRL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
London +10 9 £700 +27.27%
England -15 9 £700 +27.27%
City of London +16 3 £600 +9.09%

XBRL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XBRL 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 XBRL.

1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) UNIX
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) Oracle
3 8 (66.67%) COREP
4 7 (58.33%) FINREP
5 6 (50.00%) C#
5 6 (50.00%) C++
5 6 (50.00%) Java
5 6 (50.00%) Perl
5 6 (50.00%) PHP
5 6 (50.00%) OOP
5 6 (50.00%) Python
5 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 6 (50.00%) Market Risk
6 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
6 5 (41.67%) Subversion
6 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (33.33%) Data Management
8 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Basel III
9 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 2 (16.67%) Sybase
10 1 (8.33%) MS Office
10 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis

XBRL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XBRL 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 XBRL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Subversion
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) UNIX
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) OOP
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) C++
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
1 6 (50.00%) PHP
1 6 (50.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) COREP
2 7 (58.33%) FINREP
3 3 (25.00%) Basel III
4 1 (8.33%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft