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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
Rank 598 595 564
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -31
Contract jobs citing XBRL 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.020% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£700 £530 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +143.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

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
15351 15121 13473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.37% 28.08% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10274 9853 8479
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £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 215 218 335
Average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
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 2 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 June 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 -12 2 £700 +32.07%
England -30 2 £700 +32.07%

XBRL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 9 (90.00%) UNIX
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) PHP
3 6 (60.00%) OOP
3 6 (60.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Market Risk
3 6 (60.00%) COREP
4 5 (50.00%) FINREP
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 5 (50.00%) Subversion
5 4 (40.00%) Data Management
6 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) Sybase
8 1 (10.00%) MS Office
8 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (10.00%) Retail
8 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Basel III

XBRL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) OOP
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (40.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Perl
1 6 (60.00%) PHP
1 6 (60.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) COREP
2 5 (50.00%) FINREP
3 1 (10.00%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft