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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
Rank 587 597 538
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -59
Contract jobs citing XBRL 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.013% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
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£700 £550 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +24.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £460
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
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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
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 27 April 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 27 April 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
England +7 10 £700 +27.27% 1
London -4 10 £700 +27.27% 1
City of London +11 4 £600 +9.09%

XBRL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (84.62%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) UNIX
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) COREP
3 8 (61.54%) FINREP
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) Banking
5 6 (46.15%) Market Risk
5 6 (46.15%) C#
5 6 (46.15%) C++
5 6 (46.15%) Java
5 6 (46.15%) Perl
5 6 (46.15%) PHP
5 6 (46.15%) OOP
5 6 (46.15%) Python
6 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Subversion
6 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (30.77%) Basel III
7 4 (30.77%) Data Management
8 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
8 3 (23.08%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (15.38%) CRD IV
9 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
9 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 2 (15.38%) Sybase

XBRL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Market Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) UNIX
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) OOP
2 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (30.77%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) C++
1 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
1 6 (46.15%) PHP
1 6 (46.15%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) COREP
2 8 (61.54%) FINREP
3 4 (30.77%) Basel III
4 2 (15.38%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft