Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FastStats skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FastStats over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apteco FastStats
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 871 873
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -10
Contract jobs citing FastStats 22 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.014% 0.027%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.27% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 20
UK median daily rate £260 £313 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.80% +5.93% +7.27%
10th Percentile £155 £131 £175
90th Percentile £290 £356 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £245 £313 £298
% change year-on-year -21.60% +5.04% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FastStats is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 8087 8758 9467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.92% 8.29% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 5218 5284
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +0.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 96 141
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +8.77% -4.20%
10th Percentile £12.43 £10.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.67 £99.00 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.58 £31.00 £27.47
% change year-on-year -1.37% +12.85% -12.79%

FastStats
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FastStats as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FastStats in the UK

FastStats
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FastStats.

Contractor daily rate trend for FastStats in the UK

FastStats
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FastStats over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FastStats in the UK

FastStats
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FastStats in the UK

FastStats
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 22 £260 -16.80% 2
UK excluding London +42 18 £245 -21.60%
South East +30 18 £245 +96.00%
London -8 4 £275 -31.25% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FastStats also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FastStats.

1 16 (72.73%) Relational Database
2 15 (68.18%) CRM
3 14 (63.64%) Data Management
4 13 (59.09%) Customer Engagement
5 12 (54.55%) Legal
5 12 (54.55%) Project Management
5 12 (54.55%) GDPR
6 10 (45.45%) SQL
7 8 (36.36%) Marketing
8 7 (31.82%) Data Quality
8 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 6 (27.27%) XML
10 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
10 2 (9.09%) Logistics
10 2 (9.09%) Customer Insight
10 2 (9.09%) Propensity Modelling
11 1 (4.55%) Analytics
11 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
11 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (4.55%) Degree
11 1 (4.55%) Tableau
11 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (4.55%) GIS
11 1 (4.55%) Advertising
11 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
11 1 (4.55%) B2B
11 1 (4.55%) B2C

FastStats
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) Relational Database
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
General
1 12 (54.55%) Legal
2 8 (36.36%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Database Manager
1 12 (54.55%) Insight Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Data Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Database Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Data Manager
7 1 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Planning Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Planning Manager
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) CRM
2 14 (63.64%) Data Management
3 13 (59.09%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (54.55%) Project Management
5 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Customer Insight
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Logistics
6 2 (9.09%) Propensity Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) B2B
7 1 (4.55%) B2C
7 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) GDPR
2 7 (31.82%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Mapinfo
1 1 (4.55%) Tableau