Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 835 847
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing FastStats 23 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.30% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 13
UK median daily rate £275 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £179 £138 £207
90th Percentile £578 £333 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £314 £298
% change year-on-year -17.13% +5.46% -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 7,671 8,109 8,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.65% 8.37% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,619 4,904 4,915
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -0.57%
10th Percentile £308 £308 £275
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 76 142
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.76 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% -37.83% +15.70%
10th Percentile £10.55 £6.75 £11.33
90th Percentile £57.79 £56.25 £68.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £33.71
% change year-on-year -6.67% -33.25% +13.31%

FastStats
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FastStats in the UK

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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 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FastStats in the UK

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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 19 January 2018. 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 +2 23 £275 -12.00% 9
UK excluding London +11 16 £260 -17.13% 6
South East - 16 £260 -
London -37 7 £550 +214.29% 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 14 (60.87%) Relational Database
2 12 (52.17%) Data Management
3 10 (43.48%) Legal
3 10 (43.48%) Customer Engagement
3 10 (43.48%) CRM
3 10 (43.48%) Project Management
3 10 (43.48%) GDPR
4 7 (30.43%) Apteco
4 7 (30.43%) Analytics
5 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Data Quality
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 6 (26.09%) XML
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (17.39%) Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) SAS
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) Relational Database
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (43.48%) Legal
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Database Manager
2 9 (39.13%) Insight Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Database Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Data Management
2 10 (43.48%) CRM
2 10 (43.48%) Customer Engagement
2 10 (43.48%) Project Management
3 7 (30.43%) Analytics
4 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) GDPR
2 6 (26.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Apteco