Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 801 873
Rank change year-on-year -68 +72 -6
Contract jobs citing FastStats 12 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.031% 0.005%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.17% 0.37% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 2
UK median daily rate £550 £185 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +197.30% +8.82% -35.85%
10th Percentile £265 £138 £160
90th Percentile £600 £213 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £125.00 -
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 6,895 7,496 8,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.85% 8.26% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,091 4,368 4,823
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £313 £303 £290
90th Percentile £650 £627 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 100 92
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £30.19 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.85% +9.78% +24.63%
10th Percentile £9.60 £12.44 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.63 £57.55 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.46% +18.18% +25.00%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 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 -75 12 £550 +197.30% 5
London -61 11 £550 +197.30% 2
South West - 1 £255 - 2
UK excluding London - 1 £255 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FastStats also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for FastStats.

1 11 (91.67%) Apteco
2 9 (75.00%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Adobe
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Legal
4 2 (16.67%) Unica
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Big Data
4 2 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing

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 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (16.67%) Unica
2 1 (8.33%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Database Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) BDD
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Kanban
2 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
2 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (16.67%) Usability Testing
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Apteco
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Google