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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 648 632
Rank change year-on-year +47 -16  
Contract jobs citing FastStats 6 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.15% 0.068% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Median daily rate £230 £138 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.27% -48.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £118 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £348 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate - £125 £265
% change year-on-year - -52.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3974 4394 4790
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.45% 8.28% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2338 2693 2731
Median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 51
Median hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £11.00 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £99.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.28% +55.55%  

FastStats
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FastStats as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 6 £230 +67.27% 3
London -1 6 £230 -42.50%
City of London - 2 £275 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £185 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 16 (57.14%) Marketing
3 15 (53.57%) Analytics
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 10 (35.71%) R
5 10 (35.71%) Apteco
6 9 (32.14%) Campaign Management
6 9 (32.14%) CRM
6 9 (32.14%) SAS
6 9 (32.14%) B2B
6 9 (32.14%) Degree
7 8 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
7 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
7 8 (28.57%) Data Protection
7 8 (28.57%) Econometrics
7 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (28.57%) Legal
7 8 (28.57%) Publishing
7 8 (28.57%) Campaign Analysis
7 8 (28.57%) Marketing Analytics
7 8 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
7 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (28.57%) Eloqua
7 8 (28.57%) Mathematical Modelling
8 6 (21.43%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 4 (14.29%) Customer Insight

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 9 (32.14%) SAS
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
4 2 (7.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Eloqua
2 6 (21.43%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (3.57%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Google Analytics
1 3 (10.71%) Responsys
2 1 (3.57%) Silverpop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.14%) DataStage
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (57.14%) Marketing
2 8 (28.57%) Legal
2 8 (28.57%) Publishing
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Marketing Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Junior
3 4 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Junior Marketing Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Marketing Data Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Executive
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Customer Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Customer Insight Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Insight Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Insight Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Analytics
2 9 (32.14%) B2B
2 9 (32.14%) Campaign Management
2 9 (32.14%) CRM
3 8 (28.57%) Campaign Analysis
3 8 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 8 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
3 8 (28.57%) Econometrics
3 8 (28.57%) Marketing Analytics
3 8 (28.57%) Mathematical Modelling
3 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 8 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (14.29%) Customer Insight
5 3 (10.71%) Email Marketing
5 3 (10.71%) ETL
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) E-business
6 2 (7.14%) Logistics
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) R
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Apteco
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Google
4 2 (7.14%) Alterian
4 2 (7.14%) Informatica
4 2 (7.14%) Talend
5 1 (3.57%) Adobe
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) Tableau