Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 892 881
Rank change year-on-year +60 -11 -31
Contract jobs citing FastStats 20 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.022%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.25% 0.10% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 20
UK median daily rate £230 £314 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.69% +18.40% -3.64%
10th Percentile £135 £124 £175
90th Percentile £290 £359 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £313 £265
% change year-on-year -26.40% +17.92% -13.11%
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 7879 8683 9356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.99% 8.08% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4623 5173 5197
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 99 117
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -28.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £72.66 £53.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.08% +44.44% -30.77%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +48 20 £230 -26.69% 2
UK excluding London +64 13 £230 -26.40% 2
South East +32 13 £230 +84.00%
London +2 7 £230 -42.50%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (60.00%) CRM
1 12 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (55.00%) Data Management
3 10 (50.00%) Legal
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (45.00%) GDPR
4 9 (45.00%) Project Management
5 7 (35.00%) Marketing
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (25.00%) XML
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Data Quality
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Propensity Modelling
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Degree
9 2 (10.00%) Customer Insight
9 2 (10.00%) B2B
9 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Logistics
10 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (5.00%) TDD
10 1 (5.00%) Advertising
10 1 (5.00%) Publishing
10 1 (5.00%) Econometrics
10 1 (5.00%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eloqua
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (50.00%) Legal
2 7 (35.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Database Manager
1 9 (45.00%) Insight Manager
2 7 (35.00%) Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Manager
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Database Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Marketing Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Marketing Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Planning Manager
6 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Planning Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) CRM
2 11 (55.00%) Data Management
3 10 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (45.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) B2B
6 2 (10.00%) Customer Insight
6 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Logistics
6 2 (10.00%) Propensity Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) B2C
7 1 (5.00%) Campaign Management
7 1 (5.00%) E-business
7 1 (5.00%) Econometrics
7 1 (5.00%) Marketing Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Mathematical Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (5.00%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) GDPR
2 5 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Apteco
1 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (5.00%) Tableau