The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IDOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IDOL over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

HP IDOL
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 649 645
Rank change year-on-year +36 -4  
Contract jobs citing IDOL 4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.037% 0.082% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10703 12233 12744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.72% 21.88% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7164 8241 8232
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 168 169
Median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -14.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £49.95 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.45% -15.38%  

IDOL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IDOL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for IDOL in the UK

IDOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IDOL in the UK

IDOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IDOL in the UK

IDOL
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IDOL within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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 +48 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
Belfast -32 1 - -
Northern Ireland -34 1 - -
County Antrim -35 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IDOL 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 IDOL.

1 3 (75.00%) Legal
1 3 (75.00%) iManage
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) JDBC
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Endeca
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA

IDOL
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 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (25.00%) Jetty
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Endeca
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Java Development Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Java Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JDBC
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Kafka
1 1 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Deep Learning
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Document Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) iManage
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft