The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of QAD products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QAD 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within QAD, Inc.

QAD
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 647 640
Rank change year-on-year +42 -7  
Contract jobs citing QAD 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.010% 0.017% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

QAD is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20598 23854 24877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12496 14691 14551
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 814 1114
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

QAD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QAD in the UK

QAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QAD in the UK

QAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QAD in the UK

QAD
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QAD 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 - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QAD 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 QAD.

1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
1 5 (55.56%) ERP
2 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Pegasus
2 4 (44.44%) Pegasus Opera
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) AIX
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) MFGPRO

QAD
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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (33.33%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) ERP Support
2 4 (44.44%) IT Support
2 4 (44.44%) SAP Support
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Support
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) ERP Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) AIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ERP
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Pegasus
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Infor
3 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
3 1 (11.11%) Progress