The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of RedDot products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RedDot over the 3 months to 22 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 RedDot Solutions.

RedDot
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 614 636 640
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4  
Contract jobs citing RedDot 1 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.017% 0.005%
As % of the Vendors category 0.005% 0.037% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Median daily rate £375 £440 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +13.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RedDot 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 20543 24211 25040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.90% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12469 14933 14677
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 824 1120
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.39 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

RedDot
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RedDot in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RedDot in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RedDot in the UK

RedDot
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RedDot within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +39 1 £375 -14.77% 2
London +7 1 £375 -14.77%
City of London +4 1 £375 -14.77%

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RedDot 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 RedDot.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) OpenText
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)

RedDot
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 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) SignalR
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Design
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) OpenText