Contractor Market Rates Reports

Despite broader economic woes, contractor rates continued to climb over Q3.

Despite tales of woe in the wider economy, second quarter IT contractor pay suggests cause for summer cheer.

But the fifth consecutive growth month for IT contractors suggests a spring is overdue.

Top Ten Contracting Skills

RankIT SkillIT Jobs
Proportion
Average
Hourly Rates
Average
Daily Rates
1Developer23.20 %£35.00£380
2Analyst18.95 %£15.50£365
3Project Manager8.97 %£30.00£425
4Business Analyst7.83 %£34.50£413
5Consultant7.08 %£26.50£438
6Architect5.78 %£61.00£500
7Java Developer3.06 %£35.00£425
8.NET Developer2.81 %£35.00£350
9Administrator2.17 %£16.00£320
10Support Analyst2.05 %£16.00£250

Top Ten Operating Systems for Contracting

RankIT SkillIT Jobs
Proportion
Average
Hourly Rates
Average
Daily Rates
1Windows13.55 %£15.00£320
2Linux6.96 %£31.25£400
3UNIX5.15 %£30.00£410
4Windows 74.18 %£15.00£210
5Windows Server 20083.29 %£17.00£300
6Windows XP2.34 %£14.00£185
7Windows Server 20032.29 %£16.00£300
8Apple iOS1.65 %£15.00£375
9Android1.60 %£16.75£375
10Windows Server 20121.26 %£19.50£350

Top Ten Programming Languages for Contracting

RankIT SkillIT Jobs
Proportion
Average
Hourly Rates
Average
Daily Rates
1SQL13.89 %£25.00£375
2Java9.56 %£35.00£425
3JavaScript8.91 %£40.00£375
4C#7.70 %£37.50£375
5PHP2.85 %£31.49£350
6Python2.42 %£25.00£425
7C++2.13 %£39.75£425
8C1.90 %£37.50£378
9Ruby1.81 %£71.00£400
10PL/SQL1.78 %£44.50£400

Top Ten Communication and Networking Skills for Contracting

RankIT SkillIT Jobs
Proportion
Average
Hourly Rates
Average
Daily Rates
1Firewall2.93 %£20.50£375
2DNS1.94 %£17.75£339
3WAN1.79 %£17.50£350
4SAN1.78 %£23.75£350
5LAN1.75 %£17.50£340
6TCP/IP1.74 %£15.75£350
7Internet1.65 %£17.50£375
8HTTP1.24 %£42.50£400
9VPN1.08 %£19.00£350
10DHCP1.06 %£16.50£300
The last update from ITJobsWatch.co.uk occurred on: 24 July 2014