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
1Developer22.30 %£35.00£375
2Analyst18.72 %£15.50£375
3Project Manager9.45 %£37.65£425
4Business Analyst7.67 %£25.10£420
5Consultant7.23 %£40.75£438
6Architect5.83 %£50.88£500
7.NET Developer3.03 %£35.00£325
8Java Developer2.88 %£40.00£440
9Administrator2.40 %£14.50£341
10C# Developer2.02 %£35.00£375

Top Ten Operating Systems for Contracting

RankIT SkillIT Jobs
Proportion
Average
Hourly Rates
Average
Daily Rates
1Windows13.60 %£16.00£325
2Linux6.06 %£37.50£400
3UNIX5.34 %£28.25£400
4Windows 74.44 %£15.00£225
5Windows Server 20082.87 %£17.50£311
6Windows XP2.64 %£14.50£190
7Windows Server 20032.18 %£17.50£300
8Android1.50 %£32.50£400
9Apple iOS1.45 %£17.75£400
10Solaris1.20 %£26.00£425

Top Ten Programming Languages for Contracting

RankIT SkillIT Jobs
Proportion
Average
Hourly Rates
Average
Daily Rates
1SQL14.72 %£30.00£375
2Java9.33 %£40.00£425
3JavaScript8.58 %£35.00£350
4C#7.70 %£35.00£363
5PHP3.02 %£35.00£335
6T-SQL2.05 %£35.00£350
7C++2.03 %£38.50£459
8C2.01 %£33.34£350
9Python1.91 %£37.50£425
10PL/SQL1.83 %£45.00£375

Top Ten Communication and Networking Skills for Contracting

RankIT SkillIT Jobs
Proportion
Average
Hourly Rates
Average
Daily Rates
1Firewall2.44 %£20.00£374
2LAN1.75 %£21.00£332
3WAN1.72 %£20.00£350
4SAN1.62 %£22.50£390
5TCP/IP1.59 %£17.50£350
6DNS1.58 %£17.50£350
7Internet1.57 %£17.50£375
8VPN1.05 %£17.50£300
9HTTP0.97 %£86.25£400
10DHCP0.93 %£17.75£325
The last update from ITJobsWatch.co.uk occurred on: 19 April 2014