IT Job Statistics – Reference Information

How do you know that we at BITE will be successful in helping you?

At BITE we are continually striving to help people get their ideal IT position. Our focus is on launching contractors into successful independent careers through our Ten Point Plan. Below you will find some useful statistics about BITE and the UK IT Contracting sector, the rates, contracts available in London and the UK.

  • How do you know we can help?
  • How long does it take?

Well here’s some stat’s that might help!

  • Average time spent looking for a job is currently 2- 6 weeks depending on skill set
  • We only work with people we invite and wish to join our happy band of contractors
  • We only work with people we meet and interview on a face to face basis
  • Current success rate : 92%
  • Last years success rate : 98%

Current Market Rates for Contractors

BITE’s expert consultants help new contractors accurately gauge their market rates, based on their individual skills, their experience and current market trends. We strive to make sure all our contractors and consultants are paid what they are worth, maximising their incomes.

Role / Job Type Average daily rates*
Networker’s, Administrators & Support
Database Administrators & Systems Administrators
Analyst Programmers & Developers (General)
Specialists: ERP, Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft etc
Programme Managers, Project Managers, IT Managers
New Media (Web) & E-Commerce Developers
Testers, IBM Mainframe & Others
Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Business Intelligence
Infrastructure, Windows, Security Specialists
Graphic Designers
Source: BITE Statistics

(*varies on skills and experience)

Most sought after skills

We work very closely with all our contractors, agencies and recruiters alike. This means that out experts always know the current IT market climate and help contractors find the best jobs. We know the IT market, the agencies, and our contractors, forming long term 3-way partnerships – resulting in quick job searches for our contractors and the right candidates for companies.

Analysts Oracle
Developers SQL Server
Linux Windows
Source: BITE Statistics


Recently acquired positions

Many of our contractors are unaware of their value and rates they should be after. Full interview training and career guidance ensure they get paid what they are worth. The UK contracting market is unlike any other and BITE’s services are unique.

Role Rate
Graphic Designer £200 / day
Developer £375 / day
DBA £400 / day
Source: BITE Statistics


BITE contractors work with leading companies

Investment Bank’s SME’s (Small / Medium Enterprise)
Government Departments Global and National Companies
Software Development National Telecommunication
Website Development Firms Internet Companies
Source: BITE Statistics



“When I first came to London I was recommended Bite by a friend that was with them. He said that finding a job in the UK was not the same as back home (NZ) and that Bite were a huge help.”

“Compared with the other companies I’ve dealt with, Bite always pay on time and have a friendly, efficient and most importantly a clued up accounts team.”

“I have had an association with BITE since July 2001, firstly with the Wellington New Zealand office which helped me with my Ancestral Entry application.”

“I was especially impressed with the fact that Bite staff took out their own personal time to assist me with visa applications after working hours in 2006 and re-enforced my view that they are here to have a sustainable, relationship with all the contractors and not just make a quick quid.”

More BITE Testimonials can be found here

Recently working via BITE by Nationality

Recently Working via Bite by Nationality

BITE contractors are sourced from around the globe and enjoy the benefits of contracting. Contracting is not for everyone but if you think you’ve got what it takes send us your CV for a free consultation. If you have any questions or concerns about Visa’s let us know – note that we are not a Visa services company but can provide impartial advice for those coming to the UK to work.


Recruitment agencies working with BITE

BITE and Recruitment Agencies work closely together to help contractors find jobs quickly and easily. Many jobs aren’t advertised but with our close ties with agents we can help you find contracts fast.

MSB International Spring Technology Staffing Services
Elan Computing Limited Capita Resourcing
Computer Futures Solutions GCS Computer Recruitment Services
Computer People Greythorn
Harvey Nash/Mortimer Spinks Hays IT
Abraxas Hewitts Recruitment
Generic Software Limited Absolute Solutions
Pathway Resourcing Parity Resources
Lorien PLC LA International
Alexander Mann Solutions McGregor Boyal
Source: BITE Statistics


Find out more about BITE Compliance – Send in your CV

No Job no Training costs guarantee disclaimer: Under the 10 step job search program, we can’t help you get a job unless you regularly visit our offices, attend coaching and mentoring sessions, utilising the support provided to you. We work face to face with real people and you must work with us to help you. If then you don’t gain a job in the agreed time having attended the whole 10 step career coaching programme and used our job search database correctly we won’t charge you a penny and will refund the cost of any training you have undertaken that we have advised you to invest in!

The Three Day CV Marketing Personal Brand Plan does not carry a no job no training costs guarantee.

However If you purchase one of our training modules separately, attend and are not satisfied with it we will refund your money.

BITE Compliance covers: IT Contracting London UK, IT Consulting London UK, IT Contract work London, IT contract Jobs London, Temporary IT work in London, Temporary IT Jobs in London, working with Freelance Interim Consultants for professional jobs and IR35 and Limited company or PSC Compliance services.

BITE also offers: Contractor marketing and advertising services, CV Marketing services,  with how to write an IT Contract CV to produce a Killer contract CV with, IT CV templates and IT CV examples. Your Jobsearch in our London office provides access to the hidden contract job market, career coaching for contractors, and contractor career management services .

BITE is not a visa or employment agency.