The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 72 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% - 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year
-52.38% -
Benchmarking
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
784 609 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.75% 79.40% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 382 325
Average daily rate £425 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.84 £15.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the Cheshire region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Cheshire region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £325 - 1
Benchmarking
North West

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking.

1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) FishEye
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Powerplay
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ReportNet
3 1 (33.33%) BPR

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Impromptu
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Powerplay
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Transformer
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) DTS
1 1 (33.33%) ReportNet
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) FishEye
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BPR
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Teradata
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