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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 68 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.42% - 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+26.15% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £15.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -63.80%
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
787 579 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.89% 73.95% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 309 243
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 24
Average hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2015. 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
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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
Knutsford - 1 £450 -
Benchmarking
North West

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
3 3 (42.86%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
5 1 (14.29%) CasperJS
5 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
5 1 (14.29%) Oozie
5 1 (14.29%) Grunt
5 1 (14.29%) PhantomJS
5 1 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (14.29%) Node.js
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
1 3 (42.86%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Grunt
2 1 (14.29%) PhantomJS
2 1 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (14.29%) CasperJS
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) MI Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
1 1 (14.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos