The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 65 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £403 £206
% change year-on-year
-1.86% +95.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £30.83 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-26.72% -18.43%
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
680 974 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.43% 84.62% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 677 327
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 45
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £325 -
Benchmarking
North West

Benchmarking
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 5 (71.43%) ERP
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Allocation
3 2 (28.57%) Local Government
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Case Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Local Government
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Commercial Manager
2 1 (14.29%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ERP Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ERP
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Case Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality