The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IVR in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IVR over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 58 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing IVR 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.97% 0.51% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.19% 1.63% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +47.05%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
167 307 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.23% 31.01% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 146 114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.80% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £36.07 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

IVR
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

IVR Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IVR
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IVR Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IVR
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IVR Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IVR 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 IVR.

1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) QA
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) GSM
5 3 (18.75%) VoIP
5 3 (18.75%) Biometrics
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) MSTest
7 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IVR 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 IVR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) GSM
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) SMS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Biometrics
2 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
1 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center