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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 63 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing IVR 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.73% 1.09% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.46% 3.48% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
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£320 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.25 -
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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
244 287 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.65% 31.33% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 134 123
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.78 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +92.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £13.57 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.82 £43.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 3 (21.43%) GSM
6 2 (14.29%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) MSTest
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (21.43%) GSM
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) MSTest
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) JMS
2 1 (7.14%) JNDI
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) JDBC
2 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Biometrics
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center