The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 58 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing IVR 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 0.65% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.97% 2.99% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£252 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 - £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £365 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £14.96 -
% change year-on-year
+123.93% -
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
181 167 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.57% 21.74% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 61 91
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £201 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £427 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £15.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
IVR
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IVR across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

IVR Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 IVR within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 +8 2 £439 -
Warrington - 1 - -
IVR
North West

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Avaya
5 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) GSM
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (8.33%) JNDI
6 1 (8.33%) SMS
6 1 (8.33%) JMS
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) J2EE
6 1 (8.33%) JDBC
6 1 (8.33%) JSP

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (16.67%) GSM
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Business Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (16.67%) UAT Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (8.33%) JNDI
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) JDBC
2 1 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Avaya