The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 69 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Statistics 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.47% 0.94% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 5.19% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £379 - £331
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 - £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 - £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+69.81% -5.35%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
179 135 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.01% 18.10% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 58 83
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £204 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Statistics
North West

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Statistics
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 Statistics within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Statistics
North West

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Tuxedo
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) CA Wily
3 2 (33.33%) Fundtech
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) nmon
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) MVVM
4 1 (16.67%) Moq
4 1 (16.67%) R
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Statistics 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 Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Tuxedo
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SPSS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (16.67%) Text Mining
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) Spotfire
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Moq
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) MVVM
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) IronPython
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Wily
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (33.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Fundtech
2 1 (16.67%) Minitab
2 1 (16.67%) Trillium
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft