The first table below looks at the demand for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 30 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 83 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-64.25% +21.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
856 837 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.59% 73.55% 65.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 442 465
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 44
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Benchmarking
North West

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford - - - -
Benchmarking
North West

Benchmarking
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking.

1 2 (66.67%) BPR
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Qualitative Research
2 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Management Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Change Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) BPR
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Qualitative Research
2 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft