The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Author
England / North West
Rank 126 145 144
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Author 11 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.39% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.41% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Median daily rate £290 £251 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% -21.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 3641 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.94% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2167 1733
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 198 201
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Author in the job title.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Author
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Author
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 7 £290 -
Manchester +9 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Author
England

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Author in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (37.50%) Adobe
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (37.50%) User Stories
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) SGML
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) HND
3 2 (12.50%) FrameMaker
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (12.50%) WebEx
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) MS Office
4 1 (6.25%) Document Management
4 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Life Science

Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) FrameMaker
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) WebEx
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) SGML
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 6 (37.50%) User Stories
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (6.25%) Document Management
2 1 (6.25%) High Availability
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) HND
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) VMware