The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 158 154 141
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.18% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.23% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Median daily rate £325 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+65.38% -65.33%
Benchmarking
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3289 3054 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.55% 78.09% 75.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 1685 1253
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 145 136
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Benchmarking
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 Benchmarking within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -1 4 £375 +25.00% 1
Cheshire -13 3 £325 -25.96%
Merseyside +1 1 £275 -18.51%
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (17.65%) Unified Process
4 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) DSDM
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) MS Office
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) TestDirector
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum-ban
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy

Benchmarking
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 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) TestDirector
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Local Government
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Service Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) DBA
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Manager
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Incident Manager
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Manager
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Service Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (11.76%) PMO Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Service Improvement Manager
2 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Sourcing Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) DSDM
3 3 (17.65%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (17.65%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (17.65%) Kanban
3 3 (17.65%) Open Source
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum-ban
3 3 (17.65%) Test Management
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
3 3 (17.65%) Unified Process
3 3 (17.65%) Use Case
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) User Stories
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.76%) P3O
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
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