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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
England / North West
Rank 126 148 133
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 5 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Median daily rate £400 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £483 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £95.00 £17.04 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+457.67% -59.44%

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
2102 3141 2435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1462
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 100
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.75 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +34.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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
Lancashire +4 2 £344 -28.38%
Manchester +16 1 £538 +38.70%
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 6 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) ERP
3 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) NHS
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Case Management
5 1 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (8.33%) Local Government
5 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Finance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Finance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Case Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft