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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 135 128 139
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £219 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-51.38% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 - £35.00
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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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) BPR
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Change Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Planning Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) BPR
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Qualitative Research
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft