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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 146 168 131
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -37
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.092% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.11% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £425 £475 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +96.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £420 £228
% change year-on-year
-4.46% +84.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £16.80 £29.35
% change year-on-year
+34.46% -42.75%
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
2829 3493 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.36% 80.76% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1777 2136 1297
Median daily rate £400 £405 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 136 102
Median hourly rate £21.52 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.19% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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
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 31 August 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 - 3 £313 - 2
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Cheshire +8 1 - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (38.89%) Finance
1 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) BPR
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) MS Office
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Local Government
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 3 (16.67%) P3O
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) NHS
6 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management

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 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.56%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Head of PMO
5 1 (5.56%) HR Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) HR Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.56%) NHS Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.56%) NHS Information Manager
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 5 (27.78%) BPR
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (16.67%) Project Governance
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Competitor Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) P3O
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
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