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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 151 131 123
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 9 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Average daily rate £438 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £11.51
% change year-on-year
-52.38% +264.90%
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
3059 2455 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.58% 76.36% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1456 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 100 108
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 5 £400 +33.33%
Lancashire -4 3 £480 +42.22%
Merseyside -3 1 - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (38.10%) SQL
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 5 (23.81%) JIRA
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (19.05%) Data Guard
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 3 (14.29%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Management
5 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (9.52%) DB2
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.76%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (4.76%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (4.76%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (4.76%) DTS
6 1 (4.76%) ReportNet
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) TestDirector
4 2 (9.52%) FishEye
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) DBA
2 5 (23.81%) SQL DBA
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Manager
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Incident Manager
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Service Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Procurement Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Improvement Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) HTML5
1 3 (14.29%) J2EE
1 3 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) Struts
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (14.29%) Kanban
4 3 (14.29%) Open Source
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum-ban
4 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Test Management
4 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 3 (14.29%) Unified Process
4 3 (14.29%) Use Case
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Data Guard
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.76%) Ariba
5 1 (4.76%) Cognos
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Teradata
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