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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 136 127 118
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 12 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.033% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.046% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Average daily rate
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£439 £650 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.46% +101.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £263
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £26.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-50.47% -38.23%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Cheshire - 7 £445 -
Merseyside - 3 £338 -
Manchester -10 2 - - 1
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Coaching
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
4 3 (15.79%) Big Data
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) P3O
5 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Legal
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) NHS
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Cognos
5 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.53%) MS Office
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) Local Government

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.79%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
2 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.26%) CasperJS
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) PMO Lead
4 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Big Data Developer
4 2 (10.53%) MI Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) NHS Information Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) WPF
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (21.05%) Coaching
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (10.53%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
1 1 (5.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cognos