The table below looks at the statistics for Budget Control 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 Budget Control over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Budget Control
Rank 142 128 115
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing Budget Control 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£300 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +21.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Budget Control
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Budget Control
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Budget Control across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Budget Control Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Budget Control
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Budget Control across the North West region.

Budget Control Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Budget Control
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Budget Control across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Budget Control Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Budget Control
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 Budget Control within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 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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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 -5 3 £300 -
Cheshire -6 3 £400 +14.28%
Merseyside - 2 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Budget Control
England

Budget Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Budget Control 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 Budget Control.

1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) MS Project
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) NEC
3 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) YouTrack
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) QA
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) PHP

Budget Control
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Budget Control 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 Budget Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) YouTrack
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Project Planner
1 2 (18.18%) Business Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Change Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Change Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Change Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) NEC
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) HP