The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics 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 Economics over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank - 120 128
Contract jobs citing Economics 0 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.36% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Average daily rate
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- £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £380 £410
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.25 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -59.52%
Economics
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1050 907 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.16% 29.86% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 478 367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 47
Average hourly rate £16.56 £15.25 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -9.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Economics across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Economics
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Economics Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Economics
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Economics across the North West region.

Economics Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Economics 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 Economics.

1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) PMP
2 4 (80.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Process Management
5 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) PMI
5 1 (20.00%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) MBA
5 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (20.00%) Analytics
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Data Management
5 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Project Planning

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Economics 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 Economics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Managing Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Business Intelligence
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Critical Success Factor
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) PMP
1 4 (80.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MBA
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP