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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank 135 133 125
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Economics 8 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.10% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.40% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 12
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£500 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
Economics
England

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
936 751 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.94% 25.53% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 382 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 84
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Economics across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Economics Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 Economics within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
Manchester -11 4 £500 -13.04%
Lancashire - 1 £345 -
Cheshire - - - -
Economics
England

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 12 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (68.75%) Information Security
2 11 (68.75%) Management Information System
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) UNIX
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Banking
3 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
4 6 (37.50%) PMI
4 6 (37.50%) PMP
4 6 (37.50%) PMI Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) Data Mining
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Database Security
7 3 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) Sybase
8 2 (12.50%) DB2
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 1 (6.25%) Games
9 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
9 1 (6.25%) Automotive
9 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
1 11 (68.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (37.50%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) PMI
2 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) UNIX
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (68.75%) Information Security
3 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
4 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Database Security
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.25%) Service Management
8 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 1 (6.25%) Change Management
8 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Game Development
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) PMP
1 6 (37.50%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (6.25%) Imperva