The first table below looks at the demand for Intranet 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 Intranet over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intranet
Rank 112 100 102
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Intranet 26 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.69% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.42% 5.18% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 15
Average daily rate £375 £294 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £279 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £302 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
405 328 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.55% 13.39% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 128 231
Average daily rate £310 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.31% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 33
Average hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £18.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.20 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Intranet
England

Intranet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Intranet Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Intranet
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Intranet Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Intranet
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Intranet across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Intranet Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Intranet
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Intranet Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Intranet
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Intranet across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Intranet Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Intranet
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 Intranet within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 10 £375 +27.65% 6
Cheshire -5 7 - - 8
Cumbria - 5 £375 -
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Lancashire -22 1 - - 1
Intranet
England

Intranet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Intranet 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 Intranet.

1 24 (58.54%) SharePoint
2 19 (46.34%) .NET
3 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
4 14 (34.15%) Windows
5 12 (29.27%) C#
5 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
5 12 (29.27%) Finance
6 11 (26.83%) MVC
6 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
7 10 (24.39%) SQL
7 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
7 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
7 10 (24.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (24.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (21.95%) CSS
9 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
9 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (19.51%) HTML
10 7 (17.07%) MS Office
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL
10 7 (17.07%) jQuery
10 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
10 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (12.20%) WPF
11 5 (12.20%) MCP
11 5 (12.20%) UML
11 5 (12.20%) VC++
11 5 (12.20%) C++
11 5 (12.20%) Active Directory

Intranet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Intranet 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 Intranet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (58.54%) SharePoint
2 10 (24.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 10 (24.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
4 2 (4.88%) CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.07%) MS Office
3 3 (7.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) Extranet
2 2 (4.88%) VPN
2 2 (4.88%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
4 1 (2.44%) MS Access
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (2.44%) DataStage
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Billing
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Service Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) PMO Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) PMO Lead
8 2 (4.88%) Web Editor
8 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Web Content Editor
8 2 (4.88%) Content Editor
9 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Data Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Help Desk Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
3 9 (21.95%) CSS
4 8 (19.51%) HTML
4 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.07%) jQuery
6 5 (12.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (12.20%) Razor View Engine
6 5 (12.20%) WPF
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (7.32%) WCF
8 3 (7.32%) MFC
9 2 (4.88%) Web Services
9 2 (4.88%) XML
10 1 (2.44%) Middleware
10 1 (2.44%) J2EE
10 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 1 (2.44%) CSS3
10 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.44%) DataPower
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.44%) AIX
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) MVC
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) UML
4 4 (9.76%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 3 (7.32%) OO
5 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) Web Development
6 2 (4.88%) Use Case
6 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.88%) Document Management
6 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.44%) Workflow
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.44%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
1 12 (29.27%) C#
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) C++
3 5 (12.20%) VC++
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) MCP
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) MCSA
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) MCTS
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
5 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO 9001
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) OpenView
1 3 (7.32%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Stellent
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter
4 1 (2.44%) Remedy
4 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) IBM