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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intranet
Rank 116 113 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Intranet 19 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.55% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.92% 3.88% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £294 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.55 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £18.95 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -26.66%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
386 387 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.75% 14.14% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 179 186
Average daily rate £300 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 54
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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
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 1 August 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 +5 12 £365 +39.04% 8
Cheshire +1 3 £350 -17.64% 1
Merseyside +3 1 £375 -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Intranet
England

Intranet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (39.02%) .NET
2 14 (34.15%) SharePoint
3 13 (31.71%) C#
3 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.83%) Windows
5 10 (24.39%) MVC
6 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 9 (21.95%) SQL
6 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (19.51%) CSS
7 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.51%) HTML
7 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
8 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (14.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (14.63%) Service Management
9 6 (14.63%) ITIL
9 6 (14.63%) MS Office
9 6 (14.63%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
10 5 (12.20%) WPF
10 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
10 5 (12.20%) C++
10 5 (12.20%) UML
10 5 (12.20%) VC++
10 5 (12.20%) Project Management

Intranet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 14 (34.15%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.07%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) Extranet
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.44%) MS Access
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Legal
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.63%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Service Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Change Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Systems Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
9 1 (2.44%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Migration Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) .NET
2 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
3 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (19.51%) CSS
4 8 (19.51%) HTML
5 6 (14.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.20%) WPF
6 5 (12.20%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (9.76%) MFC
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
8 2 (4.88%) HTML5
8 2 (4.88%) XML
8 2 (4.88%) jQuery
9 1 (2.44%) WCF
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Freedom of Information
1 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (9.76%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) MVC
2 6 (14.63%) Service Management
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
3 5 (12.20%) UML
3 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) OO
4 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.76%) Information Management
5 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 2 (4.88%) Use Case
6 2 (4.88%) System Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Web Development
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) C#
2 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) C++
3 5 (12.20%) VC++
4 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) MCP
4 1 (2.44%) MCTS
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO 9001
2 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (7.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Stellent
5 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter
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