The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control over the 3 months to 18 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 terms in our Miscellaneous 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 119 119 135
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 17 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.042% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Inversion of Control
England

Inversion of Control
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Inversion of Control Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Inversion of 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 Inversion of Control across the North West region.

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Inversion of Control
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Inversion of Control across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Inversion of 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 Inversion of Control within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Lancashire - 7 - -
Cheshire -9 4 £464 - 2
Manchester - 4 £275 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Inversion of Control
England

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Inversion of 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 Inversion of Control.

1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
3 13 (68.42%) C#
4 12 (63.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
7 9 (47.37%) WPF
7 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
7 9 (47.37%) Sybase
8 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
8 8 (42.11%) HTML
8 8 (42.11%) jQuery
9 5 (26.32%) MVC
10 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) IIS
10 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
10 4 (21.05%) CSS
10 4 (21.05%) XML
10 4 (21.05%) Windows
10 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (21.05%) MVVM
10 4 (21.05%) Moq
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
10 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Inversion of 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 Inversion of Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) Apache ServiceMix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (21.05%) Moq
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (89.47%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) WPF
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 8 (42.11%) jQuery
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (15.79%) WCF
5 3 (15.79%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 2 (10.53%) JDBC
6 2 (10.53%) OSGi
6 2 (10.53%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) TDD
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
4 5 (26.32%) MVC
5 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (21.05%) MVVM
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 1 (5.26%) User Stories
8 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Sybase
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) JBoss
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle