The 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Inversion of Control over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 162 151 121
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 4 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.16% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.56% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £355 £379 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £333 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £408 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £344 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Inversion of Control
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
1235 1081 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.79% 29.49% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 590 460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 74
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.00 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

Inversion of Control
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Inversion of Control as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Inversion of Control within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 4 £355 +5.18% 1
Inversion of Control
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Inversion of Control also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Inversion of Control.

1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) React
3 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) Ember.js
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Drupal
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) ArcGIS
1 2 (40.00%) CMS
1 2 (40.00%) Drupal
1 2 (40.00%) GeoServer
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) Mockito
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Drupal Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Web Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Ember.js
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) React
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (20.00%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) ESRI