The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IVR 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 IVR over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 128 127 131
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing IVR 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.070% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 0.25% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£275 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.71% +4.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- -6.45%
IVR
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
856 797 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.33% 28.08% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 405 389
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

IVR
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IVR Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IVR
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IVR Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IVR
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IVR Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IVR
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 IVR within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +7 3 - -
Lancashire - - - -
IVR
England

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing IVR 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 IVR.

1 6 (28.57%) Finance
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (23.81%) WFM
2 5 (23.81%) QA
2 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Biometrics
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) VoIP
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) GSM
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) ISEB
5 2 (9.52%) Banking
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) WAN

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

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

Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) VoIP
2 3 (14.29%) GSM
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) PBX
4 1 (4.76%) SMS
4 1 (4.76%) OSPF
4 1 (4.76%) BGP
4 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
4 1 (4.76%) IGRP
4 1 (4.76%) MGCP
4 1 (4.76%) H.323
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ICM
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.76%) MSTest
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) JMS
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) JDBC
2 1 (4.76%) JSP
2 1 (4.76%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (19.05%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) WFM
1 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
1 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
1 5 (23.81%) Analytics
2 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
2 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) Release Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco