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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IVR over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 135 158 126
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -32
Contract jobs citing IVR 21 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 0.66% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 7
Median daily rate £485 £450 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £415 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 - £33.50
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
1142 1208 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.66% 28.77% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 744 539
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 69
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +23.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

IVR
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing IVR as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IVR across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

IVR Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IVR within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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 +3 11 £525 +31.25% 1
Cheshire +10 6 £380 -15.55%
Merseyside - 2 £425 -
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England

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IVR 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 IVR.

1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 13 (41.94%) Avaya
2 13 (41.94%) VXML
3 12 (38.71%) Hibernate
3 12 (38.71%) JAXB
3 12 (38.71%) J2EE
3 12 (38.71%) Oracle
3 12 (38.71%) EJB
3 12 (38.71%) Web Services
3 12 (38.71%) XML
3 12 (38.71%) XSLT
3 12 (38.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (38.71%) WebSphere
4 11 (35.48%) JUnit
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco
5 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 10 (32.26%) Middleware
6 9 (29.03%) QA
7 6 (19.35%) Nortel
7 6 (19.35%) VoIP
7 6 (19.35%) WAN
8 5 (16.13%) Windows
8 5 (16.13%) Biometrics
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
8 5 (16.13%) Banking
8 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
9 4 (12.90%) Change Management
9 4 (12.90%) LAN
9 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP

IVR
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 12 (38.71%) WebSphere
1 12 (38.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) VoIP
1 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 4 (12.90%) LAN
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) BGP
3 2 (6.45%) BIG-IP
3 2 (6.45%) CTI
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) H.323
3 2 (6.45%) IGRP
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) OSPF
3 2 (6.45%) PBX
3 2 (6.45%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) JUnit
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Project Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Telephony Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) VXML
2 12 (38.71%) EJB
2 12 (38.71%) Hibernate
2 12 (38.71%) J2EE
2 12 (38.71%) JAXB
2 12 (38.71%) Web Services
2 12 (38.71%) XML
2 12 (38.71%) XSLT
3 10 (32.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Biometrics
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.23%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.23%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Solaris
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Migration
1 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
2 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Change Control
3 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.45%) Security Management
3 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) SIEM
3 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Process Management
4 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) CCNA
1 2 (6.45%) CCNP
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
2 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
2 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Avaya
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle
3 10 (32.26%) Cisco
4 6 (19.35%) Nortel
5 2 (6.45%) Capita
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Genesys
5 2 (6.45%) Juniper
5 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Unisys