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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 126 118 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing IVR 11 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.69% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 3.10% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 3
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£260 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £363 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
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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
800 645 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.05% 22.16% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 315 331
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 72
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -8.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.62 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IVR within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cheshire -4 9 £252 -35.09%
Manchester -15 1 £450 +24.13%
Lancashire - - - -
IVR
England

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Avaya
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) GSM
6 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
7 1 (7.14%) Retail
7 1 (7.14%) JNDI
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) WAN

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (14.29%) GSM
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) MGCP
2 1 (7.14%) H.323
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Business Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Business Test Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
6 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
6 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (14.29%) UAT Manager
7 1 (7.14%) Designer
7 1 (7.14%) Architect
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) JNDI
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) JDBC
2 1 (7.14%) JSP
2 1 (7.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
1 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Avaya
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco