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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 142 148 123
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing IVR 15 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.055% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 0.21% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 8
Median daily rate £520 £500 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +63.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £500 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.22 -
% change year-on-year
-3.24% -
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
1204 975 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.94% 26.79% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 576 481
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 55 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.00 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £46.32 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -5 11 £520 +4.00% 1
Cheshire +7 4 £350 -30.00%
IVR
England

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (77.27%) Java
2 16 (72.73%) VXML
3 15 (68.18%) EJB
4 12 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (54.55%) J2EE
4 12 (54.55%) Oracle
4 12 (54.55%) Web Services
4 12 (54.55%) XML
4 12 (54.55%) XSLT
4 12 (54.55%) JAXB
4 12 (54.55%) Hibernate
4 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
5 11 (50.00%) JUnit
6 10 (45.45%) Middleware
7 9 (40.91%) QA
8 7 (31.82%) Avaya
9 6 (27.27%) Nortel
10 5 (22.73%) Biometrics
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco
11 4 (18.18%) VoIP
11 4 (18.18%) WAN
12 3 (13.64%) JSP
12 3 (13.64%) Servlets
12 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
12 3 (13.64%) Service Management
12 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
12 3 (13.64%) VUI
12 3 (13.64%) SDLC

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 (54.55%) WebSphere
1 12 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Radian6
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) VoIP
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) CTI
3 2 (9.09%) BGP
3 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) H.323
3 2 (9.09%) IGRP
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) OSPF
3 2 (9.09%) PBX
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) JUnit
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Designer
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware Specialist
2 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Avaya Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Middleware Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Telephony Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) VXML
2 15 (68.18%) EJB
3 12 (54.55%) Hibernate
3 12 (54.55%) J2EE
3 12 (54.55%) JAXB
3 12 (54.55%) Web Services
3 12 (54.55%) XML
3 12 (54.55%) XSLT
4 10 (45.45%) Middleware
5 3 (13.64%) JSP
5 3 (13.64%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Biometrics
2 3 (13.64%) VUI
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
4 1 (4.55%) Informatics
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.64%) SDLC
1 3 (13.64%) Service Management
1 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
2 2 (9.09%) Security Management
2 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) CRM
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCNA
1 2 (9.09%) CCNP
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.55%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Avaya
3 6 (27.27%) Nortel
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) Genesys
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) EMC