The first table below looks at the demand for Knowledge Management skills 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 Knowledge Management over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Knowledge Management
Rank 125 112 132
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing Knowledge Management 9 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.84% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £140 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -53.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £287 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £18.21 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+51.42% -18.60%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Knowledge Management
England

Knowledge Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Knowledge Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Knowledge Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Knowledge Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Knowledge Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Knowledge Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Knowledge Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Knowledge Management
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 Knowledge Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Lancashire - 5 £350 -
Manchester -13 4 £310 +121.42%
Knowledge Management
England

Knowledge Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Knowledge Management 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 Knowledge Management.

1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) COBIT
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 4 (28.57%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) CaliberRM
4 3 (21.43%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) UML
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) Curam
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) NHS
5 2 (14.29%) Information Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Informatics

Knowledge Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Knowledge Management 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 Knowledge Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) CaliberRM
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Service Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Tester
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Information Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) Microformats
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Taxonomies
3 1 (7.14%) Ontologies
3 1 (7.14%) Informatics
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Management
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (21.43%) UML
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Process Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) COBIT
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Curam