The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Knowledge Management
Rank 132 111 127
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Contract jobs citing Knowledge Management 8 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.72% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
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£343 £230 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.91% -35.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £158 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £302 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £439 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.22% +17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-15.71% -77.41%
Knowledge Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2365 2079 2091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.61% 72.87% 65.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1019 1064
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 125 88
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 +9 4 £325 -
Manchester -18 4 £360 +56.52%
Knowledge Management
England

Knowledge Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (35.29%) HP
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (23.53%) UML
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
3 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) CaliberRM
4 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) ABAP
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (11.76%) Information Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Adobe
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) CaliberRM
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) ABAP Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) NHS Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior ABAP Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) UML
2 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
2 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) Information Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) ABAP
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) Adobe
4 2 (11.76%) Curam