The table below looks at the statistics for Logistics 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 Logistics over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Logistics
Rank 128 124 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Logistics 30 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.27% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.36% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
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£475 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.95% -38.57%
Logistics
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Logistics
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Logistics Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Logistics
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Logistics Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Logistics
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Logistics across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Logistics Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Logistics
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Logistics Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Logistics
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Logistics across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Logistics Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Logistics
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 Logistics within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Manchester -2 11 £550 +11.39% 13
Lancashire - 5 £150 - 5
Merseyside - 4 £525 - 2
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Cumbria -19 1 £225 -55.00%
Logistics
England

Logistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Logistics 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 Logistics.

1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (26.32%) Project Management
3 14 (24.56%) SAP
4 11 (19.30%) Windows
4 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
5 10 (17.54%) Migration
5 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
6 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
6 9 (15.79%) Business Analysis
7 8 (14.04%) ERP
7 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
7 8 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
8 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (12.28%) VMware
8 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
8 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.28%) Citrix
9 6 (10.53%) SQL
9 6 (10.53%) Change Management
9 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
9 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
10 5 (8.77%) SCCM
10 5 (8.77%) Oracle
10 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
10 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
10 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence

Logistics
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Logistics 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 Logistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.51%) SAP PLM
2 2 (3.51%) SAP SD
2 2 (3.51%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.75%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (1.75%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.75%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
1 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) MSI
3 2 (3.51%) Moq
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.02%) Retail
4 3 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Advertising
5 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Billing
6 1 (1.75%) French Language
6 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 9 (15.79%) Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) Business Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) SAP Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) SAP MM Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Information Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) SAP PLM Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) SAP SD Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Project Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) HTML
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) XML
2 2 (3.51%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Statistics
4 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) FMCG
5 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.75%) Social Media
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.75%) OS/2
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Project Management
2 10 (17.54%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 8 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (14.04%) ERP
4 8 (14.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (10.53%) Change Management
7 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) Information Management
8 4 (7.02%) BPR
8 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.02%) UML
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.26%) Application Discovery
9 3 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
9 3 (5.26%) Business Process Improvement
9 3 (5.26%) Time Management
10 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.02%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) C
5 1 (1.75%) ABAP
5 1 (1.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) HND
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCTS
5 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) SAP
2 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) Citrix
3 7 (12.28%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.75%) Tableau
6 1 (1.75%) Cognos