The table below looks at the statistics for PowerHouse 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 PowerHouse over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Cognos PowerHouse
Rank 139 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing PowerHouse 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.10% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.092% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £270 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.68% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1090 1002 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.13% 34.42% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 545 672
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 48
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

PowerHouse
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerHouse across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerHouse Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PowerHouse
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PowerHouse Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PowerHouse
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 PowerHouse within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
PowerHouse
England

PowerHouse
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PowerHouse 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 PowerHouse.

1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Games
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Russian Language
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Online Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics

PowerHouse
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PowerHouse 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 PowerHouse. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Online Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA