The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Quark products and/or services 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 Quark over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Quark, Inc.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quark
Rank 155 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Quark 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.079% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £90 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - -
Quark
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1556 1514 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.06% 46.29% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 759 583
Average daily rate £383 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 101 77
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.33 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Quark
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Quark Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Quark
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Quark Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Quark
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Quark Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Quark
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 Quark within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 £175 -
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Quark
England

Quark
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Quark 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 Quark.

1 3 (60.00%) SGML
1 3 (60.00%) FrameMaker
1 3 (60.00%) Publishing
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Publishing
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (40.00%) InDesign
2 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Acrobat
2 2 (40.00%) QuarkXPress
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management

Quark
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Quark 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 Quark. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) FrameMaker
2 2 (40.00%) Acrobat
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (40.00%) InDesign
2 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (40.00%) QuarkXPress
General
1 3 (60.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Publisher
2 2 (40.00%) Artworker
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Artworker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SGML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
Lancashire
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