The table below looks at the statistics for QUnit 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 QUnit over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QUnit
Rank 142 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing QUnit 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.058% 0.073% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 0.75% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£325 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QUnit
England

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
420 265 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.24% 9.69% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 133 87
Average daily rate £350 £350 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.80 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £43.50 £32.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

QUnit
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

QUnit Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QUnit
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

QUnit Daily Rate Trend in the North West

QUnit
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 QUnit within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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 -8 2 £325 -16.12%
QUnit
England

QUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing QUnit 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 QUnit.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (80.00%) Sinon.JS
3 3 (60.00%) Sass
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) Hudson
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 2 (40.00%) W3C
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Trac
5 1 (20.00%) LESS
5 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing QUnit 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 QUnit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Jasmine
1 4 (80.00%) Sinon.JS
2 2 (40.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Trac
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) CSS3
2 3 (60.00%) Sass
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) LESS
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) W3C
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) OOP
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Java