The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QUnit
Rank - 117 134
Contract jobs citing QUnit 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.30% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £330 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
304 230 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.58% 9.55% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 100 148
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 13
Average hourly rate £37.25 £33.73 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +30.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.77 £28.46 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £120.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
QUnit
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Mocha
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Modernizr
1 3 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 3 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 3 (100.00%) Ember.js
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Zend
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) RDF
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Apache

QUnit
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Mocha
1 3 (100.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) Firebug
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Calabash
3 1 (33.33%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Modernizr
1 3 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 3 (100.00%) Ember.js
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (33.33%) OOCSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) RDF
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Zend