The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics 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 Statistics over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 118 127 122
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Statistics 16 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.17% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 0.81% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £303 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.83% -32.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +40.62%
Statistics
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
755 621 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.47% 21.67% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 310 332
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 74
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Statistics
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Statistics across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Statistics Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Statistics
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 Statistics within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Merseyside - 7 £600 - 1
Manchester -7 5 £205 -32.23% 10
Cheshire -2 3 £363 - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Statistics
England

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 8 (23.53%) Finance
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
1 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 7 (20.59%) Marketing
2 7 (20.59%) Data Security
3 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 6 (17.65%) RMADS
3 6 (17.65%) CESG
4 5 (14.71%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (14.71%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (11.76%) Analytics
5 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
5 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 3 (8.82%) SAP
6 3 (8.82%) SAS
6 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.82%) Electronics
6 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
6 3 (8.82%) DTV
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Statistics 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 Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) SPSS
2 1 (2.94%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.94%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) 4G
3 1 (2.94%) 2G
3 1 (2.94%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Marketing
3 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (8.82%) Electronics
4 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.82%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Security Advisor
3 4 (11.76%) Pricing Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Actuary
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Network Support
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Report Writer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Pricing Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) LAMP
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) CESG
1 6 (17.65%) RMADS
2 5 (14.71%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
4 3 (8.82%) DTV
5 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.88%) iPad
5 2 (5.88%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.94%) Social Media
6 1 (2.94%) Social Gaming
6 1 (2.94%) Chemistry
6 1 (2.94%) Biology
6 1 (2.94%) Life Science
6 1 (2.94%) Wiki
6 1 (2.94%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (2.94%) CentOS
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Data Security
2 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 5 (14.71%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (11.76%) Analytics
4 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.82%) Change Control
5 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
2 2 (5.88%) R
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) CCNP
2 2 (5.88%) CCNA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.94%) YUM
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) Facebook
4 1 (2.94%) Siebel
4 1 (2.94%) Trillium
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