The first 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 23 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 terms in our Miscellaneous 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 129 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing Statistics 13 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.78% 2.13% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £220 £319 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.98% -14.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £217 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £323 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £120.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% -13.33%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
731 563 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.13% 22.90% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 257 336
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 46 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.80 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.80 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Statistics
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 5 £135 -58.13% 5
Merseyside +5 4 £220 +25.71%
Cheshire -10 3 £333 -
Statistics
England

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) VPN
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) Data Mining
5 3 (15.79%) SLA
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) CCNP
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
5 3 (15.79%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) nmon
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) CA Wily
6 2 (10.53%) iPad
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Marketing
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Tuxedo
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) SPSS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Mining
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Text Mining
3 1 (5.26%) Spotfire
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Moq
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Report Writer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Support
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Support
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Team Lead
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.53%) iPad
3 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Econometrics
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) IronPython
2 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) nmon
1 2 (10.53%) CA Wily
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Fundtech
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) Minitab
3 1 (5.26%) Trillium
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £90 - £150 per annum + Perm option up to £25,000
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Posted: 25 days ago