The first table below looks at the demand for Technical Analysis 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 Technical Analysis over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analysis
Rank 127 122 141
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.22% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.31% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
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£450 £425 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +27.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £390 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £33.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-60.60% +65.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Technical Analysis
England

Technical Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Analysis across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Technical Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical Analysis
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 Technical Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Manchester -4 4 £463 +23.33%
Merseyside - 3 £305 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Technical Analysis
England

Technical Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Technical Analysis 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 Technical Analysis.

1 12 (66.67%) C#
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) OOD
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) jQuery
4 5 (27.78%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Kindle
5 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (22.22%) MVC
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 4 (22.22%) OO
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001
6 3 (16.67%) XML
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) WCF
6 3 (16.67%) WPF
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

Technical Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (11.11%) Toad
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) jQuery
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) WPF
6 2 (11.11%) EDI
6 2 (11.11%) EDIFACT
7 1 (5.56%) WinForms
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.56%) Web Services
7 1 (5.56%) XSLT
7 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Kindle
2 2 (11.11%) Online Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) OOD
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Use Case
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001
2 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft