The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term TRADACOMS 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 TRADACOMS 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 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TRADACOMS
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing TRADACOMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - £303
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
710 607 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.54% 22.54% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 280 298
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 70
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.62 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
TRADACOMS
England

TRADACOMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

TRADACOMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

TRADACOMS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

TRADACOMS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

TRADACOMS
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 TRADACOMS 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 TRADACOMS.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) EDI
1 2 (100.00%) Toad
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) EDIFACT
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis

TRADACOMS
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 TRADACOMS 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 TRADACOMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Toad
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) EDI
1 2 (100.00%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft