The table below looks at the prevalence of the term W3C 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 W3C over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 148 135 115
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing W3C 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.094% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.093% 0.33% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£300 £320 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £307
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
W3C
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
1070 921 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.69% 28.94% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 470 307
Average daily rate £400 £362 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.49% +20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 50
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.52 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £21.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

W3C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing W3C across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

W3C Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

W3C
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing W3C across the North West region.

W3C Daily Rate Trend in the North West

W3C
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing W3C across the North West region.

W3C Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

W3C
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 W3C within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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 -6 1 £300 -6.25% 2
W3C
England

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing W3C 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 W3C.

1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Hudson
3 2 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Trac
3 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (33.33%) Algorithms

W3C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing W3C 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 W3C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Trac
2 1 (16.67%) QUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (16.67%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) UX Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Sass
4 1 (16.67%) LESS
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) UX Design
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#