The first 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 127 112 124
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing W3C 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 1.44% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -47.82%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
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 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
W3C
England

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 18 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 -9 9 £325 +6.55% 3
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
W3C
England

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Web Design
3 6 (54.55%) XHTML
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) Twitter
3 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
3 6 (54.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (27.27%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) JSF
6 2 (18.18%) XPath
6 2 (18.18%) Ajax
6 2 (18.18%) J2EE
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) XSLT
6 2 (18.18%) Apache

W3C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
1 1 (9.09%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Web Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Web Content Editor
6 1 (9.09%) Content Editor
6 1 (9.09%) Web Editor
6 1 (9.09%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) XHTML
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) JSF
6 2 (18.18%) Ajax
6 2 (18.18%) J2EE
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) XSLT
7 1 (9.09%) JSP
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Web Design
2 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) SEO
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Insight
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Google