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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 136 127 126
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing W3C 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.071% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.26% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£381 £405 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% +37.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £389 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £421 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £256
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
- -45.67%
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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
971 770 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 27.39% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 393 358
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 56
Average hourly rate £15.86 £17.69 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% -0.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 31 October 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
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Manchester -10 1 £388 -4.32% 5
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
W3C
England

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) CSS
1 5 (83.33%) OOP
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) PHP
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
1 5 (83.33%) jQuery
1 5 (83.33%) HTML5
1 5 (83.33%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) Regular Expression
2 4 (66.67%) Sencha
2 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) User Experience
2 4 (66.67%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) Ext JS
2 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) SEO
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA

W3C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (16.67%) QUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Trac
2 1 (16.67%) Sinon.JS
General
1 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) PHP Developer
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (66.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) CSS
1 5 (83.33%) HTML5
1 5 (83.33%) CSS3
1 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) Ext JS
2 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (66.67%) Regular Expression
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 4 (66.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) OOP
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) SEO
2 4 (66.67%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Sencha