The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Web 2.0 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 Web 2.0 over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web 2.0
Rank 133 113 133
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing Web 2.0 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.17% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.72% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £285 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £395 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.84% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+170.58% -38.18%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
718 558 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.69% 23.14% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 254 332
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 £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 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 £11.54 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.60 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Web 2.0
England

Web 2.0
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web 2.0 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Web 2.0 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Web 2.0
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web 2.0 across the North West region.

Web 2.0 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Web 2.0
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web 2.0 across the North West region.

Web 2.0 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Web 2.0
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 Web 2.0 within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 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 -11 2 £285 -5.00% 2
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Web 2.0
England

Web 2.0
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Web 2.0 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 Web 2.0.

1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
1 14 (87.50%) XSLT
1 14 (87.50%) XHTML
1 14 (87.50%) Ajax
1 14 (87.50%) XPath
2 13 (81.25%) Web Services
2 13 (81.25%) CSS3
3 12 (75.00%) jQuery
3 12 (75.00%) XML
4 11 (68.75%) WSDL
4 11 (68.75%) SOAP
4 11 (68.75%) .NET
4 11 (68.75%) Sass
5 10 (62.50%) HTML5
5 10 (62.50%) Web Design
6 8 (50.00%) NHS
6 8 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (50.00%) SOA
6 8 (50.00%) Adobe
6 8 (50.00%) Open Source
7 7 (43.75%) Degree
7 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
8 6 (37.50%) MVC
8 6 (37.50%) Axure RP
9 5 (31.25%) Web Development
9 5 (31.25%) Java
10 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Web 2.0
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Web 2.0 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 Web 2.0. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (6.25%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Axure RP
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) UI Developer
3 6 (37.50%) UI Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
1 14 (87.50%) XSLT
1 14 (87.50%) XHTML
1 14 (87.50%) Ajax
2 13 (81.25%) CSS3
2 13 (81.25%) Web Services
3 12 (75.00%) XML
3 12 (75.00%) jQuery
4 11 (68.75%) SOAP
4 11 (68.75%) Sass
4 11 (68.75%) .NET
4 11 (68.75%) WSDL
5 10 (62.50%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) Apache Axis
6 3 (18.75%) JAX-RPC
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) JSF
6 3 (18.75%) J2EE
6 3 (18.75%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) NHS
1 8 (50.00%) Open Source
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Social Media
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
4 1 (6.25%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Web Design
2 8 (50.00%) SOA
3 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) Web Development
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 14 (87.50%) XPath
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Adobe
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Interwoven
5 1 (6.25%) Perforce
5 1 (6.25%) JBoss
5 1 (6.25%) IBM