The table below looks at the statistics for Balanced Scorecard skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Balanced Scorecard over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Balanced Scorecard
Rank 600 584 556
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -28
Contract jobs citing Balanced Scorecard 13 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.020% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
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£475 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.92% -2.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £342 -
% change year-on-year
+38.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Balanced Scorecard
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Balanced Scorecard within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Balanced Scorecard Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Balanced Scorecard
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Balanced Scorecard within the UK.

Balanced Scorecard Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Balanced Scorecard
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Balanced Scorecard within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Balanced Scorecard Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Balanced Scorecard
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Balanced Scorecard within the UK.

Balanced Scorecard Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Balanced Scorecard
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Balanced Scorecard within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -26 13 £475 +15.92% 7
South East - 5 £420 -
Brighton - 4 £420 -
East Sussex - 4 £420 -
East of England +2 3 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 -
Hertford - 3 £550 -
London -13 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £650 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £650 -

Balanced Scorecard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Balanced Scorecard 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 Balanced Scorecard.

1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 13 (56.52%) PRINCE2
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Business Transformation
4 7 (30.43%) QA
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) PMI
6 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
6 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
6 5 (21.74%) Legal
6 5 (21.74%) Supplier Management
6 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
7 4 (17.39%) Change Control
7 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) MS Project
7 4 (17.39%) MS Office
8 3 (13.04%) CRM
8 3 (13.04%) Banking
8 3 (13.04%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (13.04%) Data Protection

Balanced Scorecard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Balanced Scorecard 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 Balanced Scorecard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Project
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Legal
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Law
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) PMO Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Operations Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Operations Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) MI Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) PMO Lead
5 1 (4.35%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) XSLT
1 1 (4.35%) CGI
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
1 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) PMI
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.35%) Beowulf
5 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (4.35%) CMDB
5 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.35%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 13 (56.52%) PRINCE2
3 8 (34.78%) Business Transformation
4 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
5 5 (21.74%) Supplier Management
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
6 4 (17.39%) Change Control
7 3 (13.04%) CRM
7 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
8 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management
9 1 (4.35%) ITSM
9 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) C++
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Tableau
2 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.35%) Birst
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft