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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Balanced Scorecard
Rank 591 581 599
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing Balanced Scorecard 21 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.013% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate
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£523 £228 £875
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.67% -74.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £226 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £230 £935
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 £230 £875
% change year-on-year
+136.95% -73.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £34.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.76% -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 6 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 19 September 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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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 +7 20 £523 +129.67%
London +30 17 £523 +132.22%
City of London +30 3 £498 +121.11%
South East - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Balanced Scorecard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Data Management
3 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
3 7 (22.58%) Endeca
3 7 (22.58%) Apache Solr
3 7 (22.58%) iPad
3 7 (22.58%) Fredhopper
4 5 (16.13%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (12.90%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) SAP
6 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.68%) Degree
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.68%) Product Management
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Change Control
6 3 (9.68%) Dependency Management
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Line Management
6 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement

Balanced Scorecard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (22.58%) Apache Solr
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Fredhopper
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle OLAP
1 2 (6.45%) OLAP
1 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Consultant
2 3 (9.68%) Project Accountant
3 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Developer
3 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Development Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Training Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Excel Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Information Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) VBA Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (3.23%) NHS Information Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) OBIEE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) iPad
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.45%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Data Management
2 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.90%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
4 3 (9.68%) Product Management
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.68%) Change Control
4 3 (9.68%) Dependency Management
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Line Management
5 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) CIPD
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Endeca
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Apple