The table below looks at the statistics for Competitive Intelligence skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Competitive Intelligence over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Competitive Intelligence
Rank 622 614 587
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing Competitive Intelligence 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.005% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Competitive Intelligence
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Competitive Intelligence Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Competitive Intelligence
Daily Rate Trend

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

Competitive Intelligence Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Competitive Intelligence
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Competitive Intelligence within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 -10 3 £363 -14.70%
London +18 1 - -
South East - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £375 -
City of London - 1 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -

Competitive Intelligence
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Competitive Intelligence 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 Competitive Intelligence.

1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Life Science
3 1 (25.00%) QlikView
3 1 (25.00%) Market Research
3 1 (25.00%) Tableau
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting

Competitive Intelligence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Competitive Intelligence 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 Competitive Intelligence. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
General
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Market Research
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Tableau