The table below looks at the statistics for Competitor Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Competitor Analysis over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Competitor Analysis
Rank 618 645 617
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -28
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 32 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.017% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.021% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 4
Median daily rate £400 £300 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £248 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £570 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Competitor Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Competitor Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

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

Competitor Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Competitor Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Competitor Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 31 £413 +37.50% 14
London -6 12 £350 +16.66% 4
South East +15 9 £200 - 3
North West +14 5 £400 +92.30% 2
Manchester +1 5 £400 +92.30%
Gatwick - 4 - -
Croydon - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 - -
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 2
Berkshire +10 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £200 -
Oxford - 1 £200 -
Livingston - 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 £350 -

Competitor Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Competitor Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Competitor Analysis.

1 41 (67.21%) User Experience
2 32 (52.46%) Wireframes
3 27 (44.26%) HTML
3 27 (44.26%) CSS
4 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (32.79%) Axure RP
6 19 (31.15%) OmniGraffle
7 17 (27.87%) Analytics
8 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
9 14 (22.95%) E-Commerce
10 13 (21.31%) Degree
10 13 (21.31%) Prototyping
11 12 (19.67%) Usability Testing
11 12 (19.67%) Information Architecture
11 12 (19.67%) HTTP
11 12 (19.67%) Benchmarking
11 12 (19.67%) XML
12 11 (18.03%) Scrum
12 11 (18.03%) Google Analytics
12 11 (18.03%) Google
13 10 (16.39%) Ajax
13 10 (16.39%) jQuery
13 10 (16.39%) HTML5
13 10 (16.39%) CSS3
13 10 (16.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (16.39%) Adobe
13 10 (16.39%) W3C
14 9 (14.75%) Photoshop
14 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (13.11%) Translating Business Requirements

Competitor Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.28%) WordPress
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (31.15%) OmniGraffle
2 10 (16.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (14.75%) Photoshop
4 4 (6.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.92%) InVision
6 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
6 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) HTTP
2 4 (6.56%) Broadband
3 3 (4.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Axure RP
2 7 (11.48%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (11.48%) Retail
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Electronics
3 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Legal
5 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Publishing
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Law
6 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Designer
2 24 (39.34%) UX Designer
3 12 (19.67%) Developer
4 10 (16.39%) UI Developer
4 10 (16.39%) UI/UX Developer
4 10 (16.39%) UX Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Business Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Senior Designer
6 7 (11.48%) Senior UX Designer
7 4 (6.56%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Digital Business Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) User Researcher
8 3 (4.92%) Web Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Web Applications Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Web Applications Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Web Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Web Designer
9 2 (3.28%) Development Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) CSS
1 27 (44.26%) HTML
2 12 (19.67%) XML
3 10 (16.39%) Ajax
3 10 (16.39%) CSS3
3 10 (16.39%) HTML5
3 10 (16.39%) jQuery
4 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.56%) Flash
5 4 (6.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (67.21%) User Experience
2 10 (16.39%) W3C
3 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (13.11%) Taxonomies
5 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.28%) Social Media
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Life Science
6 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Android
1 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) Wireframes
2 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.87%) Analytics
4 14 (22.95%) E-Commerce
5 13 (21.31%) Prototyping
6 12 (19.67%) Benchmarking
6 12 (19.67%) Information Architecture
6 12 (19.67%) Usability Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Scrum
8 8 (13.11%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (11.48%) Project Management
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 7 (11.48%) User Stories
10 5 (8.20%) B2C
10 5 (8.20%) Pay per click
10 5 (8.20%) PRINCE
10 5 (8.20%) RUP
10 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.56%) Guerrilla Testing
11 4 (6.56%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Google
2 10 (16.39%) Adobe
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Amdocs
5 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
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