The table below looks at the statistics for Competitor Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Competitor Analysis over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Competitor Analysis
Rank 606 605 576
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.014% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£300 £488 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £423 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £745 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Competitor Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Competitor Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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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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 -17 14 £300 -38.46% 7
London +7 11 £300 -25.00% 3
New Malden - 4 £275 -
City of London - 2 £713 - 2
East of England -1 1 £350 -58.82%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £350 -
South East -11 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £475 -
North East - 1 £475 -

Competitor Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Competitor Analysis 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 Competitor Analysis.

1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Ajax
2 12 (42.86%) jQuery
2 12 (42.86%) Usability Testing
2 12 (42.86%) HTML
2 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 12 (42.86%) CSS
2 12 (42.86%) Information Architecture
2 12 (42.86%) User Experience
3 11 (39.29%) CSS3
3 11 (39.29%) HTML5
4 8 (28.57%) HTTP
4 8 (28.57%) W3C
4 8 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 5 (17.86%) Backbone.js
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.29%) Web Design
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.29%) Market Research
7 4 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (10.71%) Software Licensing
8 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) Requirements Management
8 3 (10.71%) Marketing
8 3 (10.71%) TDD
8 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2

Competitor Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Competitor Analysis 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 Competitor Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) UI Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (21.43%) UI Programmer
5 5 (17.86%) UX Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Designer
7 2 (7.14%) User Experience Researcher
7 2 (7.14%) Procurement Assistant
7 2 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (7.14%) IT Assistant
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Procurement Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) HTML
1 12 (42.86%) CSS
1 12 (42.86%) Ajax
1 12 (42.86%) jQuery
2 11 (39.29%) HTML5
2 11 (39.29%) CSS3
3 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 5 (17.86%) Backbone.js
5 4 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (7.14%) XHTML
6 2 (7.14%) DHTML
7 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.57%) OAuth
7 1 (3.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) User Experience
2 8 (28.57%) W3C
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) New Media
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Psychology
4 2 (7.14%) Ergonomics
5 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
5 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Usability Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Information Architecture
3 8 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) Web Design
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) Market Research
5 3 (10.71%) User Stories
5 3 (10.71%) Software Licensing
5 3 (10.71%) Requirements Management
5 3 (10.71%) BDD
5 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Cadence
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft