The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Competitor Analysis
Rank 584 567 568
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 6 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.008% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Average daily rate
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£488 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 July 2014.

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 30 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 24 July 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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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 -13 6 £488 +5.40% 10
London +5 2 £400 -13.51% 5
Berkshire - 2 £488 - 1
South East - 2 £488 - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bury - - - -
Caterham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
West Wales - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -

Competitor Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 11 (55.00%) OmniGraffle
1 11 (55.00%) Axure RP
2 9 (45.00%) Information Architecture
2 9 (45.00%) Usability Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (40.00%) Photoshop
4 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (25.00%) Retail
6 5 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) CSS
6 5 (25.00%) XHTML
7 4 (20.00%) B2B
7 4 (20.00%) B2C
7 4 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (20.00%) Digital Media
7 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (15.00%) JSTL
8 3 (15.00%) Marketing
8 3 (15.00%) JSP
8 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 2 (10.00%) DHTML
9 2 (10.00%) SAP
9 2 (10.00%) HTTP
9 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.00%) W3C

Competitor Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 11 (55.00%) OmniGraffle
2 8 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (40.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Axure RP
2 4 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (15.00%) Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.00%) Electronics
6 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) User Experience Designer
1 10 (50.00%) Designer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Designer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior User Experience Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Bid Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Front-End Web Developer
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Head of Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Account Director
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Sales Executive
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) XHTML
2 3 (15.00%) JSTL
2 3 (15.00%) JSP
3 2 (10.00%) DHTML
3 2 (10.00%) Ajax
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (10.00%) W3C
2 2 (10.00%) DTV
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Information Architecture
1 9 (45.00%) Usability Testing
2 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) B2B
5 4 (20.00%) B2C
5 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) Customer Segmentation
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Customer Insight
7 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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