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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Competitor Analysis
Rank 590 587 538
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -49
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 12 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.030% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.028% 0.040% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £350 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
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
42744 42016 35128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.77% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26677 26116 20973
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1185 1074
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.94 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 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 21 April 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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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
London +4 12 £300 - 7
England -1 12 £300 - 15
City of London +21 3 £468 +55.83% 3
Wimbledon - 2 £306 -
New Malden - 1 £275 -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 4
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -

Competitor Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 9 (52.94%) Usability Testing
1 9 (52.94%) Information Architecture
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) User Experience
3 6 (35.29%) Ajax
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) HTML5
4 5 (29.41%) CSS3
5 4 (23.53%) Backbone.js
5 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
5 4 (23.53%) Axure RP
5 4 (23.53%) Time Management
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) IT Governance
6 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (17.65%) W3C
6 3 (17.65%) Web Design
6 3 (17.65%) HTTP
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (11.76%) New Media
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) XHTML
7 2 (11.76%) Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint

Competitor Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (17.65%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Designer
3 3 (17.65%) User Experience Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Head of Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Head of IT
4 2 (11.76%) UI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) UI Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior User Experience Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) UX Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) UX Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Strategy Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) Ajax
2 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 5 (29.41%) CSS3
4 4 (23.53%) Backbone.js
4 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
5 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (11.76%) XHTML
7 1 (5.88%) SAML
7 1 (5.88%) JSP
7 1 (5.88%) OAuth
7 1 (5.88%) JSTL
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.88%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) W3C
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) New Media
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Video on Demand
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Usability Testing
1 9 (52.94%) Information Architecture
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Time Management
4 3 (17.65%) Web Design
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) IT Governance
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) SWOT Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Cadence
1 1 (5.88%) Google
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