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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Competitor Analysis
Rank 586 575 549
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.018% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
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£375 £375 £412
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.52%
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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 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 -32 5 £375 - 11
East of England - 4 £375 -
London +14 1 - - 6
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - -
Isle of Man - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Douglas - - - -

Competitor Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (40.00%) Finance
1 12 (40.00%) Information Architecture
1 12 (40.00%) User Experience
2 11 (36.67%) OmniGraffle
2 11 (36.67%) Axure RP
2 11 (36.67%) Marketing
2 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) Social Media
5 8 (26.67%) Games
5 8 (26.67%) Manufacturing
6 7 (23.33%) Usability Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Retail
7 6 (20.00%) Photoshop
7 6 (20.00%) B2B
7 6 (20.00%) B2C
7 6 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (16.67%) IT Governance
9 4 (13.33%) Time Management
9 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 2 (6.67%) Electronics
12 1 (3.33%) Process Management
12 1 (3.33%) SAP
12 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
12 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (3.33%) Internet
12 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
12 1 (3.33%) DTV
12 1 (3.33%) Economics

Competitor Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (36.67%) OmniGraffle
2 6 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 6 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) NFC
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (36.67%) Marketing
3 8 (26.67%) Games
3 8 (26.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (20.00%) Retail
5 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) User Experience Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) UX Designer
2 5 (16.67%) Head of Architecture
2 5 (16.67%) Designer
3 4 (13.33%) Head of IT
4 1 (3.33%) Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Business Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Bid Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) User Experience
2 9 (30.00%) Social Media
3 1 (3.33%) DTV
3 1 (3.33%) Economics
3 1 (3.33%) Handset
3 1 (3.33%) Ergonomics
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Information Architecture
2 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Usability Testing
5 6 (20.00%) B2B
5 6 (20.00%) B2C
6 5 (16.67%) IT Governance
7 4 (13.33%) Time Management
7 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.33%) Process Management
8 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
8 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Scrum
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.33%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) SAP