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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Competitor Analysis
Rank 623 657 621
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -36
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 29 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.028% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.034% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 4
Median daily rate £395 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £242 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £20.91 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.50

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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +12 29 £395 +1.93% 5
London +22 10 £375 +36.36% 1
South East +17 7 £395 -
North West +16 7 £373 +17.69% 2
Manchester -10 5 £400 +92.30%
Croydon - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £395 -
West Midlands - 3 £395 -
Cheshire +4 2 £370 -12.94% 1
Shropshire - 2 £395 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Chester - 2 £370 - 1
Telford - 2 £395 -
Worthing - 2 £395 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £200 -
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £200 -

Competitor Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 43 (70.49%) User Experience
2 32 (52.46%) Wireframes
3 31 (50.82%) HTML
3 31 (50.82%) CSS
4 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (34.43%) Axure RP
6 20 (32.79%) OmniGraffle
7 19 (31.15%) Analytics
7 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
8 15 (24.59%) Degree
8 15 (24.59%) Prototyping
9 14 (22.95%) XML
9 14 (22.95%) HTTP
10 13 (21.31%) Benchmarking
10 13 (21.31%) Scrum
10 13 (21.31%) Google
10 13 (21.31%) Usability Testing
10 13 (21.31%) Google Analytics
10 13 (21.31%) Information Architecture
11 12 (19.67%) HTML5
11 12 (19.67%) CSS3
11 12 (19.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (19.67%) jQuery
11 12 (19.67%) Ajax
11 12 (19.67%) Adobe
11 12 (19.67%) W3C
12 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
12 11 (18.03%) Taxonomies
13 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (16.39%) 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 3 (4.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (32.79%) OmniGraffle
2 12 (19.67%) 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 13 (21.31%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) HTTP
2 4 (6.56%) Broadband
3 3 (4.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Axure RP
2 9 (14.75%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (9.84%) Retail
2 4 (6.56%) Electronics
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Designer
2 22 (36.07%) UX Designer
3 14 (22.95%) Developer
4 12 (19.67%) UI Developer
4 12 (19.67%) UI/UX Developer
4 12 (19.67%) UX Developer
5 9 (14.75%) Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) Business Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Senior Designer
7 7 (11.48%) Senior UX Designer
8 6 (9.84%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (9.84%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Angular Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (6.56%) User Researcher
10 3 (4.92%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Web Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Web Applications Business Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Web Business Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.82%) CSS
1 31 (50.82%) HTML
2 14 (22.95%) XML
3 12 (19.67%) Ajax
3 12 (19.67%) CSS3
3 12 (19.67%) HTML5
3 12 (19.67%) jQuery
4 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.56%) Flash
5 4 (6.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (70.49%) User Experience
2 12 (19.67%) W3C
3 11 (18.03%) Taxonomies
4 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.28%) Social Media
6 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
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 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.15%) Analytics
4 15 (24.59%) Prototyping
5 13 (21.31%) Benchmarking
5 13 (21.31%) Information Architecture
5 13 (21.31%) Scrum
5 13 (21.31%) Usability Testing
6 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
7 10 (16.39%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 9 (14.75%) User Stories
9 7 (11.48%) Project Management
10 6 (9.84%) Front End Development
11 5 (8.20%) B2C
11 5 (8.20%) Pay per click
11 5 (8.20%) PRINCE
11 5 (8.20%) RUP
12 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.56%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Google
2 12 (19.67%) Adobe
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.64%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.64%) Cognos
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com