The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Competitor Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Competitor Analysis over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Competitor Analysis
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 601 605
Rank change year-on-year +31 +4  
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 12 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.063% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.075% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 14
Median daily rate £400 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £195 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £463
% change year-on-year +8.33% -18.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Competitor Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Competitor Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Competitor Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Competitor Analysis in England

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Competitor Analysis in England

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Competitor Analysis in England

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Competitor Analysis in England

Competitor Analysis
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
South East +37 7 £406 - 2
London +5 3 £270 -31.21% 2
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Competitor Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Competitor Analysis.

1 15 (45.45%) User Experience
2 14 (42.42%) Wireframes
3 10 (30.30%) Analytics
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Marketing
4 9 (27.27%) Prototyping
5 8 (24.24%) Information Architecture
5 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (24.24%) HTML
6 7 (21.21%) HTTP
6 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) CSS
6 7 (21.21%) Visualisation
6 7 (21.21%) jQuery
6 7 (21.21%) Usability Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Use Case
7 6 (18.18%) Degree
7 6 (18.18%) HTML5
7 6 (18.18%) Big Data
7 6 (18.18%) CSS3
7 6 (18.18%) W3C
7 6 (18.18%) Ajax
7 6 (18.18%) Advertising
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) Google
8 5 (15.15%) Tableau
8 5 (15.15%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (15.15%) Google Analytics
9 4 (12.12%) Market Research

Competitor Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (6.06%) SPSS
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Google Analytics
2 3 (9.09%) IaaS
2 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) NAS
2 3 (9.09%) SAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Big Data
2 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) QlikView
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (27.27%) Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Advertising
3 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 3 (9.09%) Games
5 2 (6.06%) Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Electronics
5 2 (6.06%) Legal
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
6 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Designer
2 7 (21.21%) UX Designer
3 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) UI Developer
3 6 (18.18%) UI/UX Developer
3 6 (18.18%) UX Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Marketing Assistant
5 3 (9.09%) Data Scientist
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Principal Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Strategy Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
2 7 (21.21%) CSS
2 7 (21.21%) jQuery
3 6 (18.18%) Ajax
3 6 (18.18%) CSS3
3 6 (18.18%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) D3.js
4 1 (3.03%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) User Experience
2 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (18.18%) W3C
4 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.06%) Social Media
5 2 (6.06%) Taxonomies
6 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.03%) Blog
6 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.03%) iPad
6 1 (3.03%) Online Games
6 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.03%) Video on Demand
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Wireframes
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Analytics
3 9 (27.27%) Prototyping
4 8 (24.24%) Information Architecture
5 7 (21.21%) Usability Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Visualisation
6 6 (18.18%) Use Case
7 5 (15.15%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.12%) Business Process Modelling
8 4 (12.12%) Market Research
8 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Statistics
8 4 (12.12%) UML
8 4 (12.12%) User Stories
9 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Analytics IQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Google
1 5 (15.15%) Tableau
2 3 (9.09%) Adobe
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Omniture
3 1 (3.03%) SAP