The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 411 418
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 3 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.061% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.071% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 12
Median daily rate £270 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.40% +11.66%  
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17729 18243 19239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 13342 13634
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £628 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 260
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Competitor Analysis in London

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Competitor Analysis in London

Competitor Analysis
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +1 1 £270 -50.90%
Competitor Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Competitor Analysis.

1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
1 7 (63.64%) Wireframes
2 6 (54.55%) Prototyping
2 6 (54.55%) Usability Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Information Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
3 5 (45.45%) CSS3
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) HTTP
3 5 (45.45%) W3C
3 5 (45.45%) Ajax
4 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Tableau
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data
5 2 (18.18%) IaaS
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) SaaS

Competitor Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) UI Developer
1 5 (45.45%) UI/UX Developer
1 5 (45.45%) UX Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Strategy Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) UX Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Ajax
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) CSS3
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) HTML5
1 5 (45.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
2 5 (45.45%) W3C
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Wireframes
2 6 (54.55%) Information Architecture
2 6 (54.55%) Prototyping
2 6 (54.55%) Usability Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (9.09%) Conceptual Models
5 1 (9.09%) Data Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Ethnographic Research
5 1 (9.09%) Ethnography
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Qualitative Research
5 1 (9.09%) Quantitative Research
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Tableau
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP