Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 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.

Benchmarking
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 202 227
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 -2
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 9 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.052% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.063% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 13
North West median daily rate £375 £475 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +52.00% -25.51%
10th Percentile £272 £455 £234
90th Percentile £440 £495 £548
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -45.00% +118.91% +42.75%

Benchmarking is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,139 4,748 6,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.45% 82.56% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,258 2,899 3,898
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 199 185
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +29.63% -1.82%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in the North West

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Benchmarking in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in the North West

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the North West over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in the North West

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in the North West

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +20 3 £440 -2.22%
Lancashire - 3 £368 -
Manchester -11 2 £154 -69.20% 1
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Data Quality
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Management
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) Decision-Making
4 2 (22.22%) Case Management
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Strategic Management
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (22.22%) NHS
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) UX Design
5 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) QlikView
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Data Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Planning Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Risk Manager
2 1 (11.11%) UI Designer
2 1 (11.11%) UI/UX Designer
2 1 (11.11%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) React
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Improvement
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Decision-Making
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Case Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) Strategic Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Apple Swift
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe