The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Business Transformation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Transformation over the 3 months to 28 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.

Business Transformation
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 142 125
Rank change year-on-year +31 -17  
Contract jobs citing Business Transformation 25 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.55% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 20
Median daily rate £431 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £363 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £500 £905
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £465
% change year-on-year -2.77% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 - £38.72

Business Transformation 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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2383 3100 2861
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.70% 82.23% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5041 7746 6099
Median daily rate £413 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 238 292
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.73 £57.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Transformation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Transformation in the North West

Business Transformation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Transformation in the North West

Business Transformation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Transformation in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Transformation in the North West

Business Transformation
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 Business Transformation in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Transformation in the North West

Business Transformation
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 Business Transformation within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheshire +19 11 £495 - 2
Manchester +9 5 £425 +6.25% 3
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Lancashire +6 2 £444 +9.23%
Cumbria - 2 £390 -
Business Transformation
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Transformation 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 North West region with a requirement for Business Transformation.

1 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Project Management
3 14 (31.82%) Finance
3 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (22.73%) Telecoms
5 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 7 (15.91%) Change Management
7 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.64%) CRM
8 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.64%) Banking
8 6 (13.64%) Target Operating Model
9 5 (11.36%) IT Strategy
9 5 (11.36%) Open Source
9 5 (11.36%) SaaS
9 5 (11.36%) PaaS
9 5 (11.36%) DNA
9 5 (11.36%) SAP
10 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
10 4 (9.09%) ERP
10 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (9.09%) Migration
10 4 (9.09%) Change Control
10 4 (9.09%) Retail
10 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

Business Transformation
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.82%) SAP CRM
3 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.27%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) PaaS
1 5 (11.36%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (4.55%) DB2
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) GIS
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 6 (13.64%) Banking
4 4 (9.09%) Retail
5 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Back Office
7 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 9 (20.45%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Architect
3 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Change Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Transformation Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Business Change Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Coach
5 3 (6.82%) Business Change Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Digital Transformation
5 3 (6.82%) Transformation Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Business Solution Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Business Transformation Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Change Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Process Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Project Change Manager
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.55%) Life Science
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) PMI
5 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) AIX
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Project Management
3 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 7 (15.91%) Change Management
5 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.64%) CRM
6 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 6 (13.64%) Target Operating Model
7 5 (11.36%) DNA
7 5 (11.36%) IT Strategy
7 5 (11.36%) Open Source
8 4 (9.09%) Change Control
8 4 (9.09%) Contract Management
8 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 4 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
1 2 (4.55%) VBA
2 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) SAP
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Sun
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
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