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

SPSS
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 157 148
Contract jobs citing SPSS 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.053% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category - 0.71% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £263 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £430 £350
% change year-on-year +10.46% +22.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SPSS is in the software application 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 software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 202 280 380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 6.84% 7.43% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 214 244
Median daily rate £338 £320 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +5.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £136 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £509 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 65 52
Median hourly rate £20.25 £20.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +26.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.10 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

SPSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SPSS in the North West

SPSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SPSS in the North West

SPSS
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 SPSS in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SPSS in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SPSS 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 SPSS.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (100.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) R
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) KNIME
2 2 (66.67%) Power BI
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Tableau
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) PowerCenter
3 1 (33.33%) DRM

SPSS
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 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MDG
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
1 2 (66.67%) KNIME
1 2 (66.67%) Power BI
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) PowerCenter
2 1 (33.33%) SAP HANA
2 1 (33.33%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell Developer
1 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Developer
1 2 (66.67%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Data Visualisation
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) DRM
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) MapReduce
3 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) R
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) Hyperion
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP