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

Visualisation
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 122 114
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8  
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 11 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.87% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.05% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 30
Median daily rate £406 £500 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £276 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £645 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.36 £57.75
% change year-on-year - -63.02%  

Visualisation 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 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Visualisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Visualisation in the North West

Visualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visualisation in the North West

Visualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visualisation in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visualisation in the North West

Visualisation
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 Visualisation in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visualisation in the North West

Visualisation
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 Visualisation within the North West 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
Manchester +5 5 £375 +11.11% 13
Cheshire +10 4 £303 -43.72% 2
Visualisation
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visualisation 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 Visualisation.

1 20 (48.78%) Data Visualisation
2 16 (39.02%) Finance
3 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 14 (34.15%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
5 11 (26.83%) Tableau
5 11 (26.83%) Office 365
5 11 (26.83%) Analytics
5 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (26.83%) Dashboard Development
6 10 (24.39%) Splunk
6 10 (24.39%) Data Mapping
7 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
8 8 (19.51%) Data Analysis
8 8 (19.51%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (17.07%) Power BI
9 7 (17.07%) Actionable Insight
10 6 (14.63%) SAS
10 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (14.63%) User Experience
11 5 (12.20%) Data Quality
11 5 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (12.20%) Data Management
11 5 (12.20%) Logistic Regression
11 5 (12.20%) QlikView
11 5 (12.20%) ETL
11 5 (12.20%) Project Management
12 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
12 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling

Visualisation
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 6 (14.63%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (7.32%) SPSS
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.44%) SAP MDG
1 1 (2.44%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.83%) Office 365
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.32%) Google Analytics
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
1 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.44%) Wireless
1 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) Power BI
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (12.20%) QlikView
5 4 (9.76%) Big Data
5 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
6 3 (7.32%) Data Mining
6 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.32%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.88%) KNIME
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (4.88%) Spotfire
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.44%) DB2
8 1 (2.44%) PowerCenter
8 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Games
4 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Security Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Splunk Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Data Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Tableau Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Big Data Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Dashboard Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Designer
6 3 (7.32%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Splunk Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) DBA
7 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) User Experience
3 4 (9.76%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.44%) Animation
6 1 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.44%) Photography
6 1 (2.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Data Visualisation
2 14 (34.15%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (26.83%) Analytics
3 11 (26.83%) Dashboard Development
4 10 (24.39%) Data Mapping
5 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.51%) Data Analysis
6 8 (19.51%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (17.07%) Actionable Insight
8 5 (12.20%) Data Management
8 5 (12.20%) ETL
8 5 (12.20%) Logistic Regression
8 5 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (12.20%) Project Management
9 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
9 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.76%) Infographics
9 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.32%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) R
3 3 (7.32%) VBA
4 2 (4.88%) C
4 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) CCNA
2 1 (2.44%) CCNP
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Tableau
2 10 (24.39%) Splunk
3 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) Adobe
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Informatica
6 1 (2.44%) Juniper