The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Competitive Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Competitive Intelligence over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Competitive Intelligence
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 636 624
Rank change year-on-year +38 -12  
Contract jobs citing Competitive Intelligence 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.009% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £225 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £525 -
% change year-on-year -57.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

Competitive Intelligence 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Competitive Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Competitive Intelligence in the UK

Competitive Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Competitive Intelligence.

Contractor daily rate trend for Competitive Intelligence in the UK

Competitive Intelligence
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Competitive Intelligence within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England +46 2 £225 -40.00% 1
South East +20 2 £225 -57.14%
Reading - 1 £225 -
Berkshire - 1 £225 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Competitive Intelligence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Competitive Intelligence.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) Business Development
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data

Competitive Intelligence
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Development Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Development Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Development
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared