Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Competitor Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Competitor Analysis over the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Competitor Analysis
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 827 861
Rank change year-on-year -13 +34 -14
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 37 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.052% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.061% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 13
UK median daily rate £356 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.67% -22.58%
10th Percentile £275 £266 £219
90th Percentile £500 £463 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -8.23% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £19.00 £20.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.13% -2.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Competitor Analysis 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Competitor Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Competitor Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Competitor Analysis in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Competitor Analysis in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Competitor Analysis in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Competitor Analysis in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Competitor Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
England -1 36 £350 -7.89% 11
UK excluding London +5 21 £363 -8.23% 8
London -24 15 £308 -5.38% 3
South East 0 12 £381 -3.48% 3
East of England - 5 - - 3
North of England +42 4 £325 -14.47% 1
Yorkshire +24 4 £325 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Competitor Analysis 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 Competitor Analysis.

1 20 (54.05%) Wireframes
2 18 (48.65%) User Experience
3 13 (35.14%) Usability Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Prototyping
5 11 (29.73%) Information Architecture
6 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.03%) HTML
6 10 (27.03%) CSS
6 10 (27.03%) Games
6 10 (27.03%) Axure RP
7 8 (21.62%) CSS3
7 8 (21.62%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (21.62%) HTML5
8 7 (18.92%) jQuery
8 7 (18.92%) SMS
8 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
8 7 (18.92%) Ethnography
9 6 (16.22%) Ethnographic Research
9 6 (16.22%) Qualitative Research
9 6 (16.22%) User Stories
9 6 (16.22%) Heuristic Analysis
9 6 (16.22%) Conceptual Models
9 6 (16.22%) Quantitative Research
9 6 (16.22%) DNA
9 6 (16.22%) Finance
9 6 (16.22%) Use Case
10 5 (13.51%) Ajax
10 5 (13.51%) Front End Development

Competitor Analysis
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:

Applications
1 8 (21.62%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (5.41%) InVision
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.70%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) IaaS
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SMS
2 3 (8.11%) NAS
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Big Data
1 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (27.03%) Games
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Designer
2 7 (18.92%) UX Designer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) User Experience Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Angular Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (8.11%) UI Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Product Owner
6 2 (5.41%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Product Owner
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (5.41%) User Experience Researcher
6 2 (5.41%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) CSS
1 10 (27.03%) HTML
2 8 (21.62%) CSS3
2 8 (21.62%) HTML5
3 7 (18.92%) jQuery
4 5 (13.51%) Ajax
5 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.41%) Angular 2
6 2 (5.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) User Experience
2 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Graphic Design
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) W3C
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) Online Games
5 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.70%) Social Media
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Wireframes
2 13 (35.14%) Usability Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Prototyping
4 11 (29.73%) Information Architecture
5 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (18.92%) Ethnography
7 6 (16.22%) Conceptual Models
7 6 (16.22%) DNA
7 6 (16.22%) Ethnographic Research
7 6 (16.22%) Heuristic Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Qualitative Research
7 6 (16.22%) Quantitative Research
7 6 (16.22%) Use Case
7 6 (16.22%) User Stories
8 5 (13.51%) Front End Development
9 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
9 4 (10.81%) Business Process Modelling
9 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
1 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PMO
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Adobe
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Tableau
3 1 (2.70%) Omniture