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 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.

Competitor Analysis
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 620 625
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5  
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 11 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.058% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.028% 0.069% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 14
Median daily rate £400 £363 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +13.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £188 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £463 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £463
% change year-on-year +8.33% -18.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Competitor Analysis 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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 6 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 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
England +18 11 £400 +6.66% 10
UK excluding London +27 8 £406 +8.33% 7
South East +29 6 £406 - 2
London +2 3 £270 -19.40% 4
North of England +55 1 - - 2
Midlands +16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (48.39%) User Experience
2 14 (45.16%) Wireframes
3 10 (32.26%) Analytics
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Prototyping
5 8 (25.81%) HTML
5 8 (25.81%) Information Architecture
6 7 (22.58%) Visualisation
6 7 (22.58%) Marketing
6 7 (22.58%) jQuery
6 7 (22.58%) Usability Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (22.58%) HTTP
6 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) CSS
7 6 (19.35%) W3C
7 6 (19.35%) Ajax
7 6 (19.35%) CSS3
7 6 (19.35%) Big Data
7 6 (19.35%) Use Case
7 6 (19.35%) HTML5
8 5 (16.13%) Google Analytics
8 5 (16.13%) Degree
8 5 (16.13%) Tableau
8 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (16.13%) Google
8 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 4 (12.90%) Advertising
9 4 (12.90%) Statistics

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (6.45%) SPSS
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Google Analytics
2 3 (9.68%) IaaS
2 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) NAS
2 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) QlikView
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (22.58%) Marketing
2 4 (12.90%) Advertising
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Games
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Electronics
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Designer
2 7 (22.58%) UX Designer
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) UI Developer
3 6 (19.35%) UI/UX Developer
3 6 (19.35%) UX Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Data Scientist
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Marketing Assistant
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Strategy Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) CSS
2 7 (22.58%) jQuery
3 6 (19.35%) Ajax
3 6 (19.35%) CSS3
3 6 (19.35%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) D3.js
4 1 (3.23%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) User Experience
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (19.35%) W3C
4 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) Social Media
5 2 (6.45%) Taxonomies
6 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.23%) Blog
6 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.23%) iPad
6 1 (3.23%) Online Games
6 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
6 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Wireframes
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Analytics
3 9 (29.03%) Prototyping
4 8 (25.81%) Information Architecture
5 7 (22.58%) Usability Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Visualisation
6 6 (19.35%) Use Case
7 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (16.13%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) Business Process Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Statistics
8 4 (12.90%) UML
8 4 (12.90%) User Stories
9 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
9 3 (9.68%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Analytics IQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Google
1 5 (16.13%) Tableau
2 3 (9.68%) Adobe
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Omniture
3 1 (3.23%) SAP