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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Competitor Analysis
UK
Rank 564 614 623
Rank change year-on-year +50 +9  
Contract jobs citing Competitor Analysis 19 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.049% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.059% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 6
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £622 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £348 -
% change year-on-year +16.65% -  
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 37338 44118 43065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 28919 26679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
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 945 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Competitor Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Competitor Analysis.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Competitor Analysis in the UK

Competitor Analysis
Top 19 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 27 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 +44 19 £400 +33.33% 13
London +20 8 £400 +33.33% 3
South East +17 7 - - 1
Berkshire +29 2 - -
Reading +22 2 - -
West Yorkshire +19 2 £406 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £406 +8.33% 1
Leeds +15 2 £406 +8.33% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London -13 1 £550 +37.50%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 3
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 - -

Competitor Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (41.18%) User Experience
2 20 (39.22%) Wireframes
3 16 (31.37%) Analytics
3 16 (31.37%) HTML
3 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (29.41%) CSS
4 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (25.49%) Marketing
6 12 (23.53%) Information Architecture
7 11 (21.57%) Usability Testing
7 11 (21.57%) Market Research
7 11 (21.57%) Prototyping
8 9 (17.65%) User Stories
8 9 (17.65%) jQuery
8 9 (17.65%) HTML5
8 9 (17.65%) CSS3
8 9 (17.65%) Big Data
8 9 (17.65%) W3C
8 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 9 (17.65%) HTTP
8 9 (17.65%) Ajax
9 8 (15.69%) Scrum
9 8 (15.69%) Google
9 8 (15.69%) Google Analytics
9 8 (15.69%) Degree
10 7 (13.73%) Finance
11 6 (11.76%) Project Management
11 6 (11.76%) XML
11 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
11 6 (11.76%) OmniGraffle

Competitor Analysis
Top Related 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 3 (5.88%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (7.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.96%) MS Office
4 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.92%) IaaS
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Big Data
2 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Axure RP
2 4 (7.84%) JIRA
General
1 13 (25.49%) Marketing
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Advertising
4 4 (7.84%) Legal
4 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.88%) Games
6 2 (3.92%) Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Electronics
7 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Designer
2 9 (17.65%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) UX Designer
3 8 (15.69%) Business Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) UI Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Angular Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (9.80%) Product Manager
4 5 (9.80%) UI/UX Developer
4 5 (9.80%) UX Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Marketing Assistant
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) SEO Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Software Product Manager
7 2 (3.92%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) HTML
2 15 (29.41%) CSS
3 9 (17.65%) Ajax
3 9 (17.65%) CSS3
3 9 (17.65%) HTML5
3 9 (17.65%) jQuery
4 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 6 (11.76%) XML
5 1 (1.96%) D3.js
5 1 (1.96%) JSON
5 1 (1.96%) OAuth
5 1 (1.96%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (41.18%) User Experience
2 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (17.65%) W3C
4 4 (7.84%) Taxonomies
5 2 (3.92%) Blog
5 2 (3.92%) Social Media
6 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Wireframes
2 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Analytics
3 12 (23.53%) Information Architecture
4 11 (21.57%) Market Research
4 11 (21.57%) Prototyping
4 11 (21.57%) Usability Testing
5 9 (17.65%) User Stories
6 8 (15.69%) Scrum
7 6 (11.76%) Project Management
8 5 (9.80%) Business Process Modelling
8 5 (9.80%) Product Management
8 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.80%) Visualisation
9 4 (7.84%) Front End Development
9 4 (7.84%) SEO
9 4 (7.84%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (7.84%) Use Case
9 4 (7.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) PMO
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Google
2 4 (7.84%) Adobe
3 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.88%) Tableau
4 2 (3.92%) Facebook
4 2 (3.92%) Twitter
5 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
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