The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 99 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year
-52.38% -
Benchmarking
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1470 1089 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.21% 76.85% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 661 486
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the Manchester region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Manchester region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking.

1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Data Guard
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) Finance

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
1 5 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Manager
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Incident Manager
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Service Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Service Improvement Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Change Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Change Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) PMO Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) BPR
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Qualitative Research
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Data Guard
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle