The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank 90 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Economics 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.071% 0.26% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
367 296 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.20% 25.63% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 161 172
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 24
Average hourly rate £14.63 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £32.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Economics
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Economics Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Economics 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 Economics.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) PMI
3 2 (40.00%) PMP
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) Database Security
3 2 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (20.00%) SAS
4 1 (20.00%) SPSS
4 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Economics 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 Economics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Insight Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) PMI
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Database Security
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Propensity Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Segmentation
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) PMP
1 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase
1 2 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark