The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Manchester region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank 74 79 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Economics 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.088% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.34% 0.44% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £52.50 £51.50
% change year-on-year
-59.52% +1.94%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
299 227 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.96% 19.91% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 116 126
Average daily rate £375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 30
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Economics
North West

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 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (58.33%) PMI
2 7 (58.33%) PMP
2 7 (58.33%) PMI Certification
2 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
3 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Data Mining
5 3 (25.00%) Database Security
5 3 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Sybase
6 2 (16.67%) DB2
7 1 (8.33%) ATM
7 1 (8.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (8.33%) Imperva

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (58.33%) PMI
2 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (25.00%) Database Security
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) PMP
1 7 (58.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (8.33%) Imperva