Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Author was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Author
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 156 143
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Author 14 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.48% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Manchester median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £285 £213 £318
90th Percentile £419 £325 £374
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.11% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2785 3343 3619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.46% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2136 2088
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 79 144
Manchester median hourly rate £17.22 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.72% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.20 £10.58
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Author
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Author in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Author in Manchester

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Author in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Author in Manchester

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Author in Manchester

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Author in Manchester

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Author in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Sphinx
2 5 (35.71%) LaTeX
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (28.57%) Fortran
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Content Management
3 4 (28.57%) CMS
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) WordPress
3 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 4 (28.57%) Confluence
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITSM
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Camtasia
5 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (14.29%) C
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) XSLT
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management

Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (28.57%) CMS
1 4 (28.57%) Confluence
1 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (28.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) LaTeX
2 3 (21.43%) Camtasia
3 1 (7.14%) Doxygen
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) Sphinx
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Analytics
1 4 (28.57%) Content Management
1 4 (28.57%) Data Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C++
2 4 (28.57%) Fortran
3 2 (14.29%) C
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow