Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 May 2019 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.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 62 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 -13 +15
Contract jobs citing Degree 79 105 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.91% 3.44% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.51% 25.12% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 64 55
Manchester median daily rate £448 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £320 £196 £165
90th Percentile £825 £468 £583
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £29.43 £28.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.09% -3.45% -
10th Percentile £22.42 £24.50 £27.00
90th Percentile £37.06 £31.50 £31.00
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% -14.89%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 405 418 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.91% 13.70% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 255 227
Manchester median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £245 £200 £192
90th Percentile £625 £595 £575
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 8
Manchester median hourly rate £25.50 £21.90 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.48% +99.05% -38.03%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.97 £9.63
90th Percentile £48.13 £35.00 £37.15
North West median hourly rate £36.87 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.35% -12.50% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 24 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +6 7 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Degree.

1 28 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 25 (31.65%) Finance
3 18 (22.78%) Computer Science
4 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
4 17 (21.52%) SQL Server
5 15 (18.99%) Retail
5 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (15.19%) .NET
8 12 (15.19%) Java
8 12 (15.19%) Project Management
9 11 (13.92%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (13.92%) C#
9 11 (13.92%) Oracle
9 11 (13.92%) Python
9 11 (13.92%) Artificial Intelligence
9 11 (13.92%) QlikView
9 11 (13.92%) Visualisation
9 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (12.66%) Data Analysis
10 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
10 10 (12.66%) VB.NET
10 10 (12.66%) Windows
11 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
11 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (11.39%) JIRA
11 9 (11.39%) NoSQL
12 8 (10.13%) Analytics

Degree
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 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.53%) SAS
2 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.27%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Power Platform
2 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) Boomi
4 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) SAN
3 4 (5.06%) DHCP
3 4 (5.06%) DNS
4 3 (3.80%) Firewall
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.53%) Intranet
5 2 (2.53%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.53%) ISDN
5 2 (2.53%) LAN
5 2 (2.53%) MPLS
5 2 (2.53%) PBX
5 2 (2.53%) Skype
5 2 (2.53%) SSL
5 2 (2.53%) VLAN
5 2 (2.53%) VoIP
5 2 (2.53%) VPN
5 2 (2.53%) WAN
6 1 (1.27%) HTTP
6 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.92%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (13.92%) QlikView
3 9 (11.39%) NoSQL
4 8 (10.13%) Power BI
5 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.80%) DB2
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.27%) HBase
8 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) JIRA
2 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.33%) JUnit
4 4 (5.06%) AccuRev
5 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.27%) Gradle
General
1 25 (31.65%) Finance
2 15 (18.99%) Retail
3 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.86%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Legal
6 3 (3.80%) Back Office
6 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.80%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (1.27%) Law
7 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Developer
2 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
3 8 (10.13%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 8 (10.13%) VB.NET Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Data Scientist
5 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.59%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Agile Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (6.33%) AWS Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Agile Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.06%) .NET Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) Web Services
3 5 (6.33%) RESTful
4 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.06%) WCF
4 4 (5.06%) WinForms
4 4 (5.06%) WPF
5 3 (3.80%) CSS
5 3 (3.80%) HTML
5 3 (3.80%) Middleware
6 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.27%) EDIFACT
7 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.27%) Keras
7 1 (1.27%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.27%) Qt
7 1 (1.27%) Qt Quick
7 1 (1.27%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.59%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.80%) User Experience
5 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.27%) Blog
6 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.27%) Fintech
6 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.53%) HPUX
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) Computer Science
3 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (15.19%) Project Management
6 11 (13.92%) Artificial Intelligence
6 11 (13.92%) Visualisation
7 10 (12.66%) Data Analysis
7 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
8 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.13%) Analytics
10 7 (8.86%) Data Analytics
10 7 (8.86%) Data Science
10 7 (8.86%) Information Security
10 7 (8.86%) Machine Learning
10 7 (8.86%) Mathematics
10 7 (8.86%) TDD
11 6 (7.59%) Business Analysis
11 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.59%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 12 (15.19%) Java
3 11 (13.92%) C#
3 11 (13.92%) Python
4 10 (12.66%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.33%) Java 8
5 5 (6.33%) PHP
6 4 (5.06%) C++
7 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.80%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.27%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.27%) R
8 1 (1.27%) Scala
8 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (8.86%) Master's Degree
2 7 (8.86%) PhD
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.33%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.33%) PMP
3 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (5.06%) CCNA
4 4 (5.06%) CISM
4 4 (5.06%) CISSP
4 4 (5.06%) ISEB
5 3 (3.80%) CCNP
6 2 (2.53%) CISA
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.53%) MCP
6 2 (2.53%) MCSE
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 4 (5.06%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) COBIT
3 2 (2.53%) COSO
3 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.27%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.53%) NFS
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.53%) vSphere
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Grafana
1 2 (2.53%) Nagios
1 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (2.53%) vRealize
2 1 (1.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) Dell
3 6 (7.59%) Tableau
4 5 (6.33%) Cisco
4 5 (6.33%) HP
4 5 (6.33%) Sun
5 3 (3.80%) IBM
5 3 (3.80%) StorageTek
5 3 (3.80%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Brocade
6 2 (2.53%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.27%) Google
7 1 (1.27%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.27%) Virgin Media