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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
North West / Manchester
Rank 35 56 50
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs citing Degree 58 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.38% 2.64% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.88% 18.88% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 22
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £680 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 208 249 236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.71% 13.97% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 126 112
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £680 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 6 £425 - 3
Bolton -4 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Stockport 0 1 £425 +6.25% 5
Oldham - 1 - - 13
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Degree.

1 39 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
2 25 (23.36%) Computer Science
3 24 (22.43%) SQL
3 24 (22.43%) Scrum
4 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
5 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
5 19 (17.76%) CISSP
5 19 (17.76%) Finance
5 19 (17.76%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (17.76%) Security Operations
6 18 (16.82%) .NET
7 17 (15.89%) HTML
7 17 (15.89%) MS Excel
7 17 (15.89%) Risk Management
8 16 (14.95%) Python
8 16 (14.95%) JIRA
9 15 (14.02%) Service Management
10 14 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (12.15%) Java
12 12 (11.21%) Migration
13 11 (10.28%) MVC
13 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
13 11 (10.28%) Open Source
13 11 (10.28%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (9.35%) GeoServer
14 10 (9.35%) OpenLayers
14 10 (9.35%) Leaflet
14 10 (9.35%) PostGIS
14 10 (9.35%) Gradle

Degree
Top Related 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 10 (9.35%) GeoServer
2 2 (1.87%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.87%) SAS
2 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.87%) WordPress
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS Office
3 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.80%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.93%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.93%) Simulink
5 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.93%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.87%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
2 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) GIS
2 7 (6.54%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.67%) MySQL
4 5 (4.67%) Spatial Data
5 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.87%) MS Access
7 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.87%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) Big Data
8 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) JIRA
2 10 (9.35%) Gradle
2 10 (9.35%) Maven
3 8 (7.48%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.48%) JBehave
4 7 (6.54%) AccuRev
5 5 (4.67%) NUnit
6 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.87%) Ant
7 2 (1.87%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.93%) ProC
8 1 (0.93%) Subversion
8 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Marketing
3 6 (5.61%) Games
4 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.80%) Banking
6 2 (1.87%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.87%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (29.91%) Developer
2 14 (13.08%) Analyst
3 10 (9.35%) Architect
3 10 (9.35%) Consultant
4 9 (8.41%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 9 (8.41%) Head of Security
4 9 (8.41%) Operational Security Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Operations Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Security Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Security Operations Manager
5 8 (7.48%) Head of Operations
6 7 (6.54%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.54%) SOC Manager
6 7 (6.54%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Data Architect
7 5 (4.67%) GIS Architect
8 4 (3.74%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Junior
8 4 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) .NET
2 17 (15.89%) HTML
3 10 (9.35%) Leaflet
3 10 (9.35%) OpenLayers
3 10 (9.35%) PostGIS
4 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.48%) CSS
5 8 (7.48%) REST
6 7 (6.54%) Web Services
7 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.61%) HTML5
7 6 (5.61%) WCF
7 6 (5.61%) WinForms
7 6 (5.61%) WPF
8 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.67%) XML
9 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.74%) jQuery
10 3 (2.80%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.36%) Computer Science
2 14 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.74%) User Experience
5 3 (2.80%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.80%) Fintech
5 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.87%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.87%) IPTV
6 2 (1.87%) Life Science
6 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 2 (1.87%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.93%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.80%) Unix
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) CentOS
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.43%) Scrum
3 19 (17.76%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (17.76%) Security Operations
4 17 (15.89%) Risk Management
5 15 (14.02%) Service Management
6 12 (11.21%) Migration
7 11 (10.28%) MVC
7 11 (10.28%) Open Source
8 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.35%) TDD
9 9 (8.41%) Data Migration
9 9 (8.41%) Project Management
10 8 (7.48%) BDD
10 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.54%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.54%) Change Management
12 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.61%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
2 24 (22.43%) SQL
3 16 (14.95%) Python
4 13 (12.15%) Java
5 9 (8.41%) C#
6 4 (3.74%) C++
6 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) ABAP
9 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.93%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (17.76%) CISSP
2 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) ISEB
5 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.93%) CCIE
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) HNC
6 1 (0.93%) HND
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) PMO
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.93%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Ansible
2 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) Kibana
3 1 (0.93%) logstash
3 1 (0.93%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.35%) ESRI
3 8 (7.48%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) SAP
4 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.80%) Apple
6 2 (1.87%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco
6 2 (1.87%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.87%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.87%) Northgate
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe
7 1 (0.93%) Google
7 1 (0.93%) Lancope
7 1 (0.93%) Pega
7 1 (0.93%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.93%) Siebel
7 1 (0.93%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.93%) Splunk
7 1 (0.93%) Tableau
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