Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 50 78
Rank change year-on-year -4 +28 -28
Contract jobs citing Degree 120 94 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.68% 3.28% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.71% 22.01% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 65 54
Manchester median daily rate £375 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.11% +7.58%
10th Percentile £140 £133 £138
90th Percentile £526 £533 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £366 £381
% change year-on-year +9.22% -3.75% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £28.50 - £12.98
10th Percentile £14.37 - £12.08
90th Percentile £32.00 - £13.88
North West median hourly rate £31.25 £39.75 £47.39
% change year-on-year -21.38% -16.12% +28.08%

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 418 427 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.80% 14.88% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 239 300
Manchester median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £406 £413
% change year-on-year +4.62% -1.52% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 14
Manchester median hourly rate £27.75 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.03% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.52 £10.18 £11.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.65 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £41.37
% change year-on-year -11.39% -4.51% +37.33%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 +4 10 £470 +12.24% 8
Stockport +7 4 £381 -10.29% 15
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 46 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.33%) Computer Science
3 24 (20.00%) ITIL
3 24 (20.00%) Finance
4 23 (19.17%) C#
4 23 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (18.33%) SQL
5 22 (18.33%) .NET
5 22 (18.33%) Cisco
6 21 (17.50%) Project Management
7 20 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (15.00%) JIRA
9 17 (14.17%) Management Information System
9 17 (14.17%) SQL Server
9 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
10 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (12.50%) CCNA
11 14 (11.67%) Firewall
11 14 (11.67%) ITSM
11 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (10.83%) MVC
12 13 (10.83%) E-Commerce
12 13 (10.83%) NoSQL
12 13 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (10.00%) Service Management
14 11 (9.17%) Windows
14 11 (9.17%) Web Services

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 (5.00%) Confluence
2 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.17%) SaaS
2 5 (4.17%) PaaS
3 4 (3.33%) GitHub
4 3 (2.50%) Serverless
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.67%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (1.67%) CloudFront
5 2 (1.67%) Route 53
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.83%) npm
6 1 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) Firewall
2 9 (7.50%) WAN
3 8 (6.67%) LAN
4 5 (4.17%) DHCP
4 5 (4.17%) DNS
4 5 (4.17%) IP Telephony
4 5 (4.17%) Network Security
4 5 (4.17%) PuTTY
4 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 5 (4.17%) VPN
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.33%) ISDN
5 4 (3.33%) MPLS
5 4 (3.33%) PBX
5 4 (3.33%) SSL
5 4 (3.33%) VLAN
5 4 (3.33%) VoIP
5 4 (3.33%) Wireless
5 4 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.83%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (5.00%) MySQL
6 5 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.67%) Big Data
7 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.83%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.83%) Power BI
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.83%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (15.00%) JIRA
2 10 (8.33%) AccuRev
3 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.33%) Selenium
6 3 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.67%) Appium
7 2 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.67%) CircleCI
7 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.67%) git-flow
7 2 (1.67%) Gradle
7 2 (1.67%) Hudson
7 2 (1.67%) Maven
7 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.67%) Protractor
7 2 (1.67%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.67%) Robot Framework
7 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.67%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (20.00%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Banking
3 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.83%) Legal
5 6 (5.00%) Games
6 5 (4.17%) Law
7 4 (3.33%) Marketing
8 3 (2.50%) Retail
9 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.83%) Automotive
10 1 (0.83%) Back Office
10 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Analyst
2 27 (22.50%) Developer
3 12 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 7 (5.83%) C# Developer
5 7 (5.83%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) User Researcher
7 5 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Tester
8 4 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Administrator
8 4 (3.33%) Legal Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Network Support
8 4 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.33%) .NET
2 11 (9.17%) HTML
2 11 (9.17%) JSON
2 11 (9.17%) Web Services
3 10 (8.33%) CSS
4 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.67%) RESTful
5 8 (6.67%) Spring
5 8 (6.67%) WCF
6 7 (5.83%) .NET Framework
6 7 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.83%) WinForms
6 7 (5.83%) WPF
6 7 (5.83%) XML
7 5 (4.17%) HTML5
7 5 (4.17%) jQuery
8 4 (3.33%) Express
8 4 (3.33%) Node.js
8 4 (3.33%) REST
8 4 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.33%) Computer Science
2 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (14.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) User Experience
5 4 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.33%) CMDB
5 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.33%) Mobile Games
5 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.67%) Blog
7 2 (1.67%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.67%) Life Science
7 2 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Robotics
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Windows
2 9 (7.50%) Linux
3 6 (5.00%) Unix
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.00%) ITIL
3 21 (17.50%) Project Management
4 20 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (11.67%) ITSM
5 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (10.83%) E-Commerce
6 13 (10.83%) MVC
7 12 (10.00%) Service Management
8 11 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.17%) Problem Management
9 10 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 9 (7.50%) Change Management
10 9 (7.50%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.67%) Decision-Making
12 7 (5.83%) Data Management
12 7 (5.83%) ITIL V3
12 7 (5.83%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.83%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.17%) C#
2 22 (18.33%) SQL
3 20 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.17%) Java
5 6 (5.00%) Python
5 6 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.50%) Ruby
7 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.67%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.83%) C++
8 1 (0.83%) Groovy
8 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (12.50%) CCNA
4 10 (8.33%) CCNP
5 6 (5.00%) CCIE
5 6 (5.00%) CISM
5 6 (5.00%) CISSP
5 6 (5.00%) ISEB
5 6 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.17%) CCDP
6 5 (4.17%) CCENT
6 5 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) MBA
6 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) COBIT
2 1 (0.83%) COSO
2 1 (0.83%) GDPR
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.50%) XenApp
2 3 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.67%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.83%) Docker
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) KVM
4 1 (0.83%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (18.33%) Cisco
2 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.33%) Oracle
4 9 (7.50%) Moogsoft
4 9 (7.50%) Remedy
5 7 (5.83%) ServiceNow
6 6 (5.00%) F5
7 4 (3.33%) ForeScout
7 4 (3.33%) HP
7 4 (3.33%) Juniper
8 3 (2.50%) Citrix
8 3 (2.50%) hybris
8 3 (2.50%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.67%) Adobe
9 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.67%) Google
9 2 (1.67%) SAP
10 1 (0.83%) Ariba
10 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.83%) Informatica