Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 57 74
Rank change year-on-year +15 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 148 91 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.61% 3.12% 2.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.31% 21.77% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 61 50
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.72% +12.33%
10th Percentile £288 £213 £127
90th Percentile £500 £600 £775
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £405
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.41% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Manchester median hourly rate £25.47 £16.19 £20.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.29% -22.87% -30.04%
10th Percentile £14.84 £16.10 £13.57
90th Percentile £32.00 £19.26 £29.29
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -22.67% +29.31% -30.95%

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 505 418 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.73% 14.33% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 249 305
Manchester median daily rate £409 £390 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.81% -7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £225 £175 £202
90th Percentile £588 £589 £598
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 10
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +20.21% -7.94%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.60 £13.58
90th Percentile £33.38 £55.75 £42.18
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -26.25% +60.00% -17.14%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +13 23 £475 -20.83% 5
Bury - 6 £363 - 3
Stockport +1 2 £350 +55.56% 12
Bolton - 2 £330 - 4
Altrincham -2 1 - - 4
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.54%) Computer Science
3 46 (31.08%) C#
4 41 (27.70%) .NET
5 35 (23.65%) SQL
6 31 (20.95%) E-Commerce
6 31 (20.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
8 29 (19.59%) JIRA
9 28 (18.92%) NoSQL
10 23 (15.54%) AccuRev
10 23 (15.54%) ITIL
10 23 (15.54%) Microsoft
11 22 (14.86%) Windows
12 21 (14.19%) VB.NET
12 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (13.51%) MVC
13 20 (13.51%) WinForms
13 20 (13.51%) WPF
14 19 (12.84%) Finance
14 19 (12.84%) JavaScript
15 18 (12.16%) Security Cleared
15 18 (12.16%) AngularJS
16 17 (11.49%) Java
16 17 (11.49%) Firewall
17 16 (10.81%) WCF
17 16 (10.81%) HTML
17 16 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (10.14%) SC Cleared
18 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.70%) Confluence
2 4 (2.70%) Drupal
3 3 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.03%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.68%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (4.73%) SaaS
4 4 (2.70%) Office 365
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.35%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.35%) npm
6 1 (0.68%) Boomi
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.49%) Firewall
2 12 (8.11%) DNS
3 7 (4.73%) LAN
4 6 (4.05%) VoIP
4 6 (4.05%) VPN
4 6 (4.05%) Wireless
5 5 (3.38%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (3.38%) PuTTY
5 5 (3.38%) WAN
6 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.70%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.03%) DHCP
7 3 (2.03%) Internet
7 3 (2.03%) IP Telephony
7 3 (2.03%) ISDN
7 3 (2.03%) MPLS
7 3 (2.03%) PBX
7 3 (2.03%) SSL
7 3 (2.03%) VLAN
7 3 (2.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 28 (18.92%) NoSQL
3 15 (10.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.03%) Big Data
5 3 (2.03%) Power BI
5 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.35%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (19.59%) JIRA
2 23 (15.54%) AccuRev
3 8 (5.41%) Selenium
4 6 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.38%) JUnit
6 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.03%) Gradle
7 3 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.03%) Maven
8 2 (1.35%) Appium
8 2 (1.35%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.35%) gulp
8 2 (1.35%) Protractor
8 2 (1.35%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.35%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.68%) Bower
9 1 (0.68%) git-flow
9 1 (0.68%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.68%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 19 (12.84%) Finance
2 10 (6.76%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Games
4 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.03%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (37.84%) Developer
2 28 (18.92%) C# Developer
3 17 (11.49%) .NET Developer
3 17 (11.49%) Analyst
3 17 (11.49%) C# .NET Developer
3 17 (11.49%) Software Developer
4 14 (9.46%) C# Software Developer
5 12 (8.11%) Architect
6 11 (7.43%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 11 (7.43%) Network Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) VB.NET Developer
7 9 (6.08%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.08%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Tester
9 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.05%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (27.70%) .NET
2 20 (13.51%) WinForms
2 20 (13.51%) WPF
3 18 (12.16%) AngularJS
4 16 (10.81%) HTML
4 16 (10.81%) WCF
5 15 (10.14%) .NET Framework
5 15 (10.14%) CSS
6 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
7 13 (8.78%) RESTful
8 11 (7.43%) React
9 10 (6.76%) Web Services
10 8 (5.41%) HTML5
10 8 (5.41%) Sass
11 6 (4.05%) Aurelia
11 6 (4.05%) LESS
11 6 (4.05%) Spring
12 5 (3.38%) JSON
12 5 (3.38%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (3.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.70%) Mobile Games
4 4 (2.70%) User Experience
5 3 (2.03%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.03%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.35%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.35%) Life Science
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.35%) NHS
6 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.68%) Blog
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.86%) Windows
2 10 (6.76%) Linux
2 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.05%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.54%) Computer Science
3 31 (20.95%) E-Commerce
4 23 (15.54%) ITIL
5 20 (13.51%) MVC
6 16 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (9.46%) DevOps
8 13 (8.78%) TDD
9 12 (8.11%) Informatics
9 12 (8.11%) Web Application Development
10 11 (7.43%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (6.76%) Web Development
12 9 (6.08%) Analytics
12 9 (6.08%) Change Control
12 9 (6.08%) Migration
12 9 (6.08%) Network Design
12 9 (6.08%) OO
12 9 (6.08%) Project Management
13 8 (5.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.08%) C#
2 35 (23.65%) SQL
3 21 (14.19%) VB.NET
4 19 (12.84%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.49%) Java
6 11 (7.43%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.08%) TypeScript
8 8 (5.41%) Python
9 4 (2.70%) Java 8
10 3 (2.03%) PHP
11 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) ES6
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (20.95%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (12.16%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.14%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (7.43%) MCSA
6 10 (6.76%) CCNA
6 10 (6.76%) MCSE
7 9 (6.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (3.38%) ISEB
9 5 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (2.70%) CCENT
10 4 (2.70%) CCNP
10 4 (2.70%) CISSP
11 3 (2.03%) CISM
12 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.35%) MBA
12 2 (1.35%) MCP
13 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) COSO
2 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.70%) Docker
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.35%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.68%) KVM
5 1 (0.68%) QEMU
5 1 (0.68%) vCloud
5 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.14%) Cisco
3 11 (7.43%) Google
3 11 (7.43%) VMware
4 9 (6.08%) Moogsoft
4 9 (6.08%) Remedy
5 7 (4.73%) Oracle
6 6 (4.05%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.38%) HP
8 4 (2.70%) Citrix
8 4 (2.70%) F5
8 4 (2.70%) Juniper
9 3 (2.03%) Adobe
9 3 (2.03%) Dell
9 3 (2.03%) hybris
9 3 (2.03%) Sun
10 1 (0.68%) Ariba
10 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.68%) IBM
10 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com