Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 79 62
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 82 82 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.89% 2.26% 2.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.81% 14.86% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 50
Manchester median daily rate £363 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +1.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £159 £128 £212
90th Percentile £600 £771 £504
North West median daily rate £370 £425 £380
% change year-on-year -12.94% +11.84% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £12.98 £25.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.38% -49.08% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.08 £12.20
90th Percentile £20.00 £13.88 £39.25
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £39.22
% change year-on-year -1.54% -17.12% +4.57%

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 394 552 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.87% 15.20% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 306 265
Manchester median daily rate £395 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +9.33% +8.54%
10th Percentile £156 £200 £211
90th Percentile £548 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £424 £400
% change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 17
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% - -10.19%
10th Percentile £14.67 £12.16 £10.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.25 £38.51
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £29.94
% change year-on-year +52.38% -12.31% +48.75%

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 22 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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
Stockport +10 5 £225 -45.45% 6
Salford -2 5 £506 -31.36% 2
Altrincham - 3 £338 - 1
Oldham - 2 - - 1
Rochdale - 1 - -
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.80%) Computer Science
3 28 (34.15%) SQL
3 28 (34.15%) Finance
4 25 (30.49%) .NET
4 25 (30.49%) SQL Server
5 18 (21.95%) Project Management
5 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 16 (19.51%) ITIL
7 15 (18.29%) JIRA
8 14 (17.07%) .NET Framework
8 14 (17.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (15.85%) Java
10 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
10 12 (14.63%) E-Commerce
10 12 (14.63%) MVC
11 11 (13.41%) Windows
11 11 (13.41%) NoSQL
12 10 (12.20%) Relational Database
12 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
12 10 (12.20%) Shell Script
12 10 (12.20%) WCF
13 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
13 9 (10.98%) Unix
13 9 (10.98%) CSS
13 9 (10.98%) C#
13 9 (10.98%) AccuRev
14 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (9.76%) Web Application Development

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 2 (2.44%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.44%) CMS
1 2 (2.44%) Confluence
1 2 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.22%) Apache
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Magento
2 1 (1.22%) SAP AFS
2 1 (1.22%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.22%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) PaaS
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
3 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) DNS
1 2 (2.44%) VoIP
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) FTP
2 1 (1.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.22%) ISDN
2 1 (1.22%) MPLS
2 1 (1.22%) NAS
2 1 (1.22%) SAN
2 1 (1.22%) SSL
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.22%) VLAN
2 1 (1.22%) VPN
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.41%) NoSQL
3 10 (12.20%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.54%) Hadoop
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (3.66%) Big Data
5 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) GIS
7 1 (1.22%) OLAP
7 1 (1.22%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.22%) Power BI
7 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.29%) JIRA
2 9 (10.98%) AccuRev
3 3 (3.66%) Gradle
3 3 (3.66%) Grunt
3 3 (3.66%) gulp
3 3 (3.66%) Maven
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.44%) Xcode
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.22%) GitLab
5 1 (1.22%) Hudson
5 1 (1.22%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (34.15%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.54%) Banking
4 6 (7.32%) Games
4 6 (7.32%) Marketing
5 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.44%) Electronics
6 2 (2.44%) Retail
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Publishing
7 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Developer
2 21 (25.61%) Analyst
3 10 (12.20%) Architect
4 9 (10.98%) Business Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Desktop Support
6 7 (8.54%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.10%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Buyer
9 4 (4.88%) IT Buyer
9 4 (4.88%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Coordinator
10 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.66%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Risk Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Sitecore Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.49%) .NET
2 14 (17.07%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.20%) WCF
4 9 (10.98%) CSS
5 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 8 (9.76%) WinForms
5 8 (9.76%) WPF
6 7 (8.54%) MSMQ
6 7 (8.54%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (8.54%) RESTful
7 6 (7.32%) HTML
7 6 (7.32%) JSON
8 5 (6.10%) HTML5
9 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.88%) CSS3
9 4 (4.88%) Node.js
10 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.66%) SOAP
10 3 (3.66%) Spring
10 3 (3.66%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (37.80%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.54%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.10%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.88%) User Experience
6 3 (3.66%) CESG
7 2 (2.44%) CMDB
7 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.44%) Online Games
8 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.22%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 9 (10.98%) Unix
3 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.66%) Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Android
5 2 (2.44%) Solaris
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.95%) Project Management
3 16 (19.51%) ITIL
4 12 (14.63%) E-Commerce
4 12 (14.63%) MVC
5 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
7 8 (9.76%) Business Analysis
7 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (9.76%) DevOps
7 8 (9.76%) Mathematics
7 8 (9.76%) Web Application Development
8 7 (8.54%) Change Control
8 7 (8.54%) Matrix Management
8 7 (8.54%) Scrum
9 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.32%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.32%) Requirements Management
9 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.15%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.20%) Shell Script
5 9 (10.98%) C#
6 8 (9.76%) C++
6 8 (9.76%) Python
7 7 (8.54%) Go
8 6 (7.32%) Scala
9 4 (4.88%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.44%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.22%) Perl
11 1 (1.22%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) PHP 5
11 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.88%) ISEB
2 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.66%) CISA
3 3 (3.66%) CISM
3 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CCNA
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CRISC
4 2 (2.44%) ECDL
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.44%) PMP
4 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) AAT
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) CISSP
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) GDPR
2 4 (4.88%) QA
3 2 (2.44%) COBIT
3 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.44%) PMO
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.22%) Docker
1 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.22%) Squid
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Ansible
1 7 (8.54%) Mesos
2 5 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.66%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.44%) Puppet
4 2 (2.44%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) HP
3 3 (3.66%) Apple
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) SAP
3 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.44%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.44%) Sophos
5 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.22%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.22%) Google
5 1 (1.22%) NetApp
5 1 (1.22%) Northgate
5 1 (1.22%) VMware