Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 66 83
Rank change year-on-year +27 +17 -23
Contract jobs citing Degree 148 81 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.74% 2.85% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.04% 20.10% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 55 56
Manchester median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £214 £155 £128
90th Percentile £494 £600 £769
North West median daily rate £400 £365 £416
% change year-on-year +9.59% -12.31% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 £19.00 £12.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +46.38% -49.08%
10th Percentile £14.80 £18.00 £12.08
90th Percentile £32.00 £20.00 £13.88
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% -1.54% -15.43%

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 448 403 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.34% 14.17% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 227 315
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -4.88% +9.33%
10th Percentile £202 £146 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +1.25% -3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 13
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +25.86% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £13.09 £12.16
90th Percentile £33.30 £55.00 £44.25
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £40.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -27.16% +47.27% -7.47%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +9 16 £450 -11.11% 3
Bury - 6 £363 - 5
Stockport +6 4 £381 +69.44% 13
Altrincham -1 1 - - 2
Bolton - 1 £330 - 6
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 60 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.86%) Computer Science
3 45 (30.41%) C#
4 42 (28.38%) .NET
5 33 (22.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (21.62%) SQL
7 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
8 28 (18.92%) JIRA
9 25 (16.89%) ITIL
9 25 (16.89%) E-Commerce
10 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 24 (16.22%) NoSQL
11 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
12 22 (14.86%) Finance
13 21 (14.19%) AccuRev
14 20 (13.51%) MVC
15 19 (12.84%) HTML
15 19 (12.84%) Windows
16 18 (12.16%) CSS
16 18 (12.16%) Cisco
16 18 (12.16%) WinForms
16 18 (12.16%) WPF
16 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (11.49%) AngularJS
17 17 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
17 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (10.81%) VB.NET

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 (4.05%) Confluence
2 4 (2.70%) Drupal
3 3 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.03%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) InVision
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.68%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (4.73%) SaaS
3 3 (2.03%) Office 365
4 2 (1.35%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.35%) npm
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.68%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.68%) Serverless
5 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.78%) Firewall
2 10 (6.76%) DNS
3 7 (4.73%) LAN
3 7 (4.73%) VoIP
3 7 (4.73%) WAN
4 6 (4.05%) VPN
4 6 (4.05%) Wireless
5 5 (3.38%) PuTTY
6 4 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.70%) DHCP
6 4 (2.70%) IP Telephony
6 4 (2.70%) ISDN
6 4 (2.70%) MPLS
6 4 (2.70%) Network Security
6 4 (2.70%) PBX
6 4 (2.70%) SSL
6 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.70%) VLAN
6 4 (2.70%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.22%) NoSQL
3 14 (9.46%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (4.73%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.05%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.70%) MySQL
7 3 (2.03%) Big Data
7 3 (2.03%) Power BI
8 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
9 1 (0.68%) MS Access
9 1 (0.68%) OLTP
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.68%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) JIRA
2 21 (14.19%) AccuRev
3 8 (5.41%) Selenium
4 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.03%) Gradle
6 3 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (2.03%) Maven
7 2 (1.35%) Appium
7 2 (1.35%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.35%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.35%) gulp
7 2 (1.35%) Protractor
7 2 (1.35%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.35%) Robot Framework
7 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.68%) ProtoShare
8 1 (0.68%) TestNG
General
1 22 (14.86%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Games
4 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.70%) Legal
5 4 (2.70%) Marketing
6 3 (2.03%) Retail
7 2 (1.35%) Law
7 2 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Military
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (36.49%) Developer
2 28 (18.92%) Analyst
3 24 (16.22%) C# Developer
4 17 (11.49%) Software Developer
5 14 (9.46%) .NET Developer
5 14 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.43%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Tester
8 8 (5.41%) VB.NET Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Architect
11 5 (3.38%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.38%) .NET
2 19 (12.84%) HTML
3 18 (12.16%) CSS
3 18 (12.16%) WinForms
3 18 (12.16%) WPF
4 17 (11.49%) AngularJS
4 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
5 16 (10.81%) WCF
6 14 (9.46%) .NET Framework
7 13 (8.78%) RESTful
8 12 (8.11%) React
9 10 (6.76%) HTML5
9 10 (6.76%) JSON
9 10 (6.76%) Web Services
10 8 (5.41%) Sass
10 8 (5.41%) Spring
11 6 (4.05%) Aurelia
11 6 (4.05%) jQuery
11 6 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (4.05%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (39.86%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.46%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.41%) User Experience
5 5 (3.38%) Mobile Games
6 4 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.70%) CMDB
6 4 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.70%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.35%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.35%) Life Science
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) Blog
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.68%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.84%) Windows
2 7 (4.73%) Linux
2 7 (4.73%) Unix
3 6 (4.05%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.89%) E-Commerce
2 25 (16.89%) ITIL
3 20 (13.51%) MVC
4 17 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.14%) Project Management
7 12 (8.11%) ITSM
7 12 (8.11%) Web Application Development
8 11 (7.43%) Service Management
8 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.76%) DevOps
9 10 (6.76%) Informatics
9 10 (6.76%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.76%) Web Development
10 9 (6.08%) OO
10 9 (6.08%) TDD
10 9 (6.08%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.41%) Change Management
11 8 (5.41%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.41%) C#
2 32 (21.62%) SQL
3 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.81%) VB.NET
5 13 (8.78%) Java
6 9 (6.08%) TypeScript
7 8 (5.41%) Python
8 7 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.35%) C++
9 2 (1.35%) PHP
9 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) ES6
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (22.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (9.46%) CCNA
4 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.73%) MCSA
5 7 (4.73%) MCSE
5 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.05%) ISEB
6 6 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (3.38%) CCNP
7 5 (3.38%) MBA
8 4 (2.70%) CCENT
8 4 (2.70%) CISSP
8 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.03%) CISM
10 2 (1.35%) CISA
10 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.68%) GCIA
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) COBIT
2 2 (1.35%) COSO
2 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.70%) Docker
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.35%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.68%) KVM
5 1 (0.68%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.16%) Cisco
3 9 (6.08%) Moogsoft
3 9 (6.08%) Remedy
4 8 (5.41%) Google
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle
5 6 (4.05%) VMware
6 5 (3.38%) F5
6 5 (3.38%) HP
6 5 (3.38%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.70%) Juniper
8 3 (2.03%) Adobe
8 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.03%) Citrix
8 3 (2.03%) ForeScout
8 3 (2.03%) hybris
8 3 (2.03%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.35%) Sun
10 1 (0.68%) Ariba
10 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com