Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 46 78
Rank change year-on-year -10 +32 -26
Contract jobs citing Degree 109 94 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.55% 3.49% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.52% 22.60% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 60 54
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.54% +16.48%
10th Percentile £172 £139 £238
90th Percentile £483 £578 £671
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £36.13 £36.75 £47.39
% change year-on-year -1.70% -22.45% +42.06%

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 411 416 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.37% 15.44% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 227 268
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £173 £242
90th Percentile £563 £568 £538
North West median daily rate £420 £420 £415
% change year-on-year - +1.20% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Manchester median hourly rate £18.79 £11.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.82% -25.42% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.55 £9.63 £11.38
90th Percentile £33.80 £49.58 £47.95
North West median hourly rate £34.25 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -14.38% -6.98% +24.64%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +2 8 £470 +12.24% 7
Stockport +5 5 £413 -2.94% 8
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 53 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.52%) Computer Science
3 25 (22.94%) Project Management
3 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
3 25 (22.94%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (22.02%) SQL
4 24 (22.02%) ITIL
5 23 (21.10%) .NET
6 22 (20.18%) Finance
7 20 (18.35%) JIRA
7 20 (18.35%) Cisco
8 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
8 19 (17.43%) Management Information System
9 17 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (15.60%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (15.60%) NoSQL
10 16 (14.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (14.68%) E-Commerce
10 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
11 15 (13.76%) MVC
12 14 (12.84%) ITSM
13 13 (11.93%) Problem Management
13 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (11.93%) AccuRev
14 12 (11.01%) Decision-Making
14 12 (11.01%) WCF
14 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
15 11 (10.09%) Web Services
15 11 (10.09%) C#
15 11 (10.09%) CCNP

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 4 (3.67%) Confluence
2 2 (1.83%) Drupal
2 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.92%) SAS
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) InVision
4 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.92%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) PaaS
1 8 (7.34%) SaaS
2 5 (4.59%) GitHub
3 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.75%) Serverless
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.83%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (1.83%) CloudFront
5 2 (1.83%) Route 53
6 1 (0.92%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) Firewall
1 7 (6.42%) WAN
2 5 (4.59%) LAN
2 5 (4.59%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.67%) Network Security
3 4 (3.67%) Wireless
4 3 (2.75%) DHCP
4 3 (2.75%) DNS
4 3 (2.75%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.75%) VPN
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.83%) Internet
5 2 (1.83%) ISDN
5 2 (1.83%) MPLS
5 2 (1.83%) PBX
5 2 (1.83%) Skype
5 2 (1.83%) SSL
5 2 (1.83%) VLAN
5 2 (1.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.60%) NoSQL
3 11 (10.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 10 (9.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.34%) MongoDB
6 7 (6.42%) MySQL
7 5 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.92%) DB2
11 1 (0.92%) GIS
11 1 (0.92%) MS Access
11 1 (0.92%) OLTP
11 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (18.35%) JIRA
2 13 (11.93%) AccuRev
3 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.75%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (2.75%) Maven
5 3 (2.75%) Selenium
6 2 (1.83%) Appium
6 2 (1.83%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.83%) Gradle
6 2 (1.83%) Hudson
6 2 (1.83%) Protractor
6 2 (1.83%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.83%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.83%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.92%) Mocha
7 1 (0.92%) Moq
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Legal
2 7 (6.42%) Marketing
3 6 (5.50%) Law
3 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Banking
5 4 (3.67%) Games
6 3 (2.75%) Retail
7 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Back Office
8 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) Analyst
3 11 (10.09%) Desktop Support
4 10 (9.17%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.17%) Software Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) User Researcher
6 6 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Architect
8 4 (3.67%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Legal Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Workflow Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Senior User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) .NET
2 12 (11.01%) WCF
3 11 (10.09%) JSON
3 11 (10.09%) Web Services
3 11 (10.09%) WinForms
3 11 (10.09%) WPF
4 10 (9.17%) .NET Framework
5 9 (8.26%) CSS
5 9 (8.26%) HTML
6 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.50%) RESTful
6 6 (5.50%) XML
7 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.67%) HTML5
8 4 (3.67%) jQuery
8 4 (3.67%) Spring
9 3 (2.75%) Express
9 3 (2.75%) MEAN Stack
9 3 (2.75%) Node.js
9 3 (2.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.52%) Computer Science
2 19 (17.43%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.50%) User Experience
5 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.67%) CMDB
6 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.92%) Blog
9 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.92%) Online Games
9 1 (0.92%) Robotics
9 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.42%) Linux
1 7 (6.42%) Windows
2 3 (2.75%) Unix
3 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.94%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (22.94%) Project Management
3 24 (22.02%) ITIL
4 17 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (14.68%) E-Commerce
6 15 (13.76%) MVC
7 14 (12.84%) ITSM
8 13 (11.93%) Problem Management
9 12 (11.01%) Decision-Making
9 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
10 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
10 10 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.17%) Service Management
11 9 (8.26%) Change Management
11 9 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.26%) Data Management
11 9 (8.26%) SFIA
12 8 (7.34%) DevOps
12 8 (7.34%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.02%) SQL
2 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.09%) C#
4 9 (8.26%) Java
5 7 (6.42%) Python
6 6 (5.50%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.75%) Ruby
9 2 (1.83%) C++
9 2 (1.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) Scala
9 2 (1.83%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.92%) Go
10 1 (0.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.92%) VB
10 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (10.09%) CCNP
4 8 (7.34%) CCIE
4 8 (7.34%) CCNA
4 8 (7.34%) CISM
4 8 (7.34%) CISSP
5 7 (6.42%) CCDP
5 7 (6.42%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) MBA
5 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.67%) ISEB
7 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) COBIT
2 1 (0.92%) COSO
2 1 (0.92%) GDPR
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (4.59%) XenApp
1 5 (4.59%) XenDesktop
2 4 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.83%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.83%) Ansible
2 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.92%) Mesos
3 1 (0.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Cisco
2 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.42%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.50%) Oracle
5 5 (4.59%) Citrix
5 5 (4.59%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.75%) ForeScout
7 2 (1.83%) Adobe
7 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.83%) F5
7 2 (1.83%) HP
7 2 (1.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.92%) Apple
8 1 (0.92%) Ariba
8 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.92%) Google
8 1 (0.92%) Informatica
8 1 (0.92%) Pega
8 1 (0.92%) Tableau
8 1 (0.92%) VMware