Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Graduate
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 149 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 - +119
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.18% 0.027% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.029% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Manchester median daily rate £160 £93 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.97% - -
North West median daily rate £160 £130 -
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £8.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £8.50 £9.19 -
% change year-on-year -7.51% - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2667 3485 3113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.94% 95.01% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 2066 1746
Manchester median daily rate £375 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +8.97% +7.41%
10th Percentile £219 £225 £214
90th Percentile £544 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 81 122
Manchester median hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.62% +1.75% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.75 £37.38
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.99 £18.38
% change year-on-year +10.57% +3.32% +8.13%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in Manchester

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Graduate in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in Manchester

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in Manchester

Graduate
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 Graduate within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Oldham - 1 - - 2
Graduate
North West

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Graduate contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) WordPress
3 2 (40.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) PaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Kafka
4 1 (20.00%) IaaS

Graduate Skill Set
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 (40.00%) WordPress
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) Impala
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Kafka
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) HDFS
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe
1 1 (20.00%) Apigee
1 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) Northgate
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle