The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £160 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £135 £140
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% -4.34%  

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 1318 1714 1572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.41% 94.64% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 989 816
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 59
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £9.71 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Graduate in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 - -
Graduate
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Northgate
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Puppet
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) Kafka
4 1 (16.67%) IaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Ansible
4 1 (16.67%) HDFS
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps

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 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) Impala
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) Kafka
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) RUP
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Process
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) HDFS
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Salt
1 1 (16.67%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Northgate
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Apigee
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) MuleSoft
2 1 (16.67%) Wonderware