Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for IT Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IT Strategy over the 6 months to 14 December 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.

IT/Technology Strategy
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 130 122
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 40 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.38% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.01% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 20
Manchester median daily rate £406 £450 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -15.09% +63.08%
10th Percentile £300 £333 £338
90th Percentile £565 £643 £776
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £54.00

IT Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2368 2868 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.57% 84.25% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1827 1871
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £235
90th Percentile £575 £542 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 54 80
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -17.11% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.33 £11.23
90th Percentile £46.20 £42.63 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.43 £30.15
% change year-on-year +2.33% -18.97% +72.29%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in Manchester

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in Manchester

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in Manchester

IT Strategy
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 IT Strategy within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Rochdale - 1 - -
Salford - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £350 -
IT Strategy
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy 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 IT Strategy.

1 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) Finance
4 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.00%) Web Services
4 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (15.00%) DevOps
4 6 (15.00%) Line Management
5 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (12.50%) Information Management
6 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 4 (10.00%) Banking
6 4 (10.00%) Information Security
6 4 (10.00%) Degree
6 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (10.00%) ITSM
6 4 (10.00%) Security Management
6 4 (10.00%) GIS
6 4 (10.00%) Financial Institution
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco
6 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
6 4 (10.00%) CentOS
6 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (10.00%) Internal Audit

IT Strategy
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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) PaaS
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) LAN
1 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) PSTN
3 1 (2.50%) SMS
3 1 (2.50%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) GIS
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 4 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) AWS Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Head of IT
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) CentOS
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (22.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (15.00%) DevOps
2 6 (15.00%) Line Management
2 6 (15.00%) Project Management
2 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.50%) Information Management
4 4 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (10.00%) Information Security
4 4 (10.00%) Internal Audit
4 4 (10.00%) ITSM
4 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (10.00%) Security Management
4 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (7.50%) Open Source
5 3 (7.50%) Product Management
5 3 (7.50%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C#
1 2 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) CCNP
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) CCDP
3 2 (5.00%) CCIE
3 2 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) CISM
3 2 (5.00%) CISSP
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) CLAS
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.50%) COBIT
2 3 (7.50%) GMP
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) PMO
3 1 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
1 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Packer
1 3 (7.50%) Terraform
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) AppSense
4 2 (5.00%) LexisNexis
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Epicor
5 1 (2.50%) Sonus
5 1 (2.50%) Veeam