Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 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.

IT/Technology Strategy
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 107 127
Rank change year-on-year -20 +20 -8
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 28 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.87% 1.00% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.23% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 14
Manchester median daily rate £513 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £351 £498 £437
90th Percentile £588 £713 £671
North West median daily rate £525 £575 £500
% change year-on-year -8.70% +15.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £47.91
% change year-on-year - +14.80% -30.64%

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 2,729 2,284 3,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.78% 81.46% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,774 1,406 1,853
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 64 53
Manchester median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% +21.48% +0.90%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £11.23
90th Percentile £42.35 £43.75 £44.30
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -33.31% +36.06% -0.61%

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 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy 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 IT Strategy.

1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) SaaS
2 12 (42.86%) PaaS
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (39.29%) Decision-Making
4 9 (32.14%) Project Management
4 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) SOA
5 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco
5 8 (28.57%) SFIA
6 7 (25.00%) Contract Management
6 7 (25.00%) DevOps
6 7 (25.00%) Open Source
6 7 (25.00%) CISM
6 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (25.00%) ITIL
6 7 (25.00%) CCIE
6 7 (25.00%) CCNP
6 7 (25.00%) CCDP
6 7 (25.00%) CISSP
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (25.00%) Product Management
6 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (25.00%) Data Management
6 7 (25.00%) Network Design
6 7 (25.00%) Degree

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 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (42.86%) PaaS
1 12 (42.86%) SaaS
2 5 (17.86%) Azure Data Factory
2 5 (17.86%) IaaS
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.71%) iPaaS
4 2 (7.14%) Office 365
5 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) BGP
2 1 (3.57%) Converged Networks
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) NGN
2 1 (3.57%) OSPF
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Architect
2 9 (32.14%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Azure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Change Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Business Change Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Head of IT
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Product Manager
7 1 (3.57%) NHS Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) SOA Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) JMS
1 4 (14.29%) OAuth
1 4 (14.29%) REST
1 4 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (3.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) BYOD
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Decision-Making
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) SOA
2 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 8 (28.57%) SFIA
4 7 (25.00%) Contract Management
4 7 (25.00%) Data Management
4 7 (25.00%) DevOps
4 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (25.00%) Network Design
4 7 (25.00%) Open Source
4 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 7 (25.00%) Product Management
4 7 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 5 (17.86%) Business Process Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) ITSM
5 5 (17.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) CCDP
1 7 (25.00%) CCIE
1 7 (25.00%) CCNP
1 7 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (25.00%) CISM
1 7 (25.00%) CISSP
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
1 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) APMG
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (17.86%) XenApp
1 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (7.14%) Packer
2 2 (7.14%) Terraform
3 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) Ivanti
4 4 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 4 (14.29%) webMethods
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) hybris
6 1 (3.57%) Informatica