Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 112 133
Rank change year-on-year -22 +21 -11
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 14 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.19% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 19
Manchester median daily rate £540 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.81% -6.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £435 £308 £334
90th Percentile £725 £600 £713
North West median daily rate £533 £491 £513
% change year-on-year +8.40% -4.15% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -18.18% - -

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 2,541 2,350 3,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.99% 82.69% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,616 1,476 1,922
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -14.86%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%

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 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (35.71%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (21.43%) iPaaS
4 3 (21.43%) REST
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) OAuth
4 3 (21.43%) Sitecore
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (21.43%) SOAP
4 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (21.43%) webMethods
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (21.43%) JMS
5 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (14.29%) Microservices
5 2 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Northgate

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 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) iPaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Converged Networks
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Head of DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Head of IT
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) JMS
1 3 (21.43%) OAuth
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) SOA
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 2 (14.29%) Microservices
4 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
5 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (21.43%) Sitecore
3 3 (21.43%) webMethods
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Northgate
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco