Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 20 June 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.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 35 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 190 130 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.23% 4.87% 4.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 5.96% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 57 96
Manchester median daily rate £375 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -12.94% +25.00%
10th Percentile £173 £126 £238
90th Percentile £533 £482 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £385 £400
% change year-on-year -2.60% -3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +207.69% +11.97%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.85 £10.70
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.75 £29.90
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -52.94% +112.50% -13.04%

Problem-Solving 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 2,633 2,180 3,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.38% 81.65% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,713 1,316 1,818
Manchester median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 54 51
Manchester median hourly rate £18.79 £20.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.21% +12.50% +24.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.40 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -31.76% +4.62% +30.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
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 Problem-Solving within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. 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
Salford +11 20 £250 -39.39% 3
Stockport -1 7 £300 -4.00% 4
Bolton +7 3 £238 -31.16% 6
Sale - 1 £350 - 4
Wigan - 1 £388 - 3
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 Problem-Solving.

1 65 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 33 (17.37%) Windows
5 32 (16.84%) ITIL
6 28 (14.74%) SQL
7 27 (14.21%) Java
8 26 (13.68%) Linux
8 26 (13.68%) Degree
9 25 (13.16%) Oracle
9 25 (13.16%) Finance
10 24 (12.63%) JavaScript
11 22 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.53%) Time Management
12 20 (10.53%) C#
12 20 (10.53%) Web Services
12 20 (10.53%) Scrum
13 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (10.00%) HTML
14 18 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (9.47%) Analytics
15 17 (8.95%) Windows Server
15 17 (8.95%) .NET
15 17 (8.95%) Active Directory
15 17 (8.95%) Android
16 16 (8.42%) QA
16 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
16 16 (8.42%) VB
16 16 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (7.89%) SAP

Problem-Solving
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 9 (4.74%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.68%) Apache
3 6 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.16%) NetWeaver
3 6 (3.16%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.63%) SAS
4 5 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.11%) WebLogic Integration
6 3 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.05%) CICS
7 2 (1.05%) CMS
7 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.05%) SAP Portal
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.05%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.53%) Magento
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.53%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.53%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.53%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.32%) Office 365
2 10 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.21%) GitHub
5 4 (2.11%) SaaS
6 3 (1.58%) PaaS
7 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.05%) IaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) DNS
2 10 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.74%) DHCP
3 9 (4.74%) SMS
4 8 (4.21%) VPN
5 7 (3.68%) HTTP
6 6 (3.16%) FTP
6 6 (3.16%) LAN
6 6 (3.16%) WAN
7 4 (2.11%) Internet
7 4 (2.11%) SNMP
8 3 (1.58%) IPsec
8 3 (1.58%) SAN
8 3 (1.58%) Skype
8 3 (1.58%) SSL
8 3 (1.58%) Wireless
9 2 (1.05%) IPFIX
9 2 (1.05%) Junos
9 2 (1.05%) MRTG
9 2 (1.05%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
1 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.32%) MySQL
3 11 (5.79%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.21%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.68%) Big Data
6 7 (3.68%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.16%) DB2
7 6 (3.16%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.16%) SAP BW
8 5 (2.63%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.63%) Data Lake
8 5 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.63%) HBase
8 5 (2.63%) MS Access
8 5 (2.63%) Pentaho
9 4 (2.11%) RavenDB
9 4 (2.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (6.84%) Jenkins
1 13 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.32%) JIRA
3 10 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.21%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.63%) ERwin
5 5 (2.63%) Subversion
6 4 (2.11%) Selenium
7 3 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.05%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.05%) JMeter
8 2 (1.05%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.53%) git-flow
9 1 (0.53%) Mocha
9 1 (0.53%) RSpec
9 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.53%) Xcode
General
1 25 (13.16%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Retail
3 7 (3.68%) Banking
3 7 (3.68%) Games
4 6 (3.16%) Law
4 6 (3.16%) Legal
4 6 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.16%) Marketing
5 5 (2.63%) Publishing
6 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) International Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 46 (24.21%) Developer
2 35 (18.42%) Analyst
3 13 (6.84%) Business Analyst
3 13 (6.84%) Consultant
4 8 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (4.21%) Service Analyst
5 7 (3.68%) .NET Developer
5 7 (3.68%) Architect
5 7 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (3.16%) C# Developer
6 6 (3.16%) Data Architect
6 6 (3.16%) User Researcher
7 5 (2.63%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (2.63%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (2.63%) Java Developer
7 5 (2.63%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (2.63%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.53%) Web Services
2 19 (10.00%) HTML
3 17 (8.95%) .NET
4 15 (7.89%) CSS
5 13 (6.84%) JSON
6 12 (6.32%) SOAP
7 10 (5.26%) RESTful
7 10 (5.26%) XML
8 9 (4.74%) Ajax
8 9 (4.74%) CSS3
8 9 (4.74%) Django
8 9 (4.74%) HTML5
8 9 (4.74%) jQuery
8 9 (4.74%) Middleware
8 9 (4.74%) Node.js
9 8 (4.21%) ASP.NET
9 8 (4.21%) REST
10 5 (2.63%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.84%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.84%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.68%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.11%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.58%) Kindle
8 3 (1.58%) Life Science
8 3 (1.58%) Semantic Web
8 3 (1.58%) User Experience
9 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.05%) Blog
9 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.37%) Windows
2 26 (13.68%) Linux
3 17 (8.95%) Android
3 17 (8.95%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.37%) Apple iOS
4 14 (7.37%) Unix
5 6 (3.16%) SUSE
5 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.11%) HPUX
7 4 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.05%) AIX
8 2 (1.05%) CentOS
8 2 (1.05%) Debian
8 2 (1.05%) Solaris
8 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.84%) ITIL
3 22 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (10.53%) Scrum
4 20 (10.53%) Time Management
5 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (9.47%) Analytics
6 18 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (7.89%) Decision-Making
7 15 (7.89%) DevOps
7 15 (7.89%) TDD
8 14 (7.37%) Open Source
9 13 (6.84%) Change Management
9 13 (6.84%) Project Management
9 13 (6.84%) Service Management
9 13 (6.84%) SOA
10 12 (6.32%) Android Development
10 12 (6.32%) Migration
10 12 (6.32%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.74%) SQL
2 27 (14.21%) Java
3 24 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.53%) C#
5 16 (8.42%) VB
6 14 (7.37%) Python
7 8 (4.21%) C++
7 8 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.68%) Scala
9 5 (2.63%) Groovy
9 5 (2.63%) Perl
9 5 (2.63%) Ruby
9 5 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 4 (2.11%) R
11 3 (1.58%) Go
11 3 (1.58%) PHP
12 2 (1.05%) COBOL
12 2 (1.05%) F#
12 2 (1.05%) JCL
Qualifications
1 26 (13.68%) Degree
2 6 (3.16%) CCNA
2 6 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.16%) DBS Check
2 6 (3.16%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.63%) ISEB
3 5 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.58%) MBA
5 3 (1.58%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) ACCA
6 2 (1.05%) CIMA
6 2 (1.05%) CISA
6 2 (1.05%) CISM
6 2 (1.05%) CISSP
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.63%) SLA
3 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.58%) PMO
4 2 (1.05%) COBIT
4 2 (1.05%) COSO
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.63%) Docker
4 4 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.05%) KVM
5 2 (1.05%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.16%) Puppet
2 5 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.11%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.58%) Ansible
4 3 (1.58%) Salt
4 3 (1.58%) SCCM
5 2 (1.05%) Cacti
5 2 (1.05%) collectd
5 2 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.05%) Grafana
5 2 (1.05%) Graphite
5 2 (1.05%) Icinga
5 2 (1.05%) Kibana
5 2 (1.05%) Nagios
5 2 (1.05%) Netcool
5 2 (1.05%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.05%) Terraform
5 2 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.16%) Oracle
3 15 (7.89%) SAP
4 14 (7.37%) Cisco
5 11 (5.79%) VMware
6 10 (5.26%) Citrix
7 9 (4.74%) Ivanti
8 7 (3.68%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.16%) HP
9 6 (3.16%) IBM
10 5 (2.63%) CA
10 5 (2.63%) Informatica
10 5 (2.63%) Tableau
11 4 (2.11%) Apple
11 4 (2.11%) Google
11 4 (2.11%) hybris
11 4 (2.11%) IronPort
11 4 (2.11%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.05%) Huawei