Period
to 19 October 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 19 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.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 36 30
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 217 139 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.96% 4.90% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.48% 5.93% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 66 105
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +12.58%
10th Percentile £159 £158 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 13
Manchester median hourly rate £17.20 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.99% +207.69% -43.48%
10th Percentile £12.38 £19.20 £10.60
90th Percentile £18.75 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.70 £40.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -50.75% +166.67% -50.31%

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 2,559 2,343 3,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.02% 82.65% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,622 1,473 1,917
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 £22.40 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.34% +42.70% -29.24%

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 19 October 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
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 19 October 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 -1 13 £233 -48.33% 7
Stockport +1 4 £293 -31.18% 8
Bolton +4 3 £250 - 5
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 64 (29.49%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (28.11%) Microsoft
3 53 (24.42%) Windows
4 51 (23.50%) ITIL
5 39 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (13.36%) Active Directory
7 27 (12.44%) SQL
7 27 (12.44%) Finance
8 26 (11.98%) Java
9 24 (11.06%) .NET
10 22 (10.14%) Service Management
11 21 (9.68%) Internet
12 20 (9.22%) VMware
12 20 (9.22%) Retail
13 19 (8.76%) Office 365
13 19 (8.76%) Windows Server
14 18 (8.29%) SAP
14 18 (8.29%) SCCM
15 17 (7.83%) Linux
15 17 (7.83%) Intranet
15 17 (7.83%) Windows 10
16 16 (7.37%) Kalman Filter
16 16 (7.37%) NHS
16 16 (7.37%) Citrix
16 16 (7.37%) Unix
16 16 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
17 15 (6.91%) Oracle
17 15 (6.91%) NetWeaver
17 15 (6.91%) Scrum
17 15 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure

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 15 (6.91%) NetWeaver
2 12 (5.53%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.30%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.84%) Confluence
6 4 (1.84%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.84%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.38%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.38%) JBoss
7 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.92%) SAP Portal
8 2 (0.92%) SAS
8 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.76%) Office 365
2 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.30%) IaaS
5 4 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.38%) PaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.92%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.92%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.46%) GitHub
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.68%) Internet
2 17 (7.83%) Intranet
3 11 (5.07%) DNS
4 10 (4.61%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.15%) LAN
5 9 (4.15%) WAN
6 8 (3.69%) DHCP
7 7 (3.23%) VPN
7 7 (3.23%) Wireless
8 6 (2.76%) HTTP
8 6 (2.76%) SMS
9 4 (1.84%) Firewall
9 4 (1.84%) SNMP
10 3 (1.38%) FTP
10 3 (1.38%) IPsec
10 3 (1.38%) Skype
11 2 (0.92%) BGP
11 2 (0.92%) IPFIX
11 2 (0.92%) MPLS
11 2 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.45%) SAP BW
1 14 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.53%) MySQL
3 11 (5.07%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.69%) DB2
5 5 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.30%) Pentaho
5 5 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.84%) Ingres
6 4 (1.84%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.38%) Big Data
7 3 (1.38%) OLAP
7 3 (1.38%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.38%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.92%) HBase
Development Applications
1 11 (5.07%) Eclipse
1 11 (5.07%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.69%) JIRA
3 4 (1.84%) Subversion
4 3 (1.38%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.38%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.92%) ERwin
5 2 (0.92%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.92%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.92%) Selenium
5 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.46%) MSI
6 1 (0.46%) RStudio
6 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (12.44%) Finance
2 20 (9.22%) Retail
3 6 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.30%) Banking
4 5 (2.30%) Legal
5 4 (1.84%) Games
5 4 (1.84%) Publishing
6 3 (1.38%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Military
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.92%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (27.19%) Analyst
2 40 (18.43%) Developer
3 20 (9.22%) Service Analyst
4 19 (8.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (5.99%) Consultant
5 13 (5.99%) SAP Analyst
6 10 (4.61%) Administrator
6 10 (4.61%) Architect
6 10 (4.61%) IT Analyst
7 9 (4.15%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.69%) .NET Developer
8 8 (3.69%) IT Support
9 7 (3.23%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.23%) Field Engineer
9 7 (3.23%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (2.76%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) Office 365 Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.06%) .NET
2 13 (5.99%) Web Dynpro
3 11 (5.07%) SAPUI5
4 9 (4.15%) Middleware
5 7 (3.23%) CSS
5 7 (3.23%) HTML
5 7 (3.23%) SOAP
5 7 (3.23%) XML
6 5 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (2.30%) RESTful
6 5 (2.30%) Web Services
7 4 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.84%) REST
7 4 (1.84%) WinForms
8 3 (1.38%) JSON
8 3 (1.38%) Node.js
8 3 (1.38%) React
8 3 (1.38%) Sensu
8 3 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.92%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 64 (29.49%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.37%) NHS
3 12 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.30%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.30%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.30%) User Experience
7 4 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.84%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.84%) Life Science
7 4 (1.84%) Robotics
8 2 (0.92%) Blog
8 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 53 (24.42%) Windows
2 19 (8.76%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.83%) Linux
3 17 (7.83%) Windows 10
4 16 (7.37%) Unix
5 14 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.07%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.84%) Android
8 3 (1.38%) AIX
8 3 (1.38%) Solaris
8 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.92%) CentOS
9 2 (0.92%) Debian
9 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) SUSE
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.50%) ITIL
2 39 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (10.14%) Service Management
4 16 (7.37%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (6.91%) DevOps
5 15 (6.91%) Scrum
5 15 (6.91%) Web Filtering
6 14 (6.45%) Business Development
6 14 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (5.99%) Change Management
8 12 (5.53%) Migration
9 11 (5.07%) Analytics
9 11 (5.07%) Data Management
9 11 (5.07%) Project Management
9 11 (5.07%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.07%) Workflow
10 10 (4.61%) Open Source
10 10 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.61%) Test Automation
11 9 (4.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.44%) SQL
2 26 (11.98%) Java
3 13 (5.99%) ABAP
4 10 (4.61%) C#
4 10 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.69%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.69%) VB
6 7 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.76%) Python
7 6 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.30%) PHP
9 4 (1.84%) C
9 4 (1.84%) Perl
9 4 (1.84%) Ruby
9 4 (1.84%) Scala
10 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.38%) C++
10 3 (1.38%) ES6
10 3 (1.38%) Groovy
10 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (6.91%) Degree
2 12 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.23%) CCNA
5 7 (3.23%) MCSE
6 5 (2.30%) CISSP
6 5 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.84%) MCP
7 4 (1.84%) MCSA
7 4 (1.84%) MCTS
8 3 (1.38%) CISA
8 3 (1.38%) CISM
9 2 (0.92%) CCNP
9 2 (0.92%) CEH
9 2 (0.92%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.69%) QA
2 7 (3.23%) SLA
3 5 (2.30%) COBIT
3 5 (2.30%) COSO
3 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (13.36%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.30%) VMware NSX
4 5 (2.30%) vSphere
5 3 (1.38%) Docker
6 2 (0.92%) KVM
6 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.46%) XenApp
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.29%) SCCM
2 10 (4.61%) Puppet
3 9 (4.15%) Ansible
3 9 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.23%) Terraform
5 6 (2.76%) Grafana
5 6 (2.76%) Prometheus
5 6 (2.76%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.30%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.30%) Salt
6 5 (2.30%) vMotion
6 5 (2.30%) vRealize
7 3 (1.38%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.92%) Graphite
8 2 (0.92%) Icinga
8 2 (0.92%) Kibana
8 2 (0.92%) Observium
8 2 (0.92%) QRadar
Vendors
1 61 (28.11%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.22%) VMware
3 18 (8.29%) SAP
4 16 (7.37%) Citrix
5 15 (6.91%) Oracle
6 13 (5.99%) Cisco
7 11 (5.07%) HP
8 7 (3.23%) Google
9 6 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.30%) Altiris
10 5 (2.30%) Cloudera
10 5 (2.30%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.30%) Lotus
10 5 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.30%) Xerox
11 4 (1.84%) BMC
11 4 (1.84%) Dynatrace
11 4 (1.84%) IBM
11 4 (1.84%) IronPort
11 4 (1.84%) McAfee