Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 147 164 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.45% 5.38% 5.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 6.19% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 58
Manchester median daily rate £425 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.94% -16.25%
10th Percentile £300 £164 £128
90th Percentile £610 £500 £481
North West median daily rate £413 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 8
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -56.25% +37.93%
10th Percentile £11.72 £13.50 £12.08
90th Percentile £17.32 £42.00 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £42.48
% change year-on-year -12.50% -52.91% +112.38%

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 2,336 2,648 2,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.61% 86.88% 83.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,515 1,731 1,377
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.72%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £225
90th Percentile £606 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 99 48
Manchester median hourly rate £17.41 £19.52 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% -3.60% +6.62%
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.82 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.00 £46.13
North West median hourly rate £25.50 £22.77 £35.50
% change year-on-year +12.01% -35.87% +9.23%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 +4 13 £425 +38.78% 1
Bolton +3 7 £425 +78.95%
Altrincham -4 3 £413 - 2
Stockport +5 1 £160 -46.67% 2
Cheadle - 1 £140 -
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 41 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (27.89%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (25.85%) Windows
3 33 (22.45%) Linux
4 28 (19.05%) Java
4 28 (19.05%) Finance
5 25 (17.01%) SQL
6 22 (14.97%) TCP/IP
7 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
9 19 (12.93%) DevOps
9 19 (12.93%) Jenkins
10 18 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (11.56%) .NET
11 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.88%) Bash Shell
13 15 (10.20%) Degree
13 15 (10.20%) ITIL
13 15 (10.20%) DNS
14 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
14 14 (9.52%) Google
15 13 (8.84%) SC Cleared
15 13 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (8.84%) Puppet
15 13 (8.84%) DHCP
15 13 (8.84%) Information Security
15 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
15 13 (8.84%) Banking

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 5 (3.40%) Confluence
2 4 (2.72%) NetWeaver
3 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.36%) Apache
4 2 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.36%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) SAS
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.40%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Maximo
2 2 (1.36%) Eikon
3 1 (0.68%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.72%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.72%) Office 365
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.97%) TCP/IP
2 15 (10.20%) DNS
3 13 (8.84%) DHCP
4 12 (8.16%) HTTP
5 11 (7.48%) Firewall
5 11 (7.48%) FTP
5 11 (7.48%) Internet
5 11 (7.48%) IPsec
6 9 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (5.44%) VPN
8 7 (4.76%) LAN
8 7 (4.76%) WAN
9 6 (4.08%) Intranet
9 6 (4.08%) VoIP
10 5 (3.40%) SAN
11 4 (2.72%) Wireless
12 3 (2.04%) Network Security
13 2 (1.36%) SSL
14 1 (0.68%) BGP
14 1 (0.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.44%) DB2
2 8 (5.44%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (3.40%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.72%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.04%) MySQL
7 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (12.93%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.12%) JIRA
3 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.72%) JUnit
4 4 (2.72%) Maven
4 4 (2.72%) Mockito
5 3 (2.04%) Gradle
5 3 (2.04%) Selenium
5 3 (2.04%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.36%) Appium
6 2 (1.36%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.36%) TestNG
7 1 (0.68%) Ant
7 1 (0.68%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) git-flow
7 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.68%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 28 (19.05%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Retail
4 7 (4.76%) Games
5 5 (3.40%) Legal
5 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.36%) Front Office
7 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (23.13%) Analyst
1 34 (23.13%) Developer
2 15 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (7.48%) AWS DevOps
3 11 (7.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 11 (7.48%) AWS Engineer
4 9 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.44%) Security Analyst
5 8 (5.44%) Service Analyst
5 8 (5.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) React Developer
7 6 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (4.08%) Consultant
7 6 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Architect
8 5 (3.40%) Business Developer
9 4 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Java Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) .NET
2 9 (6.12%) React
3 8 (5.44%) CSS
3 8 (5.44%) HTML
4 6 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (3.40%) jQuery
6 4 (2.72%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (2.72%) JAX-RS
6 4 (2.72%) SAP Basis
6 4 (2.72%) Spring
7 3 (2.04%) Sass
8 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.36%) J2EE
8 2 (1.36%) REST
8 2 (1.36%) Servlets
8 2 (1.36%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.68%) EJB
9 1 (0.68%) JSP
9 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (27.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (6.12%) User Experience
4 7 (4.76%) Cyberattack
5 4 (2.72%) NHS
6 3 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.04%) Fintech
6 3 (2.04%) RIA
7 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.36%) Clustering
7 2 (1.36%) Equities
7 2 (1.36%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.36%) Life Science
7 2 (1.36%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.36%) Online Games
7 2 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.85%) Windows
2 33 (22.45%) Linux
3 11 (7.48%) Unix
4 10 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.04%) Solaris
8 2 (1.36%) HPUX
8 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.68%) AIX
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.68%) MVS
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 19 (12.93%) DevOps
4 18 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (10.20%) ITIL
6 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 13 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (8.84%) Information Security
8 11 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (7.48%) Project Management
8 11 (7.48%) Unit Testing
9 10 (6.80%) Anomaly Detection
9 10 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (6.80%) Security Operations
9 10 (6.80%) Visualisation
10 9 (6.12%) Analytics
10 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.12%) Process Improvement
10 9 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) Java
2 25 (17.01%) SQL
3 16 (10.88%) Bash Shell
4 10 (6.80%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.80%) Python
5 6 (4.08%) PHP
6 4 (2.72%) C#
6 4 (2.72%) Java 8
6 4 (2.72%) Perl
7 2 (1.36%) Groovy
7 2 (1.36%) Scala
7 2 (1.36%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.68%) JCL
8 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.20%) Degree
3 13 (8.84%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.44%) CISSP
5 6 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.72%) SANS
6 4 (2.72%) SSCP
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.04%) MCP
7 3 (2.04%) MCSE
7 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.36%) CCNA
8 2 (1.36%) CCNP
8 2 (1.36%) CISA
8 2 (1.36%) CISM
8 2 (1.36%) HNC
8 2 (1.36%) HND
8 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) PMO
2 6 (4.08%) QA
2 6 (4.08%) SLA
3 3 (2.04%) COBIT
3 3 (2.04%) COSO
3 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.68%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.68%) EMIR
5 1 (0.68%) HL7
5 1 (0.68%) IFRS
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.44%) Docker
3 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.04%) vSphere
4 2 (1.36%) NFS
4 2 (1.36%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) Puppet
2 11 (7.48%) Ansible
2 11 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.48%) Terraform
3 9 (6.12%) Salt
4 6 (4.08%) QRadar
5 5 (3.40%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.36%) Grafana
6 2 (1.36%) Nagios
6 2 (1.36%) Packer
6 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.36%) vRealize
7 1 (0.68%) Oozie
7 1 (0.68%) Rancher
7 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.52%) Google
3 12 (8.16%) Oracle
4 7 (4.76%) AlienVault
4 7 (4.76%) Apple
4 7 (4.76%) IBM
4 7 (4.76%) SAP
4 7 (4.76%) Tableau
4 7 (4.76%) VMware
5 6 (4.08%) HP
5 6 (4.08%) McAfee
5 6 (4.08%) Splunk
6 5 (3.40%) Cisco
6 5 (3.40%) Dell
6 5 (3.40%) Sun
7 3 (2.04%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.04%) Citrix
7 3 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.04%) StorageTek
8 2 (1.36%) Brocade