Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 39 31
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 217 143 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.82% 4.91% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.31% 5.93% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 67 111
Manchester median daily rate £378 £374 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% -12.05% +12.43%
10th Percentile £165 £186 £250
90th Percentile £527 £550 £573
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.26% +196.30% -53.45%
10th Percentile £13.84 £14.91 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.72 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.18 £40.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -52.06% +166.67% -52.38%

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 2,610 2,413 2,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.02% 82.89% 85.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,670 1,570 1,845
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 83 61
Manchester median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +18.75% -15.79%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.88 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -16.93% +12.50% -17.24%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -2 14 £250 -41.18% 6
Stockport +2 7 £350 -3.45% 11
Bolton +7 4 £240 - 5
Cheadle -3 1 £140 - 3
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 63 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 59 (27.19%) Windows
3 58 (26.73%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (23.96%) ITIL
6 41 (18.89%) .NET
7 34 (15.67%) SQL
8 32 (14.75%) Internet
9 30 (13.82%) Java
10 29 (13.36%) Active Directory
11 28 (12.90%) Finance
12 25 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (11.06%) Intranet
14 23 (10.60%) NHS
15 22 (10.14%) HTML
15 22 (10.14%) Kalman Filter
15 22 (10.14%) Web Filtering
16 21 (9.68%) Windows Server
16 21 (9.68%) Windows 10
16 21 (9.68%) C#
16 21 (9.68%) CSS
17 20 (9.22%) VMware
18 19 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (8.76%) Retail
19 18 (8.29%) SCCM
19 18 (8.29%) Linux
20 17 (7.83%) Security Cleared
20 17 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
20 17 (7.83%) DevOps
21 16 (7.37%) Test Automation

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 13 (5.99%) NetWeaver
2 8 (3.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.30%) Confluence
3 5 (2.30%) IBM Notes
3 5 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.38%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.38%) IIS
5 3 (1.38%) JBoss
5 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.46%) Apache
7 1 (0.46%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Eikon
2 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.45%) Office 365
4 8 (3.69%) GitHub
5 6 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.30%) IaaS
7 4 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.38%) PaaS
9 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.92%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.92%) SaaS
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.75%) Internet
2 24 (11.06%) Intranet
3 11 (5.07%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.61%) DNS
5 9 (4.15%) LAN
6 8 (3.69%) DHCP
6 8 (3.69%) WAN
7 7 (3.23%) HTTP
7 7 (3.23%) Wireless
8 6 (2.76%) Firewall
9 5 (2.30%) FTP
9 5 (2.30%) IPsec
9 5 (2.30%) VPN
10 4 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.38%) SAN
11 3 (1.38%) Sourcefire
12 2 (0.92%) Skype
12 2 (0.92%) SSL
12 2 (0.92%) VoIP
13 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.99%) SAP BW
2 11 (5.07%) MySQL
2 11 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.15%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.23%) DB2
5 6 (2.76%) RavenDB
6 5 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.84%) Ingres
7 4 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.38%) OLAP
8 3 (1.38%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (1.38%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.38%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.92%) Power BI
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.61%) Eclipse
2 10 (4.61%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.23%) JIRA
5 6 (2.76%) Selenium
6 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 3 (1.38%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.38%) Metasploit
7 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.46%) FishEye
9 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.46%) Protractor
9 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (12.90%) Finance
2 19 (8.76%) Retail
3 8 (3.69%) Banking
3 8 (3.69%) Games
4 6 (2.76%) Legal
5 5 (2.30%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.38%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.38%) Front Office
6 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Military
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.92%) Law
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 58 (26.73%) Analyst
2 44 (20.28%) Developer
3 25 (11.52%) Service Analyst
3 25 (11.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (6.45%) Consultant
5 13 (5.99%) .NET Developer
5 13 (5.99%) SAP Analyst
6 10 (4.61%) Administrator
6 10 (4.61%) IT Analyst
7 9 (4.15%) IT Support
8 8 (3.69%) Architect
8 8 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (3.69%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.23%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.23%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.30%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (2.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.89%) .NET
2 22 (10.14%) HTML
3 21 (9.68%) CSS
4 11 (5.07%) HTML5
5 10 (4.61%) XML
6 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.15%) CSS3
6 9 (4.15%) React
6 9 (4.15%) SAPUI5
6 9 (4.15%) SOAP
6 9 (4.15%) Web Dynpro
7 8 (3.69%) Web Services
8 7 (3.23%) jQuery
8 7 (3.23%) RESTful
8 7 (3.23%) Sass
8 7 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.76%) ASP.NET Core
9 6 (2.76%) Middleware
10 5 (2.30%) WinForms
11 4 (1.84%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 58 (26.73%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.60%) NHS
3 9 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.76%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.30%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.30%) RIA
6 5 (2.30%) Semantic Web
6 5 (2.30%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.30%) User Experience
7 4 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.84%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.38%) Equities
8 3 (1.38%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.38%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.38%) Robotics
9 2 (0.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.19%) Windows
2 21 (9.68%) Windows 10
2 21 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.29%) Linux
4 14 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.07%) Unix
6 10 (4.61%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.84%) Android
8 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.92%) Solaris
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.46%) CentOS
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.96%) ITIL
3 22 (10.14%) Kalman Filter
3 22 (10.14%) Web Filtering
4 17 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (7.83%) DevOps
5 16 (7.37%) Scrum
5 16 (7.37%) Service Management
5 16 (7.37%) Test Automation
6 15 (6.91%) TDD
7 13 (5.99%) Change Management
8 12 (5.53%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.53%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.07%) Project Management
10 10 (4.61%) Migration
10 10 (4.61%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.61%) User Stories
11 9 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (4.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.67%) SQL
2 30 (13.82%) Java
3 21 (9.68%) C#
4 16 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.07%) ABAP
6 8 (3.69%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.23%) Python
7 7 (3.23%) VB
8 6 (2.76%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.76%) ES6
8 6 (2.76%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.30%) R
10 4 (1.84%) C
10 4 (1.84%) C++
10 4 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.84%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.38%) PHP
11 3 (1.38%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.92%) Perl
12 2 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 10 (4.61%) Degree
3 10 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.23%) MCSE
6 6 (2.76%) CISSP
7 5 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.84%) CEH
8 4 (1.84%) MCP
8 4 (1.84%) MCSA
8 4 (1.84%) MCTS
9 3 (1.38%) CCNA
9 3 (1.38%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.92%) CCNP
10 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.15%) SLA
2 6 (2.76%) QA
3 4 (1.84%) COBIT
3 4 (1.84%) COSO
3 4 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (13.36%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.23%) vSphere
4 6 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.30%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.38%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.92%) Docker
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.46%) Xen
8 1 (0.46%) XenApp
8 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.29%) SCCM
2 10 (4.61%) Puppet
3 8 (3.69%) Ansible
3 8 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.69%) Terraform
4 5 (2.30%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.30%) vMotion
4 5 (2.30%) vRealize
5 4 (1.84%) Grafana
5 4 (1.84%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.84%) QRadar
5 4 (1.84%) Salt
5 4 (1.84%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.22%) VMware
3 16 (7.37%) Citrix
3 16 (7.37%) SAP
4 12 (5.53%) HP
4 12 (5.53%) Oracle
5 8 (3.69%) Google
6 6 (2.76%) Cisco
6 6 (2.76%) McAfee
7 5 (2.30%) Altiris
7 5 (2.30%) Lotus
7 5 (2.30%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.30%) Xerox
8 4 (1.84%) BMC
8 4 (1.84%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.84%) Dynatrace
8 4 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.38%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.38%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.38%) Sophos