Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 226 135 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.97% 4.70% 4.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.25% 5.71% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 68 89
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £158 £160 £224
90th Percentile £487 £491 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 10
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £12.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +212.74% -14.73%
10th Percentile £12.38 £20.20 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.80 £44.88 £47.13
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -52.94% +183.33% -49.53%

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 2,740 2,366 3,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.46% 82.35% 83.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,776 1,451 1,892
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 72 55
Manchester median hourly rate £25.36 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% +24.59% -1.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £10.70
90th Percentile £41.40 £45.00 £40.90
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +29.63% -1.82%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +5 19 £250 -44.44% 7
Stockport 0 6 £160 -58.71% 6
Wigan - 1 £388 - 1
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 77 (34.07%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (28.32%) Microsoft
3 52 (23.01%) Windows
4 49 (21.68%) ITIL
5 45 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (13.72%) Active Directory
7 30 (13.27%) SQL
8 29 (12.83%) Finance
9 27 (11.95%) Java
10 24 (10.62%) .NET
11 23 (10.18%) VMware
12 21 (9.29%) Linux
12 21 (9.29%) Citrix
12 21 (9.29%) Windows Server
13 20 (8.85%) JavaScript
14 19 (8.41%) SAP
14 19 (8.41%) Degree
14 19 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (8.41%) Office 365
15 18 (7.96%) SCCM
15 18 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (7.96%) Oracle
15 18 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
15 18 (7.96%) Service Management
15 18 (7.96%) Change Management
16 17 (7.52%) Migration
16 17 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (7.52%) Analytics
17 16 (7.08%) Workflow

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 (6.64%) NetWeaver
2 13 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.21%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.21%) SAS
6 4 (1.77%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.33%) IIS
7 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.88%) Apache
8 2 (0.88%) CICS
8 2 (0.88%) Confluence
8 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.88%) SAP Portal
8 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.44%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.44%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.41%) Office 365
2 13 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.54%) GitHub
5 3 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.33%) IaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.88%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.88%) SaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.44%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.64%) Internet
2 14 (6.19%) DNS
3 13 (5.75%) LAN
3 13 (5.75%) WAN
4 12 (5.31%) DHCP
5 11 (4.87%) Intranet
5 11 (4.87%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.54%) SMS
6 8 (3.54%) VPN
6 8 (3.54%) Wireless
7 7 (3.10%) HTTP
8 5 (2.21%) FTP
8 5 (2.21%) IPsec
8 5 (2.21%) SAN
9 4 (1.77%) SNMP
10 3 (1.33%) Firewall
10 3 (1.33%) Skype
10 3 (1.33%) VoIP
11 2 (0.88%) IPFIX
11 2 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (6.19%) SAP BW
4 11 (4.87%) MySQL
5 8 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.54%) DB2
6 7 (3.10%) Big Data
6 7 (3.10%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.10%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.21%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.21%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.21%) HBase
7 5 (2.21%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.77%) RavenDB
8 4 (1.77%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.87%) Eclipse
3 9 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.98%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.54%) JIRA
5 7 (3.10%) Mercurial
6 5 (2.21%) ERwin
7 4 (1.77%) Subversion
8 3 (1.33%) Selenium
8 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.88%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.88%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.44%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.44%) git-flow
10 1 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.44%) RSpec
10 1 (0.44%) RStudio
10 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (12.83%) Finance
2 15 (6.64%) Retail
3 9 (3.98%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.65%) Games
5 5 (2.21%) Law
5 5 (2.21%) Legal
5 5 (2.21%) Marketing
5 5 (2.21%) Publishing
6 4 (1.77%) Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.88%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (26.55%) Analyst
2 44 (19.47%) Developer
3 18 (7.96%) Service Analyst
4 17 (7.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.19%) Consultant
6 11 (4.87%) IT Analyst
6 11 (4.87%) SAP Analyst
7 10 (4.42%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.98%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.54%) IT Support
9 8 (3.54%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.10%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.10%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.10%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) Administrator
11 6 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.62%) .NET
2 16 (7.08%) Web Services
3 15 (6.64%) HTML
4 13 (5.75%) Web Dynpro
5 12 (5.31%) CSS
5 12 (5.31%) XML
6 11 (4.87%) SAPUI5
6 11 (4.87%) SOAP
7 10 (4.42%) JSON
7 10 (4.42%) RESTful
8 8 (3.54%) Django
9 7 (3.10%) Ajax
9 7 (3.10%) Middleware
10 6 (2.65%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.65%) CSS3
10 6 (2.65%) HTML5
10 6 (2.65%) jQuery
10 6 (2.65%) Node.js
11 5 (2.21%) REST
11 5 (2.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 77 (34.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.31%) NHS
5 7 (3.10%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.65%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.65%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.77%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.77%) Life Science
7 4 (1.77%) User Experience
8 3 (1.33%) Blog
8 3 (1.33%) Kindle
8 3 (1.33%) Robotics
8 3 (1.33%) Semantic Web
9 2 (0.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.01%) Windows
2 21 (9.29%) Linux
2 21 (9.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (7.08%) Android
4 13 (5.75%) Unix
4 13 (5.75%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 11 (4.87%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.33%) SUSE
9 2 (0.88%) AIX
9 2 (0.88%) CentOS
9 2 (0.88%) Debian
9 2 (0.88%) Solaris
9 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.44%) HPUX
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.68%) ITIL
2 45 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (7.96%) Change Management
4 18 (7.96%) Service Management
5 17 (7.52%) Analytics
5 17 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (7.52%) Migration
5 17 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (7.08%) Time Management
6 16 (7.08%) Workflow
7 15 (6.64%) Business Development
8 14 (6.19%) TDD
9 13 (5.75%) Decision-Making
9 13 (5.75%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (5.75%) Scrum
10 12 (5.31%) Data Management
10 12 (5.31%) Test Automation
11 11 (4.87%) Open Source
11 11 (4.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.27%) SQL
2 27 (11.95%) Java
3 20 (8.85%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.08%) C#
5 13 (5.75%) Python
5 13 (5.75%) VB
6 11 (4.87%) ABAP
7 7 (3.10%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.10%) Scala
7 7 (3.10%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.10%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.65%) C++
9 5 (2.21%) Groovy
10 4 (1.77%) Perl
10 4 (1.77%) R
10 4 (1.77%) Ruby
11 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.33%) Erlang
11 3 (1.33%) Haskell
11 3 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (8.41%) Degree
2 10 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.54%) CCNA
3 8 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.65%) MCSE
5 4 (1.77%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.77%) MCP
5 4 (1.77%) MCSA
5 4 (1.77%) MCTS
5 4 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.77%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.88%) CCNP
7 2 (0.88%) CISA
7 2 (0.88%) CISM
7 2 (0.88%) CISSP
7 2 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.64%) QA
2 7 (3.10%) SLA
3 5 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.33%) PMO
5 2 (0.88%) COBIT
5 2 (0.88%) COSO
5 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (13.72%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.21%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.21%) vSphere
6 3 (1.33%) Docker
6 3 (1.33%) XenApp
7 2 (0.88%) KVM
7 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.96%) SCCM
2 7 (3.10%) Puppet
3 5 (2.21%) Ansible
3 5 (2.21%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.21%) Salt
3 5 (2.21%) vMotion
3 5 (2.21%) vRealize
4 4 (1.77%) Grafana
4 4 (1.77%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.77%) Terraform
4 4 (1.77%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.88%) collectd
6 2 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.88%) Graphite
6 2 (0.88%) Icinga
6 2 (0.88%) Kibana
Vendors
1 64 (28.32%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.18%) VMware
3 21 (9.29%) Citrix
4 19 (8.41%) SAP
5 18 (7.96%) Oracle
6 16 (7.08%) Cisco
7 10 (4.42%) HP
8 9 (3.98%) Ivanti
9 8 (3.54%) Google
10 6 (2.65%) IBM
11 5 (2.21%) Altiris
11 5 (2.21%) CA
11 5 (2.21%) Informatica
11 5 (2.21%) Lotus
11 5 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.21%) Tableau
11 5 (2.21%) Xerox
12 4 (1.77%) IronPort
12 4 (1.77%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.88%) Huawei