Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 27 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 133 176 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.55% 6.00% 4.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 7.06% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 112 58
Manchester median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £193 £232 £190
90th Percentile £588 £574 £558
North West median daily rate £418 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% +8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £17.31 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -17.58% +55.56%
10th Percentile £19.40 £15.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.28 £19.88 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -26.67% -26.15%

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 1,979 2,493 2,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.60% 85.00% 84.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,627 1,484
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £281 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 95 88
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £13.84 £12.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.00 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £27.42 £25.00 £24.78
% change year-on-year +9.66% +0.89% -4.22%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +6 6 £385 -9.41% 4
Bolton +5 4 £300 +30.43% 6
Stockport +1 3 £375 +7.14% 16
Altrincham - 1 - - 12
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (37.59%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (31.58%) Windows
4 36 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (24.06%) MySQL
5 32 (24.06%) Azure
6 31 (23.31%) SQL Server
7 30 (22.56%) AWS
8 28 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 25 (18.80%) Docker
9 25 (18.80%) MongoDB
9 25 (18.80%) Linux
10 24 (18.05%) VMware
10 24 (18.05%) Jenkins
10 24 (18.05%) Web Operations
11 23 (17.29%) High Availability
11 23 (17.29%) Finance
12 21 (15.79%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (15.04%) Rancher
14 18 (13.53%) Public Sector
15 17 (12.78%) Java
15 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
16 15 (11.28%) Mentoring
17 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
17 14 (10.53%) Test Automation
17 14 (10.53%) Coaching
17 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
18 13 (9.77%) Degree
18 13 (9.77%) User Experience
18 13 (9.77%) Relational Database

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 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.26%) Commerce Server
2 3 (2.26%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.26%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.75%) InVision
4 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.75%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.06%) Azure
2 30 (22.56%) AWS
3 11 (8.27%) Office 365
4 10 (7.52%) GCP
5 8 (6.02%) GitHub
6 3 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.50%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.75%) IaaS
8 1 (0.75%) iTunes
8 1 (0.75%) npm
8 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.75%) SaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) Wireless
2 6 (4.51%) Skype
3 5 (3.76%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.01%) Firewall
5 3 (2.26%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.26%) LAN
5 3 (2.26%) Network Security
5 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.26%) WAN
5 3 (2.26%) WLAN
6 2 (1.50%) VPN
7 1 (0.75%) BGP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.75%) DHCP
7 1 (0.75%) DNS
7 1 (0.75%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.75%) HTTP
7 1 (0.75%) MPLS
7 1 (0.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.06%) MySQL
2 31 (23.31%) SQL Server
3 25 (18.80%) MongoDB
4 13 (9.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.26%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.50%) Big Data
7 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.50%) DataStage
7 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.75%) DTS
8 1 (0.75%) Looker
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.75%) Power BI
8 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (18.05%) Jenkins
2 21 (15.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.77%) GitLab
5 4 (3.01%) SonarQube
5 4 (3.01%) Subversion
6 3 (2.26%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.26%) Gerrit
6 3 (2.26%) JUnit
6 3 (2.26%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.26%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.50%) JIRA
7 2 (1.50%) Moq
7 2 (1.50%) NUnit
7 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.75%) WinRunner
General
1 23 (17.29%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Legal
4 5 (3.76%) Games
5 2 (1.50%) Automotive
5 2 (1.50%) Housing Association
5 2 (1.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Police
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (17.29%) WebOps Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Analyst
3 18 (13.53%) Developer
4 15 (11.28%) Web Engineer
5 13 (9.77%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Designer
8 7 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Java Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Java Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) CSS
1 11 (8.27%) HTML
2 10 (7.52%) HTML5
3 9 (6.77%) RESTful
4 8 (6.02%) .NET
4 8 (6.02%) React Native
4 8 (6.02%) Spring
4 8 (6.02%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.26%) XML
6 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.50%) WinForms
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.75%) CSS3
7 1 (0.75%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.75%) Kafka
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) React
7 1 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.75%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.75%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (37.59%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.77%) User Experience
3 12 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (7.52%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.76%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.01%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.26%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.26%) NHS
7 3 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.75%) iPhone
9 1 (0.75%) Life Science
9 1 (0.75%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.75%) Social Media
9 1 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (31.58%) Windows
2 28 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 25 (18.80%) Linux
4 6 (4.51%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.51%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.76%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.01%) Android
7 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.50%) Unix
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.75%) CentOS
9 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.75%) VMS
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (18.05%) Web Operations
4 23 (17.29%) High Availability
5 15 (11.28%) Mentoring
6 14 (10.53%) Coaching
6 14 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 12 (9.02%) Decision-Making
7 12 (9.02%) Software Engineering
7 12 (9.02%) TDD
8 11 (8.27%) OO
8 11 (8.27%) Project Management
8 11 (8.27%) Scrum
9 10 (7.52%) OOP
9 10 (7.52%) Software Delivery
9 10 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.77%) Microservices
10 9 (6.77%) SOA
10 9 (6.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 8 (6.02%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.78%) Java
2 11 (8.27%) SQL
3 8 (6.02%) C
3 8 (6.02%) Python
4 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.51%) C#
5 6 (4.51%) ES6
6 5 (3.76%) ES7
6 5 (3.76%) ES8
7 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.26%) C++
8 3 (2.26%) Go
8 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) Degree
2 8 (6.02%) MCP
3 3 (2.26%) A+ Certification
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.50%) CCNA
4 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.50%) MCSE
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.50%) RHCE
4 2 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.75%) CCIE
5 1 (0.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (0.75%) CCNP
5 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MCSA
5 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) GMP
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (18.80%) Docker
2 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.75%) Firmware
5 1 (0.75%) RACF
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (15.04%) Rancher
2 7 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.01%) Ansible
3 4 (3.01%) Grafana
3 4 (3.01%) Terraform
4 3 (2.26%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.26%) Kibana
5 2 (1.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.75%) Puppet
6 1 (0.75%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.75%) VictorOps
6 1 (0.75%) vMotion
6 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (18.05%) VMware
2 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.52%) Apple
3 10 (7.52%) Cisco
3 10 (7.52%) Google
4 6 (4.51%) Pega
5 5 (3.76%) HP
6 4 (3.01%) Citrix
7 3 (2.26%) Coverity
7 3 (2.26%) Meraki
7 3 (2.26%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.50%) F5
8 2 (1.50%) Informatica
8 2 (1.50%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle
8 2 (1.50%) Sage
9 1 (0.75%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.75%) Perforce
9 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.75%) UiPath