Period
to 22 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Public Sector
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 183 206 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.63% 7.02% 8.44%
As % of the General category 26.87% 21.35% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 113 140
Manchester median daily rate £430 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £253 £264 £263
90th Percentile £575 £613 £638
North West median daily rate £450 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 41
Manchester median hourly rate £19.50 £17.41 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.49% +22.31%
10th Percentile £14.58 £12.58 £12.83
90th Percentile £31.13 £30.93 £31.50
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £17.41 £17.73
% change year-on-year +3.39% -1.78% -6.40%

Public Sector is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 681 965 927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 28.39% 32.88% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 589 549
Manchester median daily rate £425 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £250
90th Percentile £586 £588 £601
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 61 63
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £17.41 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.13% -3.49% +22.31%
10th Percentile £14.39 £12.00 £12.87
90th Percentile £33.03 £32.50 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.08 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.83% +9.88% +2.44%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Manchester

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Sector in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in Manchester

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Manchester

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Manchester

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in Manchester

Public Sector
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 Public Sector within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 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 -2 12 £425 -10.53%
Bolton +6 4 £300 -
Oldham +2 4 £350 -
Stockport +5 3 £450 +28.57% 1
Bury +2 3 - -
Rochdale -4 3 £155 +10.71%
Public Sector
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Public Sector 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 Public Sector.

1 58 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.86%) Azure
3 35 (19.13%) AWS
4 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
5 29 (15.85%) Windows
5 29 (15.85%) Jenkins
6 25 (13.66%) DevOps
7 24 (13.11%) Java
8 23 (12.57%) Linux
9 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
10 19 (10.38%) .NET
10 19 (10.38%) Terraform
11 18 (9.84%) Windows Server
11 18 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (9.29%) Docker
12 17 (9.29%) SQL
12 17 (9.29%) Migration
13 16 (8.74%) Firewall
13 16 (8.74%) Ansible
13 16 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (8.20%) Microservices
14 15 (8.20%) MongoDB
14 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure as Code
14 15 (8.20%) Rancher
14 15 (8.20%) Cisco
15 14 (7.65%) MySQL
15 14 (7.65%) SQL Server
15 14 (7.65%) Project Management
15 14 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (7.65%) SC Cleared

Public Sector
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 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.64%) CMS
3 3 (1.64%) Commerce Server
3 3 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.64%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.55%) IIS
5 1 (0.55%) Jetty
5 1 (0.55%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.55%) Moodle
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.83%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) iTrent
3 1 (0.55%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.86%) Azure
2 35 (19.13%) AWS
3 14 (7.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 14 (7.65%) Office 365
4 12 (6.56%) GCP
5 7 (3.83%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.19%) PaaS
7 3 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Flow
8 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) AdWords
9 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.55%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.55%) IaaS
9 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.74%) Firewall
2 6 (3.28%) WAN
3 5 (2.73%) DHCP
3 5 (2.73%) LAN
3 5 (2.73%) VPN
4 4 (2.19%) DNS
4 4 (2.19%) HTTP
4 4 (2.19%) Intranet
5 3 (1.64%) 4G
5 3 (1.64%) Internet
5 3 (1.64%) Wireless
5 3 (1.64%) WLAN
6 2 (1.09%) SSL
6 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.09%) VoIP
7 1 (0.55%) BGP
7 1 (0.55%) DMARC
7 1 (0.55%) FTP
7 1 (0.55%) IPsec
7 1 (0.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.20%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.65%) MySQL
2 14 (7.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.64%) Power BI
4 3 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (15.85%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.46%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (4.37%) Selenium
4 5 (2.73%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.19%) Travis CI
6 3 (1.64%) CircleCI
6 3 (1.64%) Hudson
6 3 (1.64%) JIRA
6 3 (1.64%) JUnit
6 3 (1.64%) NUnit
6 3 (1.64%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.09%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.09%) REST Assured
8 1 (0.55%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.55%) GitLab
8 1 (0.55%) Pivotal Tracker
8 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (6.56%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.83%) Finance
3 5 (2.73%) Local Government
4 4 (2.19%) Marketing
5 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.64%) Publishing
6 2 (1.09%) Electronics
6 2 (1.09%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Police
Job Titles
1 26 (14.21%) Analyst
2 15 (8.20%) Business Analyst
2 15 (8.20%) Developer
3 13 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (6.56%) Architect
4 12 (6.56%) Consultant
4 12 (6.56%) Project Manager
4 12 (6.56%) Senior DevOps
5 11 (6.01%) WebOps Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Data Analyst
8 7 (3.83%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) Debt Manager
10 5 (2.73%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (2.73%) IT Manager
11 4 (2.19%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.19%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.19%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.38%) .NET
2 5 (2.73%) HTML
3 4 (2.19%) Node.js
3 4 (2.19%) REST
4 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.09%) React Native
5 2 (1.09%) Web Services
6 1 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.55%) CSS
6 1 (0.55%) DeepFaceLab
6 1 (0.55%) Flash
6 1 (0.55%) J2EE
6 1 (0.55%) OAuth
6 1 (0.55%) Servlets
6 1 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.65%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.73%) NHS
5 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.09%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.09%) User Experience
7 1 (0.55%) Blog
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.55%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Life Science
7 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.55%) Photography
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.55%) Tandem
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.85%) Windows
2 23 (12.57%) Linux
3 18 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.56%) CentOS
4 12 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.92%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.28%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.19%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.66%) DevOps
3 18 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (9.29%) Migration
5 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure as Code
5 15 (8.20%) Microservices
6 14 (7.65%) Project Management
7 13 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 12 (6.56%) Open Source
8 12 (6.56%) Project Delivery
8 12 (6.56%) Scrum
8 12 (6.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 12 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.01%) Web Operations
10 10 (5.46%) High Availability
10 10 (5.46%) Test Automation
11 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.92%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.11%) Java
2 17 (9.29%) SQL
3 10 (5.46%) Python
4 9 (4.92%) C#
5 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.83%) Scala
6 5 (2.73%) Groovy
6 5 (2.73%) VBA
7 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.19%) Go
7 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.64%) Perl
8 3 (1.64%) Ruby
9 2 (1.09%) C
9 2 (1.09%) Clojure
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 14 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.92%) CCNA
4 4 (2.19%) CCNP
4 4 (2.19%) Degree
5 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.09%) ISEB
6 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.55%) CIPD
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.19%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) PMO
4 1 (0.55%) GMP
4 1 (0.55%) NCSC
4 1 (0.55%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (9.29%) Docker
2 6 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (10.38%) Terraform
2 16 (8.74%) Ansible
3 15 (8.20%) Rancher
4 14 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (6.01%) Grafana
5 11 (6.01%) Nagios
5 11 (6.01%) Prometheus
6 7 (3.83%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (3.83%) Puppet
7 6 (3.28%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.64%) Salt
8 3 (1.64%) SCCM
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.20%) Cisco
3 12 (6.56%) VMware
4 7 (3.83%) Oracle
4 7 (3.83%) SAP
5 6 (3.28%) Pega
6 4 (2.19%) Citrix
7 3 (1.64%) Meraki
7 3 (1.64%) Nintex
8 2 (1.09%) Facebook
8 2 (1.09%) Google
8 2 (1.09%) Informatica
8 2 (1.09%) Liquidlogic
8 2 (1.09%) Twitter
8 2 (1.09%) YouTube
9 1 (0.55%) Adobe
9 1 (0.55%) Apple
9 1 (0.55%) Avaya
9 1 (0.55%) BT
9 1 (0.55%) Remedy