Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Service Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Design over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Service Design
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 114 135
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21 -14
Contract jobs citing Service Design 34 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.10% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.99% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 14
Manchester median daily rate £418 £500 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.50% +18.34% +16.55%
10th Percentile £326 £416 £316
90th Percentile £544 £591 £484
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £47.50

Service Design 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 2,525 2,418 3,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.79% 82.24% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,625 1,540 1,929
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £268 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 87 64
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +23.58% -21.15%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.75 £11.08
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.03%

Service Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Service Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Service Design in Manchester

Service Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Design in Manchester

Service Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Design in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Design in Manchester

Service Design
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 Service Design within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Cheadle - 5 £400 -
Sale - 1 £410 -
Altrincham - 1 - -
Service Design
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Service Design 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 Service Design.

1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) User Experience
3 11 (32.35%) Banking
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) Decision-Making
5 9 (26.47%) Legal
5 9 (26.47%) Project Management
6 8 (23.53%) Ethnography
7 7 (20.59%) ITIL
8 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) Usability Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Time Management
9 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (14.71%) Content Management
9 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
9 5 (14.71%) Ethnographic Research
9 5 (14.71%) Information Architecture
9 5 (14.71%) User Stories
10 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 4 (11.76%) Cognitive Psychology
10 4 (11.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 4 (11.76%) Service Management
10 4 (11.76%) Information Security
10 4 (11.76%) Psychology
11 3 (8.82%) Human Factors
11 3 (8.82%) Kanban
11 3 (8.82%) Web Development
11 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis

Service Design
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.94%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.94%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Google Analytics
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Axure RP
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (2.94%) ProtoShare
General
1 11 (32.35%) Banking
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Analyst
1 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
1 5 (14.71%) Consultant
1 5 (14.71%) Designer
1 5 (14.71%) User Experience Researcher
2 4 (11.76%) Security Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) UX Designer
3 3 (8.82%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Service Manager
3 3 (8.82%) User Researcher
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 1 (2.94%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Manager
5 1 (2.94%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Service Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Service Implementation Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) CSS3
2 1 (2.94%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Blog
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Decision-Making
3 9 (26.47%) Project Management
4 8 (23.53%) Ethnography
5 7 (20.59%) ITIL
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
6 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 6 (17.65%) Time Management
6 6 (17.65%) Usability Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Content Management
7 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
7 5 (14.71%) Ethnographic Research
7 5 (14.71%) Information Architecture
7 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.71%) User Stories
8 4 (11.76%) Cognitive Psychology
8 4 (11.76%) Information Security
8 4 (11.76%) Psychology
8 4 (11.76%) Service Management
8 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.94%) CISA
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) COBIT
2 1 (2.94%) COSO
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (2.94%) Ensighten
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Optimizely
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle