Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 118 129
Rank change year-on-year +21 +11 +4
Contract jobs citing Service Design 54 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.86% 0.88% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.05% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 13
Manchester median daily rate £500 £540 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +20.00% -2.70%
10th Percentile £375 £340 £334
90th Percentile £700 £644 £485
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £22.90
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year - +183.84% -

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 2,453 2,293 2,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.35% 84.15% 85.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,591 1,480 1,663
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £263
90th Percentile £588 £576 £556
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 91 42
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £19.52 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.35% +9.97% -11.25%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.89 £11.35
90th Percentile £33.00 £45.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £24.75 £24.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.77% -1.76% -17.08%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 -
Altrincham - 4 £413 -
Sale - 1 £410 -
Service Design
North West

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) User Experience
3 16 (29.63%) Usability Testing
4 12 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 12 (22.22%) Finance
5 10 (18.52%) Legal
5 10 (18.52%) Project Management
5 10 (18.52%) Banking
5 10 (18.52%) Qualitative Research
6 9 (16.67%) Decision-Making
6 9 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 8 (14.81%) Ethnography
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.81%) ITIL
7 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
8 7 (12.96%) Workflow
8 7 (12.96%) Migration
8 7 (12.96%) Time Management
8 7 (12.96%) JIRA
8 7 (12.96%) Degree
9 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.26%) Confluence
10 5 (9.26%) Ethnographic Research
10 5 (9.26%) Slack
10 5 (9.26%) Information Security
10 5 (9.26%) Content Management
11 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
11 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.41%) Guerrilla Research

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Slack
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
2 10 (18.52%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) User Researcher
2 14 (25.93%) Designer
3 6 (11.11%) User Experience Researcher
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) UX Designer
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Designer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) Usability Testing
3 12 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 10 (18.52%) Project Management
4 10 (18.52%) Qualitative Research
5 9 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 9 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.81%) Ethnography
6 8 (14.81%) ITIL
6 8 (14.81%) Scrum
7 7 (12.96%) Migration
7 7 (12.96%) Time Management
7 7 (12.96%) Workflow
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.26%) Content Management
9 5 (9.26%) Ethnographic Research
9 5 (9.26%) Information Security
10 4 (7.41%) Guerrilla Research
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (3.70%) CISA
3 2 (3.70%) CISM
3 2 (3.70%) CISSP
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) COBIT
1 2 (3.70%) COSO
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint