Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SFIA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SFIA over the 6 months to 17 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.

Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 126 152
Rank change year-on-year +9 +26 -4
Contract jobs citing SFIA 42 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.28% 0.35% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.42% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 10 2
Manchester median daily rate £450 £569 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.84% +5.77% -3.15%
10th Percentile £363 £441 £506
90th Percentile £574 £750 £579
North West median daily rate £475 £610 £480
% change year-on-year -22.13% +27.08% -9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £53.00

SFIA 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 2,768 2,363 3,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.52% 82.39% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,797 1,447 1,891
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +9.97%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 57
Manchester median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +24.59% -1.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £10.80
90th Percentile £41.60 £45.00 £40.60
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -32.43% +34.62% -5.45%

SFIA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SFIA in Manchester

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SFIA in Manchester

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SFIA in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SFIA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SFIA 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 SFIA.

1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Open Source
3 20 (47.62%) Management Information System
4 18 (42.86%) Data Management
5 17 (40.48%) ITIL
5 17 (40.48%) Project Management
6 16 (38.10%) Finance
7 15 (35.71%) Resource Management
7 15 (35.71%) PRINCE2
7 15 (35.71%) Coaching
8 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 13 (30.95%) SQL
9 13 (30.95%) Problem Management
9 13 (30.95%) SaaS
9 13 (30.95%) PaaS
9 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
9 13 (30.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (28.57%) Availability Management
10 12 (28.57%) Chartered Engineer
10 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (28.57%) Network Design
10 12 (28.57%) CCNP
10 12 (28.57%) CCDP
10 12 (28.57%) CISM
10 12 (28.57%) CISSP
10 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (28.57%) Cisco
11 11 (26.19%) Oracle
11 11 (26.19%) Mentoring

SFIA
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 10 (23.81%) SAS
2 8 (19.05%) Confluence
3 6 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) PaaS
1 13 (30.95%) SaaS
2 8 (19.05%) IaaS
2 8 (19.05%) Slack
3 3 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) BGP
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) DMARC
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.38%) Network Security
2 1 (2.38%) OSPF
2 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
2 8 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (14.29%) Apache Hive
3 6 (14.29%) Big Data
4 5 (11.90%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (11.90%) Data Lake
4 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (11.90%) DB2
4 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 5 (11.90%) Hadoop
4 5 (11.90%) HBase
4 5 (11.90%) Pentaho
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (7.14%) MySQL
6 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.76%) Blockchain
8 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 8 (19.05%) JIRA
2 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.90%) ERwin
3 5 (11.90%) HP UFT
4 4 (9.52%) Burp Suite
4 4 (9.52%) JMeter
4 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
5 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.76%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Data Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
6 2 (4.76%) UX Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) Node.js
3 2 (4.76%) Velocity
4 1 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) Kafka
4 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) Spring Batch
4 1 (2.38%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.38%) Spring Security
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (47.62%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.90%) Social Media
4 4 (9.52%) User Experience
5 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.38%) Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) CMDB
6 1 (2.38%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.38%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
1 8 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Open Source
3 18 (42.86%) Data Management
4 17 (40.48%) ITIL
4 17 (40.48%) Project Management
5 15 (35.71%) Coaching
5 15 (35.71%) PRINCE2
5 15 (35.71%) Resource Management
6 13 (30.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (30.95%) Problem Management
7 12 (28.57%) Availability Management
7 12 (28.57%) Network Design
7 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (26.19%) Analytics
8 11 (26.19%) Mentoring
8 11 (26.19%) Microservices
9 10 (23.81%) DevOps
10 9 (21.43%) Change Management
10 9 (21.43%) Product Management
10 9 (21.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.52%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) CCDP
1 12 (28.57%) CCNP
1 12 (28.57%) Chartered Engineer
1 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (28.57%) CISM
1 12 (28.57%) CISSP
1 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (16.67%) Degree
3 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (11.90%) CCIE
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (4.76%) APMG
7 1 (2.38%) GIAC
7 1 (2.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 5 (11.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (9.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (9.52%) Nessus
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) Terraform
4 1 (2.38%) Grafana
4 1 (2.38%) Graylog
4 1 (2.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) Cisco
3 11 (26.19%) Oracle
4 10 (23.81%) Informatica
5 5 (11.90%) CA
5 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 5 (11.90%) Ivanti
5 5 (11.90%) Tableau
6 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.76%) Apple
8 1 (2.38%) AlienVault
8 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.38%) Splunk