Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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.

Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 104 -
Rank change year-on-year -31 - +160
Contract jobs citing SFIA 13 41 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 1.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 0
Manchester median daily rate £575 £577 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.35% - -
North West median daily rate £501 £552 £513
% change year-on-year -9.33% +7.71% -7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 2,446 2,367 2,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.06% 83.76% 86.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,578 1,535 1,723
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £581 £550
North West median daily rate £423 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.44% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 90 45
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £40.43 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.83 £21.78 £21.05
% change year-on-year +9.39% +3.49% -30.20%

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 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SFIA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (38.46%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) Network Segmentation
3 4 (30.77%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Firepower
3 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Microservices
3 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
3 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
3 4 (30.77%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (30.77%) Network Management
3 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Office 365
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (30.77%) Meraki
3 4 (30.77%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design

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 3 (23.08%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Office 365
3 3 (23.08%) Slack
4 2 (15.38%) IaaS
4 2 (15.38%) PaaS
4 2 (15.38%) SaaS
5 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) BGP
1 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Firepower
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
1 4 (30.77%) Network Security
1 4 (30.77%) OSPF
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) VPN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
1 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Blockchain
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Scientist
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (7.69%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (7.69%) Kafka
3 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Spring Batch
3 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
3 1 (7.69%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 5 (38.46%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) Microservices
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design
3 4 (30.77%) Network Management
3 4 (30.77%) Network Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Network Segmentation
3 4 (30.77%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCDP
1 4 (30.77%) CCIE
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) GIAC
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (23.08%) Puppet
3 2 (15.38%) Ansible
3 2 (15.38%) Terraform
4 1 (7.69%) Grafana
4 1 (7.69%) Graylog
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) BMC
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) F5
1 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
1 4 (30.77%) Meraki
1 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) AlienVault
4 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.69%) LogRhythm
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk