Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 - 150
Rank change year-on-year - +150 -
Contract jobs citing SFIA 62 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.04% - 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% - 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 0 1
Manchester median daily rate £475 - £500
North West median daily rate £475 £501 £450
% change year-on-year -5.09% +11.22% -
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 2,615 2,235 3,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.99% 83.15% 84.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,707 1,365 1,797
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £242
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 48 60
Manchester median hourly rate £19.52 £20.25 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% +6.62% +30.98%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £46.13 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.74 £36.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -39.61% +21.01% +32.22%

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 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SFIA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) Open Source
3 28 (45.16%) Management Information System
4 27 (43.55%) Project Management
5 26 (41.94%) Finance
5 26 (41.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (37.10%) ITIL
7 22 (35.48%) Data Management
8 21 (33.87%) PRINCE2
8 21 (33.87%) Resource Management
9 20 (32.26%) CISSP
10 18 (29.03%) Risk Management
10 18 (29.03%) Problem Management
10 18 (29.03%) SaaS
10 18 (29.03%) PaaS
10 18 (29.03%) Decision-Making
11 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
12 16 (25.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 16 (25.81%) Network Design
13 15 (24.19%) CISM
13 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (24.19%) Cisco
13 15 (24.19%) CCNP
13 15 (24.19%) CCDP
13 15 (24.19%) Chartered Engineer
13 15 (24.19%) Product Management
13 15 (24.19%) Coaching
14 13 (20.97%) Mentoring
14 13 (20.97%) MongoDB
15 12 (19.35%) SQL

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 9 (14.52%) SAS
2 8 (12.90%) Confluence
3 5 (8.06%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) PaaS
1 18 (29.03%) SaaS
2 9 (14.52%) IaaS
3 8 (12.90%) Slack
4 3 (4.84%) Office 365
5 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Firewall
2 6 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (6.45%) FTP
3 4 (6.45%) Intranet
4 1 (1.61%) BGP
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
4 1 (1.61%) DMARC
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) HTTP
4 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.61%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) OSPF
4 1 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) MongoDB
2 9 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.06%) Apache Hive
3 5 (8.06%) Big Data
3 5 (8.06%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (8.06%) Data Lake
3 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.06%) DB2
3 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
3 5 (8.06%) HBase
3 5 (8.06%) Pentaho
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.61%) OLAP
6 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
1 8 (12.90%) JIRA
2 5 (8.06%) ERwin
3 4 (6.45%) Burp Suite
3 4 (6.45%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.45%) JMeter
3 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.84%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.84%) JUnit
5 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Technical Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Technical Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Data Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Digital Project Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Security Operations Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) Node.js
1 7 (11.29%) REST
2 4 (6.45%) JSON
3 3 (4.84%) Velocity
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 2 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) XML
5 1 (1.61%) XSD
5 1 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.16%) Management Information System
2 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (14.52%) Social Media
4 6 (9.68%) User Experience
5 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (6.45%) CESG
6 4 (6.45%) Cyberattack
7 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.61%) Clustering
8 1 (1.61%) CMDB
8 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Linux
1 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (9.68%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Unix
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) Open Source
3 27 (43.55%) Project Management
4 26 (41.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (37.10%) ITIL
6 22 (35.48%) Data Management
7 21 (33.87%) PRINCE2
7 21 (33.87%) Resource Management
8 18 (29.03%) Decision-Making
8 18 (29.03%) Problem Management
8 18 (29.03%) Risk Management
9 16 (25.81%) Network Design
10 15 (24.19%) Coaching
10 15 (24.19%) Product Management
11 13 (20.97%) Mentoring
12 12 (19.35%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (17.74%) Change Management
13 11 (17.74%) Reverse Engineering
13 11 (17.74%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) Java
3 6 (9.68%) Python
4 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.45%) COBOL
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) CISSP
2 16 (25.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (24.19%) CCDP
3 15 (24.19%) CCNP
3 15 (24.19%) Chartered Engineer
3 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (24.19%) CISM
4 12 (19.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (17.74%) Degree
6 9 (14.52%) CCIE
7 7 (11.29%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (9.68%) GCED
8 6 (9.68%) GCFA
8 6 (9.68%) GCIA
8 6 (9.68%) GCIH
8 6 (9.68%) GIAC
8 6 (9.68%) GREM
8 6 (9.68%) GSEC
9 3 (4.84%) APMG
9 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) Data Quality
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 4 (6.45%) CESG Infosec
2 4 (6.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (14.52%) XenApp
2 7 (11.29%) XenDesktop
3 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.23%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.61%) Docker
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (6.45%) Nessus
2 3 (4.84%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.23%) Ansible
3 2 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) Cisco
3 10 (16.13%) Oracle
4 9 (14.52%) Citrix
4 9 (14.52%) Informatica
4 9 (14.52%) Ivanti
5 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.06%) CA
6 5 (8.06%) Tableau
7 2 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (1.61%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.61%) Symantec
8 1 (1.61%) VMware