Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 19 October 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.

SOLID Principles
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 127 154
Rank change year-on-year +5 +27 -14
Contract jobs citing SOLID 34 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.09% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.60% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 6
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £315 £332 £320
90th Percentile £588 £439 £425
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50

SOLID 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 2,559 2,343 3,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.02% 82.65% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,622 1,473 1,917
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -14.86%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.34% +42.70% -29.24%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in Manchester

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLID in Manchester

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOLID in Manchester

SOLID
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 SOLID within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Bury - 6 £363 - 2
Cheadle - 1 £320 - 1
Stockport - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £330 - 1
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 23 (67.65%) TDD
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) .NET
4 18 (52.94%) C#
5 17 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
7 14 (41.18%) React
8 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (32.35%) MVC
10 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
10 10 (29.41%) BDD
11 8 (23.53%) Sass
11 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
11 8 (23.53%) Degree
11 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
11 8 (23.53%) CSS
11 8 (23.53%) HTML
11 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
12 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
12 7 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (20.59%) TypeScript
12 7 (20.59%) Front End Development
12 7 (20.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (17.65%) Commercial Awareness
13 6 (17.65%) Aurelia
13 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (17.65%) DevOps
13 6 (17.65%) LESS
13 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC

SOLID
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 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.88%) npm
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.94%) SaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.88%) KDB
3 2 (5.88%) Kdb+
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (17.65%) TeamCity
2 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) git-flow
4 2 (5.88%) gulp
4 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.88%) NUnit
4 2 (5.88%) Subversion
4 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) Bower
5 1 (2.94%) Grunt
5 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.94%) PhantomJS
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
1 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
1 3 (8.82%) Law
1 3 (8.82%) Legal
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (11.76%) Python Developer
6 3 (8.82%) React Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) CSS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) HTML Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Python Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.88%) UI Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Big Data Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) .NET
2 17 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
4 14 (41.18%) React
5 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
5 8 (23.53%) CSS
5 8 (23.53%) HTML
5 8 (23.53%) Sass
6 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (17.65%) Aurelia
6 6 (17.65%) LESS
6 6 (17.65%) REST
7 5 (14.71%) Entity Framework
7 5 (14.71%) Ninject
8 3 (8.82%) Durandal
8 3 (8.82%) Kafka
8 3 (8.82%) Node.js
8 3 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (5.88%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Robotics
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) TDD
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) MVC
4 10 (29.41%) BDD
5 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 7 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (20.59%) Front End Development
7 6 (17.65%) Commercial Awareness
7 6 (17.65%) DevOps
7 6 (17.65%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (17.65%) OOD
7 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.71%) CRM
8 5 (14.71%) Microservices
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
9 4 (11.76%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 3 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (8.82%) Machine Learning
10 3 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) C#
2 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) TypeScript
4 6 (17.65%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
5 4 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) Java 8
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 7 (20.59%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Xamarin