Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 128 148
Rank change year-on-year +3 +20 +1
Contract jobs citing SOLID 31 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.97% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.58% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 5
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £305
90th Percentile £513 £438 £425
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +12.32%
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 2,610 2,420 2,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.02% 82.91% 85.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,670 1,576 1,853
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 83 62
Manchester median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +20.63% -17.11%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.75 £11.33
90th Percentile £33.88 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year -16.93% +18.19% -23.11%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 - 1
Cheadle - 1 £320 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £330 - 2
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 25 (80.65%) TDD
2 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (64.52%) .NET
4 17 (54.84%) C#
4 17 (54.84%) AngularJS
5 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
6 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (38.71%) React
7 11 (35.48%) MVC
8 9 (29.03%) BDD
9 8 (25.81%) Sass
9 8 (25.81%) CSS
9 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
9 8 (25.81%) HTML
9 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
9 8 (25.81%) Degree
9 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
10 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
10 7 (22.58%) TeamCity
10 7 (22.58%) TypeScript
10 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (22.58%) Front End Development
10 7 (22.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (22.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (19.35%) Aurelia
11 6 (19.35%) Commercial Awareness
11 6 (19.35%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (19.35%) DevOps
11 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (19.35%) LESS

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 (6.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.45%) npm
4 1 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Octopus Deploy
1 7 (22.58%) TeamCity
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) git-flow
3 2 (6.45%) gulp
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Bower
4 1 (3.23%) Grunt
4 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) PhantomJS
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Law
1 2 (6.45%) Legal
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) CSS Developer
5 2 (6.45%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (6.45%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.45%) React Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) AngularJS
3 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
4 12 (38.71%) React
5 8 (25.81%) CSS
5 8 (25.81%) HTML
5 8 (25.81%) Sass
6 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
7 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (19.35%) Aurelia
7 6 (19.35%) LESS
8 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (9.68%) Durandal
9 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
9 3 (9.68%) Ninject
10 2 (6.45%) Ember.js
10 2 (6.45%) jQuery
10 2 (6.45%) Node.js
10 2 (6.45%) REST
10 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) TDD
2 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) MVC
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
5 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
5 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
6 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (22.58%) Front End Development
7 6 (19.35%) Commercial Awareness
7 6 (19.35%) DevOps
7 6 (19.35%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (19.35%) OOD
7 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 4 (12.90%) CRM
9 4 (12.90%) Microservices
10 3 (9.68%) Prototyping
10 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) TypeScript
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Java 8
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Xamarin