The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Technical Specialist
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 100 91
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 11 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.78% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Median daily rate £550 £495 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +41.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £495 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £495 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £340
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1327 1716 1577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.58% 94.70% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 995 825
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 61
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £9.27 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Manchester

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Manchester

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in Manchester

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Manchester

Technical Specialist
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 Technical Specialist within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 4 £550 -
Bolton - 1 £375 -
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (30.77%) Network Security
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) TrustSec
5 3 (23.08%) SANS
5 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 3 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (23.08%) Privileged Access Management
5 3 (23.08%) Information Security
5 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) SSCP
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Apple
6 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) HTTP
6 2 (15.38%) VPN

Technical Specialist Skill Set
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 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (7.69%) Mongrel
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Akamai
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Google App Engine
1 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ISE
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) HTTP
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) FTP
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (7.69%) SMTP
5 1 (7.69%) SNMP
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Privileged Access Management
2 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
2 3 (23.08%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Process Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Jython
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) SANS
4 3 (23.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) TrustSec
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) QRadar
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Apple
4 2 (15.38%) LogRhythm
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) Splunk
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Google
5 1 (7.69%) Meraki
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.69%) VMware