Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £694 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 134 150
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 13 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.46% 0.51% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.54% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 0
Manchester median daily rate £694 £480 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.58% - -
North West median daily rate £725 £488 £300
% change year-on-year +48.72% +62.50% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,686 2,938 3,650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 94.29% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 1,874 2,071
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.49%
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 60 138
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.50 £11.09
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.40
% change year-on-year - -18.22% +29.70%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 6 months to 22 January 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
Salford -1 1 £425 -5.56%
Technical Specialist
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (46.15%) IT Governance
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Open Source
1 6 (46.15%) Social Media
1 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
1 6 (46.15%) SFIA
1 6 (46.15%) Domain Models
1 6 (46.15%) Collaborative Working
2 5 (38.46%) Task Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
2 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
3 4 (30.77%) WSUS
3 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 4 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (30.77%) IronPort
3 4 (30.77%) SCCM
3 4 (30.77%) NetApp
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP

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 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP ERP
1 1 (7.69%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) PSTN
2 1 (7.69%) WAAS
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Social Media
2 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) SUSE
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Collaborative Working
1 6 (46.15%) Domain Models
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (46.15%) IT Governance
1 6 (46.15%) Open Source
1 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
1 6 (46.15%) SFIA
2 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
2 5 (38.46%) Task Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Email Filtering
3 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
3 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
1 4 (30.77%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) Clearswift
2 4 (30.77%) IronPort
2 4 (30.77%) Lumension
2 4 (30.77%) McAfee
2 4 (30.77%) Micro Focus
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) MobileIron
2 4 (30.77%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Sonus
3 1 (7.69%) VMware