Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 144 137
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.50% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.17% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Manchester median daily rate £500 £495 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +41.43% -26.32%
10th Percentile £363 £477 £246
90th Percentile £588 £528 £386
North West median daily rate £475 £421 £445
% change year-on-year +12.76% -5.34% +61.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 2648 3491 3096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.07% 94.94% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 2058 1733
Manchester median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.86% +4.48%
10th Percentile £214 £225 £213
90th Percentile £546 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 81 119
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £36.00 £36.50
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £18.99 £18.49
% change year-on-year +15.88% +2.68% +8.76%

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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 - 4 £550 -
Bolton - 3 £375 -
Technical Specialist
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (42.86%) CISSP
2 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (28.57%) TrustSec
5 3 (21.43%) Privileged Access Management
5 3 (21.43%) SANS
5 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
5 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (21.43%) SSCP
5 3 (21.43%) NetApp
5 3 (21.43%) NAS
6 2 (14.29%) Apple
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Jetty
1 1 (7.14%) Mongrel
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Akamai
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) NAS
3 3 (21.43%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) FTP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTP
5 1 (7.14%) IPsec
5 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (7.14%) SSL
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Privileged Access Management
2 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
2 3 (21.43%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) SANS
4 3 (21.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) TrustSec
2 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) QRadar
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) LogRhythm
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Splunk
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (7.14%) Meraki
5 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.14%) VMware