Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Decision-Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Decision-Making over the 6 months to 11 July 2020 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.

Decision-Making
England > North West
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 114 97
Rank change year-on-year +43 -17 +13
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 73 99 143
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.84% 1.86% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 2.16% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 62 90
Median daily rate £440 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +6.82% +22.10%
10th Percentile £277 £363 £293
90th Percentile £638 £674 £638
England median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
Median hourly rate £50.50 £46.15 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% +53.83% +116.45%
10th Percentile £38.66 £46.15 £18.78
90th Percentile £70.50 £46.15 £40.40
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +75.00% +29.03%

Decision-Making 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,142 4,576 5,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.44% 85.81% 86.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 2,996 3,326
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 164 261
Median hourly rate £27.35 £25.42 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% +7.02% -32.14%
10th Percentile £11.95 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.53 £53.50
Median hourly rate £31.94 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +27.76% +13.64% -12.00%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Decision-Making in the North West over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Decision-Making in the North West over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Decision-Making within the North West region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
Cheshire +35 28 £369 -18.11% 5
Manchester +23 25 £500 +11.11% 14
Lancashire +29 11 £420 +5.00% 3
Merseyside +11 3 £500 +132.56%
Cumbria -3 2 - -
Decision-Making
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Decision-Making 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 North West region with a requirement for Decision-Making.

1 36 (49.32%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (42.47%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (28.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (24.66%) Project Management
6 17 (23.29%) Finance
7 16 (21.92%) Degree
8 13 (17.81%) Risk Management
8 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
8 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
9 11 (15.07%) Legal
9 11 (15.07%) Service Management
9 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
9 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (12.33%) SQL
11 8 (10.96%) Oracle
11 8 (10.96%) ITIL
11 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (10.96%) Data Analysis
12 7 (9.59%) Banking
12 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
12 7 (9.59%) Windows
12 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
12 7 (9.59%) Validation
12 7 (9.59%) Programme Management
13 6 (8.22%) Workflow
13 6 (8.22%) XML
13 6 (8.22%) SOAP
13 6 (8.22%) Java

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (4.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (4.11%) Apache ServiceMix
1 3 (4.11%) JBoss
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Fuse
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) nginx
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) AWS
2 5 (6.85%) Azure
2 5 (6.85%) Power Platform
3 3 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) FTP
1 3 (4.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.74%) DMZ
2 2 (2.74%) Firewall
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) Intranet
2 2 (2.74%) LAN
2 2 (2.74%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) BGP
3 1 (1.37%) DHCP
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) Extranet
3 1 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.37%) MPLS
3 1 (1.37%) SMS
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Power BI
3 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.37%) GIS
5 1 (1.37%) Looker
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.37%) GitLab
4 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.37%) Spinnaker
4 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Legal
3 7 (9.59%) Banking
4 5 (6.85%) Public Sector
5 4 (5.48%) Law
6 2 (2.74%) Games
6 2 (2.74%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) Avionics
7 1 (1.37%) Back Office
7 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.37%) Publishing
7 1 (1.37%) Retail
7 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 11 (15.07%) Architect
3 7 (9.59%) Designer
3 7 (9.59%) Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.48%) Change Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Change and Release Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Release Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Service Design Architect
6 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.11%) CRM Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Performance Officer
6 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) User Researcher
7 2 (2.74%) Integration Architect
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) SOAP
1 6 (8.22%) XML
2 5 (6.85%) JSON
2 5 (6.85%) RESTful
3 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 4 (5.48%) Web Services
4 3 (4.11%) EDI
4 3 (4.11%) Middleware
4 3 (4.11%) REST
5 2 (2.74%) CSS
5 2 (2.74%) Node.js
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.37%) Flash
6 1 (1.37%) HTML
6 1 (1.37%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.37%) XHTML
6 1 (1.37%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.37%) XSD
6 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (42.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.22%) User Experience
4 5 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) CESG
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.37%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.37%) LynxOS
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (24.66%) Project Management
5 13 (17.81%) Risk Management
6 11 (15.07%) Service Management
7 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.96%) Data Analysis
7 8 (10.96%) ITIL
8 7 (9.59%) Programme Management
8 7 (9.59%) Validation
8 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.22%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
9 6 (8.22%) CRM
9 6 (8.22%) ERP
9 6 (8.22%) Service Design
9 6 (8.22%) SOA
9 6 (8.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) Java
2 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.48%) C#
3 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.11%) ActionScript
4 3 (4.11%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (2.74%) C
5 2 (2.74%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) Ada
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
6 1 (1.37%) PHP
6 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Degree
2 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
2 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.11%) ISEB
5 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.74%) PMP
6 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.37%) CISSP
6 1 (1.37%) CITP
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.37%) MBCS
6 1 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) RMADS
3 2 (2.74%) GDPR
4 1 (1.37%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.37%) EMIR
4 1 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.37%) NCSC
4 1 (1.37%) PMO
4 1 (1.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Rancher
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) Istio
2 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.37%) PTC Integrity
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) Adobe
3 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.74%) VMware
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) F5
5 1 (1.37%) Informatica
5 1 (1.37%) PTC
5 1 (1.37%) Tableau