Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 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.

Presales
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 189 213
Rank change year-on-year -11 +24 +11
Contract jobs citing Presales 13 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.38% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £416 £344 £290
90th Percentile £594 £598 £570
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.05% +5.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £30.74
% change year-on-year -19.54% +41.53% -27.68%

Presales 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 4,726 4,531 5,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.62% 83.35% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,988 2,937 3,420
North West median daily rate £415 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 206 162
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.13 £11.03
90th Percentile £49.04 £50.50 £51.54
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £23.72
% change year-on-year +0.53% -1.43% +5.40%

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in the North West

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Presales in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Presales in the North West

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Presales in the North West

Presales
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Presales in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Presales in the North West

Presales
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 Presales within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Manchester -2 11 £500 -4.76% 27
Merseyside - 1 - -
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Presales 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 Presales.

1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) PaaS
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) X++
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (15.38%) GitLab
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Build Automation

Presales
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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) PaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) GitLab
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Azure DevOps
1 3 (23.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Azure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Presales Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Presales Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Sales Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Build Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Contract Negotiation
4 1 (7.69%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Transition
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) X++
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Lumension