Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 198 215
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 -22
Contract jobs citing Presales 12 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.15% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 13
North West median daily rate £463 £300 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.17% -25.09% -11.00%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £342
90th Percentile £643 £355 £431
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.16 £43.75 £33.97
% change year-on-year -37.92% +28.79% -2.94%

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 5,027 4,564 6,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.61% 83.32% 83.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,160 2,810 3,931
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £245 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 200 232
North West median hourly rate £22.65 £35.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.20% +9.23% +48.33%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.00 £49.98
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 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
Cheshire -15 5 £475 +58.33% 3
Manchester -14 4 £438 +2.94% 18
Lancashire - 1 £295 - 1
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
1 3 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) PaaS
2 2 (16.67%) Commercial Awareness
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (16.67%) Essbase
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) OLAP
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management

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 1 (8.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (16.67%) Essbase
2 2 (16.67%) OLAP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle BI Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Presales Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Commercial Awareness
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) People Management
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) GIAC
2 1 (8.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
1 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle