Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 187 213
Rank change year-on-year -18 +26 0
Contract jobs citing Presales 15 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.39% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 7
North West median daily rate £525 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -29.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £420 £300 £290
90th Percentile £643 £523 £570
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.97
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.75% +0.65%

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 4,888 4,613 6,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.16% 82.23% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,076 2,921 3,910
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 195 190
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.86% -29.33%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.03 £51.43
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Manchester -7 10 £500 - 41
Cheshire -8 1 £700 +133.33% 7
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (20.00%) X++
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
4 2 (13.33%) IaaS
4 2 (13.33%) PaaS
4 2 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) CESG
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security

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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 2 (13.33%) PaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Architect
4 1 (6.67%) QA Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
1 1 (6.67%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transition
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
1 3 (20.00%) X++
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CISA
1 1 (6.67%) CISM
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) GIAC
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) COBIT
1 1 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Lumension