Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 191 228
Rank change year-on-year -12 +37 -12
Contract jobs citing Presales 15 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 6
North West median daily rate £500 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -27.32% -8.28%
10th Percentile £324 £300 £367
90th Percentile £651 £394 £588
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.16 £40.00 £38.24
% change year-on-year -32.10% +4.62% +9.24%

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 5,137 4,748 6,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.35% 82.52% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,250 2,897 3,897
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 199 185
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.44% +25.93% -5.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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 August 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 August 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 -18 7 £450 +28.57% 26
Cheshire -7 3 £600 +100.00% 1
Lancashire - 1 £295 - 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) IaaS
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (13.33%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (13.33%) Commercial Awareness
5 2 (13.33%) PaaS
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) X++
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) SAP

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%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Dynamics 365
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
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Architect
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Product Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Commercial Awareness
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transition
4 1 (6.67%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) X++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CISA
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) GIAC
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
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
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM