The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 58 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Degree 17 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.12% 3.28% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.93% 22.62% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 8
Median daily rate £450 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.88% +16.40%
Degree
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
122 168 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.21% 14.51% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 99 91
Median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 27
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.25% -8.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Degree as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the Cheshire region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Cheshire region.

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 9 £520 +34.19% 3
Warrington +1 2 £408 +1.87% 2
Macclesfield -4 2 £450 +2.79% 1
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.93%) Finance
3 21 (25.61%) MS Excel
3 21 (25.61%) Computer Science
3 21 (25.61%) DevOps
4 20 (24.39%) TDD
5 19 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (23.17%) Java
5 19 (23.17%) ITIL
5 19 (23.17%) Project Management
6 18 (21.95%) .NET
6 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
7 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
8 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (18.29%) Code Coverage
9 15 (18.29%) Windows
9 15 (18.29%) Banking
9 15 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (18.29%) TestComplete
9 15 (18.29%) SpecFlow
10 14 (17.07%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
12 10 (12.20%) Service Management
12 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
13 9 (10.98%) ITSM
13 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
14 8 (9.76%) Information Security
14 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
1 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) Apache
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (1.22%) JBoss
2 1 (1.22%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (25.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.10%) MS Project
4 2 (2.44%) MS Office
4 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.44%) Engine Yard
1 2 (2.44%) GitHub
1 2 (2.44%) Heroku
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Internet
2 3 (3.66%) BIG-IP
2 3 (3.66%) DNS
2 3 (3.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (3.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (3.66%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) 802.15
3 1 (1.22%) GSM
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) IPv6
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) UMTS
3 1 (1.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) Informix
3 1 (1.22%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (18.29%) SpecFlow
1 15 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (18.29%) TestComplete
2 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.32%) JIRA
5 5 (6.10%) Gradle
5 5 (6.10%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.44%) Mockito
7 2 (2.44%) Selenium
7 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.44%) Subversion
7 2 (2.44%) Xcode
8 1 (1.22%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.22%) FindBugs
8 1 (1.22%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (32.93%) Finance
2 15 (18.29%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Analyst
2 12 (14.63%) Consultant
3 10 (12.20%) Architect
3 10 (12.20%) DevOps Consultant
4 9 (10.98%) Developer
4 9 (10.98%) Integration Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Design Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Agile Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Integration Manager
8 4 (4.88%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Service Integration Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) CSS
2 4 (4.88%) XML
3 3 (3.66%) HTML
3 3 (3.66%) JDBC
3 3 (3.66%) jQuery
3 3 (3.66%) Spring
4 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.44%) CAML
4 2 (2.44%) J2EE
4 2 (2.44%) Java EE
4 2 (2.44%) JSON
4 2 (2.44%) MCollective
4 2 (2.44%) Servlets
4 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.22%) LESS
5 1 (1.22%) PowerMock
5 1 (1.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.61%) Computer Science
2 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (3.66%) User Experience
5 2 (2.44%) CESG
5 2 (2.44%) Clustering
5 2 (2.44%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.44%) Informatics
5 2 (2.44%) Life Science
5 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.44%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.44%) PMI
6 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.22%) Psychology
6 1 (1.22%) Robotics
6 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Unix
3 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.44%) CentOS
3 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.61%) DevOps
3 20 (24.39%) TDD
4 19 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (23.17%) ITIL
4 19 (23.17%) Project Management
5 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
7 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (18.29%) Code Coverage
9 14 (17.07%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
10 10 (12.20%) Service Management
11 9 (10.98%) ITSM
12 8 (9.76%) Information Security
12 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
13 7 (8.54%) Matrix Organization
13 7 (8.54%) SDLC
13 7 (8.54%) User Stories
14 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) Java
2 5 (6.10%) SQL
3 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.66%) C#
4 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.44%) Apple Swift
5 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.44%) FQL
5 2 (2.44%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.44%) PHP
5 2 (2.44%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby
5 2 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.10%) CISM
2 5 (6.10%) CISSP
2 5 (6.10%) HNC
3 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.66%) CCEA
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (3.66%) HND
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CCNP
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CCIE
5 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.22%) CISA
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) COBIT
2 3 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) Ansible
2 2 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.44%) Cobbler
2 2 (2.44%) Nagios
2 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.22%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) HP
3 4 (4.88%) Citrix
3 4 (4.88%) FireEye
4 3 (3.66%) F5
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 3 (3.66%) VMware
5 2 (2.44%) BMC
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) Perforce
5 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
5 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.22%) Adobe
6 1 (1.22%) AppSense
6 1 (1.22%) Compuware
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) Tableau
6 1 (1.22%) Talend