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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 24 38 54
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Contract jobs citing Degree 52 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.73% 3.93% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.44% 26.09% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 8
Median daily rate £425 £370 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £271 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £12.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +75.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
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
151 138 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.53% 15.05% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 76
Median daily rate £407 £420 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £256 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 15
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Warrington +14 21 £400 - 7
Knutsford 0 17 £425 +16.43% 1
Macclesfield +7 6 £475 -
Chester -5 6 £400 +14.28% 3
Runcorn - 1 - - 2
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 58 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (44.14%) Finance
3 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
3 31 (27.93%) TDD
3 31 (27.93%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (26.13%) MS Excel
5 28 (25.23%) Java
5 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
6 27 (24.32%) .NET
6 27 (24.32%) Test Automation
7 25 (22.52%) Windows
8 24 (21.62%) TestComplete
8 24 (21.62%) SpecFlow
9 23 (20.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (20.72%) DevOps
9 23 (20.72%) Code Coverage
9 23 (20.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (19.82%) Project Management
11 20 (18.02%) Computer Science
12 17 (15.32%) ITIL
13 15 (13.51%) Banking
14 14 (12.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (12.61%) Risk Management
14 14 (12.61%) Jenkins
15 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (9.01%) Migration
16 10 (9.01%) Quality Management
16 10 (9.01%) Git (software)
17 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
17 9 (8.11%) Internet

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 4 (3.60%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.90%) JBoss
4 1 (0.90%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (26.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) MS Office
3 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.80%) Engine Yard
1 2 (1.80%) GitHub
1 2 (1.80%) Heroku
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Internet
2 5 (4.50%) HTTP
3 3 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (0.90%) 802.15
4 1 (0.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.90%) GSM
4 1 (0.90%) IPv6
4 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.90%) UMTS
4 1 (0.90%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.90%) Informix
4 1 (0.90%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (21.62%) SpecFlow
1 24 (21.62%) TestComplete
2 23 (20.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (12.61%) Jenkins
4 10 (9.01%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.11%) JIRA
6 7 (6.31%) TeamCity
7 6 (5.41%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.41%) Gradle
8 5 (4.50%) Mockito
8 5 (4.50%) Selenium
8 5 (4.50%) SonarQube
8 5 (4.50%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.60%) Checkstyle
9 4 (3.60%) FindBugs
9 4 (3.60%) Maven
10 3 (2.70%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.80%) Subversion
11 2 (1.80%) Xcode
12 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 49 (44.14%) Finance
2 15 (13.51%) Banking
3 14 (12.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.60%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Retail
5 4 (3.60%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Marketing
7 2 (1.80%) Back Office
7 2 (1.80%) Electronics
7 2 (1.80%) Law
7 2 (1.80%) Legal
7 2 (1.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.90%) Games
8 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (14.41%) Developer
2 15 (13.51%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Architect
3 14 (12.61%) Consultant
4 12 (10.81%) DevOps Consultant
5 11 (9.91%) Integration Consultant
6 8 (7.21%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.41%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Agile Developer
8 5 (4.50%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.60%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.60%) Integration Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Service Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.32%) .NET
2 9 (8.11%) CSS
3 8 (7.21%) XML
4 6 (5.41%) JDBC
4 6 (5.41%) jQuery
4 6 (5.41%) Spring
5 5 (4.50%) HTML
5 5 (4.50%) Java EE
5 5 (4.50%) JSON
5 5 (4.50%) Servlets
6 4 (3.60%) JSP
6 4 (3.60%) Spring MVC
6 4 (3.60%) Spring Security
6 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (3.60%) XSLT
7 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.70%) CAML
7 3 (2.70%) Web Services
8 2 (1.80%) J2EE
8 2 (1.80%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Computer Science
2 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.50%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.50%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.50%) Online Banking
4 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.60%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.70%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.70%) User Experience
6 2 (1.80%) CESG
6 2 (1.80%) Clustering
6 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.80%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.80%) Informatics
6 2 (1.80%) Life Science
6 2 (1.80%) PMI
7 1 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.90%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.52%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Android
2 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.70%) Linux
3 3 (2.70%) Unix
4 2 (1.80%) CentOS
4 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.93%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (27.93%) TDD
3 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
4 27 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 23 (20.72%) Code Coverage
5 23 (20.72%) DevOps
5 23 (20.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (19.82%) Project Management
7 17 (15.32%) ITIL
8 14 (12.61%) Risk Management
9 10 (9.01%) Migration
9 10 (9.01%) Quality Management
10 9 (8.11%) PRINCE2
11 8 (7.21%) User Stories
12 7 (6.31%) Change Management
12 7 (6.31%) Data Management
12 7 (6.31%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.31%) Information Security
12 7 (6.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.23%) Java
2 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.21%) SQL
3 5 (4.50%) C#
3 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.70%) FQL
4 3 (2.70%) VB
5 2 (1.80%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.80%) C++
5 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.80%) PHP
5 2 (1.80%) Python
5 2 (1.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) CCEA
2 8 (7.21%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (5.41%) MBA
4 5 (4.50%) HNC
5 4 (3.60%) CIPD
5 4 (3.60%) CISM
5 4 (3.60%) CISSP
6 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.70%) HND
6 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.80%) CCNP
7 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.90%) CCIE
8 1 (0.90%) ISEB
8 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) COBIT
2 3 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) Puppet
2 2 (1.80%) Ansible
2 2 (1.80%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.80%) Cobbler
2 2 (1.80%) Nagios
2 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.90%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.90%) OPNET
Vendors
1 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.11%) Citrix
3 8 (7.21%) SAP
4 6 (5.41%) HP
4 6 (5.41%) IBM
4 6 (5.41%) Oracle
5 5 (4.50%) Perforce
6 4 (3.60%) FireEye
6 4 (3.60%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.60%) VMware
7 2 (1.80%) BMC
7 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.80%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.90%) Adobe
8 1 (0.90%) AppSense
8 1 (0.90%) Compuware