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 6 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 32 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 37 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.84% 1.82% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.29% 8.05% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 5
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£376 - £401
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 - £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -8.33%
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
214 174 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.01% 22.66% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 80 42
Average daily rate £393 £390 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% +155.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 7
Average hourly rate £19.23 £25.04 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.22% +34.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.50 £18.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £35.32 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 11 £450 - 11
Chester +11 6 £350 - 6
Knutsford - 6 £426 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £350 - 2
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 3
Sandbach - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Crewe - - - - 3
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 28 (40.00%) Finance
2 21 (30.00%) HTML
3 18 (25.71%) Computer Science
4 17 (24.29%) Project Management
5 15 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 15 (21.43%) TDD
6 14 (20.00%) CSS
6 14 (20.00%) Java
6 14 (20.00%) HTML5
7 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (17.14%) Banking
8 12 (17.14%) XML
9 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
10 10 (14.29%) RESTful
10 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 10 (14.29%) Ruby
10 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 10 (14.29%) J2EE
10 10 (14.29%) Linux
11 9 (12.86%) SQL
11 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
11 9 (12.86%) Web Services
11 9 (12.86%) PMP
11 9 (12.86%) PMI Certification
11 9 (12.86%) IBM
11 9 (12.86%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (12.86%) 4G
12 8 (11.43%) Firewall
12 8 (11.43%) CheckPoint

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.57%) CICS
2 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.71%) MQSeries
4 3 (4.29%) JBoss
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (4.29%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.86%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.43%) IIS
6 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.43%) SAS
6 1 (1.43%) iPlanet
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Project
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) SPSS
3 1 (1.43%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 7 (10.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) 4G
2 8 (11.43%) Firewall
3 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 4 (5.71%) HTTP
4 4 (5.71%) 2G
4 4 (5.71%) 3G
4 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.29%) Internet
6 2 (2.86%) SAN
6 2 (2.86%) DNS
6 2 (2.86%) DHCP
6 2 (2.86%) ATM
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
6 2 (2.86%) WAN
7 1 (1.43%) SMTP
7 1 (1.43%) LDAP
7 1 (1.43%) SNMP
7 1 (1.43%) SSH
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) DB2
1 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.29%) Informix
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.86%) JasperReports
5 2 (2.86%) MySQL
5 2 (2.86%) QlikView
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) DTS
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Subversion
2 6 (8.57%) JUnit
2 6 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.29%) Mockito
4 3 (4.29%) Selenium
5 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.43%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.43%) Introscope
6 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 28 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Banking
3 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.71%) Advertising
5 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.86%) Retail
7 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 11 (15.71%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Programmer
7 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Administrator
7 3 (4.29%) Mainframe Programmer
8 2 (2.86%) Designer
8 2 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Security Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.86%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.86%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) HTML
2 14 (20.00%) CSS
2 14 (20.00%) HTML5
3 12 (17.14%) XML
4 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
5 10 (14.29%) RESTful
5 10 (14.29%) J2EE
6 9 (12.86%) Web Services
6 9 (12.86%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (10.00%) JSON
7 7 (10.00%) WSDL
7 7 (10.00%) JDBC
8 6 (8.57%) .NET
8 6 (8.57%) Java EE
8 6 (8.57%) jQuery
9 5 (7.14%) JSP
10 4 (5.71%) ISPF
10 4 (5.71%) Spring
10 4 (5.71%) JSF
11 3 (4.29%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) Statistics
3 6 (8.57%) Mainframe
3 6 (8.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (4.29%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.86%) User Experience
6 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.43%) Open Source
6 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.43%) Physics
6 1 (1.43%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.43%) Biology
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 8 (11.43%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) UNIX
4 4 (5.71%) Mac OS
4 4 (5.71%) AIX
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Vista
4 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.71%) zOS
5 2 (2.86%) CentOS
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Project Management
2 15 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 15 (21.43%) TDD
3 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.00%) Information Security
5 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.57%) Business Development
7 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.14%) Coaching
7 5 (7.14%) ITIL
7 5 (7.14%) UML
7 5 (7.14%) OO
7 5 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 4 (5.71%) OOP
8 4 (5.71%) Scrum
8 4 (5.71%) Data Entry
8 4 (5.71%) BDD
8 4 (5.71%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) Java
2 10 (14.29%) Ruby
3 9 (12.86%) SQL
3 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.14%) C++
5 4 (5.71%) COBOL
5 4 (5.71%) C
5 4 (5.71%) REXX
5 4 (5.71%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.29%) JCL
6 3 (4.29%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.29%) Perl
7 2 (2.86%) PHP
7 2 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) R
8 1 (1.43%) sed
8 1 (1.43%) AWK
8 1 (1.43%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) PMP
1 9 (12.86%) PMI Certification
2 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) VCP4
4 2 (2.86%) ISEB
5 1 (1.43%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) HNC
5 1 (1.43%) PhD
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) CISM
5 1 (1.43%) MCTS
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
1 5 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) COBIT
3 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.43%) Samba
3 1 (1.43%) NFS
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) Nagios
2 2 (2.86%) yum
3 1 (1.43%) MOM
3 1 (1.43%) SCOM
3 1 (1.43%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) IBM
3 8 (11.43%) Oracle
3 8 (11.43%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 6 (8.57%) F5
5 6 (8.57%) Blue Coat
5 6 (8.57%) TippingPoint
5 6 (8.57%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (8.57%) McAfee
5 6 (8.57%) Nokia
5 6 (8.57%) Cisco
5 6 (8.57%) Juniper
6 4 (5.71%) BT
6 4 (5.71%) VMware
7 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.86%) HP
7 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.43%) Lotus
8 1 (1.43%) Perforce
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Posted: 2 days ago
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