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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 36 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 33 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.23% 1.63% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.57% 8.99% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -22.95%
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
212 178 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.18% 18.09% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 76 72
Average daily rate £340 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.07% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.90 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 -12 7 £500 +34.22% 7
Chester +12 6 £310 +12.72% 9
Macclesfield - 4 £350 - 3
Knutsford +11 3 £463 +26.71% 2
Wilmslow 0 2 £350 - 2
Daresbury - - - -
Lymm - - - -
Crewe - - - - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 3
Sandbach - - - -
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 25 (48.08%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Java
2 13 (25.00%) J2EE
3 12 (23.08%) Project Management
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
4 11 (21.15%) PRINCE2
4 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
5 10 (19.23%) XML
5 10 (19.23%) JDBC
5 10 (19.23%) Oracle
6 9 (17.31%) HTML
6 9 (17.31%) Subversion
6 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.38%) Advertising
8 7 (13.46%) UNIX
8 7 (13.46%) Linux
8 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
8 7 (13.46%) JSF
8 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.46%) HTML5
9 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
9 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
9 6 (11.54%) JasperReports
9 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (11.54%) Java EE
9 6 (11.54%) JBoss
9 6 (11.54%) CSS
9 6 (11.54%) JSP

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (11.54%) JBoss
2 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.77%) iPlanet
3 3 (5.77%) CICS
4 1 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Kinematics
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.77%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) 4G
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) 3G
2 3 (5.77%) 2G
2 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.85%) ATM
3 2 (3.85%) LAN
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
1 6 (11.54%) JasperReports
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.77%) DB2
3 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Informix
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Subversion
2 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) JUnit
3 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Introscope
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.92%) Mockito
4 1 (1.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.92%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 25 (48.08%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Advertising
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.92%) Games
6 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) IT Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Support Technician
6 2 (3.85%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.85%) Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (1.92%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Project Administrator
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) J2EE
2 10 (19.23%) XML
2 10 (19.23%) JDBC
3 9 (17.31%) HTML
4 7 (13.46%) JSF
4 7 (13.46%) HTML5
5 6 (11.54%) Java EE
5 6 (11.54%) CSS
5 6 (11.54%) JSP
5 6 (11.54%) .NET
6 5 (9.62%) Spring
7 4 (7.69%) RESTful
7 4 (7.69%) Web Services
8 3 (5.77%) XSLT
8 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.77%) JMS
8 3 (5.77%) REST
8 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.77%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (5.77%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Statistics
4 3 (5.77%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.77%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.85%) Physics
5 2 (3.85%) Chemistry
5 2 (3.85%) Biology
5 2 (3.85%) Life Science
5 2 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.92%) Open Source
6 1 (1.92%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.92%) Social Media
6 1 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.92%) Wiki
6 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) UNIX
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) CentOS
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Project Management
2 11 (21.15%) PRINCE2
3 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
5 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 5 (9.62%) ITIL
6 5 (9.62%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.69%) TDD
7 4 (7.69%) Business Development
7 4 (7.69%) Resource Management
7 4 (7.69%) Information Security
8 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Migration
8 3 (5.77%) Data Entry
8 3 (5.77%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Data Management
9 2 (3.85%) Logistics
9 2 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) Perl
3 5 (9.62%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) PHP
4 3 (5.77%) C++
4 3 (5.77%) Ruby
5 2 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) AWK
6 1 (1.92%) Jython
6 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.92%) R
6 1 (1.92%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) PMP
1 6 (11.54%) PMI Certification
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) GCP
2 1 (1.92%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) yum
1 3 (5.77%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) Ganglia
2 2 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 4 (7.69%) TippingPoint
3 4 (7.69%) ArcSight
3 4 (7.69%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (7.69%) F5
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco
3 4 (7.69%) IBM
3 4 (7.69%) McAfee
3 4 (7.69%) Juniper
3 4 (7.69%) Nokia
3 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) BT
4 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) Perforce
6 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.92%) Lotus
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