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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 48 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Degree 33 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.98% 2.41% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.45% 11.05% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £238 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £33.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+18.28% +39.58%
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
147 181 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.26% 21.78% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 85 67
Average daily rate £425 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £525 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.70 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Knutsford +4 12 £365 +12.30% 3
Warrington -5 11 £400 +166.66% 11
Macclesfield -1 4 - - 1
Chester -4 3 £388 +40.90% 5
Crewe -4 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) Computer Science
3 21 (29.17%) Finance
4 19 (26.39%) HTML
4 19 (26.39%) Java
5 18 (25.00%) Linux
5 18 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (22.22%) Oracle
6 16 (22.22%) CSS
6 16 (22.22%) TDD
6 16 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 14 (19.44%) XML
8 13 (18.06%) Windows
9 12 (16.67%) SQL
9 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.67%) SDLC
10 11 (15.28%) Project Management
10 11 (15.28%) Python
11 10 (13.89%) UNIX
11 10 (13.89%) Web Services
11 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
12 9 (12.50%) RESTful
12 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (12.50%) Cucumber
12 9 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (12.50%) JDBC
12 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 9 (12.50%) Perl
12 9 (12.50%) OOP
12 9 (12.50%) OO

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.94%) JBoss
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.78%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.39%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Office
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.39%) Eikon
3 1 (1.39%) Maximo
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.56%) Heroku
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) HTTP
2 5 (6.94%) SMTP
2 5 (6.94%) FTP
2 5 (6.94%) Internet
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (2.78%) 2G
3 2 (2.78%) GSM
3 2 (2.78%) UMTS
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (1.39%) SAN
4 1 (1.39%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.39%) Network Security
4 1 (1.39%) NAS
4 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.56%) Informix
3 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 9 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.94%) Hudson
5 4 (5.56%) Mockito
5 4 (5.56%) JUnit
5 4 (5.56%) Maven
5 4 (5.56%) Selenium
6 3 (4.17%) TestComplete
6 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.17%) Subversion
6 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.39%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.39%) JIRA
7 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.39%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.39%) Introscope
7 1 (1.39%) CruiseControl
General
1 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Developer
2 14 (19.44%) Architect
3 8 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Designer
6 5 (6.94%) UX Designer
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Programmer
8 3 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.17%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) HTML
2 16 (22.22%) CSS
3 14 (19.44%) XML
4 10 (13.89%) Web Services
5 9 (12.50%) JDBC
5 9 (12.50%) JSON
5 9 (12.50%) RESTful
6 8 (11.11%) HTML5
6 8 (11.11%) WSDL
7 7 (9.72%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.33%) Spring
8 6 (8.33%) SOAP
9 5 (6.94%) .NET
9 5 (6.94%) JAX-RPC
9 5 (6.94%) SAP XI
10 4 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (5.56%) jQuery
10 4 (5.56%) PowerMock
10 4 (5.56%) JAX-RS
10 4 (5.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.33%) User Experience
3 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Statistics
5 2 (2.78%) GIS
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) CMDB
6 1 (1.39%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.39%) iPhone
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
6 1 (1.39%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Linux
2 13 (18.06%) Windows
3 10 (13.89%) UNIX
4 8 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.94%) Solaris
6 3 (4.17%) AIX
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.17%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (22.22%) TDD
3 16 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 12 (16.67%) SDLC
5 11 (15.28%) Project Management
6 9 (12.50%) OOP
6 9 (12.50%) OO
6 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 9 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 8 (11.11%) ITIL
8 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.94%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (6.94%) Open Source
9 5 (6.94%) SOA
9 5 (6.94%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) Java
2 12 (16.67%) SQL
3 11 (15.28%) Python
4 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.50%) Perl
5 5 (6.94%) C++
6 4 (5.56%) Ruby
6 4 (5.56%) Groovy
7 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.17%) C
8 2 (2.78%) PHP
9 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.39%) C#
9 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.39%) Jython
9 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) CCIE
2 4 (5.56%) CCNP
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.78%) PMP
3 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCP
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) MCSA
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) XenApp
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.17%) Puppet
2 3 (4.17%) CFEngine
2 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.39%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Oracle
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) SAP
3 7 (9.72%) IBM
4 6 (8.33%) Cisco
5 5 (6.94%) webMethods
6 4 (5.56%) VMware
7 3 (4.17%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.78%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (2.78%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.78%) TippingPoint
8 2 (2.78%) F5
8 2 (2.78%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.78%) Nokia
8 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) HP
8 2 (2.78%) Citrix
8 2 (2.78%) Juniper
9 1 (1.39%) BMC
Warrington
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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