The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 25 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 3 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.97% 0.72% 6.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.27% 6.67% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £275 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £275 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +37.50%
Degree
Cheshire

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

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.24% 10.79% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 17
Average daily rate £450 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £320 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £45.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.57% +167.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) WSDL
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (8.33%) iPlanet
2 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Fireworks
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (8.33%) Eikon
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Informix
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Mockito
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) Hudson
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) WSDL
2 2 (16.67%) JAX-RPC
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Axis
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) PowerMock
3 1 (8.33%) JAX-RS
3 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (8.33%) XSL
3 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) Copywriting
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Jython
3 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) yum
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) Reuters
3 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Meraki
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) HP