The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Lancashire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 21 20 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Degree 27 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.16% 6.20% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.26% 27.42% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
127 62 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.00% 22.63% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 111
Average daily rate £375 £300 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £243 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £328 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +49.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.25 £26.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Degree
North West

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Preston +8 21 £525 - 6
Blackburn - 1 £400 -
Blackpool - 1 £590 - 1
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 15 (33.33%) ITIL
1 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.11%) SaaS
2 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) SuccessFactors
3 13 (28.89%) VBA
3 13 (28.89%) Java
3 13 (28.89%) SAP
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (28.89%) ResourceLink
4 12 (26.67%) Software AG
4 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 12 (26.67%) webMethods
4 12 (26.67%) Perl
4 12 (26.67%) PL/SQL
4 12 (26.67%) Python
4 12 (26.67%) Dell
4 12 (26.67%) ISEB
5 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 9 (20.00%) Oracle
7 8 (17.78%) Data Management
7 8 (17.78%) Supplier Management
8 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
8 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
8 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
9 6 (13.33%) Internet
9 6 (13.33%) Project Management
9 6 (13.33%) SharePoint

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (28.89%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) SaaS
2 13 (28.89%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) Wireless
2 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
2 3 (6.67%) LAN
2 3 (6.67%) WLAN
2 3 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Integration Architect
3 7 (15.56%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Data Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Integration Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) IT Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.78%) Data Management
3 8 (17.78%) Supplier Management
4 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
5 6 (13.33%) ETL
5 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) Migration
5 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 6 (13.33%) Metadata Management
6 5 (11.11%) Validation
6 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Service Management
8 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.67%) Data Mapping
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) VBA
2 13 (28.89%) Java
3 12 (26.67%) Perl
3 12 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 12 (26.67%) Python
3 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) Scala
5 1 (2.22%) sed
5 1 (2.22%) AWK
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
3 12 (26.67%) ISEB
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (13.33%) APMP
4 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.67%) MCSE
5 3 (6.67%) CCNA
6 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) SAP
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Dell
2 12 (26.67%) Software AG
2 12 (26.67%) webMethods
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle
4 6 (13.33%) Talend
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.22%) Siebel
7 1 (2.22%) Curam