The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 38 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.51% 4.60% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 13.64% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
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£300 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -8.00%
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 Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
127 88 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.83% 33.72% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 25 42
Average daily rate £400 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £670 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £17.75 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.45% -3.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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
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
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 4 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 2 £350 +20.68% 5
Blackpool - 2 £300 - 1
Nelson - - - -
Accrington - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (37.14%) Java
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) Data Management
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
7 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (17.14%) ERP
8 6 (17.14%) VBA
8 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
8 6 (17.14%) SaaS
8 6 (17.14%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
8 6 (17.14%) Master Data Management
9 5 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
9 5 (14.29%) Oracle
9 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (14.29%) Project Management
9 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 4 (11.43%) Finance
10 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
10 4 (11.43%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (8.57%) Time Management
11 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
11 3 (8.57%) Data Integration

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.71%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.71%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Business Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Business Process Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Process Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Integration Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Information Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) NHS Information Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Information Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
1 2 (5.71%) Qt
1 2 (5.71%) GTK+
1 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.71%) WPF
1 2 (5.71%) jQuery
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.86%) Spring
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
2 3 (8.57%) Statistics
2 3 (8.57%) NHS
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) GIS
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Data Management
3 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
3 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
4 6 (17.14%) ERP
4 6 (17.14%) Master Data Management
5 5 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
5 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Time Management
7 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
7 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 3 (8.57%) Benchmarking
7 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.57%) ITIL
7 3 (8.57%) Predictive Modelling
8 2 (5.71%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) VBA
3 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) C
4 2 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) XAML
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) Scala
5 1 (2.86%) Ada
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MBA
3 1 (2.86%) CISSP
3 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Dell
3 2 (5.71%) webMethods
3 2 (5.71%) Software AG
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Cognos
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk
4 1 (2.86%) ArcSight