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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 24 16 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing Degree 23 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.11% 4.82% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.30% 13.11% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
Average daily rate
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£319 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £32.50
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 Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
108 61 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.00% 36.75% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 64
Average daily rate £355 £270 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.48% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £449 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -52.30%
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 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 19 December 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
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 19 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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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 - 8 £338 - 1
Blackpool - 6 £300 -
Blackburn - - - -
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (42.59%) Java
3 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 18 (33.33%) SaaS
4 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
5 16 (29.63%) VBA
5 16 (29.63%) PL/SQL
6 13 (24.07%) Oracle
6 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
6 13 (24.07%) SAP
6 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
6 13 (24.07%) ResourceLink
6 13 (24.07%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (22.22%) Python
7 12 (22.22%) Dell
7 12 (22.22%) Perl
7 12 (22.22%) Software AG
7 12 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 12 (22.22%) webMethods
8 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (20.37%) Business Analysis
9 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
9 10 (18.52%) Data Management
10 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
11 6 (11.11%) ISEB
11 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
11 6 (11.11%) ITIL
11 6 (11.11%) Data Analysis

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (24.07%) ResourceLink
2 5 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (33.33%) SaaS
2 13 (24.07%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
2 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
1 6 (11.11%) Marketing
2 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Architect
2 14 (25.93%) Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Integration Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Data Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Business Process Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Process Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.56%) NHS Information Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Information Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Information Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
1 4 (7.41%) WPF
2 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (3.70%) GTK+
2 2 (3.70%) OpenGL
2 2 (3.70%) Qt
2 2 (3.70%) jQuery
2 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.70%) LINQ
3 1 (1.85%) Spring
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Statistics
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
3 3 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.70%) GIS
5 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) VxWorks
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (20.37%) Business Analysis
2 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
2 10 (18.52%) Data Management
3 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 6 (11.11%) ITIL
3 6 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
4 5 (9.26%) Data Protection
4 5 (9.26%) Migration
4 5 (9.26%) ETL
4 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (9.26%) ERP
4 5 (9.26%) Master Data Management
4 5 (9.26%) Metadata Management
5 4 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (7.41%) MVC
5 4 (7.41%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.56%) Time Management
6 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) Java
2 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (29.63%) VBA
3 16 (29.63%) PL/SQL
4 12 (22.22%) Python
4 12 (22.22%) Perl
4 12 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.41%) XAML
5 4 (7.41%) C#
6 3 (5.56%) C++
6 3 (5.56%) C
7 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) AWK
8 1 (1.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) ISEB
4 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) Oracle
2 13 (24.07%) SAP
3 12 (22.22%) Dell
3 12 (22.22%) Software AG
3 12 (22.22%) webMethods
4 5 (9.26%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (5.56%) Talend
6 1 (1.85%) Cognos
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) IBM
6 1 (1.85%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) ArcSight