The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Leeds 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 65 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 21 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.82% 3.55% 4.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.54% 24.55% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 27
Average daily rate £360 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £256 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -23.07%
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
127 110 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.01% 14.45% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 54 100
Average daily rate £350 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -1.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Degree
West Yorkshire

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 28 (40.58%) C++
1 28 (40.58%) PHP
1 28 (40.58%) Python
1 28 (40.58%) DNS
1 28 (40.58%) Software Engineering
1 28 (40.58%) Ruby
2 27 (39.13%) Web Services
2 27 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (36.23%) Load Balancing
4 24 (34.78%) SSL
4 24 (34.78%) Linux
4 24 (34.78%) Client/Server
4 24 (34.78%) Internet
4 24 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 24 (34.78%) Bash Shell
4 24 (34.78%) Node.js
5 15 (21.74%) Finance
6 10 (14.49%) Project Management
7 9 (13.04%) NHS
8 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
9 7 (10.14%) C#
9 7 (10.14%) HTML
9 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
9 7 (10.14%) CSS
9 7 (10.14%) OO
9 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.14%) MVC
9 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.70%) SQL
11 5 (7.25%) .NET

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 24 (34.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.58%) DNS
2 24 (34.78%) SSL
2 24 (34.78%) Internet
2 24 (34.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.25%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MySQL
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Developer
2 14 (20.29%) Software Engineer
3 13 (18.84%) Python Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Applications Developer
6 4 (5.80%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Development Team Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.90%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.13%) Web Services
2 7 (10.14%) HTML
2 7 (10.14%) CSS
3 5 (7.25%) .NET
4 4 (5.80%) XML
5 3 (4.35%) XHTML
5 3 (4.35%) Ajax
5 3 (4.35%) NHibernate
5 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.35%) Symfony
5 3 (4.35%) jQuery
5 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.90%) Java EE
6 2 (2.90%) WCF
7 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.78%) Client/Server
2 9 (13.04%) NHS
3 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.80%) Smart Meter
4 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.35%) Statistics
6 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.90%) VLE
6 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Physics
7 1 (1.45%) DTV
7 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Android
2 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.80%) UNIX
2 4 (5.80%) Solaris
3 3 (4.35%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Software Engineering
2 25 (36.23%) Load Balancing
3 10 (14.49%) Project Management
4 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.14%) OO
5 7 (10.14%) MVC
5 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.25%) Change Management
7 4 (5.80%) OOP
7 4 (5.80%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (4.35%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.35%) RUP
8 3 (4.35%) DSDM
8 3 (4.35%) Six Sigma
8 3 (4.35%) ITIL
8 3 (4.35%) TDD
9 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.90%) Change Control
9 2 (2.90%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.58%) C++
1 28 (40.58%) PHP
1 28 (40.58%) Python
1 28 (40.58%) Ruby
2 24 (34.78%) Bash Shell
3 7 (10.14%) C#
3 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.70%) SQL
5 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.80%) Perl
5 4 (5.80%) Java
5 4 (5.80%) PHP5
6 1 (1.45%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) ISEB
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.45%) CIPD
4 1 (1.45%) CCDA
4 1 (1.45%) CCDP
4 1 (1.45%) VCDX
4 1 (1.45%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) Cisco
3 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat
3 4 (5.80%) NetApp
3 4 (5.80%) Apple
4 3 (4.35%) Google
4 3 (4.35%) Facebook
4 3 (4.35%) Twitter
5 1 (1.45%) Zend
5 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.45%) Perforce
5 1 (1.45%) FatWire
5 1 (1.45%) VMware