The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 16 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 Manchester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 45 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 46 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.20% 3.60% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.21% 27.69% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 18
Average daily rate £390 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.50% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £29.83 £21.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.05% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £11.10 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.19 £21.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.00%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
190 130 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.21% 12.99% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 74
Average daily rate £350 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £128 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.29 £28.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Degree
North West

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oldham +1 1 £90 - 4
Stockport -4 1 - - 5
Altrincham - 1 - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 4
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 8
Wigan - - - - 1
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 37 (41.11%) HTML
2 36 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 32 (35.56%) .NET
4 30 (33.33%) CSS
5 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
6 26 (28.89%) jQuery
7 25 (27.78%) XML
8 24 (26.67%) C#
9 23 (25.56%) Scrum
10 21 (23.33%) Web Services
10 21 (23.33%) Computer Science
11 19 (21.11%) SQL
11 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
12 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 18 (20.00%) Finance
13 17 (18.89%) SOAP
13 17 (18.89%) Visual Studio
13 17 (18.89%) MVC
14 16 (17.78%) Windows
14 16 (17.78%) HTML5
15 15 (16.67%) Management Information System
15 15 (16.67%) NHS
16 14 (15.56%) XHTML
16 14 (15.56%) XSLT
16 14 (15.56%) Ajax
17 13 (14.44%) ITIL
17 13 (14.44%) PRINCE2
17 13 (14.44%) Project Management
17 13 (14.44%) ISEB
17 13 (14.44%) RavenDB

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (8.89%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.44%) Lync
4 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.33%) IIS
5 2 (2.22%) SAS
5 2 (2.22%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (2.22%) Apache
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.44%) MS Office
4 2 (2.22%) Mingle
4 2 (2.22%) MS Project
5 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.11%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.11%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) LAN
1 3 (3.33%) WAN
1 3 (3.33%) DHCP
1 3 (3.33%) DNS
1 3 (3.33%) SAN
1 3 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (1.11%) PABX
3 1 (1.11%) Modbus
3 1 (1.11%) HTTP
3 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.44%) RavenDB
3 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (5.56%) MySQL
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.11%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Visual Studio
2 12 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.11%) ReSharper
4 7 (7.78%) Selenium
5 6 (6.67%) Axure RP
6 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.22%) Toad
7 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.11%) JUnit
8 1 (1.11%) Subversion
8 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.78%) Retail
4 5 (5.56%) Back Office
5 4 (4.44%) Billing
6 3 (3.33%) Marketing
7 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.22%) Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Publishing
8 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.11%) French Language
8 1 (1.11%) German Language
8 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (35.56%) Developer
2 22 (24.44%) Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) .NET Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Tester
5 7 (7.78%) Architect
5 7 (7.78%) UI Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Information Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) UI Programmer
8 4 (4.44%) Support Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Junior
9 3 (3.33%) Systems Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.11%) HTML
2 32 (35.56%) .NET
3 30 (33.33%) CSS
4 26 (28.89%) jQuery
5 25 (27.78%) XML
6 21 (23.33%) Web Services
7 17 (18.89%) SOAP
8 16 (17.78%) HTML5
9 14 (15.56%) Ajax
9 14 (15.56%) XSLT
9 14 (15.56%) XHTML
10 12 (13.33%) LINQ
11 10 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (11.11%) Backbone.js
11 10 (11.11%) WSDL
12 8 (8.89%) CSS3
13 7 (7.78%) RESTful
13 7 (7.78%) Sass
14 6 (6.67%) Microformats
14 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Computer Science
2 15 (16.67%) NHS
2 15 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (11.11%) Open Source
4 7 (7.78%) Web 2.0
5 6 (6.67%) Informatics
5 6 (6.67%) Taxonomies
5 6 (6.67%) Ontologies
6 5 (5.56%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.44%) Statistics
8 2 (2.22%) TRADACOMS
8 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.22%) PMI
9 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.11%) CCTV
9 1 (1.11%) Economics
9 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.11%) Learning Management System
9 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.44%) Fedora
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.11%) UNIX
6 1 (1.11%) Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.11%) Android
6 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Scrum
2 17 (18.89%) MVC
3 13 (14.44%) ITIL
3 13 (14.44%) PRINCE2
3 13 (14.44%) Project Management
4 12 (13.33%) OOP
4 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 12 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (10.00%) CQRS
7 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
7 8 (8.89%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (8.89%) Web Design
7 8 (8.89%) SOA
8 7 (7.78%) Service Management
8 7 (7.78%) Software Testing
8 7 (7.78%) Web Development
8 7 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.67%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
2 24 (26.67%) C#
3 19 (21.11%) SQL
4 7 (7.78%) Java
4 7 (7.78%) XPath
5 6 (6.67%) PHP
6 4 (4.44%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.44%) C++
7 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.33%) VBA
7 3 (3.33%) Ruby
8 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) ISEB
2 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.44%) MCITP
5 3 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.33%) MCTS
5 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) CEH
6 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.22%) MCSE
7 1 (1.11%) CCNP
7 1 (1.11%) CCNA
7 1 (1.11%) MCP
7 1 (1.11%) HNC
7 1 (1.11%) HND
7 1 (1.11%) RHCE
7 1 (1.11%) CISSP
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) SNOMED CT
2 3 (3.33%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) WAI
3 2 (2.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
2 3 (3.33%) Terminal Server
2 3 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
1 4 (4.44%) SCOM
2 3 (3.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.11%) Oracle
3 7 (7.78%) Citrix
4 6 (6.67%) Adobe
5 4 (4.44%) VMware
6 3 (3.33%) SAP
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco
6 3 (3.33%) Juniper
6 3 (3.33%) Symantec
7 1 (1.11%) McAfee
7 1 (1.11%) Lotus
7 1 (1.11%) Zend
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