The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 63 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 42 58 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.31% 3.52% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.72% 20.49% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 19
Average daily rate £381 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.83% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £232 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £29.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £31.85 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -0.46%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
237 283 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.05% 17.16% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 128 73
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £231 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.00 £37.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 April 2016.

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
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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stockport -5 1 £400 - 4
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 44 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.61%) Finance
3 36 (33.03%) Computer Science
4 30 (27.52%) Project Management
5 28 (25.69%) Java
6 23 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
8 20 (18.35%) .NET
8 20 (18.35%) XML
9 19 (17.43%) HTML
10 18 (16.51%) C++
11 17 (15.60%) TDD
12 16 (14.68%) Software Engineering
12 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (14.68%) OO
12 16 (14.68%) QA
13 15 (13.76%) Scrum
14 14 (12.84%) C#
15 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.93%) HTML5
15 13 (11.93%) User Experience
16 12 (11.01%) PMI Certification
16 12 (11.01%) Web Services
16 12 (11.01%) Programme Management
17 11 (10.09%) CSS
17 11 (10.09%) SQL
17 11 (10.09%) MS Excel
17 11 (10.09%) OOP
17 11 (10.09%) PMI
17 11 (10.09%) Waterfall

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (1.83%) CMS
1 2 (1.83%) Mule
1 2 (1.83%) Node.js
1 2 (1.83%) SAS
1 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.92%) IIS
2 1 (0.92%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.50%) MS Project
3 3 (2.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.92%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.75%) Primavera
2 3 (2.75%) SAP PS
2 3 (2.75%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) Magento
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.92%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Firewall
1 2 (1.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) 4G
2 1 (0.92%) DHCP
2 1 (0.92%) DMZ
2 1 (0.92%) DNS
2 1 (0.92%) DVB
2 1 (0.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.92%) LAN
2 1 (0.92%) Network Security
2 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.92%) VPN
2 1 (0.92%) WAN
2 1 (0.92%) Wireless
2 1 (0.92%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) MySQL
3 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) DB2
4 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.83%) Redis
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Git (software)
1 9 (8.26%) Subversion
2 8 (7.34%) Selenium
3 6 (5.50%) JIRA
4 5 (4.59%) Grunt
5 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.75%) gulp
6 2 (1.83%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.92%) Appium
7 1 (0.92%) AppScan
7 1 (0.92%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.92%) Moq
7 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.92%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.92%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.92%) Xcode
General
1 41 (37.61%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Banking
3 9 (8.26%) Games
3 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.67%) Legal
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Marketing
5 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.92%) Law
6 1 (0.92%) Local Government
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Developer
2 19 (17.43%) Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.34%) Designer
6 7 (6.42%) Architect
6 7 (6.42%) UX Designer
7 5 (4.59%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Agile Developer
8 4 (3.67%) HTML Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Junior
8 4 (3.67%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) SAP Business Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (2.75%) SAP FI Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) SAP FI Business Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) SAP SD Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) SAP SD Business Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) .NET
1 20 (18.35%) XML
2 19 (17.43%) HTML
3 13 (11.93%) HTML5
4 12 (11.01%) Web Services
5 11 (10.09%) CSS
6 10 (9.17%) AngularJS
6 10 (9.17%) JSON
7 9 (8.26%) jQuery
8 8 (7.34%) SOAP
9 7 (6.42%) CSS3
9 7 (6.42%) WSDL
10 6 (5.50%) WCF
11 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
11 5 (4.59%) Ajax
11 5 (4.59%) J2EE
11 5 (4.59%) Java EE
12 4 (3.67%) XSLT
13 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
13 3 (2.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.03%) Computer Science
2 23 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.93%) User Experience
4 11 (10.09%) PMI
5 8 (7.34%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.59%) Mathematics
6 5 (4.59%) Psychology
7 4 (3.67%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.67%) NHS
8 3 (2.75%) New Media
8 3 (2.75%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.83%) IPTV
9 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.83%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.92%) MHEG
10 1 (0.92%) Physics
10 1 (0.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) AIX
2 5 (4.59%) Linux
2 5 (4.59%) Mac OS
2 5 (4.59%) Windows Vista
2 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.92%) Android
3 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.52%) Project Management
3 17 (15.60%) TDD
4 16 (14.68%) OO
4 16 (14.68%) Software Engineering
4 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (13.76%) Scrum
6 12 (11.01%) Programme Management
7 11 (10.09%) OOP
7 11 (10.09%) Waterfall
8 10 (9.17%) BDD
8 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
9 9 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (8.26%) MVC
10 8 (7.34%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.34%) User Stories
11 7 (6.42%) Asset Management
11 7 (6.42%) ITIL
11 7 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.69%) Java
2 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.51%) C++
4 14 (12.84%) C#
5 11 (10.09%) SQL
6 9 (8.26%) C
7 8 (7.34%) Ruby
8 6 (5.50%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.59%) Go
9 5 (4.59%) PHP
9 5 (4.59%) Python
10 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.83%) XPath
12 1 (0.92%) Lua
12 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.92%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.92%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) PMI Certification
2 8 (7.34%) ISEB
2 8 (7.34%) PMP
3 7 (6.42%) HND
3 7 (6.42%) PgMP
4 4 (3.67%) PhD
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.83%) CCENT
6 2 (1.83%) CCNA
6 2 (1.83%) CISSP
6 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.83%) OCPJP
6 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) CEH
7 1 (0.92%) CISA
7 1 (0.92%) CISM
7 1 (0.92%) ECDL
7 1 (0.92%) GIAC
7 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) COBIT
3 1 (0.92%) COSO
3 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) IAS 39
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.92%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) SAP
3 9 (8.26%) Oracle
4 7 (6.42%) Adobe
5 4 (3.67%) HP
6 3 (2.75%) Google
6 3 (2.75%) Telerik
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco
8 1 (0.92%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.92%) BEA
8 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix
8 1 (0.92%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.92%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.92%) Juniper
8 1 (0.92%) OpenTV
8 1 (0.92%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.92%) Progress
8 1 (0.92%) RedGate
8 1 (0.92%) Xamarin
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