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 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 42 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Degree 48 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.41% 3.68% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.74% 25.00% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -25.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £261 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £10.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.87% -21.66%
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
194 172 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.78% 14.71% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 85 73
Average daily rate £351 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.46 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 17 December 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
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 17 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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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
Salford +3 3 £350 - 1
Cheadle +2 2 - -
Bolton - 1 - - 5
Bury - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 8
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 3
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 23 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 21 (30.43%) Project Management
5 19 (27.54%) Scrum
6 18 (26.09%) C#
6 18 (26.09%) HTML
6 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 18 (26.09%) .NET
7 16 (23.19%) CSS
7 16 (23.19%) XHTML
7 16 (23.19%) Finance
8 15 (21.74%) Ajax
8 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
9 14 (20.29%) Web Services
9 14 (20.29%) XML
10 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
10 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
10 13 (18.84%) SQL
10 13 (18.84%) jQuery
11 12 (17.39%) Mentoring
12 11 (15.94%) Open Source
13 10 (14.49%) TDD
13 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
13 10 (14.49%) MS Office
13 10 (14.49%) Visual Studio
13 10 (14.49%) SOA
13 10 (14.49%) MVC
13 10 (14.49%) NHS
13 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 5 (7.25%) Apache
1 5 (7.25%) CMS
2 4 (5.80%) Orchard CMS
2 4 (5.80%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.80%) Apache Solr
3 3 (4.35%) SAS
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 7 (10.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (4.35%) MS Project
6 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.90%) SPSS
7 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
7 1 (1.45%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.90%) Tridion
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.45%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
1 1 (1.45%) PaaS
1 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) VLAN
2 2 (2.90%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) Wireless
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.25%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (1.45%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) OLAP
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.25%) Axure RP
3 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
3 3 (4.35%) Publishing
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Developer
2 16 (23.19%) Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.25%) iOS Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.09%) HTML
1 18 (26.09%) .NET
2 16 (23.19%) CSS
2 16 (23.19%) XHTML
3 15 (21.74%) Ajax
4 14 (20.29%) Web Services
4 14 (20.29%) XML
5 13 (18.84%) jQuery
6 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
7 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (11.59%) XSLT
7 8 (11.59%) CSS3
8 7 (10.14%) Apache Cordova
8 7 (10.14%) Sass
9 6 (8.70%) LINQ
9 6 (8.70%) SOAP
10 5 (7.25%) WSDL
10 5 (7.25%) WPF
10 5 (7.25%) RESTful
11 4 (5.80%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (15.94%) Open Source
3 10 (14.49%) NHS
3 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.14%) Web 2.0
5 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.80%) Linked Data
7 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.90%) Semantic Web
8 2 (2.90%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.45%) GIS
9 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.45%) Economics
9 1 (1.45%) Statistics
9 1 (1.45%) Psychology
9 1 (1.45%) Human Factors
9 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.25%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Android
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Project Management
3 19 (27.54%) Scrum
4 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
5 12 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 10 (14.49%) TDD
6 10 (14.49%) SOA
6 10 (14.49%) MVC
7 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.14%) Coaching
8 7 (10.14%) iOS Development
8 7 (10.14%) ITIL
8 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.25%) Workflow
10 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
10 4 (5.80%) Information Security
10 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.80%) Performance Management
10 4 (5.80%) Kanban
11 3 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) C#
1 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.84%) SQL
3 8 (11.59%) T-SQL
4 7 (10.14%) XPath
5 5 (7.25%) Ruby
6 3 (4.35%) XAML
6 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.35%) Java
7 2 (2.90%) SPARQL
7 2 (2.90%) C++
7 2 (2.90%) VBA
8 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) ABAP
8 1 (1.45%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.45%) VB
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) CISSP
1 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.90%) CCNA
3 1 (1.45%) CIMA
3 1 (1.45%) CCIE
3 1 (1.45%) ACCA
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PMP
3 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.45%) MCSE
3 1 (1.45%) HNC
3 1 (1.45%) HND
3 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.45%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) Adobe
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 3 (4.35%) Splunk
4 3 (4.35%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.90%) hybris
5 2 (2.90%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
6 1 (1.45%) Nortel
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.45%) Nokia
6 1 (1.45%) Cognos
6 1 (1.45%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.45%) IronPort
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) Teradata
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