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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 49 56 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing Degree 59 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.25% 2.19% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.28% 16.15% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 26
Average daily rate £381 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.71% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £518 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -50.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +17.27%
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
243 192 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.38% 13.54% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 102 81
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £554 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £13.60 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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
Oldham - 2 £313 - 2
Salford -7 1 £331 -17.37%
Stockport -9 1 £400 - 7
Bolton - 1 £425 - 2
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 39 (39.39%) Finance
2 37 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.28%) Computer Science
4 25 (25.25%) Project Management
5 23 (23.23%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (20.20%) Java
7 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
7 19 (19.19%) HTML
7 19 (19.19%) .NET
7 19 (19.19%) XML
8 18 (18.18%) OO
9 17 (17.17%) C#
9 17 (17.17%) Software Engineering
10 15 (15.15%) TDD
10 15 (15.15%) C++
11 14 (14.14%) PMI Certification
11 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
12 13 (13.13%) HTML5
12 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (13.13%) SQL
12 13 (13.13%) Web Services
12 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
12 13 (13.13%) Subversion
12 13 (13.13%) QA
13 12 (12.12%) JSON
13 12 (12.12%) Banking
13 12 (12.12%) OOP
13 12 (12.12%) Scrum
13 12 (12.12%) PMI
14 11 (11.11%) MS Excel

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 3 (3.03%) SAS
2 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) Node.js
3 1 (1.01%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) MS Project
3 3 (3.03%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.03%) Primavera
2 3 (3.03%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.01%) Magento
3 1 (1.01%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.01%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) 4G
2 1 (1.01%) DVB
2 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.03%) OLAP
4 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.02%) DB2
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.01%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.13%) Subversion
3 6 (6.06%) JIRA
4 5 (5.05%) Selenium
5 2 (2.02%) Appium
5 2 (2.02%) Grunt
5 2 (2.02%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.01%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.01%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.01%) Moq
6 1 (1.01%) NUnit
6 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.01%) Toad
6 1 (1.01%) tSQLt
6 1 (1.01%) WebSpeed
6 1 (1.01%) Xcode
General
1 39 (39.39%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Banking
3 9 (9.09%) Legal
4 7 (7.07%) Games
5 5 (5.05%) Retail
5 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
6 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
7 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.01%) Local Government
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Developer
2 25 (25.25%) Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.05%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Designer
7 4 (4.04%) Junior
7 4 (4.04%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.04%) User Researcher
7 4 (4.04%) UX Designer
8 3 (3.03%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Architect
8 3 (3.03%) Digital User Researcher
8 3 (3.03%) Graduate
8 3 (3.03%) Research Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Data Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.19%) .NET
1 19 (19.19%) HTML
1 19 (19.19%) XML
2 13 (13.13%) HTML5
2 13 (13.13%) Web Services
3 12 (12.12%) JSON
4 10 (10.10%) CSS
4 10 (10.10%) jQuery
5 8 (8.08%) WCF
5 8 (8.08%) WSDL
6 6 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 6 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.06%) Java EE
6 6 (6.06%) SOAP
7 5 (5.05%) Ajax
7 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.05%) CSS3
8 4 (4.04%) J2EE
8 4 (4.04%) WPF
8 4 (4.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.28%) Computer Science
2 23 (23.23%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.12%) PMI
4 10 (10.10%) User Experience
5 9 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 6 (6.06%) Psychology
7 4 (4.04%) Algorithms
7 4 (4.04%) Statistics
8 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.03%) NHS
8 3 (3.03%) Smartphone
9 2 (2.02%) Credit Risk
9 2 (2.02%) Economics
9 2 (2.02%) Fixed Income
9 2 (2.02%) Web 2.0
10 1 (1.01%) CAN bus
10 1 (1.01%) Life Science
10 1 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (1.01%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Windows
2 6 (6.06%) AIX
2 6 (6.06%) Linux
2 6 (6.06%) Mac OS
2 6 (6.06%) Windows Vista
2 6 (6.06%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.04%) Android
4 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.25%) Project Management
3 18 (18.18%) OO
4 17 (17.17%) Software Engineering
5 15 (15.15%) TDD
6 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (12.12%) OOP
7 12 (12.12%) Scrum
8 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.08%) Asset Management
10 8 (8.08%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.08%) High Availability
10 8 (8.08%) Validation
11 7 (7.07%) Programme Management
11 7 (7.07%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.06%) BDD
12 6 (6.06%) MVC
12 6 (6.06%) PRINCE2
12 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.20%) Java
2 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.17%) C#
4 15 (15.15%) C++
5 13 (13.13%) SQL
6 10 (10.10%) C
7 9 (9.09%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.02%) PHP
10 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.02%) XPath
11 1 (1.01%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (1.01%) Lua
11 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.01%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.01%) Python
11 1 (1.01%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) SAPscript
11 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) PMI Certification
2 10 (10.10%) PMP
3 8 (8.08%) HND
4 7 (7.07%) PgMP
5 4 (4.04%) ISEB
6 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.02%) OCPJP
7 2 (2.02%) PhD
8 1 (1.01%) CBAP
8 1 (1.01%) CCNA
8 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.01%) ECDL
8 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.13%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) IAS 39
3 1 (1.01%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) SAP
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle
4 4 (4.04%) Adobe
5 3 (3.03%) HP
5 3 (3.03%) Telerik
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.01%) Appcelerator
7 1 (1.01%) ATG
7 1 (1.01%) BEA
7 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.01%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.01%) hybris
7 1 (1.01%) OpenText
7 1 (1.01%) Progress
7 1 (1.01%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.01%) Sun
7 1 (1.01%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.01%) Zend
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