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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 58 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Contract jobs citing Degree 29 47 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.09% 4.25% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 27.81% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £273 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £403 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -15.38%
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
174 169 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.53% 15.27% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 90 59
Average daily rate £351 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.69 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% -12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 £350 - 2
Stockport - - - - 6
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 9
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 6
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 2
Oldham - - - - 4
Rochdale - - - - 4
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) Computer Science
3 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 22 (33.33%) Scrum
5 21 (31.82%) HTML
6 20 (30.30%) .NET
7 19 (28.79%) C#
7 19 (28.79%) CSS
8 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 17 (25.76%) XHTML
9 17 (25.76%) Project Management
9 17 (25.76%) Ajax
10 16 (24.24%) jQuery
10 16 (24.24%) Web Services
11 15 (22.73%) XML
11 15 (22.73%) Finance
12 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
13 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
13 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
14 12 (18.18%) Visual Studio
14 12 (18.18%) MVC
14 12 (18.18%) Open Source
15 11 (16.67%) TDD
15 11 (16.67%) SQL
15 11 (16.67%) SOA
15 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 10 (15.15%) MS Office
16 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
16 10 (15.15%) NHS
16 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (9.09%) Apache
1 6 (9.09%) CMS
2 5 (7.58%) Apache Solr
2 5 (7.58%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (7.58%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.55%) SAS
3 3 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.15%) MS Office
3 5 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (4.55%) MS Project
5 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.03%) SPSS
6 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.52%) Mingle
6 1 (1.52%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.03%) Tridion
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
1 1 (1.52%) PaaS
1 1 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) WAN
1 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
1 2 (3.03%) VLAN
2 1 (1.52%) Network Security
2 1 (1.52%) NAS
2 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.52%) Wireless
2 1 (1.52%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) VPN
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (10.61%) RavenDB
5 3 (4.55%) MySQL
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (1.52%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.52%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.52%) OLAP
7 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.58%) Axure RP
4 3 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.52%) Selenium
5 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Publishing
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.58%) iOS Developer
6 3 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) HTML
2 20 (30.30%) .NET
3 19 (28.79%) CSS
4 17 (25.76%) XHTML
4 17 (25.76%) Ajax
5 16 (24.24%) jQuery
5 16 (24.24%) Web Services
6 15 (22.73%) XML
7 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (13.64%) CSS3
9 8 (12.12%) XSLT
9 8 (12.12%) LINQ
10 7 (10.61%) Sass
10 7 (10.61%) Apache Cordova
11 6 (9.09%) SOAP
11 6 (9.09%) RESTful
12 5 (7.58%) Lucene
12 5 (7.58%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (7.58%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (39.39%) Computer Science
2 12 (18.18%) Open Source
3 10 (15.15%) NHS
4 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (10.61%) Web 2.0
6 4 (6.06%) Linked Data
6 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
8 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.03%) Semantic Web
8 2 (3.03%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.52%) Economics
9 1 (1.52%) GIS
9 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.06%) Windows
3 3 (4.55%) Android
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) zOS
4 1 (1.52%) MVS
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) Scrum
3 17 (25.76%) Project Management
4 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
5 12 (18.18%) MVC
6 11 (16.67%) TDD
6 11 (16.67%) SOA
7 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
7 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.61%) Workflow
8 7 (10.61%) ITIL
8 7 (10.61%) Coaching
8 7 (10.61%) iOS Development
9 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.06%) Business Continuity
10 4 (6.06%) Information Security
10 4 (6.06%) Performance Management
10 4 (6.06%) Kanban
11 3 (4.55%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) C#
2 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.67%) SQL
4 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.61%) XPath
6 6 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (4.55%) XAML
7 3 (4.55%) Java
7 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.03%) VBA
8 2 (3.03%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.52%) VB6
9 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.52%) ABAP
9 1 (1.52%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.52%) C++
9 1 (1.52%) VB
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) CISSP
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.03%) CCNA
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.52%) CCIE
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.52%) MCSE
3 1 (1.52%) HNC
3 1 (1.52%) HND
3 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Adobe
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) SAP
4 3 (4.55%) Splunk
4 3 (4.55%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.03%) hybris
5 2 (3.03%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.52%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.52%) IronPort
6 1 (1.52%) Teradata
6 1 (1.52%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) EMC
6 1 (1.52%) Nortel
6 1 (1.52%) CA
6 1 (1.52%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.52%) Nokia
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