The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 39 33 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing Degree 39 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.20% 3.42% 8.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 13.46% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 17
Average daily rate £368 £375 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £375 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.72 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+33.98% +15.34%
Degree
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
234 156 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.19% 25.41% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 91 103
Average daily rate £350 £340 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +38.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 33
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £14.24 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £29.55 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the North East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 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
Tyne and Wear -11 38 £368 -26.50% 27
Durham +6 1 - - 6
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 50 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Psychology
2 26 (31.71%) Market Research
2 26 (31.71%) Mentoring
3 25 (30.49%) Human Factors
4 24 (29.27%) Ethnography
4 24 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (26.83%) Usability Testing
6 21 (25.61%) Finance
6 21 (25.61%) Java
6 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
7 20 (24.39%) User Experience
8 19 (23.17%) Relational Database
8 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
9 17 (20.73%) Web Services
10 16 (19.51%) RDBMS
11 15 (18.29%) Oracle
11 15 (18.29%) Manufacturing
11 15 (18.29%) Integration Testing
12 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
12 14 (17.07%) SDLC
13 12 (14.63%) Mobile App
13 12 (14.63%) Java EE 5
13 12 (14.63%) OCAJ
13 12 (14.63%) Java SE
13 12 (14.63%) Java EE
13 12 (14.63%) OCP
13 12 (14.63%) OCA
13 12 (14.63%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (12.20%) Customer Insight

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
2 1 (1.22%) Node.js
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.22%) Maple
2 1 (1.22%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Project
2 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Firewall
1 3 (3.66%) LAN
1 3 (3.66%) WAN
2 2 (2.44%) LDAP
2 2 (2.44%) VPN
2 2 (2.44%) Wireless
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (1.22%) DNS
3 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.22%) SSH
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 19 (23.17%) Relational Database
3 16 (19.51%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.32%) MySQL
5 4 (4.88%) Data Mining
5 4 (4.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.88%) Subversion
2 3 (3.66%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.44%) JIRA
3 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.22%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (25.61%) Finance
2 15 (18.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) User Researcher
2 23 (28.05%) Developer
3 18 (21.95%) Java Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Digital User Researcher
5 7 (8.54%) Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) User Experience Researcher
7 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Consultant
9 2 (2.44%) IT Support
9 2 (2.44%) IT Support Technician
9 2 (2.44%) IT Technician
9 2 (2.44%) Programmer
9 2 (2.44%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.44%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Unix Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) Web Services
2 12 (14.63%) Java EE
2 12 (14.63%) Java EE 5
2 12 (14.63%) Java SE
3 6 (7.32%) .NET
4 5 (6.10%) SOAP
4 5 (6.10%) XML
5 4 (4.88%) JAX-RS
5 4 (4.88%) JSON
5 4 (4.88%) REST
5 4 (4.88%) Spring
5 4 (4.88%) XSLT
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.66%) HTML
7 2 (2.44%) Ajax
7 2 (2.44%) Flash
7 2 (2.44%) HTML5
7 2 (2.44%) Middleware
8 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.71%) Psychology
2 24 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (24.39%) User Experience
4 12 (14.63%) Mobile App
5 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.44%) HACMP
6 2 (2.44%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.22%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.22%) PKI
7 1 (1.22%) Replication
7 1 (1.22%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.22%) Social Media
7 1 (1.22%) Statistics
7 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Unix
2 4 (4.88%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) AIX
3 2 (2.44%) Solaris
3 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Market Research
2 26 (31.71%) Mentoring
3 25 (30.49%) Human Factors
4 24 (29.27%) Ethnography
5 22 (26.83%) Usability Testing
6 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.29%) Integration Testing
8 14 (17.07%) SDLC
9 10 (12.20%) Customer Insight
10 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.98%) ITIL
11 8 (9.76%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (9.76%) Project Management
11 8 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (9.76%) Scrum
11 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.76%) Test Strategy
12 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
13 5 (6.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) Java
2 7 (8.54%) SQL
3 4 (4.88%) C#
3 4 (4.88%) Jython
4 3 (3.66%) C++
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) C
5 2 (2.44%) COBOL
5 2 (2.44%) PHP
5 2 (2.44%) PL/1
5 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.22%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) OCA
2 12 (14.63%) OCAJ
2 12 (14.63%) OCP
2 12 (14.63%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.88%) OCPJP
4 4 (4.88%) OCPJWCD
5 2 (2.44%) IBM AIX Certification
5 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.22%) HNC
6 1 (1.22%) ISEB
6 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.22%) MCSE
6 1 (1.22%) MCTS
6 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) GPFS
3 1 (1.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) HP
3 3 (3.66%) SAP
4 2 (2.44%) IBM
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.22%) Adobe
5 1 (1.22%) Apple
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.22%) Pegasus