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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 40 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 30 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.76% 2.68% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.45% 13.51% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +25.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £438 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -22.95%
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
223 74 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.94% 19.84% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 40 45
Average daily rate £350 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £13.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.19 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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
Tyne and Wear -4 30 £450 -1.09% 9
Teesside - - - -
Durham - - - - 2
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) User Experience
3 24 (61.54%) Customer Insight
4 20 (51.28%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (48.72%) Usability Testing
5 19 (48.72%) Market Research
5 19 (48.72%) Psychology
5 19 (48.72%) Human Factors
6 14 (35.90%) CSS
6 14 (35.90%) Rapid Prototyping
6 14 (35.90%) Mobile App
6 14 (35.90%) HTML
7 5 (12.82%) Open Source
8 4 (10.26%) User Stories
9 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
9 2 (5.13%) Finance
9 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
9 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
9 2 (5.13%) QA
9 2 (5.13%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (5.13%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.13%) BCP
9 2 (5.13%) ISO 14001
9 2 (5.13%) Change Management
9 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.13%) ITIL
10 1 (2.56%) UNIX
10 1 (2.56%) Windows
10 1 (2.56%) AIX

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) UX Designer
1 14 (35.90%) Designer
2 2 (5.13%) Analyst
3 1 (2.56%) Applications Support
3 1 (2.56%) Service Analyst
3 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
3 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
3 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (2.56%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) CSS
1 14 (35.90%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) WCF
2 1 (2.56%) WF
2 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 25 (64.10%) User Experience
2 20 (51.28%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (48.72%) Psychology
3 19 (48.72%) Human Factors
4 14 (35.90%) Mobile App
5 5 (12.82%) Open Source
6 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.56%) HACMP
7 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
1 1 (2.56%) AIX
1 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Customer Insight
3 19 (48.72%) Usability Testing
3 19 (48.72%) Market Research
4 14 (35.90%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (10.26%) User Stories
6 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.13%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (5.13%) Six Sigma
6 2 (5.13%) BCP
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) Service Management
7 1 (2.56%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.56%) Business Development
7 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) IBM AIX Certification
1 1 (2.56%) IIBA
1 1 (2.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
1 2 (5.13%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) GPFS
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) IBM
1 1 (2.56%) HP
1 1 (2.56%) Red Hat