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 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 35 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 21 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.35% 5.21% 6.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.91% 15.63% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£438 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.30% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £287 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £423 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 5
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -15.38%
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
151 128 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.12% 33.33% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 64 18
Average daily rate £331 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.20% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £196 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £438 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 32 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.24 £13.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £34.00 £37.50
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 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 30 January 2015.

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 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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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 0 17 £500 +9.89% 29
Durham -23 2 - - 4
Teesside - - - -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) User Experience
3 26 (59.09%) Customer Insight
4 24 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (52.27%) Psychology
5 23 (52.27%) Human Factors
5 23 (52.27%) Usability Testing
5 23 (52.27%) Market Research
6 14 (31.82%) HTML
6 14 (31.82%) Mobile App
6 14 (31.82%) Rapid Prototyping
6 14 (31.82%) CSS
7 5 (11.36%) Open Source
8 4 (9.09%) User Stories
9 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma
10 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.55%) LAN
10 2 (4.55%) WAN
10 2 (4.55%) ISEB
10 2 (4.55%) CBAP
10 2 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
11 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.27%) IIBA
11 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity Planning
11 1 (2.27%) GPFS
11 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (2.27%) Test Planning
11 1 (2.27%) Line Management
11 1 (2.27%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (2.27%) Windows 8

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) UX Designer
1 14 (31.82%) Designer
2 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
2 2 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience Consultant
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience Researcher
3 1 (2.27%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (2.27%) Consultant
3 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) HTML
1 14 (31.82%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (63.64%) User Experience
2 24 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (52.27%) Psychology
3 23 (52.27%) Human Factors
4 14 (31.82%) Mobile App
5 5 (11.36%) Open Source
6 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) HACMP
6 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.27%) Android
1 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.27%) UNIX
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) AIX
1 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (59.09%) Customer Insight
3 23 (52.27%) Usability Testing
3 23 (52.27%) Market Research
4 14 (31.82%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (9.09%) User Stories
6 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
8 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Line Management
8 1 (2.27%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.27%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.27%) Business Development
8 1 (2.27%) ITIL
8 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) ISEB
1 2 (4.55%) CBAP
2 1 (2.27%) IIBA
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (2.27%) HND
2 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.27%) IBM
1 1 (2.27%) HP