The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 62 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 80 76 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.52% 3.16% 3.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.46% 17.08% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 47
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £149 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £473 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 9
Average hourly rate £23.15 £15.69 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% -21.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.55 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.29 £21.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £23.63 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
642 445 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.23% 18.48% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 193 284
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 37 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.85 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Degree
England

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 44 £390 +49.28% 76
Lancashire -11 20 £300 +9.09% 7
Cheshire -17 8 - - 34
Merseyside -1 5 £288 -42.50% 12
Cumbria - - - - 9
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 51 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 47 (27.49%) .NET
3 46 (26.90%) HTML
4 45 (26.32%) Finance
5 37 (21.64%) Project Management
5 37 (21.64%) CSS
6 35 (20.47%) C#
6 35 (20.47%) Computer Science
7 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
7 34 (19.88%) XML
8 32 (18.71%) Web Services
9 30 (17.54%) SQL Server
10 29 (16.96%) SQL
11 28 (16.37%) PRINCE2
12 27 (15.79%) jQuery
13 26 (15.20%) Scrum
14 25 (14.62%) Windows
14 25 (14.62%) ITIL
14 25 (14.62%) MS Excel
15 24 (14.04%) SOAP
15 24 (14.04%) ISEB
15 24 (14.04%) Management Information System
16 21 (12.28%) MVC
17 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (11.11%) NHS
19 18 (10.53%) Visual Studio
20 17 (9.94%) Oracle
20 17 (9.94%) HTML5
21 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
21 16 (9.36%) OOP

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.68%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.34%) Lync
4 3 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.75%) SAS
4 3 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.75%) IIS
4 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.17%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (1.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.58%) CMS
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.58%) Moodle
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.68%) MS Office
4 3 (1.75%) MS Project
5 2 (1.17%) Mingle
5 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.58%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.58%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.58%) Magento
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.60%) Internet
2 7 (4.09%) LAN
2 7 (4.09%) SAN
3 5 (2.92%) Wireless
4 4 (2.34%) IP Telephony
4 4 (2.34%) Firewall
4 4 (2.34%) WLAN
4 4 (2.34%) HTTP
5 3 (1.75%) WAN
5 3 (1.75%) DNS
5 3 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.58%) VPN
6 1 (0.58%) Network Security
6 1 (0.58%) PABX
6 1 (0.58%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.77%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.60%) RavenDB
4 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.09%) MySQL
6 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.75%) DB2
8 3 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.17%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.17%) Informix
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.60%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.85%) ReSharper
4 8 (4.68%) Selenium
5 7 (4.09%) Axure RP
6 4 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.17%) Subversion
8 2 (1.17%) JIRA
8 2 (1.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.17%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.17%) JUnit
8 2 (1.17%) Toad
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 45 (26.32%) Finance
2 11 (6.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.43%) Retail
3 6 (3.51%) Banking
4 5 (2.92%) Back Office
4 5 (2.92%) Legal
5 4 (2.34%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.34%) Billing
5 4 (2.34%) Marketing
5 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.34%) Games
6 2 (1.17%) Local Government
6 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (25.73%) Developer
2 40 (23.39%) Analyst
3 16 (9.36%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.60%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.43%) Architect
5 11 (6.43%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.26%) Tester
7 8 (4.68%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Consultant
8 7 (4.09%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.09%) UI Developer
9 6 (3.51%) Information Architect
9 6 (3.51%) Web Developer
10 5 (2.92%) Software Developer
10 5 (2.92%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.92%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.92%) Designer
10 5 (2.92%) UI Programmer
11 4 (2.34%) Animator
11 4 (2.34%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (27.49%) .NET
2 46 (26.90%) HTML
3 37 (21.64%) CSS
4 34 (19.88%) XML
5 32 (18.71%) Web Services
6 27 (15.79%) jQuery
7 24 (14.04%) SOAP
8 17 (9.94%) HTML5
9 15 (8.77%) WSDL
9 15 (8.77%) Ajax
10 14 (8.19%) XSLT
10 14 (8.19%) XHTML
11 12 (7.02%) LINQ
12 10 (5.85%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (5.85%) Backbone.js
12 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET
13 9 (5.26%) CSS3
14 7 (4.09%) RESTful
14 7 (4.09%) Sass
15 6 (3.51%) Microformats
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.47%) Computer Science
2 24 (14.04%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.11%) NHS
4 10 (5.85%) Open Source
5 8 (4.68%) Mathematics
6 7 (4.09%) Informatics
6 7 (4.09%) Web 2.0
7 6 (3.51%) Taxonomies
7 6 (3.51%) Ontologies
8 5 (2.92%) Statistics
9 4 (2.34%) Animation
9 4 (2.34%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.34%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.34%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.75%) PMI
10 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.17%) SCADA
11 2 (1.17%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.17%) Online Banking
11 2 (1.17%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.62%) Windows
2 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (4.09%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.92%) UNIX
5 4 (2.34%) Fedora
5 4 (2.34%) Linux
6 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.58%) OS/400
7 1 (0.58%) AIX
7 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.64%) Project Management
2 28 (16.37%) PRINCE2
3 26 (15.20%) Scrum
4 25 (14.62%) ITIL
5 21 (12.28%) MVC
6 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (9.36%) OOP
7 16 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (7.60%) Service Management
8 13 (7.60%) Unit Testing
9 12 (7.02%) SOA
10 10 (5.85%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.85%) Software Testing
10 10 (5.85%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (5.85%) Test Scripting
11 9 (5.26%) OO
11 9 (5.26%) CQRS
11 9 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.47%) C#
2 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
3 29 (16.96%) SQL
4 13 (7.60%) Java
5 10 (5.85%) C++
6 7 (4.09%) PHP
6 7 (4.09%) C
6 7 (4.09%) XPath
7 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.51%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.51%) VBA
8 5 (2.92%) VB
9 4 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.75%) Ruby
11 2 (1.17%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.17%) Perl
11 2 (1.17%) COBOL
11 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.58%) Python
12 1 (0.58%) RPG
Qualifications
1 24 (14.04%) ISEB
2 10 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (3.51%) APMP
4 6 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (3.51%) MCSE
5 5 (2.92%) CCNA
5 5 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.34%) MCITP
6 4 (2.34%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.75%) CISSP
7 3 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.75%) MCTS
8 2 (1.17%) CEH
8 2 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.17%) CISA
8 2 (1.17%) CISM
8 2 (1.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) SNOMED CT
2 3 (1.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) WAI
2 3 (1.75%) HL7
2 3 (1.75%) QA
3 2 (1.17%) COBIT
3 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.75%) Terminal Server
4 3 (1.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) SCCM
1 4 (2.34%) SCOM
2 3 (1.75%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.94%) Oracle
3 11 (6.43%) Citrix
4 8 (4.68%) VMware
4 8 (4.68%) Adobe
5 7 (4.09%) Cisco
6 4 (2.34%) SAP
7 3 (1.75%) Symantec
7 3 (1.75%) Juniper
8 2 (1.17%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.17%) Sybase
9 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.58%) Progress
9 1 (0.58%) IBM
9 1 (0.58%) McAfee
9 1 (0.58%) Lotus
9 1 (0.58%) Talend
9 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.58%) Zend
9 1 (0.58%) Capita
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