The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 39 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 137 93 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.72% 3.10% 3.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.68% 16.97% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 48 42
Average daily rate
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£390 £338 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £268 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 3
Average hourly rate £29.72 £23.15 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.38% -33.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.78 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-0.81% +33.76%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
775 548 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.03% 18.27% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 273 210
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 42
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.17 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Manchester +2 54 £334 +11.25% 98
Cheshire +22 41 £375 +2.04% 35
Lancashire +2 19 £423 -21.57% 11
Cumbria - 11 £390 - 2
Merseyside -15 6 £325 -10.83% 13
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 84 (31.00%) Finance
2 66 (24.35%) Computer Science
3 65 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (22.14%) Project Management
5 54 (19.93%) Microsoft
6 47 (17.34%) HTML
7 41 (15.13%) PRINCE2
7 41 (15.13%) TDD
7 41 (15.13%) SDLC
8 40 (14.76%) SQL
9 36 (13.28%) Java
9 36 (13.28%) Security Cleared
10 35 (12.92%) Software Engineering
10 35 (12.92%) JavaScript
10 35 (12.92%) CSS
11 34 (12.55%) MS Excel
12 33 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (11.81%) Web Services
14 30 (11.07%) MS Project
15 29 (10.70%) ITIL
15 29 (10.70%) MS PowerPoint
16 28 (10.33%) Banking
16 28 (10.33%) Scrum
16 28 (10.33%) Linux
17 27 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (9.96%) Git (software)
18 26 (9.59%) Oracle
19 25 (9.23%) XML
20 24 (8.86%) Windows
21 23 (8.49%) Management Information System

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 13 (4.80%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.21%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (2.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (2.21%) Apache
3 5 (1.85%) CICS
3 5 (1.85%) JBoss
3 5 (1.85%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.11%) IIS
4 3 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.74%) SugarCRM
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.74%) WordPress
5 2 (0.74%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.74%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (12.55%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.07%) MS Project
3 29 (10.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (5.54%) MS Office
5 5 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.74%) SPSS
6 2 (0.74%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.37%) Windchill
7 1 (0.37%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.11%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.37%) Eikon
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.37%) Maximo
5 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.37%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.37%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (2.95%) Amazon S3
2 8 (2.95%) Heroku
3 3 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (0.74%) Boomi
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.90%) Internet
2 10 (3.69%) Firewall
3 9 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.95%) HTTP
5 6 (2.21%) VPN
5 6 (2.21%) SAN
6 5 (1.85%) SSL
6 5 (1.85%) 4G
7 4 (1.48%) SNMP
8 3 (1.11%) DNS
8 3 (1.11%) DHCP
8 3 (1.11%) FTP
8 3 (1.11%) OSPF
8 3 (1.11%) BGP
8 3 (1.11%) IPsec
8 3 (1.11%) 2G
9 2 (0.74%) NAS
9 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.74%) GSM
9 2 (0.74%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.06%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.69%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.95%) MySQL
6 7 (2.58%) RavenDB
7 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.21%) Informix
8 5 (1.85%) DB2
8 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.74%) QlikView
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.43%) Selenium
4 11 (4.06%) Subversion
4 11 (4.06%) Hudson
5 9 (3.32%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.32%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.95%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.58%) ReSharper
7 7 (2.58%) Maven
8 6 (2.21%) JUnit
8 6 (2.21%) Mockito
9 4 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.48%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.48%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.48%) JIRA
10 3 (1.11%) TestComplete
10 3 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.74%) StarTeam
General
1 84 (31.00%) Finance
2 28 (10.33%) Banking
3 23 (8.49%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.06%) Marketing
6 8 (2.95%) Retail
7 5 (1.85%) Electronics
8 4 (1.48%) Legal
9 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.11%) Back Office
10 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.74%) Games
10 2 (0.74%) Military
10 2 (0.74%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.37%) Avionics
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (21.77%) Developer
2 43 (15.87%) Analyst
3 28 (10.33%) Architect
4 19 (7.01%) Business Analyst
5 18 (6.64%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.80%) Java Developer
7 11 (4.06%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (2.95%) Consultant
9 8 (2.95%) Software Engineer
9 8 (2.95%) PHP Developer
9 8 (2.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 7 (2.58%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.58%) Software Developer
11 5 (1.85%) Integration Architect
11 5 (1.85%) Senior Developer
11 5 (1.85%) Change Analyst
11 5 (1.85%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (1.85%) Designer
11 5 (1.85%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.34%) HTML
2 35 (12.92%) CSS
3 32 (11.81%) Web Services
4 25 (9.23%) XML
5 23 (8.49%) jQuery
5 23 (8.49%) HTML5
6 21 (7.75%) RESTful
6 21 (7.75%) .NET
7 20 (7.38%) JSON
8 19 (7.01%) AngularJS
9 15 (5.54%) SOAP
10 14 (5.17%) WSDL
11 11 (4.06%) Spring
12 10 (3.69%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (3.69%) J2EE
13 9 (3.32%) LINQ
13 9 (3.32%) Backbone.js
14 8 (2.95%) Java EE
15 7 (2.58%) JAX-RPC
15 7 (2.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 66 (24.35%) Computer Science
2 33 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.49%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.80%) Statistics
5 11 (4.06%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.95%) User Experience
6 8 (2.95%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.85%) DTV
7 5 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.11%) GIS
8 3 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.11%) NHS
8 3 (1.11%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.11%) Human Factors
8 3 (1.11%) iPhone
8 3 (1.11%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.74%) MHEG
9 2 (0.74%) IPTV
9 2 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.33%) Linux
2 24 (8.86%) Windows
3 9 (3.32%) UNIX
4 7 (2.58%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.21%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.21%) Android
5 6 (2.21%) AIX
5 6 (2.21%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.85%) zOS
7 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.14%) Project Management
3 41 (15.13%) PRINCE2
3 41 (15.13%) TDD
3 41 (15.13%) SDLC
4 35 (12.92%) Software Engineering
5 29 (10.70%) ITIL
6 28 (10.33%) Scrum
7 27 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (7.75%) OOP
10 19 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.64%) Migration
12 16 (5.90%) Programme Management
12 16 (5.90%) Business Analysis
12 16 (5.90%) Unit Testing
13 15 (5.54%) MVC
14 14 (5.17%) ERP
14 14 (5.17%) Coaching
15 13 (4.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.76%) SQL
2 36 (13.28%) Java
3 35 (12.92%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.54%) C#
4 15 (5.54%) Python
5 12 (4.43%) Perl
5 12 (4.43%) PHP
5 12 (4.43%) Ruby
6 11 (4.06%) C++
7 10 (3.69%) C
8 8 (2.95%) Objective-C
8 8 (2.95%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.85%) REXX
9 5 (1.85%) VBA
9 5 (1.85%) COBOL
10 4 (1.48%) Assembly Language
10 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.48%) JCL
10 4 (1.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.80%) HND
4 9 (3.32%) ISEB
5 8 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (2.95%) HNC
6 7 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.58%) PMP
6 7 (2.58%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.21%) CITP
7 6 (2.21%) CCNP
8 4 (1.48%) MCSA
8 4 (1.48%) CCIE
8 4 (1.48%) MCITP
9 3 (1.11%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.11%) CCNA
9 3 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.64%) QA
2 11 (4.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) GAAP
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) COBIT
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) P3O
3 1 (0.37%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) XenApp
3 2 (0.74%) vSphere
3 2 (0.74%) NFS
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) iptables
4 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.37%) Samba
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.48%) Puppet
2 4 (1.48%) Nagios
3 3 (1.11%) CFEngine
3 3 (1.11%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.37%) Opsview
4 1 (0.37%) WSUS
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) SCOM
4 1 (0.37%) yum
4 1 (0.37%) MOM
Vendors
1 54 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.59%) Oracle
3 14 (5.17%) SAP
3 14 (5.17%) Cisco
4 12 (4.43%) IBM
5 10 (3.69%) VMware
6 7 (2.58%) Juniper
7 6 (2.21%) Citrix
7 6 (2.21%) HP
7 6 (2.21%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.85%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.48%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (1.48%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.48%) TippingPoint
9 4 (1.48%) F5
9 4 (1.48%) McAfee
9 4 (1.48%) Nokia
10 3 (1.11%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.11%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.11%) SaltStack
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
Penrith
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