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 23 July 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 53 43 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Degree 124 138 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.35% 3.66% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.13% 16.93% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 59 49
Median daily rate £400 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 7
Median hourly rate £47.39 £38.43 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.31% +83.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
724 815 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.54% 21.59% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 433 290
Median daily rate £400 £390 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 63 49
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +45.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Degree as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +12 52 £425 +13.33% 24
Manchester -32 33 £350 +6.06% 86
Lancashire -12 13 £300 -29.41% 8
Merseyside 0 9 £360 - 9
Cumbria +11 5 - - 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 100 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (32.28%) Finance
3 75 (29.53%) Computer Science
4 52 (20.47%) Java
4 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
5 49 (19.29%) Project Management
6 44 (17.32%) .NET
6 44 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (16.54%) TDD
8 40 (15.75%) Software Engineering
9 37 (14.57%) MS Excel
10 36 (14.17%) ITIL
10 36 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (13.78%) Windows
12 32 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (11.42%) Test Automation
13 29 (11.42%) SQL
14 27 (10.63%) DevOps
15 25 (9.84%) JavaScript
16 24 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (9.45%) TestComplete
16 24 (9.45%) SpecFlow
17 23 (9.06%) Code Coverage
18 21 (8.27%) QA
18 21 (8.27%) JIRA
19 20 (7.87%) Banking
19 20 (7.87%) CSS
20 19 (7.48%) XML
20 19 (7.48%) Oracle
20 19 (7.48%) Service Delivery

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.36%) SAS
2 6 (2.36%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (1.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (1.18%) CMS
4 3 (1.18%) IIS
5 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.79%) Mule
5 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.79%) WordPress
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.39%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (14.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.09%) MS Office
3 9 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.79%) MS Project
6 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.79%) SPSS
7 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Magento
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) Unica
4 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.18%) Google Analytics
1 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (0.79%) Engine Yard
2 2 (0.79%) GitHub
2 2 (0.79%) Heroku
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.39%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.72%) Internet
2 8 (3.15%) HTTP
3 7 (2.76%) LAN
4 6 (2.36%) Firewall
5 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.57%) tcpdump
5 4 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.57%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.18%) DNS
6 3 (1.18%) PuTTY
6 3 (1.18%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.79%) Network Security
7 2 (0.79%) SAN
7 2 (0.79%) WAN
7 2 (0.79%) Wireless
8 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.39%) DHCP
8 1 (0.39%) SMTP
8 1 (0.39%) UMTS
8 1 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.94%) MySQL
3 5 (1.97%) Big Data
3 5 (1.97%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.97%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.57%) GIS
4 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.57%) Redis
4 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.79%) Base SAS
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 24 (9.45%) SpecFlow
1 24 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 24 (9.45%) TestComplete
2 21 (8.27%) JIRA
3 16 (6.30%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.12%) Selenium
5 12 (4.72%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.72%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.76%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.36%) Gradle
7 6 (2.36%) Subversion
7 6 (2.36%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.97%) Mockito
8 5 (1.97%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.97%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.57%) Checkstyle
9 4 (1.57%) FindBugs
9 4 (1.57%) Maven
9 4 (1.57%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.18%) WATIR
General
1 82 (32.28%) Finance
2 20 (7.87%) Banking
3 14 (5.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.94%) Marketing
5 10 (3.94%) Retail
6 8 (3.15%) Games
7 6 (2.36%) Electronics
7 6 (2.36%) Legal
8 5 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (1.57%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.18%) Law
11 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.79%) Back Office
11 2 (0.79%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.79%) Local Government
11 2 (0.79%) Military
11 2 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (19.29%) Analyst
2 34 (13.39%) Developer
3 32 (12.60%) Architect
4 19 (7.48%) Consultant
5 14 (5.51%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.12%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.72%) DevOps Consultant
7 12 (4.72%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.33%) Integration Consultant
9 9 (3.54%) Designer
9 9 (3.54%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.15%) Agile Developer
10 8 (3.15%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.15%) UX Designer
11 7 (2.76%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.76%) Service Manager
11 7 (2.76%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.32%) .NET
2 20 (7.87%) CSS
3 19 (7.48%) XML
4 17 (6.69%) HTML
5 14 (5.51%) jQuery
6 12 (4.72%) JSON
7 11 (4.33%) Spring
8 10 (3.94%) Web Services
9 8 (3.15%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.15%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.15%) HTML5
9 8 (3.15%) JDBC
10 7 (2.76%) CSS3
10 7 (2.76%) Middleware
10 7 (2.76%) REST
10 7 (2.76%) Servlets
11 6 (2.36%) JSP
11 6 (2.36%) SOAP
11 6 (2.36%) Spring MVC
12 5 (1.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (29.53%) Computer Science
2 44 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.12%) User Experience
4 12 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.36%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.97%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.97%) Online Banking
7 4 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.57%) Mobile Games
7 4 (1.57%) NHS
7 4 (1.57%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.57%) PMI
7 4 (1.57%) Statistics
8 3 (1.18%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.18%) Psychology
8 3 (1.18%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.78%) Windows
2 10 (3.94%) Linux
3 7 (2.76%) Unix
4 4 (1.57%) Android
4 4 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.18%) AIX
5 3 (1.18%) VME
5 3 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.79%) CentOS
6 2 (0.79%) Solaris
6 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.39%) HPUX
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.29%) Project Management
3 42 (16.54%) TDD
4 40 (15.75%) Software Engineering
5 36 (14.17%) ITIL
5 36 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (11.42%) Test Automation
8 27 (10.63%) DevOps
9 23 (9.06%) Code Coverage
10 19 (7.48%) Risk Management
10 19 (7.48%) Service Delivery
11 17 (6.69%) Scrum
12 16 (6.30%) MVC
12 16 (6.30%) PRINCE2
13 15 (5.91%) E-Commerce
13 15 (5.91%) Information Security
13 15 (5.91%) Time Management
14 14 (5.51%) Analytics
14 14 (5.51%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.47%) Java
2 29 (11.42%) SQL
3 25 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.09%) C#
5 16 (6.30%) Ruby
6 14 (5.51%) PHP
7 11 (4.33%) Python
8 10 (3.94%) C++
9 9 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.36%) VB
11 5 (1.97%) C
11 5 (1.97%) Go
12 3 (1.18%) Ada
12 3 (1.18%) COBOL
12 3 (1.18%) FQL
13 2 (0.79%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.33%) ISEB
3 8 (3.15%) CCEA
3 8 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.76%) CISSP
4 7 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.36%) GIAC
5 6 (2.36%) HNC
5 6 (2.36%) HND
5 6 (2.36%) MBA
6 5 (1.97%) CISM
6 5 (1.97%) GCFA
6 5 (1.97%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.57%) CFCE
7 4 (1.57%) EnCE
7 4 (1.57%) GCFE
7 4 (1.57%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.27%) QA
2 8 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.57%) COBIT
3 4 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.57%) SLA
4 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.39%) COSO
6 1 (0.39%) IAS 39
System Software
1 9 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) HDFS
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.97%) Puppet
3 4 (1.57%) EnCase
4 2 (0.79%) Ansible
4 2 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.79%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.79%) Nagios
4 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.39%) OPNET
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.48%) Oracle
3 12 (4.72%) SAP
4 11 (4.33%) HP
5 10 (3.94%) Citrix
6 8 (3.15%) IBM
7 6 (2.36%) Cisco
7 6 (2.36%) Google
7 6 (2.36%) Perforce
7 6 (2.36%) VMware
8 5 (1.97%) Adobe
9 4 (1.57%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.57%) FireEye
9 4 (1.57%) Rapid7
9 4 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.57%) Splunk
10 3 (1.18%) BMC
11 2 (0.79%) EMC
11 2 (0.79%) Facebook
11 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
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