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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 41 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 143 90 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.90% 2.98% 3.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.62% 15.18% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 44 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
Average hourly rate £18.88 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +60.71%
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
729 593 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.86% 19.61% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 302 198
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 72 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 55 £315 +5.00% 103
Cheshire +22 42 £400 +33.33% 42
Lancashire +16 29 £380 -5.00% 18
Merseyside -13 5 £325 - 13
Cumbria - 1 - - 6
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 81 (31.40%) Finance
2 67 (25.97%) Project Management
3 64 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (22.48%) Computer Science
5 48 (18.60%) PRINCE2
6 47 (18.22%) HTML
6 47 (18.22%) Microsoft
7 45 (17.44%) TDD
8 39 (15.12%) CSS
9 38 (14.73%) SQL
10 35 (13.57%) JavaScript
11 34 (13.18%) Software Engineering
12 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
12 32 (12.40%) MS Project
12 32 (12.40%) MS Excel
12 32 (12.40%) Scrum
13 31 (12.02%) Web Services
13 31 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (11.24%) Java
15 28 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
16 26 (10.08%) ITIL
17 25 (9.69%) Linux
17 25 (9.69%) Oracle
17 25 (9.69%) Telecoms
17 25 (9.69%) Banking
18 24 (9.30%) Git (software)
18 24 (9.30%) RESTful
19 23 (8.91%) HTML5
19 23 (8.91%) jQuery
20 22 (8.53%) Continuous Integration

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (5.81%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.10%) Apache
3 7 (2.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 7 (2.71%) CICS
3 7 (2.71%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.33%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.94%) JBoss
6 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.16%) SAS
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.78%) Orchard CMS
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.78%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.78%) WordPress
7 2 (0.78%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.78%) CMS
7 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.78%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (12.40%) MS Project
1 32 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 28 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (5.43%) MS Office
4 5 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.78%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.78%) SPSS
5 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.39%) Windchill
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.16%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.78%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.39%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.49%) Heroku
2 9 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (3.49%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Boomi
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.20%) Internet
2 13 (5.04%) Firewall
3 10 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.49%) HTTP
5 8 (3.10%) 4G
6 6 (2.33%) SAN
6 6 (2.33%) VPN
7 5 (1.94%) SSL
8 4 (1.55%) 2G
8 4 (1.55%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.55%) DNS
8 4 (1.55%) SNMP
9 3 (1.16%) DHCP
9 3 (1.16%) FTP
9 3 (1.16%) IPsec
9 3 (1.16%) 3G
9 3 (1.16%) OSPF
9 3 (1.16%) BGP
10 2 (0.78%) NAS
10 2 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.88%) RavenDB
5 9 (3.49%) MySQL
6 8 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.71%) Informix
7 7 (2.71%) DB2
8 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.78%) QlikView
11 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.43%) Selenium
2 14 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.26%) Subversion
4 10 (3.88%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.10%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.71%) JUnit
6 7 (2.71%) JIRA
6 7 (2.71%) ReSharper
6 7 (2.71%) Mockito
7 6 (2.33%) Hudson
7 6 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.16%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.78%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.78%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.78%) Maven
10 2 (0.78%) Introscope
10 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
General
1 81 (31.40%) Finance
2 25 (9.69%) Telecoms
2 25 (9.69%) Banking
3 14 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.88%) Retail
5 9 (3.49%) Marketing
6 5 (1.94%) Electronics
7 4 (1.55%) Legal
8 3 (1.16%) Back Office
8 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.78%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.78%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Military
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) Avionics
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (23.26%) Developer
2 44 (17.05%) Analyst
3 24 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.36%) Business Analyst
4 19 (7.36%) Architect
5 14 (5.43%) .NET Developer
6 12 (4.65%) Java Developer
7 9 (3.49%) Software Engineer
7 9 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 8 (3.10%) PHP Developer
8 8 (3.10%) Consultant
9 7 (2.71%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.33%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (1.94%) Programmer
11 5 (1.94%) Administrator
11 5 (1.94%) Technical Architect
11 5 (1.94%) Network Engineer
11 5 (1.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 5 (1.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.22%) HTML
2 39 (15.12%) CSS
3 31 (12.02%) Web Services
4 24 (9.30%) RESTful
5 23 (8.91%) HTML5
5 23 (8.91%) jQuery
6 21 (8.14%) .NET
7 18 (6.98%) XML
7 18 (6.98%) AngularJS
8 16 (6.20%) JSON
9 14 (5.43%) WSDL
10 13 (5.04%) Ruby on Rails
11 12 (4.65%) J2EE
12 11 (4.26%) SOAP
12 11 (4.26%) LINQ
13 9 (3.49%) JDBC
13 9 (3.49%) Spring
13 9 (3.49%) Backbone.js
14 8 (3.10%) JAX-RPC
15 7 (2.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.48%) Computer Science
2 31 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.75%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.81%) Statistics
5 7 (2.71%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.71%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (2.71%) User Experience
5 7 (2.71%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.71%) Open Source
6 6 (2.33%) NHS
7 5 (1.94%) DTV
8 4 (1.55%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.16%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.16%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.78%) MHEG
10 2 (0.78%) Linked Data
10 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.69%) Linux
2 16 (6.20%) Windows
3 9 (3.49%) UNIX
4 7 (2.71%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.33%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.33%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.33%) zOS
5 6 (2.33%) AIX
6 4 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.55%) Android
7 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.78%) CentOS
8 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) MVS
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.97%) Project Management
2 64 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (18.60%) PRINCE2
4 45 (17.44%) TDD
5 34 (13.18%) Software Engineering
6 32 (12.40%) Scrum
7 26 (10.08%) ITIL
8 22 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (6.98%) OOP
10 18 (6.98%) MVC
11 17 (6.59%) Unit Testing
11 17 (6.59%) Programme Management
11 17 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (6.20%) ERP
12 16 (6.20%) Business Analysis
13 14 (5.43%) Coaching
14 13 (5.04%) Waterfall
15 12 (4.65%) Migration
15 12 (4.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.73%) SQL
2 35 (13.57%) JavaScript
3 29 (11.24%) Java
4 17 (6.59%) C#
5 16 (6.20%) Ruby
6 11 (4.26%) PHP
7 10 (3.88%) C
8 9 (3.49%) Perl
8 9 (3.49%) C++
9 8 (3.10%) Objective-C
10 7 (2.71%) Python
11 6 (2.33%) VBA
12 5 (1.94%) COBOL
12 5 (1.94%) REXX
13 4 (1.55%) JCL
13 4 (1.55%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.65%) HND
4 9 (3.49%) ISEB
4 9 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (3.49%) PMP
4 9 (3.49%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.71%) HNC
5 7 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.33%) CITP
7 5 (1.94%) CCIE
7 5 (1.94%) CCNP
8 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.16%) CCNA
9 3 (1.16%) MBA
9 3 (1.16%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.59%) QA
2 10 (3.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.39%) GMP
4 1 (0.39%) GxP
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) NFS
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) Samba
4 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.39%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (1.94%) Nagios
2 2 (0.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) MOM
3 1 (0.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.39%) SCOM
3 1 (0.39%) WSUS
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.39%) yum
3 1 (0.39%) Opsview
Vendors
1 47 (18.22%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.69%) Oracle
3 16 (6.20%) SAP
3 16 (6.20%) Cisco
4 14 (5.43%) IBM
5 9 (3.49%) Juniper
6 8 (3.10%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.71%) VMware
7 7 (2.71%) ArcSight
8 6 (2.33%) F5
8 6 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 6 (2.33%) TippingPoint
8 6 (2.33%) Blue Coat
8 6 (2.33%) McAfee
8 6 (2.33%) Nokia
8 6 (2.33%) Citrix
9 3 (1.16%) HP
9 3 (1.16%) BT
9 3 (1.16%) Infoblox
10 2 (0.78%) Twitter
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