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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 35 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 158 76 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.07% 2.45% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.82% 12.42% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 33 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £640 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.94 £22.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.88% +39.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £15.10 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £53.83 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +57.50%
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
797 612 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.53% 19.69% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 295 196
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £575 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 76 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.55% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.70 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £34.00 £29.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +8 63 £300 -14.28% 91
Cheshire +33 46 £400 - 41
Lancashire +11 29 £360 +8.27% 6
Merseyside -8 7 £560 +94.78% 12
Cumbria - 1 - - 7
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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 (31.89%) Finance
2 70 (27.56%) Project Management
3 66 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (22.44%) Computer Science
5 54 (21.26%) HTML
5 54 (21.26%) PRINCE2
6 47 (18.50%) Microsoft
7 46 (18.11%) TDD
8 42 (16.54%) CSS
9 36 (14.17%) JavaScript
9 36 (14.17%) SQL
10 35 (13.78%) Scrum
10 35 (13.78%) Software Engineering
11 33 (12.99%) MS Project
12 32 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (12.20%) Java
13 31 (12.20%) Web Services
14 29 (11.42%) MS Excel
15 28 (11.02%) Security Cleared
15 28 (11.02%) HTML5
16 27 (10.63%) MS PowerPoint
17 26 (10.24%) .NET
18 25 (9.84%) Telecoms
18 25 (9.84%) jQuery
18 25 (9.84%) RESTful
19 24 (9.45%) Git (software)
19 24 (9.45%) Linux
19 24 (9.45%) ITIL
20 23 (9.06%) Banking
21 22 (8.66%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 13 (5.12%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.15%) Apache
3 7 (2.76%) CICS
4 6 (2.36%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (2.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (2.36%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.57%) SAS
6 4 (1.57%) JBoss
7 2 (0.79%) Orchard CMS
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.79%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.79%) WordPress
7 2 (0.79%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.79%) CMS
7 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.79%) IIS
7 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.39%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (12.99%) MS Project
2 29 (11.42%) MS Excel
3 27 (10.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (4.33%) MS Office
5 5 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.18%) SPSS
6 3 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.79%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.79%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.39%) Windchill
8 1 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) Maximo
3 2 (0.79%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.79%) Tridion
4 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.39%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (4.33%) Amazon S3
2 11 (4.33%) Heroku
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.39%) Boomi
4 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.12%) Firewall
1 13 (5.12%) Internet
2 9 (3.54%) 4G
3 8 (3.15%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.76%) HTTP
5 6 (2.36%) SAN
6 5 (1.97%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.57%) 2G
7 4 (1.57%) 3G
7 4 (1.57%) VPN
7 4 (1.57%) DNS
8 3 (1.18%) LAN
8 3 (1.18%) WAN
8 3 (1.18%) SSL
8 3 (1.18%) FTP
8 3 (1.18%) DHCP
9 2 (0.79%) NAS
9 2 (0.79%) VLAN
9 2 (0.79%) Network Security
9 2 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.94%) RavenDB
3 9 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.15%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.76%) DB2
5 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.36%) Informix
6 6 (2.36%) MySQL
7 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.79%) Big Data
9 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.79%) QlikView
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (9.45%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.30%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.12%) Selenium
4 11 (4.33%) Subversion
5 9 (3.54%) JUnit
6 8 (3.15%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.76%) JIRA
7 7 (2.76%) ReSharper
7 7 (2.76%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.36%) Mockito
8 6 (2.36%) Hudson
8 6 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.79%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.79%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.79%) Maven
10 2 (0.79%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.79%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
General
1 81 (31.89%) Finance
2 25 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 23 (9.06%) Banking
4 14 (5.51%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.54%) Retail
6 8 (3.15%) Marketing
7 5 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.97%) Electronics
8 3 (1.18%) Legal
9 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Back Office
9 2 (0.79%) Military
9 2 (0.79%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Avionics
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 67 (26.38%) Developer
2 40 (15.75%) Analyst
3 29 (11.42%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.69%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.30%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.30%) Architect
6 15 (5.91%) .NET Developer
7 10 (3.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 8 (3.15%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.15%) Software Engineer
9 7 (2.76%) Consultant
10 6 (2.36%) PHP Developer
10 6 (2.36%) Software Developer
11 5 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (1.97%) Programmer
11 5 (1.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (1.97%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 5 (1.97%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (1.57%) Designer
12 4 (1.57%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.26%) HTML
2 42 (16.54%) CSS
3 31 (12.20%) Web Services
4 28 (11.02%) HTML5
5 26 (10.24%) .NET
6 25 (9.84%) jQuery
6 25 (9.84%) RESTful
7 22 (8.66%) XML
8 20 (7.87%) AngularJS
9 15 (5.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (5.91%) JSON
10 14 (5.51%) WSDL
11 13 (5.12%) J2EE
12 12 (4.72%) LINQ
13 11 (4.33%) ASP.NET
14 10 (3.94%) SOAP
15 9 (3.54%) Backbone.js
16 8 (3.15%) Spring
16 8 (3.15%) Ajax
16 8 (3.15%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (22.44%) Computer Science
2 32 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.09%) Management Information System
4 17 (6.69%) Statistics
5 7 (2.76%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.76%) NHS
5 7 (2.76%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (2.76%) User Experience
5 7 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.97%) DTV
6 5 (1.97%) Open Source
7 3 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.18%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.18%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.18%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.79%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.79%) MHEG
8 2 (0.79%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.79%) IPTV
8 2 (0.79%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.45%) Linux
2 15 (5.91%) Windows
3 9 (3.54%) UNIX
4 7 (2.76%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.36%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.36%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.36%) zOS
5 6 (2.36%) AIX
6 5 (1.97%) Android
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.79%) CentOS
7 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) MVS
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.56%) Project Management
2 66 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (21.26%) PRINCE2
4 46 (18.11%) TDD
5 35 (13.78%) Scrum
5 35 (13.78%) Software Engineering
6 24 (9.45%) ITIL
7 20 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (7.87%) MVC
7 20 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (7.48%) Unit Testing
9 17 (6.69%) OOP
9 17 (6.69%) Programme Management
10 16 (6.30%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.30%) Coaching
11 15 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.91%) ERP
12 13 (5.12%) Migration
13 11 (4.33%) SOA
13 11 (4.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.17%) JavaScript
1 36 (14.17%) SQL
2 31 (12.20%) Java
3 20 (7.87%) C#
4 18 (7.09%) Ruby
5 11 (4.33%) PHP
6 10 (3.94%) C
7 9 (3.54%) C++
8 8 (3.15%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.76%) Perl
10 6 (2.36%) VBA
11 5 (1.97%) COBOL
11 5 (1.97%) Python
11 5 (1.97%) REXX
12 4 (1.57%) JCL
12 4 (1.57%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.72%) PMP
3 12 (4.72%) PMI Certification
4 11 (4.33%) HND
5 9 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (3.54%) ISEB
6 7 (2.76%) HNC
6 7 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.36%) CITP
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.18%) CCNA
9 3 (1.18%) MBA
10 2 (0.79%) MCITP
10 2 (0.79%) CCIE
10 2 (0.79%) CCNP
10 2 (0.79%) CISSP
11 1 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.30%) QA
2 8 (3.15%) SLA
3 4 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.18%) GMP
4 3 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) GxP
6 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) NFS
3 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.39%) Samba
3 1 (0.39%) XenApp
3 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.39%) iptables
3 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (1.18%) Nagios
2 2 (0.79%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) MOM
3 1 (0.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.39%) SCOM
3 1 (0.39%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.39%) WSUS
3 1 (0.39%) Opsview
3 1 (0.39%) yum
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (18.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.27%) Oracle
3 15 (5.91%) IBM
4 13 (5.12%) Cisco
5 12 (4.72%) SAP
6 10 (3.94%) ArcSight
6 10 (3.94%) CheckPoint
7 9 (3.54%) Juniper
8 8 (3.15%) F5
8 8 (3.15%) Cyber-Ark
8 8 (3.15%) Blue Coat
8 8 (3.15%) TippingPoint
8 8 (3.15%) McAfee
8 8 (3.15%) Nokia
9 6 (2.36%) VMware
10 5 (1.97%) Citrix
11 4 (1.57%) BT
12 3 (1.18%) HP
12 3 (1.18%) Adobe
13 2 (0.79%) Twitter
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