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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 47 43 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Degree 98 99 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.23% 3.71% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.95% 19.49% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 44 38
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +79.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £31.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+38.61% -27.85%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 508 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.99% 19.03% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 231 324
Average daily rate £326 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £479 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.70 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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 36 £300 -9.77% 69
Lancashire -2 27 £425 +49.12% 15
Cheshire -10 17 £334 +16.08% 31
Merseyside +12 13 £370 +10.37% 16
Cumbria - - - - 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 54 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 46 (25.70%) Finance
3 33 (18.44%) HTML
4 32 (17.88%) .NET
5 31 (17.32%) SQL
6 29 (16.20%) Windows
6 29 (16.20%) Computer Science
7 28 (15.64%) Project Management
8 27 (15.08%) Oracle
9 26 (14.53%) Java
9 26 (14.53%) CSS
9 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
10 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
10 25 (13.97%) jQuery
11 24 (13.41%) ITIL
12 23 (12.85%) PRINCE2
13 22 (12.29%) C#
13 22 (12.29%) Relational Database
14 21 (11.73%) Security Cleared
14 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
15 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (10.06%) SAN
17 18 (10.06%) Web Services
17 18 (10.06%) VMware
18 17 (9.50%) Management Information System
18 17 (9.50%) ISEB
18 17 (9.50%) Cisco
18 17 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.12%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.56%) CICS
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.35%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) MS Project
3 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.56%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.70%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.56%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.56%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.82%) SaaS
2 12 (6.70%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.06%) SAN
2 13 (7.26%) Firewall
3 7 (3.91%) Internet
4 5 (2.79%) LAN
5 4 (2.23%) WLAN
5 4 (2.23%) Wireless
5 4 (2.23%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.12%) DHCP
6 2 (1.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.56%) LDAP
7 1 (0.56%) DMZ
7 1 (0.56%) HTTP
7 1 (0.56%) VPN
7 1 (0.56%) WAN
7 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.56%) PABX
7 1 (0.56%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.29%) Relational Database
2 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.70%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.03%) RavenDB
5 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.23%) MySQL
8 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.68%) Big Data
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.12%) MS Access
9 2 (1.12%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.56%) DB2
10 1 (0.56%) OLAP
10 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.03%) ReSharper
2 9 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.68%) Subversion
4 3 (1.68%) Selenium
5 2 (1.12%) Toad
5 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.12%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.56%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (25.70%) Finance
2 10 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.91%) Retail
4 6 (3.35%) Advertising
4 6 (3.35%) Marketing
5 5 (2.79%) Legal
5 5 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.23%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.68%) Billing
7 3 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.12%) Back Office
8 2 (1.12%) Local Government
8 2 (1.12%) Banking
8 2 (1.12%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (22.91%) Developer
2 31 (17.32%) Analyst
3 20 (11.17%) Architect
4 13 (7.26%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.70%) Consultant
6 9 (5.03%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.03%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.47%) Data Analyst
8 7 (3.91%) Integration Architect
8 7 (3.91%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.91%) Support Consultant
8 7 (3.91%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
9 6 (3.35%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.79%) Tester
10 5 (2.79%) Wintel Support
11 4 (2.23%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (2.23%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.44%) HTML
2 32 (17.88%) .NET
3 26 (14.53%) CSS
4 25 (13.97%) jQuery
5 18 (10.06%) Web Services
6 13 (7.26%) XML
7 9 (5.03%) SOAP
7 9 (5.03%) LINQ
7 9 (5.03%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (5.03%) Backbone.js
8 7 (3.91%) XSLT
9 6 (3.35%) XHTML
9 6 (3.35%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.35%) Spring
9 6 (3.35%) JSF
9 6 (3.35%) Ajax
9 6 (3.35%) HTML5
10 4 (2.23%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.23%) Java EE
10 4 (2.23%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Computer Science
2 17 (9.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.47%) NHS
4 7 (3.91%) Statistics
5 6 (3.35%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.23%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.23%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.68%) Open Source
9 2 (1.12%) GIS
9 2 (1.12%) TRADACOMS
9 2 (1.12%) PMI
9 2 (1.12%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.56%) CCTV
10 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.56%) Ontologies
10 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.20%) Windows
2 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.23%) Fedora
5 4 (2.23%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.23%) UNIX
6 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.68%) Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.56%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.64%) Project Management
2 24 (13.41%) ITIL
3 23 (12.85%) PRINCE2
4 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.94%) Scrum
6 13 (7.26%) Data Management
7 12 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (5.59%) Data Modelling
8 10 (5.59%) MVC
9 9 (5.03%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.03%) Business Analysis
9 9 (5.03%) Unit Testing
9 9 (5.03%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.47%) CQRS
10 8 (4.47%) Supplier Management
10 8 (4.47%) Web Development
10 8 (4.47%) Data Analysis
10 8 (4.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.32%) SQL
2 26 (14.53%) Java
3 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.29%) C#
5 16 (8.94%) VBA
6 12 (6.70%) Perl
6 12 (6.70%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.15%) PL/SQL
7 11 (6.15%) Python
7 11 (6.15%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.91%) C++
9 5 (2.79%) C
10 4 (2.23%) PHP
10 4 (2.23%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.12%) XPath
11 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.56%) AWK
12 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (9.50%) ISEB
4 15 (8.38%) SC Cleared
5 14 (7.82%) MCSE
6 10 (5.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (5.03%) VCP5
8 7 (3.91%) APMP
9 6 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (3.35%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (3.35%) MCITP
9 6 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.79%) CCNA
10 5 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.23%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.23%) ISTQB
11 4 (2.23%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.68%) PMP
12 3 (1.68%) HNC
13 2 (1.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) COBIT
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.56%) GCP
4 1 (0.56%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 17 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.26%) Hyper-V
2 13 (7.26%) VMware ESX
3 9 (5.03%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.12%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.56%) VMFS
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.68%) SCCM
3 2 (1.12%) WSUS
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.08%) Oracle
3 18 (10.06%) VMware
4 17 (9.50%) Cisco
5 15 (8.38%) SAP
6 12 (6.70%) Juniper
6 12 (6.70%) Symantec
7 11 (6.15%) webMethods
7 11 (6.15%) Dell
7 11 (6.15%) Software AG
8 8 (4.47%) Citrix
9 6 (3.35%) Talend
10 4 (2.23%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.12%) JBoss
11 2 (1.12%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.12%) Adobe
12 1 (0.56%) HP
12 1 (0.56%) IBM
12 1 (0.56%) Siebel
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing
Rate: LTD
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £17 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Macclesfield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 19 days ago
Burnley
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 22 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 24 days ago