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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 49 46 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +32
Contract jobs citing Degree 94 92 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.99% 3.38% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.91% 16.97% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 23
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£350 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £270 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.50 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.44% +52.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.17% -27.69%
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
591 542 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.79% 19.92% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 245 229
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £578 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 35
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £36.07 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Cheshire +19 39 £375 +0.73% 38
Manchester -17 30 £350 +7.69% 112
Lancashire -8 19 £338 +22.72% 6
Cumbria +3 2 - - 3
Merseyside -13 2 £250 -37.50% 12
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.57%) Finance
3 50 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 45 (24.32%) Computer Science
5 43 (23.24%) HTML
6 41 (22.16%) Software Engineering
7 38 (20.54%) SQL
7 38 (20.54%) .NET
8 36 (19.46%) JavaScript
9 35 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (18.38%) Java
10 34 (18.38%) C#
10 34 (18.38%) SQL Server
11 33 (17.84%) Project Management
12 31 (16.76%) Oracle
13 29 (15.68%) MS Excel
14 28 (15.14%) Web Services
15 27 (14.59%) ASP.NET
16 26 (14.05%) CSS
16 26 (14.05%) Scrum
17 25 (13.51%) XML
17 25 (13.51%) jQuery
18 24 (12.97%) PRINCE2
19 22 (11.89%) HTML5
20 20 (10.81%) MVC
21 19 (10.27%) Security Cleared
22 18 (9.73%) Ajax
22 18 (9.73%) TDD
23 17 (9.19%) XHTML
24 16 (8.65%) ITIL

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.86%) Umbraco
3 7 (3.78%) Apache
4 6 (3.24%) CMS
5 5 (2.70%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.70%) SAS
5 5 (2.70%) JBoss
5 5 (2.70%) Orchard CMS
5 5 (2.70%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.62%) IIS
6 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.62%) CICS
6 3 (1.62%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.54%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 29 (15.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.03%) MS Office
3 6 (3.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.16%) MS Project
6 3 (1.62%) SPSS
7 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.08%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.54%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.54%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.16%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.62%) ResourceLink
4 2 (1.08%) Maximo
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.08%) Tridion
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.32%) SaaS
2 4 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.16%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.16%) Heroku
3 3 (1.62%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.78%) Firewall
2 4 (2.16%) WAN
2 4 (2.16%) 4G
3 3 (1.62%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.62%) LAN
3 3 (1.62%) 3G
3 3 (1.62%) 2G
4 2 (1.08%) VLAN
4 2 (1.08%) Internet
4 2 (1.08%) ATM
4 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.54%) VPN
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) SAN
5 1 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) NAS
5 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.24%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.24%) RavenDB
5 6 (3.24%) MySQL
5 6 (3.24%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.16%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.62%) DB2
7 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.08%) Big Data
8 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.86%) Subversion
4 6 (3.24%) Axure RP
5 5 (2.70%) JIRA
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.16%) JUnit
6 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.62%) Selenium
8 2 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.08%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.54%) Mockito
9 1 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.54%) Introscope
9 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 51 (27.57%) Finance
2 11 (5.95%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.32%) Banking
3 8 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.78%) Retail
4 7 (3.78%) Advertising
5 6 (3.24%) Marketing
6 3 (1.62%) Publishing
6 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.08%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (32.43%) Developer
2 34 (18.38%) Analyst
3 18 (9.73%) Architect
3 18 (9.73%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.19%) Project Manager
5 14 (7.57%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.57%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.32%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.24%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.24%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (2.70%) iOS Developer
9 5 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (2.70%) Data Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Business Process Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Consultant
9 5 (2.70%) Administrator
9 5 (2.70%) Process Analyst
10 4 (2.16%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.24%) HTML
2 38 (20.54%) .NET
3 28 (15.14%) Web Services
4 27 (14.59%) ASP.NET
5 26 (14.05%) CSS
6 25 (13.51%) XML
6 25 (13.51%) jQuery
7 22 (11.89%) HTML5
8 18 (9.73%) Ajax
9 17 (9.19%) XHTML
10 13 (7.03%) J2EE
11 12 (6.49%) RESTful
11 12 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (5.95%) XSLT
13 10 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (5.41%) LINQ
14 9 (4.86%) CSS3
14 9 (4.86%) JDBC
15 8 (4.32%) WPF
15 8 (4.32%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.32%) Computer Science
2 35 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.11%) NHS
4 14 (7.57%) Open Source
5 9 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.86%) Statistics
6 7 (3.78%) Web 2.0
7 4 (2.16%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.16%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.16%) Linked Data
7 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.62%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.62%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.62%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.62%) GIS
9 2 (1.08%) Physics
9 2 (1.08%) Chemistry
9 2 (1.08%) Biology
9 2 (1.08%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.11%) Linux
2 10 (5.41%) UNIX
2 10 (5.41%) Windows
3 8 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.16%) Android
4 4 (2.16%) CentOS
5 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.08%) AIX
6 2 (1.08%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.54%) zOS
7 1 (0.54%) MVS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.16%) Software Engineering
3 33 (17.84%) Project Management
4 26 (14.05%) Scrum
5 24 (12.97%) PRINCE2
6 20 (10.81%) MVC
7 18 (9.73%) TDD
8 16 (8.65%) ITIL
9 14 (7.57%) Business Analysis
10 13 (7.03%) Data Management
10 13 (7.03%) ERP
10 13 (7.03%) SOA
10 13 (7.03%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.95%) Service Delivery
12 10 (5.41%) Data Analysis
12 10 (5.41%) Information Security
13 9 (4.86%) Coaching
13 9 (4.86%) Waterfall
14 8 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.54%) SQL
2 36 (19.46%) JavaScript
3 34 (18.38%) C#
3 34 (18.38%) Java
4 11 (5.95%) Python
4 11 (5.95%) Ruby
5 10 (5.41%) VBA
5 10 (5.41%) C++
6 9 (4.86%) Perl
7 8 (4.32%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.32%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.78%) XPath
8 7 (3.78%) XAML
9 6 (3.24%) C
10 5 (2.70%) PHP
11 4 (2.16%) R
12 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.62%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.62%) VBScript
13 2 (1.08%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.32%) PMP
3 8 (4.32%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.70%) ISEB
6 4 (2.16%) CISSP
6 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.62%) PhD
8 2 (1.08%) CCNA
8 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.08%) MBA
8 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.54%) ACCA
9 1 (0.54%) CISM
9 1 (0.54%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.08%) GMP
4 1 (0.54%) GxP
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) GPFS
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (2.16%) yum
1 4 (2.16%) Puppet
2 3 (1.62%) Nagios
2 3 (1.62%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.76%) Oracle
3 11 (5.95%) SAP
4 10 (5.41%) Cisco
5 8 (4.32%) IBM
5 8 (4.32%) ArcSight
6 6 (3.24%) Adobe
6 6 (3.24%) Nokia
7 5 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.70%) McAfee
7 5 (2.70%) Blue Coat
7 5 (2.70%) VMware
7 5 (2.70%) Juniper
7 5 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (2.70%) TippingPoint
7 5 (2.70%) F5
8 4 (2.16%) Dell
8 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.62%) Software AG
9 3 (1.62%) BT
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: Competative market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Heywood
Capita - ITIN
Rate: US$.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago