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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 44 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 127 72 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.52% 2.54% 2.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.64% 12.86% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 36 21
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 £275 £250 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 10
Average hourly rate £37.00 £27.69 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% +80.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £37.26 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% +19.56%
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
720 560 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.96% 19.76% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 163
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 90 33
Average hourly rate £46.71 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.50% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.07 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 48 £313 -19.87% 88
Cheshire +31 40 £390 - 39
Lancashire +3 17 £360 +30.90% 12
Merseyside -15 9 £663 +82.75% 14
Cumbria -8 2 - - 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 68 (28.94%) Finance
2 63 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (25.96%) Project Management
4 60 (25.53%) Computer Science
5 56 (23.83%) HTML
6 53 (22.55%) PRINCE2
7 45 (19.15%) CSS
8 42 (17.87%) TDD
9 41 (17.45%) JavaScript
10 40 (17.02%) Microsoft
11 38 (16.17%) Web Services
12 35 (14.89%) Software Engineering
13 33 (14.04%) Scrum
13 33 (14.04%) MS Excel
13 33 (14.04%) SQL
14 32 (13.62%) Java
15 31 (13.19%) MS Project
15 31 (13.19%) jQuery
16 30 (12.77%) XML
16 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (12.34%) .NET
18 27 (11.49%) MS PowerPoint
19 26 (11.06%) ITIL
19 26 (11.06%) HTML5
20 25 (10.64%) RESTful
21 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
22 22 (9.36%) Telecoms
22 22 (9.36%) C#
23 21 (8.94%) SQL Server
23 21 (8.94%) MVC

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (4.68%) Apache
2 7 (2.98%) CICS
3 6 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.55%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.13%) CMS
4 5 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (2.13%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.13%) Orchard CMS
4 5 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.70%) IIS
5 4 (1.70%) SAS
6 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.85%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.85%) WordPress
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 31 (13.19%) MS Project
3 27 (11.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (2.55%) MS Office
6 5 (2.13%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.28%) SPSS
8 2 (0.85%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.43%) Windchill
9 1 (0.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.85%) Maximo
3 2 (0.85%) Tridion
3 2 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.43%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (3.83%) Amazon S3
1 9 (3.83%) Heroku
2 3 (1.28%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.68%) Firewall
2 9 (3.83%) 4G
3 8 (3.40%) Internet
4 6 (2.55%) HTTP
4 6 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.13%) SAN
5 5 (2.13%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.70%) DNS
6 4 (1.70%) 3G
6 4 (1.70%) 2G
7 3 (1.28%) VPN
7 3 (1.28%) DHCP
7 3 (1.28%) WAN
7 3 (1.28%) LAN
8 2 (0.85%) ATM
8 2 (0.85%) VLAN
9 1 (0.43%) NGN
9 1 (0.43%) Network Security
9 1 (0.43%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.83%) RavenDB
3 9 (3.83%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.83%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.40%) MySQL
4 8 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.98%) DB2
6 5 (2.13%) Informix
6 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.85%) QlikView
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (8.94%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.11%) Selenium
4 9 (3.83%) Subversion
5 8 (3.40%) JUnit
6 6 (2.55%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.55%) Axure RP
6 6 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.55%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.55%) JIRA
7 5 (2.13%) Mockito
7 5 (2.13%) Hudson
8 3 (1.28%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.85%) Maven
9 2 (0.85%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.85%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.85%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 68 (28.94%) Finance
2 22 (9.36%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.51%) Banking
4 18 (7.66%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.40%) Retail
6 6 (2.55%) Marketing
7 5 (2.13%) Electronics
8 4 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.70%) Legal
9 2 (0.85%) Advertising
9 2 (0.85%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) Military
9 2 (0.85%) Billing
9 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 72 (30.64%) Developer
2 34 (14.47%) Analyst
3 25 (10.64%) Project Manager
4 17 (7.23%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.38%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.38%) Architect
6 14 (5.96%) .NET Developer
7 11 (4.68%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.40%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 7 (2.98%) Software Developer
9 7 (2.98%) Software Engineer
9 7 (2.98%) Consultant
10 6 (2.55%) Business Process Analyst
10 6 (2.55%) Process Analyst
10 6 (2.55%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.55%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.13%) Programmer
11 5 (2.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 5 (2.13%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.83%) HTML
2 45 (19.15%) CSS
3 38 (16.17%) Web Services
4 31 (13.19%) jQuery
5 30 (12.77%) XML
6 29 (12.34%) .NET
7 26 (11.06%) HTML5
8 25 (10.64%) RESTful
9 17 (7.23%) AngularJS
9 17 (7.23%) XHTML
9 17 (7.23%) Ajax
10 16 (6.81%) Ruby on Rails
10 16 (6.81%) WSDL
11 15 (6.38%) ASP.NET
12 12 (5.11%) J2EE
12 12 (5.11%) JSON
12 12 (5.11%) SOAP
12 12 (5.11%) CSS3
13 11 (4.68%) XSLT
14 10 (4.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.53%) Computer Science
2 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.96%) NHS
4 13 (5.53%) Statistics
5 12 (5.11%) Open Source
6 11 (4.68%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.83%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.98%) User Experience
8 7 (2.98%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.98%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.98%) Web 2.0
9 5 (2.13%) DTV
10 4 (1.70%) Linked Data
11 3 (1.28%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.28%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.85%) Psychology
12 2 (0.85%) Human Factors
12 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.09%) Linux
2 16 (6.81%) Windows
3 9 (3.83%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.98%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.55%) zOS
5 6 (2.55%) AIX
5 6 (2.55%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.55%) Windows Vista
6 5 (2.13%) Android
7 4 (1.70%) UNIX
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.85%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.43%) MVS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (25.96%) Project Management
3 53 (22.55%) PRINCE2
4 42 (17.87%) TDD
5 35 (14.89%) Software Engineering
6 33 (14.04%) Scrum
7 26 (11.06%) ITIL
8 21 (8.94%) MVC
9 20 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.81%) Programme Management
10 16 (6.81%) Mentoring
10 16 (6.81%) Coaching
11 15 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (6.38%) Business Analysis
12 14 (5.96%) SOA
12 14 (5.96%) ERP
12 14 (5.96%) Unit Testing
13 12 (5.11%) Information Security
13 12 (5.11%) Migration
13 12 (5.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.45%) JavaScript
2 33 (14.04%) SQL
3 32 (13.62%) Java
4 22 (9.36%) C#
5 19 (8.09%) Ruby
6 11 (4.68%) C
7 10 (4.26%) C++
7 10 (4.26%) PHP
8 8 (3.40%) VBA
9 7 (2.98%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.98%) XPath
9 7 (2.98%) Objective-C
10 5 (2.13%) REXX
10 5 (2.13%) COBOL
11 4 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.70%) JCL
11 4 (1.70%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.28%) XAML
12 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.53%) SC Cleared
2 13 (5.53%) PMP
2 13 (5.53%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (3.40%) HND
5 7 (2.98%) HNC
5 7 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.55%) CITP
7 4 (1.70%) ISEB
7 4 (1.70%) CISSP
7 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.28%) MBA
9 2 (0.85%) MCITP
9 2 (0.85%) CCNA
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.43%) MCP
10 1 (0.43%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.11%) QA
2 7 (2.98%) SLA
3 6 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.13%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.85%) GMP
6 1 (0.43%) GxP
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) XenApp
2 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.43%) iptables
2 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.43%) Samba
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) Nagios
1 2 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Opsview
2 1 (0.43%) MOM
2 1 (0.43%) WSUS
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.43%) SCOM
2 1 (0.43%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.43%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.66%) Oracle
3 15 (6.38%) IBM
4 12 (5.11%) ArcSight
5 11 (4.68%) Cisco
5 11 (4.68%) SAP
6 10 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.40%) McAfee
7 8 (3.40%) Blue Coat
7 8 (3.40%) TippingPoint
7 8 (3.40%) Juniper
7 8 (3.40%) Nokia
7 8 (3.40%) F5
7 8 (3.40%) Cyber-Ark
8 7 (2.98%) Adobe
9 4 (1.70%) BT
9 4 (1.70%) Citrix
10 3 (1.28%) VMware
10 3 (1.28%) Splunk
11 2 (0.85%) hybris
Knutsford
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £31.4 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester
Volt
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 22 days ago
Preston
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + depending on experience
Posted: 23 days ago