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 25 June 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 48 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Degree 137 144 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.65% 3.87% 3.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.75% 18.75% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 47
Median daily rate £381 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £287 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 7
Median hourly rate £47.20 £29.72 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.79% +28.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.47 £16.34 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £55.83 £71.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
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
772 768 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.58% 20.65% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 367 322
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £507 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 77 55
Median hourly rate £43.00 £21.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.35% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £49.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Degree as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +10 65 £425 +6.25% 24
Manchester -24 34 £360 -4.00% 75
Merseyside +1 13 £323 -0.76% 11
Lancashire -17 12 £275 -27.63% 8
Cumbria +2 5 - - 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 105 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (33.07%) Finance
3 73 (29.08%) Computer Science
4 53 (21.12%) Java
5 52 (20.72%) Microsoft
5 52 (20.72%) Project Management
6 44 (17.53%) .NET
7 43 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (16.73%) Software Engineering
9 41 (16.33%) MS Excel
10 40 (15.94%) Windows
10 40 (15.94%) TDD
11 36 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (14.34%) ITIL
12 32 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (11.55%) Test Automation
14 27 (10.76%) DevOps
14 27 (10.76%) SQL
15 25 (9.96%) JavaScript
16 24 (9.56%) TestComplete
16 24 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (9.56%) SpecFlow
17 23 (9.16%) Code Coverage
18 21 (8.37%) Oracle
18 21 (8.37%) XML
18 21 (8.37%) Banking
19 20 (7.97%) JIRA
19 20 (7.97%) HTML
19 20 (7.97%) CSS
19 20 (7.97%) Scrum

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.39%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (1.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (1.20%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.20%) CMS
4 3 (1.20%) IIS
4 3 (1.20%) SAS
5 2 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.80%) Mule
5 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.80%) WordPress
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.17%) MS Office
3 9 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.99%) MS Project
5 4 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Magento
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.20%) Primavera
2 3 (1.20%) SAP PS
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (0.80%) Engine Yard
2 2 (0.80%) GitHub
2 2 (0.80%) Heroku
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.98%) Internet
2 9 (3.59%) HTTP
3 8 (3.19%) LAN
4 6 (2.39%) Firewall
5 4 (1.59%) DNS
5 4 (1.59%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.59%) tcpdump
5 4 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.59%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.20%) PuTTY
6 3 (1.20%) WAN
6 3 (1.20%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.80%) DHCP
7 2 (0.80%) DVB
7 2 (0.80%) Network Security
7 2 (0.80%) SAN
7 2 (0.80%) Wireless
8 1 (0.40%) NAS
8 1 (0.40%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.40%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.59%) MySQL
3 5 (1.99%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.59%) GIS
4 4 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.59%) Redis
4 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.20%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.20%) Big Data
5 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQLite
7 1 (0.40%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (9.56%) SpecFlow
1 24 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 24 (9.56%) TestComplete
2 20 (7.97%) JIRA
3 17 (6.77%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.37%) Git (software)
5 12 (4.78%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.78%) Selenium
6 10 (3.98%) Subversion
7 7 (2.79%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.39%) Gradle
8 6 (2.39%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.99%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.99%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.59%) Checkstyle
10 4 (1.59%) FindBugs
10 4 (1.59%) Maven
10 4 (1.59%) Mockito
10 4 (1.59%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 83 (33.07%) Finance
2 21 (8.37%) Banking
3 15 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.58%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (3.59%) Retail
6 7 (2.79%) Marketing
7 6 (2.39%) Electronics
8 5 (1.99%) Games
8 5 (1.99%) Legal
8 5 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.99%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.20%) Law
11 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.80%) Back Office
11 2 (0.80%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.80%) Military
11 2 (0.80%) Publishing
12 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (17.53%) Analyst
2 39 (15.54%) Developer
3 32 (12.75%) Architect
4 17 (6.77%) Consultant
5 14 (5.58%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.58%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.18%) Java Developer
7 12 (4.78%) DevOps Consultant
8 11 (4.38%) Integration Consultant
9 9 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (3.59%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Designer
10 8 (3.19%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.79%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.79%) Agile Developer
11 7 (2.79%) Service Manager
11 7 (2.79%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.39%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.53%) .NET
2 21 (8.37%) XML
3 20 (7.97%) CSS
3 20 (7.97%) HTML
4 14 (5.58%) jQuery
4 14 (5.58%) Web Services
5 13 (5.18%) HTML5
6 12 (4.78%) JSON
6 12 (4.78%) Spring
7 9 (3.59%) AngularJS
7 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.59%) CSS3
8 7 (2.79%) JDBC
8 7 (2.79%) Middleware
8 7 (2.79%) REST
8 7 (2.79%) SOAP
9 6 (2.39%) Java EE
9 6 (2.39%) JSP
9 6 (2.39%) Servlets
9 6 (2.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (29.08%) Computer Science
2 43 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.18%) User Experience
4 12 (4.78%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.38%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.19%) PMI
7 5 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (1.99%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.59%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.59%) NHS
8 4 (1.59%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.20%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.20%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.20%) New Media
9 3 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.20%) Psychology
9 3 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.94%) Windows
2 13 (5.18%) Linux
3 7 (2.79%) Unix
4 4 (1.59%) AIX
4 4 (1.59%) Android
4 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.20%) VME
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.80%) CentOS
6 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.80%) Solaris
6 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.40%) HPUX
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (20.72%) Project Management
3 42 (16.73%) Software Engineering
4 40 (15.94%) TDD
5 36 (14.34%) ITIL
5 36 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (11.55%) Test Automation
8 27 (10.76%) DevOps
9 23 (9.16%) Code Coverage
10 20 (7.97%) Scrum
11 19 (7.57%) Risk Management
12 17 (6.77%) MVC
12 17 (6.77%) Programme Management
12 17 (6.77%) Service Delivery
13 16 (6.37%) PRINCE2
14 15 (5.98%) Information Security
15 14 (5.58%) Integration Testing
15 14 (5.58%) Time Management
16 13 (5.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.12%) Java
2 27 (10.76%) SQL
3 25 (9.96%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.77%) C#
5 16 (6.37%) Ruby
6 13 (5.18%) C++
7 12 (4.78%) PHP
8 11 (4.38%) Python
9 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.39%) C
10 6 (2.39%) VB
11 5 (1.99%) Go
12 3 (1.20%) Ada
12 3 (1.20%) COBOL
12 3 (1.20%) FQL
12 3 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.80%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.18%) ISEB
3 9 (3.59%) HND
4 8 (3.19%) CCEA
4 8 (3.19%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (3.19%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.79%) CISSP
5 7 (2.79%) MBA
5 7 (2.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.39%) GIAC
6 6 (2.39%) HNC
7 5 (1.99%) CISM
7 5 (1.99%) GCFA
7 5 (1.99%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.99%) PgMP
7 5 (1.99%) PMP
8 4 (1.59%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.57%) QA
2 6 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.59%) COBIT
3 4 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.20%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) COSO
5 1 (0.40%) IAS 39
System Software
1 10 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.20%) HDFS
4 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (1.99%) Puppet
2 4 (1.59%) EnCase
3 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.80%) Ansible
4 2 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.80%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.80%) Nagios
4 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.40%) OPNET
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (20.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.37%) Oracle
3 15 (5.98%) SAP
4 10 (3.98%) Citrix
5 8 (3.19%) HP
6 7 (2.79%) IBM
7 6 (2.39%) Google
7 6 (2.39%) VMware
8 5 (1.99%) Adobe
8 5 (1.99%) Cisco
8 5 (1.99%) Perforce
8 5 (1.99%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.59%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.59%) Rapid7
9 4 (1.59%) Splunk
10 3 (1.20%) BMC
10 3 (1.20%) FireEye
11 2 (0.80%) EMC
11 2 (0.80%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
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