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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 55 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 95 81 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.97% 2.74% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.27% 16.10% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 51
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£325 £326 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +99.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £14.20 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.50 £51.11 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.23 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -50.07%
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
622 503 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.47% 17.02% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 237 343
Average daily rate £386 £305 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.63% -17.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £41.75 £28.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Lancashire -2 31 £475 +46.15% 17
Manchester -20 24 £315 -5.26% 83
Cheshire +1 19 £325 - 40
Merseyside +8 16 £325 -2.98% 18
Cumbria -8 1 - - 7
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 59 (31.22%) Microsoft
2 56 (29.63%) Finance
3 46 (24.34%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (23.81%) SQL
5 41 (21.69%) Oracle
5 41 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (20.11%) Java
7 33 (17.46%) .NET
8 32 (16.93%) Computer Science
9 31 (16.40%) HTML
10 28 (14.81%) C#
10 28 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 27 (14.29%) Project Management
12 26 (13.76%) Security Cleared
13 25 (13.23%) Windows
13 25 (13.23%) MS Excel
14 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
14 24 (12.70%) Software Engineering
15 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
15 22 (11.64%) SharePoint
16 21 (11.11%) Python
17 20 (10.58%) ITIL
17 20 (10.58%) Perl
17 20 (10.58%) SAP
17 20 (10.58%) Relational Database
18 19 (10.05%) SaaS
18 19 (10.05%) jQuery
18 19 (10.05%) ASP.NET
18 19 (10.05%) VMware
19 18 (9.52%) Web Services

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 22 (11.64%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.76%) Umbraco
2 9 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.59%) iPlanet
4 3 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.06%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.06%) CICS
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.53%) Lync
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (13.23%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.82%) MS Office
3 5 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.59%) MS Project
5 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.06%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.06%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.53%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.53%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (7.94%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.05%) SaaS
2 15 (7.94%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) GitHub
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.47%) SAN
2 14 (7.41%) Firewall
3 7 (3.70%) Internet
4 2 (1.06%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.53%) VLAN
5 1 (0.53%) NAS
5 1 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.53%) Wireless
5 1 (0.53%) DMZ
5 1 (0.53%) LDAP
5 1 (0.53%) LAN
5 1 (0.53%) WLAN
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.58%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.94%) RDBMS
4 10 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.17%) JasperReports
6 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.12%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.06%) RavenDB
10 2 (1.06%) Big Data
10 2 (1.06%) MySQL
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.06%) DB2
11 1 (0.53%) OLAP
11 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Subversion
2 7 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.06%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.06%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.53%) Selenium
5 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 56 (29.63%) Finance
2 11 (5.82%) Marketing
3 10 (5.29%) Advertising
4 6 (3.17%) Retail
5 5 (2.65%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.65%) Banking
6 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.59%) Legal
8 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.06%) Back Office
8 2 (1.06%) Games
8 2 (1.06%) Billing
8 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.53%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 45 (23.81%) Developer
2 33 (17.46%) Analyst
3 26 (13.76%) Architect
4 12 (6.35%) Business Analyst
4 12 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (6.35%) Java Developer
5 11 (5.82%) Consultant
6 10 (5.29%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.29%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.29%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.76%) Integration Architect
8 7 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.70%) Support Consultant
8 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
9 6 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (2.65%) Wintel Support
10 5 (2.65%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (2.65%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.46%) .NET
2 31 (16.40%) HTML
3 19 (10.05%) ASP.NET
3 19 (10.05%) jQuery
4 18 (9.52%) Web Services
5 14 (7.41%) CSS
6 13 (6.88%) HTML5
7 11 (5.82%) JSF
8 10 (5.29%) XML
9 9 (4.76%) J2EE
9 9 (4.76%) Java EE
9 9 (4.76%) Spring
10 8 (4.23%) JDBC
11 7 (3.70%) Swing
12 6 (3.17%) LINQ
13 5 (2.65%) WPF
13 5 (2.65%) Hibernate
13 5 (2.65%) EJB
13 5 (2.65%) EJB 3.0
14 4 (2.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.34%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (16.93%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.70%) Statistics
5 5 (2.65%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.65%) NHS
5 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.12%) User Experience
6 4 (2.12%) Open Source
6 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.59%) GIS
8 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.06%) Physics
8 2 (1.06%) Life Science
8 2 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.06%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.23%) Windows
2 14 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (5.29%) UNIX
5 9 (4.76%) Linux
6 2 (1.06%) CentOS
6 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.29%) Project Management
3 24 (12.70%) Software Engineering
4 20 (10.58%) ITIL
5 18 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 14 (7.41%) Data Management
7 13 (6.88%) Business Analysis
7 13 (6.88%) Service Delivery
8 12 (6.35%) MVC
8 12 (6.35%) Scrum
9 11 (5.82%) Web Development
10 10 (5.29%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.29%) Migration
10 10 (5.29%) ETL
11 9 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.23%) Metadata Management
12 8 (4.23%) Data Migration
13 7 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.81%) SQL
2 38 (20.11%) Java
3 28 (14.81%) C#
4 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.11%) Python
6 20 (10.58%) Perl
7 17 (8.99%) VBA
8 15 (7.94%) PL/SQL
9 14 (7.41%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.76%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.70%) C++
12 4 (2.12%) C
12 4 (2.12%) XAML
13 3 (1.59%) PHP
13 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.59%) VBScript
14 2 (1.06%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.06%) AWK
14 2 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.47%) ISEB
4 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.35%) MCSE
6 11 (5.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (4.76%) VCP5
8 8 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.70%) APMP
10 6 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.12%) MCITP
12 3 (1.59%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.59%) HNC
12 3 (1.59%) CCNA
12 3 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.06%) CISSP
13 2 (1.06%) HND
13 2 (1.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) COBIT
2 3 (1.59%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) GCP
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.88%) Hyper-V
2 13 (6.88%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.06%) GPFS
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.53%) VMFS
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (6.35%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.06%) Nagios
2 2 (1.06%) SCOM
2 2 (1.06%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.06%) YUM
2 2 (1.06%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (31.22%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.69%) Oracle
3 20 (10.58%) SAP
4 19 (10.05%) VMware
5 16 (8.47%) Cisco
6 15 (7.94%) Dell
7 14 (7.41%) Software AG
7 14 (7.41%) webMethods
8 12 (6.35%) Symantec
8 12 (6.35%) Juniper
9 7 (3.70%) Talend
10 6 (3.17%) JBoss
11 5 (2.65%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (2.65%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.59%) IBM
13 2 (1.06%) EMC
13 2 (1.06%) Adobe
13 2 (1.06%) Citrix
13 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
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