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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 57 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing Degree 96 72 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.97% 2.45% 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.41% 14.43% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 51
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £184 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 10
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +97.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £14.20 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.50 £51.11 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £15.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+106.45% -49.18%
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
623 499 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.26% 16.96% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 230 327
Average daily rate £395 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 45
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 0 30 £475 +35.71% 15
Manchester -15 26 £320 -1.91% 72
Cheshire -4 19 £350 +7.69% 46
Merseyside +6 16 £325 -2.98% 24
Cumbria -8 1 - - 7
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 60 (31.41%) Microsoft
2 56 (29.32%) Finance
3 48 (25.13%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (24.61%) SQL
5 41 (21.47%) Oracle
6 40 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (19.37%) Java
8 32 (16.75%) .NET
9 31 (16.23%) Computer Science
10 29 (15.18%) C#
10 29 (15.18%) HTML
11 28 (14.66%) SQL Server
12 27 (14.14%) Project Management
13 26 (13.61%) Software Engineering
13 26 (13.61%) Security Cleared
14 25 (13.09%) MS Excel
15 23 (12.04%) JavaScript
16 22 (11.52%) SharePoint
16 22 (11.52%) Windows
16 22 (11.52%) SC Cleared
17 21 (10.99%) Python
17 21 (10.99%) SAP
18 20 (10.47%) ASP.NET
18 20 (10.47%) Perl
19 19 (9.95%) ITIL
19 19 (9.95%) Relational Database
19 19 (9.95%) jQuery
20 18 (9.42%) SaaS
20 18 (9.42%) VBA
20 18 (9.42%) VMware

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.71%) Umbraco
2 9 (4.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.57%) iPlanet
5 2 (1.05%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.05%) CICS
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.52%) Kinematics
Applications
1 25 (13.09%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.28%) MS Office
3 6 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.57%) MS Project
4 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.05%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.05%) PowerPivot
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 15 (7.85%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.05%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.52%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.42%) SaaS
2 15 (7.85%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) GitHub
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.85%) SAN
2 14 (7.33%) Firewall
3 7 (3.66%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.52%) VLAN
4 1 (0.52%) NAS
4 1 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.52%) DMZ
4 1 (0.52%) LDAP
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.95%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.33%) RDBMS
4 10 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.14%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.14%) JasperReports
7 5 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.09%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.05%) MySQL
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.05%) DB2
10 2 (1.05%) OLAP
10 2 (1.05%) Big Data
11 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.24%) Subversion
2 7 (3.66%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (3.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.05%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 56 (29.32%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Marketing
3 11 (5.76%) Advertising
4 6 (3.14%) Retail
5 5 (2.62%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.62%) Banking
6 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Publishing
7 2 (1.05%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Billing
7 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 45 (23.56%) Developer
2 35 (18.32%) Analyst
3 26 (13.61%) Architect
4 13 (6.81%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.28%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (6.28%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.76%) Consultant
6 11 (5.76%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.24%) Data Analyst
8 9 (4.71%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.71%) Integration Architect
9 8 (4.19%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Support Consultant
10 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
11 6 (3.14%) SharePoint Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Wintel Support
12 5 (2.62%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.75%) .NET
2 29 (15.18%) HTML
3 20 (10.47%) ASP.NET
4 19 (9.95%) jQuery
5 16 (8.38%) Web Services
6 13 (6.81%) HTML5
7 12 (6.28%) CSS
8 11 (5.76%) JSF
9 9 (4.71%) Spring
9 9 (4.71%) J2EE
9 9 (4.71%) XML
10 8 (4.19%) JDBC
10 8 (4.19%) Java EE
11 7 (3.66%) WPF
11 7 (3.66%) Swing
12 5 (2.62%) EJB
12 5 (2.62%) LINQ
12 5 (2.62%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.62%) EJB 3.0
13 4 (2.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.13%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (16.23%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.38%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.19%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.66%) Statistics
6 5 (2.62%) NHS
6 5 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.09%) User Experience
7 4 (2.09%) Open Source
7 4 (2.09%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.57%) GIS
8 3 (1.57%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.05%) Life Science
9 2 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.05%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.05%) Physics
10 1 (0.52%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.52%) Windows
2 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (5.24%) UNIX
4 9 (4.71%) Linux
5 3 (1.57%) CentOS
6 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.14%) Project Management
3 26 (13.61%) Software Engineering
4 19 (9.95%) ITIL
5 17 (8.90%) PRINCE2
6 16 (8.38%) Data Management
7 14 (7.33%) Business Analysis
7 14 (7.33%) Data Modelling
7 14 (7.33%) Service Delivery
8 12 (6.28%) MVC
9 11 (5.76%) Web Development
10 10 (5.24%) Scrum
10 10 (5.24%) Migration
10 10 (5.24%) ETL
11 9 (4.71%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.71%) Mentoring
12 8 (4.19%) Metadata Management
12 8 (4.19%) Data Migration
12 8 (4.19%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.61%) SQL
2 37 (19.37%) Java
3 29 (15.18%) C#
4 23 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.99%) Python
6 20 (10.47%) Perl
7 18 (9.42%) VBA
8 15 (7.85%) PL/SQL
9 14 (7.33%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.19%) PowerShell
10 8 (4.19%) C++
11 5 (2.62%) XAML
12 4 (2.09%) C
13 3 (1.57%) PHP
13 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.57%) VBScript
14 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.05%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.05%) XPath
14 2 (1.05%) AWK
Qualifications
1 26 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.85%) ISEB
4 13 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (5.24%) MCSE
7 9 (4.71%) VCP5
8 8 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.66%) APMP
10 6 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (3.14%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.57%) MCITP
11 3 (1.57%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.57%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.57%) PhD
11 3 (1.57%) HNC
12 2 (1.05%) HND
12 2 (1.05%) CISM
12 2 (1.05%) PMP
12 2 (1.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) QA
2 3 (1.57%) COBIT
2 3 (1.57%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) GCP
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (6.81%) VMware ESX
2 12 (6.28%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.05%) GPFS
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.52%) VMFS
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.57%) YUM
2 3 (1.57%) Puppet
3 2 (1.05%) Nagios
3 2 (1.05%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (31.41%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.47%) Oracle
3 21 (10.99%) SAP
4 18 (9.42%) VMware
5 15 (7.85%) Cisco
5 15 (7.85%) Dell
6 14 (7.33%) Software AG
6 14 (7.33%) webMethods
7 12 (6.28%) Symantec
7 12 (6.28%) Juniper
8 7 (3.66%) Talend
9 6 (3.14%) JBoss
10 5 (2.62%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (2.62%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.57%) IBM
11 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.05%) Adobe
12 2 (1.05%) EMC
13 1 (0.52%) Nortel
13 1 (0.52%) Citrix
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