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 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 63 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 97 115 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 2.60% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.57% 13.43% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 43
Median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £324 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £478 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £368
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £29.72 £23.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.83 £49.08 £74.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.43% +15.62%
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
623 856 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.58% 19.36% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 499 335
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.95 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Manchester 0 39 £313 -16.66% 64
Lancashire +15 18 £488 +17.61% 10
Cheshire -15 15 £425 +6.25% 10
Merseyside +8 12 £500 +33.33% 8
Cumbria +12 3 £275 -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 86 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.79%) Computer Science
3 58 (24.68%) Finance
4 51 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (20.00%) Project Management
6 41 (17.45%) .NET
6 41 (17.45%) Microsoft
7 39 (16.60%) Java
8 37 (15.74%) ITIL
9 36 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 34 (14.47%) Windows
12 30 (12.77%) TDD
13 26 (11.06%) SQL
14 24 (10.21%) JIRA
15 22 (9.36%) Banking
15 22 (9.36%) DevOps
16 21 (8.94%) Test Automation
16 21 (8.94%) SQL Server
16 21 (8.94%) C#
16 21 (8.94%) Scrum
17 20 (8.51%) JavaScript
17 20 (8.51%) XML
17 20 (8.51%) Software Engineering
18 19 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (7.66%) Management Information System
19 18 (7.66%) Analytics
20 17 (7.23%) Risk Management
20 17 (7.23%) Oracle
21 16 (6.81%) MS Office

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 (3.40%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.98%) SAS
3 6 (2.55%) CMS
3 6 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.13%) GeoServer
4 5 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.70%) IIS
6 3 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.28%) WordPress
7 2 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.43%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.81%) MS Office
3 12 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (5.11%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.83%) MS Project
5 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.85%) SPSS
7 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.43%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Magento
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Unica
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.43%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.70%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.28%) GitHub
3 2 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.85%) Engine Yard
3 2 (0.85%) Google Play
3 2 (0.85%) Heroku
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.26%) LAN
2 9 (3.83%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.40%) Internet
4 7 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.55%) HTTP
6 5 (2.13%) Firewall
6 5 (2.13%) FTP
6 5 (2.13%) WAN
7 4 (1.70%) DNS
7 4 (1.70%) tcpdump
7 4 (1.70%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.28%) PuTTY
8 3 (1.28%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.85%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.85%) Wireless
10 1 (0.43%) DVB
10 1 (0.43%) UMTS
10 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.40%) Big Data
2 8 (3.40%) MySQL
3 7 (2.98%) GIS
3 7 (2.98%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.55%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.28%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.85%) MS Access
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.85%) Redis
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.43%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 24 (10.21%) JIRA
2 16 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.38%) SpecFlow
3 15 (6.38%) TestComplete
4 12 (5.11%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.83%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.40%) Gradle
7 8 (3.40%) Selenium
8 6 (2.55%) Subversion
8 6 (2.55%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.13%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.70%) Maven
11 3 (1.28%) Ant
11 3 (1.28%) JBehave
11 3 (1.28%) NUnit
11 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.28%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (1.28%) WATIR
11 3 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (24.68%) Finance
2 22 (9.36%) Banking
3 14 (5.96%) Marketing
4 9 (3.83%) Retail
5 7 (2.98%) Games
6 5 (2.13%) Legal
6 5 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.28%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.85%) Front Office
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 2 (0.85%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (22.55%) Analyst
2 34 (14.47%) Developer
3 31 (13.19%) Architect
4 17 (7.23%) Consultant
5 13 (5.53%) .NET Developer
5 13 (5.53%) Software Developer
5 13 (5.53%) Test Analyst
6 11 (4.68%) .NET Software Developer
6 11 (4.68%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.26%) DevOps Consultant
8 9 (3.83%) Integration Consultant
8 9 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.40%) Security Analyst
9 8 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.98%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
10 7 (2.98%) Designer
10 7 (2.98%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.98%) UX Designer
11 6 (2.55%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.45%) .NET
2 20 (8.51%) XML
3 13 (5.53%) jQuery
4 12 (5.11%) HTML
5 11 (4.68%) SOAP
6 10 (4.26%) ASP.NET
6 10 (4.26%) CSS
6 10 (4.26%) Web Services
7 9 (3.83%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.40%) JSON
9 7 (2.98%) Middleware
9 7 (2.98%) Spring
10 6 (2.55%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.13%) HTML5
11 5 (2.13%) Leaflet
11 5 (2.13%) OpenLayers
11 5 (2.13%) PostGIS
11 5 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (1.70%) Autofac
12 4 (1.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 70 (29.79%) Computer Science
2 51 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.66%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.53%) User Experience
5 7 (2.98%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.55%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.55%) NHS
7 5 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.13%) Mobile Games
7 5 (2.13%) Social Media
7 5 (2.13%) Statistics
8 4 (1.70%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.28%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.28%) New Media
9 3 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.28%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.47%) Windows
2 15 (6.38%) Unix
3 11 (4.68%) Linux
4 5 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.28%) VME
6 2 (0.85%) AIX
6 2 (0.85%) Android
6 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.85%) CentOS
6 2 (0.85%) Solaris
6 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.00%) Project Management
3 37 (15.74%) ITIL
4 36 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (12.77%) TDD
6 22 (9.36%) DevOps
7 21 (8.94%) Scrum
7 21 (8.94%) Test Automation
8 20 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 19 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (7.66%) Analytics
11 17 (7.23%) Risk Management
12 16 (6.81%) E-Commerce
12 16 (6.81%) Information Security
12 16 (6.81%) PRINCE2
13 15 (6.38%) Code Coverage
13 15 (6.38%) Data Management
13 15 (6.38%) Service Management
14 14 (5.96%) Continuous Deployment
15 13 (5.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.60%) Java
2 26 (11.06%) SQL
3 21 (8.94%) C#
4 20 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.53%) Python
6 11 (4.68%) PHP
6 11 (4.68%) Ruby
7 9 (3.83%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.55%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.28%) COBOL
9 3 (1.28%) FQL
9 3 (1.28%) VB
10 2 (0.85%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.85%) C++
10 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.43%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.43%) C
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (6.81%) ISEB
2 15 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.40%) CISSP
4 7 (2.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.98%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.55%) CISM
5 6 (2.55%) HNC
5 6 (2.55%) HND
6 5 (2.13%) CCIE
6 5 (2.13%) GCFA
6 5 (2.13%) GIAC
7 4 (1.70%) CCNP
7 4 (1.70%) CFCE
7 4 (1.70%) EnCE
7 4 (1.70%) GCFE
8 3 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.28%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.38%) QA
2 9 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.13%) ISO20022
4 4 (1.70%) COBIT
4 4 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.70%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.85%) SLA
7 1 (0.43%) COSO
7 1 (0.43%) IAS 39
7 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.55%) Puppet
3 4 (1.70%) Ansible
3 4 (1.70%) EnCase
4 2 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.85%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.85%) Nagios
4 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.43%) OPNET
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.23%) Oracle
3 12 (5.11%) HP
4 9 (3.83%) VMware
5 7 (2.98%) Cisco
5 7 (2.98%) IBM
6 6 (2.55%) Adobe
6 6 (2.55%) Google
7 5 (2.13%) ESRI
7 5 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.13%) SAP
8 4 (1.70%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.70%) Citrix
8 4 (1.70%) FireEye
8 4 (1.70%) Rapid7
8 4 (1.70%) Splunk
9 3 (1.28%) Perforce
9 3 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.85%) EMC
10 2 (0.85%) Epiphany
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