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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 55 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 117 104 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.09% 3.18% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.98% 15.66% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 45
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £266 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £635 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 £38.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.37 £10.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £67.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £31.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+36.76% +14.32%
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
732 664 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.31% 20.30% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 338 239
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 61 £375 +7.14% 109
Cheshire -14 29 £400 +6.59% 18
Lancashire -3 9 £950 +216.66% 14
Cumbria +3 8 - - 3
Merseyside -4 6 £450 -32.07% 17
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 71 (30.74%) Finance
1 71 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (29.87%) Computer Science
3 54 (23.38%) Java
4 51 (22.08%) HTML
5 46 (19.91%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (18.61%) JavaScript
6 43 (18.61%) XML
7 39 (16.88%) Project Management
7 39 (16.88%) Windows
8 38 (16.45%) .NET
8 38 (16.45%) Software Engineering
9 36 (15.58%) Git (software)
9 36 (15.58%) C++
9 36 (15.58%) Web Services
10 35 (15.15%) C#
11 33 (14.29%) SQL
12 32 (13.85%) C
12 32 (13.85%) CSS
12 32 (13.85%) OO
12 32 (13.85%) TDD
13 31 (13.42%) Subversion
13 31 (13.42%) Microsoft
14 28 (12.12%) Linux
14 28 (12.12%) HTML5
15 27 (11.69%) OOP
16 26 (11.26%) MS Excel
16 26 (11.26%) JSON
16 26 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (10.82%) jQuery

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.03%) IIS
2 7 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.16%) Apache
3 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.73%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.30%) Node.js
5 3 (1.30%) SAS
6 2 (0.87%) JBoss
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.87%) Sonic ESB
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.43%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.63%) MS Office
3 6 (2.60%) MS Project
3 6 (2.60%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.30%) Primavera
2 3 (1.30%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.19%) HTTP
2 9 (3.90%) Internet
2 9 (3.90%) SMTP
3 8 (3.46%) Network Security
4 4 (1.73%) FTP
5 3 (1.30%) LAN
6 2 (0.87%) SSH
6 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.87%) WAN
7 1 (0.43%) 4G
7 1 (0.43%) DHCP
7 1 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.43%) DVB
7 1 (0.43%) Extranet
7 1 (0.43%) Firewall
7 1 (0.43%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.43%) WebEx
7 1 (0.43%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.03%) MySQL
3 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.60%) Big Data
4 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.60%) SQLite
5 5 (2.16%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.73%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.30%) OLAP
7 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (15.58%) Git (software)
2 31 (13.42%) Subversion
3 14 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.19%) JIRA
4 12 (5.19%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.90%) Selenium
6 8 (3.46%) Hudson
7 7 (3.03%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.03%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.60%) NUnit
9 5 (2.16%) JUnit
9 5 (2.16%) Maven
9 5 (2.16%) PHPUnit
9 5 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (1.73%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.73%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.30%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 71 (30.74%) Finance
2 24 (10.39%) Banking
3 10 (4.33%) Legal
4 9 (3.90%) Retail
5 8 (3.46%) Games
5 8 (3.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.16%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.73%) Avionics
9 4 (1.73%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (1.73%) Marketing
10 3 (1.30%) Local Government
10 3 (1.30%) Military
11 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.87%) Back Office
12 1 (0.43%) Advertising
12 1 (0.43%) Automotive
12 1 (0.43%) Electronics
12 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 61 (26.41%) Developer
2 42 (18.18%) Analyst
3 19 (8.23%) Java Developer
4 18 (7.79%) Architect
5 16 (6.93%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.93%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.33%) Software Engineer
7 9 (3.90%) C# Developer
8 8 (3.46%) Designer
9 7 (3.03%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.03%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.03%) Digital Developer
9 7 (3.03%) UX Designer
10 6 (2.60%) Network Architect
10 6 (2.60%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.16%) Android Developer
11 5 (2.16%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (2.16%) Programmer
12 4 (1.73%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.08%) HTML
2 43 (18.61%) XML
3 38 (16.45%) .NET
4 36 (15.58%) Web Services
5 32 (13.85%) CSS
6 28 (12.12%) HTML5
7 26 (11.26%) JSON
8 25 (10.82%) jQuery
9 18 (7.79%) ASP.NET
10 15 (6.49%) AngularJS
10 15 (6.49%) WSDL
11 14 (6.06%) Java EE
12 11 (4.76%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.76%) WCF
13 10 (4.33%) SOAP
14 9 (3.90%) CSS3
15 7 (3.03%) Ajax
15 7 (3.03%) XSLT
16 6 (2.60%) REST
16 6 (2.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 69 (29.87%) Computer Science
2 46 (19.91%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.66%) Mathematics
4 15 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.49%) User Experience
5 12 (5.19%) PMI
6 9 (3.90%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.03%) NHS
8 6 (2.60%) CESG
8 6 (2.60%) Economics
9 5 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.16%) Physics
9 5 (2.16%) Psychology
10 4 (1.73%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.73%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.73%) Statistics
11 3 (1.30%) Replication
11 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.30%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.88%) Windows
2 28 (12.12%) Linux
3 17 (7.36%) Windows XP
4 15 (6.49%) Unix
5 14 (6.06%) AIX
6 13 (5.63%) Mac OS
6 13 (5.63%) Windows Vista
7 8 (3.46%) Android
8 6 (2.60%) Solaris
9 5 (2.16%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.30%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.88%) Project Management
3 38 (16.45%) Software Engineering
4 32 (13.85%) OO
4 32 (13.85%) TDD
5 27 (11.69%) OOP
6 26 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (10.39%) ITIL
9 20 (8.66%) Waterfall
10 19 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (6.49%) BDD
11 15 (6.49%) SDLC
11 15 (6.49%) Validation
12 14 (6.06%) Automated Testing
12 14 (6.06%) Programme Management
13 13 (5.63%) Data Protection
13 13 (5.63%) Time Management
14 12 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (5.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.38%) Java
2 43 (18.61%) JavaScript
3 36 (15.58%) C++
4 35 (15.15%) C#
5 33 (14.29%) SQL
6 32 (13.85%) C
7 16 (6.93%) Objective-C
8 12 (5.19%) VB.NET
9 10 (4.33%) PHP
9 10 (4.33%) Python
9 10 (4.33%) VB
10 7 (3.03%) Ruby
11 6 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.60%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.16%) FQL
12 5 (2.16%) Perl
12 5 (2.16%) VBA
12 5 (2.16%) VBScript
13 4 (1.73%) Lua
13 4 (1.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.06%) HND
2 14 (6.06%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.33%) PMP
4 9 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.03%) PgMP
5 7 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.60%) CCIE
6 6 (2.60%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (2.60%) ISEB
7 5 (2.16%) MBA
8 4 (1.73%) ECDL
8 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.30%) CCEA
9 3 (1.30%) CCNP
9 3 (1.30%) CIPD
9 3 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.87%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.49%) QA
2 6 (2.60%) SLA
3 5 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.16%) BitLocker
3 4 (1.73%) HDFS
4 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.09%) Oracle
3 19 (8.23%) SAP
4 7 (3.03%) Cisco
4 7 (3.03%) IBM
5 5 (2.16%) Adobe
6 4 (1.73%) webMethods
7 3 (1.30%) Citrix
7 3 (1.30%) HP
7 3 (1.30%) Telerik
8 2 (0.87%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.87%) Curam
8 2 (0.87%) Pega
8 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.87%) Tumbleweed
8 2 (0.87%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.43%) hybris
9 1 (0.43%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.43%) Talend
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £48 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £425 - 525 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago