The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 48 47 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Degree 101 95 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.35% 3.51% 3.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.53% 19.00% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 41
Average daily rate
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£328 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £31.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £35.00 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+37.25% -26.08%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
545 500 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.08% 18.45% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 226 320
Average daily rate £325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 45
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.60 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Degree
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Manchester -3 38 £304 -8.64% 72
Lancashire -2 26 £425 +49.12% 14
Cheshire -10 18 £334 +33.50% 26
Merseyside +15 13 £370 +10.37% 15
Cumbria - - - - 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 54 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.28%) Finance
3 33 (18.54%) HTML
4 31 (17.42%) SQL
4 31 (17.42%) .NET
5 29 (16.29%) Project Management
6 28 (15.73%) Windows
6 28 (15.73%) Computer Science
7 26 (14.61%) MS Excel
7 26 (14.61%) CSS
7 26 (14.61%) Oracle
7 26 (14.61%) Java
7 26 (14.61%) JavaScript
8 25 (14.04%) jQuery
9 24 (13.48%) ITIL
10 23 (12.92%) PRINCE2
11 22 (12.36%) Relational Database
12 20 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (11.24%) C#
12 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
12 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (11.24%) Security Cleared
13 19 (10.67%) Web Services
14 18 (10.11%) SAN
14 18 (10.11%) VMware
15 17 (9.55%) Management Information System
15 17 (9.55%) Cisco
15 17 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (8.99%) ISEB

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.12%) CICS
4 2 (1.12%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.37%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Project
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.56%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.74%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.56%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.56%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.87%) SaaS
2 12 (6.74%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.11%) SAN
2 13 (7.30%) Firewall
3 7 (3.93%) Internet
4 5 (2.81%) LAN
5 4 (2.25%) WLAN
5 4 (2.25%) Wireless
5 4 (2.25%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.12%) DHCP
6 2 (1.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.56%) LDAP
7 1 (0.56%) DMZ
7 1 (0.56%) HTTP
7 1 (0.56%) VPN
7 1 (0.56%) WAN
7 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.56%) PABX
7 1 (0.56%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.36%) Relational Database
2 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.74%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.06%) RavenDB
5 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.81%) MySQL
8 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.69%) Big Data
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.12%) MS Access
9 2 (1.12%) DB2
9 2 (1.12%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.06%) ReSharper
2 9 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.37%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.69%) Subversion
5 2 (1.12%) Selenium
5 2 (1.12%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.56%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.56%) Toad
6 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (25.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.93%) Retail
4 6 (3.37%) Advertising
4 6 (3.37%) Marketing
5 5 (2.81%) Legal
5 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.25%) Banking
6 4 (2.25%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.69%) Billing
7 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.12%) Back Office
8 2 (1.12%) Local Government
8 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.12%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (23.60%) Developer
2 32 (17.98%) Analyst
3 21 (11.80%) Architect
4 14 (7.87%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.74%) Consultant
6 9 (5.06%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.06%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.49%) Data Analyst
8 7 (3.93%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.93%) Integration Architect
8 7 (3.93%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.93%) Support Consultant
8 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
9 6 (3.37%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Wintel Support
11 4 (2.25%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (2.25%) Performance Manager
11 4 (2.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.54%) HTML
2 31 (17.42%) .NET
3 26 (14.61%) CSS
4 25 (14.04%) jQuery
5 19 (10.67%) Web Services
6 12 (6.74%) XML
7 9 (5.06%) LINQ
7 9 (5.06%) SOAP
7 9 (5.06%) Backbone.js
7 9 (5.06%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.93%) XSLT
9 6 (3.37%) XHTML
9 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.37%) Spring
9 6 (3.37%) JSF
9 6 (3.37%) Ajax
9 6 (3.37%) HTML5
10 4 (2.25%) EJB 3.0
10 4 (2.25%) RESTful
10 4 (2.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.73%) Computer Science
2 17 (9.55%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.49%) NHS
4 7 (3.93%) Statistics
5 5 (2.81%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.25%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.69%) Open Source
8 2 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) GIS
8 2 (1.12%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.56%) CCTV
9 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.56%) Ontologies
9 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.73%) Windows
2 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.81%) UNIX
4 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.25%) Fedora
5 4 (2.25%) Linux
5 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.29%) Project Management
2 24 (13.48%) ITIL
3 23 (12.92%) PRINCE2
4 20 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.99%) Scrum
6 13 (7.30%) Data Management
7 12 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.62%) Business Analysis
9 10 (5.62%) Data Modelling
9 10 (5.62%) MVC
10 9 (5.06%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.06%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.06%) Domain-Driven Design
11 8 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (4.49%) CQRS
11 8 (4.49%) Supplier Management
11 8 (4.49%) Web Development
11 8 (4.49%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.42%) SQL
2 26 (14.61%) Java
2 26 (14.61%) JavaScript
3 20 (11.24%) C#
4 16 (8.99%) VBA
5 13 (7.30%) Python
5 13 (7.30%) Perl
6 12 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.18%) PL/SQL
7 11 (6.18%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.37%) C++
9 5 (2.81%) C
10 2 (1.12%) PHP
10 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.12%) XPath
11 1 (0.56%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.56%) AWK
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.99%) ISEB
3 15 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.87%) MCSE
5 10 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.06%) VCP5
7 7 (3.93%) APMP
8 6 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (3.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (3.37%) MCITP
8 6 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.81%) CCNA
9 5 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.69%) HNC
11 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.12%) PMP
12 2 (1.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.93%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) COBIT
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.56%) GCP
4 1 (0.56%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 17 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.30%) Hyper-V
2 13 (7.30%) VMware ESX
3 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.12%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.56%) VMFS
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) vCloud
5 1 (0.56%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.74%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.69%) SCCM
3 2 (1.12%) WSUS
4 1 (0.56%) Nagios
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
4 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.56%) YUM
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.61%) Oracle
3 18 (10.11%) VMware
4 17 (9.55%) Cisco
5 15 (8.43%) SAP
6 12 (6.74%) Juniper
6 12 (6.74%) Symantec
7 11 (6.18%) webMethods
7 11 (6.18%) Dell
7 11 (6.18%) Software AG
8 8 (4.49%) Citrix
9 6 (3.37%) Talend
10 4 (2.25%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.12%) JBoss
11 2 (1.12%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.12%) IBM
11 2 (1.12%) Adobe
12 1 (0.56%) HP
12 1 (0.56%) Siebel
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