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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 49 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 126 104 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.24% 3.43% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.81% 19.05% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 42
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £298 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 6
Average hourly rate £38.43 £24.25 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.47% -28.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.89 £13.91 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £48.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.53 £28.13
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +19.20%
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
797 546 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.52% 18.02% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 263 233
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 53
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.10 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £46.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 48 £380 +25.10% 116
Cheshire +14 37 £375 +7.14% 32
Lancashire -2 15 £425 -10.52% 19
Cumbria -5 12 £390 - 7
Merseyside -21 5 £400 +8.18% 15
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 85 (29.93%) Finance
2 67 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (22.89%) Computer Science
4 61 (21.48%) Project Management
5 53 (18.66%) Microsoft
6 46 (16.20%) HTML
7 44 (15.49%) Security Cleared
8 38 (13.38%) TDD
8 38 (13.38%) SDLC
9 37 (13.03%) SQL
10 36 (12.68%) Java
10 36 (12.68%) PRINCE2
11 35 (12.32%) MS Excel
11 35 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (11.97%) CSS
12 34 (11.97%) Software Engineering
13 32 (11.27%) MS Project
14 30 (10.56%) JavaScript
14 30 (10.56%) Web Services
15 29 (10.21%) MS PowerPoint
16 28 (9.86%) Management Information System
17 27 (9.51%) Banking
17 27 (9.51%) Scrum
17 27 (9.51%) Oracle
18 26 (9.15%) Linux
18 26 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (8.80%) ITIL
20 24 (8.45%) XML
21 23 (8.10%) Windows
21 23 (8.10%) Git (software)

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (4.58%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.11%) JBoss
2 6 (2.11%) Apache
3 5 (1.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (1.76%) CICS
3 5 (1.76%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.70%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.70%) IIS
5 2 (0.70%) WordPress
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Lync
6 1 (0.35%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 35 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 32 (11.27%) MS Project
3 29 (10.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (5.63%) MS Office
5 7 (2.46%) Photoshop
5 7 (2.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.76%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.70%) SPSS
7 2 (0.70%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.35%) Windchill
8 1 (0.35%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.06%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.70%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.70%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.35%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.35%) Primavera
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.35%) Maximo
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.35%) Eikon
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.46%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.46%) Heroku
3 3 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (0.70%) Boomi
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.28%) Internet
2 9 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.46%) Firewall
4 6 (2.11%) HTTP
5 5 (1.76%) VPN
5 5 (1.76%) SAN
6 4 (1.41%) 4G
6 4 (1.41%) SSL
7 3 (1.06%) OSPF
7 3 (1.06%) BGP
7 3 (1.06%) Network Security
7 3 (1.06%) Wireless
7 3 (1.06%) IPsec
7 3 (1.06%) SNMP
7 3 (1.06%) FTP
8 2 (0.70%) DHCP
8 2 (0.70%) GSM
8 2 (0.70%) LAN
8 2 (0.70%) UMTS
8 2 (0.70%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.17%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.11%) MySQL
6 5 (1.76%) DB2
6 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.76%) Informix
6 5 (1.76%) RavenDB
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (8.10%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.87%) Hudson
3 11 (3.87%) Cucumber
3 11 (3.87%) Selenium
4 10 (3.52%) Subversion
5 8 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.46%) Maven
7 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.76%) JIRA
8 5 (1.76%) ReSharper
8 5 (1.76%) JUnit
8 5 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.76%) Mockito
9 4 (1.41%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.41%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (1.06%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.70%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 85 (29.93%) Finance
2 27 (9.51%) Banking
3 20 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.93%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.23%) Marketing
6 10 (3.52%) Retail
7 8 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.76%) Electronics
8 5 (1.76%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) Back Office
10 2 (0.70%) Front Office
10 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.70%) Law
10 2 (0.70%) Publishing
10 2 (0.70%) Games
10 2 (0.70%) Military
10 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.70%) Avionics
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (19.01%) Developer
2 43 (15.14%) Analyst
3 25 (8.80%) Architect
4 24 (8.45%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.34%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.93%) Designer
7 12 (4.23%) Consultant
7 12 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 9 (3.17%) UX Designer
9 8 (2.82%) .NET Developer
9 8 (2.82%) Software Engineer
9 8 (2.82%) Software Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 7 (2.46%) PHP Developer
11 5 (1.76%) Change Analyst
11 5 (1.76%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (1.76%) UI Designer
11 5 (1.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 5 (1.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.20%) HTML
2 34 (11.97%) CSS
3 30 (10.56%) Web Services
4 24 (8.45%) XML
5 20 (7.04%) HTML5
6 19 (6.69%) RESTful
6 19 (6.69%) .NET
7 18 (6.34%) JSON
7 18 (6.34%) jQuery
8 17 (5.99%) AngularJS
9 14 (4.93%) SOAP
10 12 (4.23%) WSDL
11 10 (3.52%) Spring
12 9 (3.17%) J2EE
13 8 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (2.46%) Backbone.js
14 7 (2.46%) Java EE
14 7 (2.46%) LINQ
15 6 (2.11%) REST
15 6 (2.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.89%) Computer Science
2 35 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.86%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.63%) User Experience
5 11 (3.87%) Statistics
6 7 (2.46%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.11%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.76%) DTV
8 5 (1.76%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.41%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.06%) iPhone
10 3 (1.06%) SCADA
10 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.06%) GIS
10 3 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.70%) NHS
11 2 (0.70%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.15%) Linux
2 23 (8.10%) Windows
3 8 (2.82%) UNIX
4 7 (2.46%) Android
5 6 (2.11%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.76%) zOS
6 5 (1.76%) Windows Vista
6 5 (1.76%) AIX
6 5 (1.76%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (21.48%) Project Management
3 38 (13.38%) TDD
3 38 (13.38%) SDLC
4 36 (12.68%) PRINCE2
5 34 (11.97%) Software Engineering
6 27 (9.51%) Scrum
7 26 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (8.80%) ITIL
9 22 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (7.39%) Migration
11 18 (6.34%) OOP
12 17 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (5.99%) Programme Management
13 16 (5.63%) Risk Management
13 16 (5.63%) Coaching
14 15 (5.28%) Business Analysis
14 15 (5.28%) Unit Testing
15 14 (4.93%) Service Delivery
16 13 (4.58%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.03%) SQL
2 36 (12.68%) Java
3 30 (10.56%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.28%) Python
5 14 (4.93%) C#
6 13 (4.58%) Perl
7 11 (3.87%) PHP
8 10 (3.52%) C++
8 10 (3.52%) C
8 10 (3.52%) Ruby
9 9 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.46%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.76%) REXX
11 5 (1.76%) CLIST
11 5 (1.76%) VBA
11 5 (1.76%) COBOL
12 4 (1.41%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.41%) Groovy
12 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.82%) HND
3 8 (2.82%) ISEB
4 7 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.46%) PMP
4 7 (2.46%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.11%) CCNP
5 6 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.76%) MCSA
7 4 (1.41%) CCIE
7 4 (1.41%) MCITP
8 3 (1.06%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.06%) CCNA
8 3 (1.06%) MCSE
8 3 (1.06%) HNC
9 2 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.99%) QA
2 12 (4.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) GAAP
3 1 (0.35%) COBIT
3 1 (0.35%) GMP
3 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.70%) XenApp
3 2 (0.70%) vSphere
4 1 (0.35%) NFS
4 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.06%) Puppet
2 3 (1.06%) CFEngine
2 3 (1.06%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.06%) Nagios
3 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.35%) WSUS
4 1 (0.35%) SCCM
4 1 (0.35%) yum
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 53 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.51%) Oracle
3 15 (5.28%) SAP
4 14 (4.93%) Cisco
5 12 (4.23%) IBM
6 10 (3.52%) VMware
7 7 (2.46%) HP
8 6 (2.11%) Citrix
9 5 (1.76%) Juniper
10 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.06%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.06%) Twitter
10 3 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.06%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.70%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (0.70%) OpenTV
11 2 (0.70%) TippingPoint
11 2 (0.70%) F5
11 2 (0.70%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.70%) Mapinfo
Cheadle, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £52.13 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Artemis Search Ltd
Rate: From £6 to £7 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Rate: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Rate: From £33,600 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £26000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Care Quality Commission
Posted: 21 days ago