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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 63 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 121 93 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.80% 3.01% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.10% 15.98% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £364 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.04% +10.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 10
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.72 £12.85 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.50 £51.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.07% +46.66%
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
858 582 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.84% 18.87% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 310 237
Average daily rate £400 £346 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.77% +7.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 52
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.64% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +1 44 £380 +16.92% 108
Cheshire +6 33 £388 +10.71% 26
Lancashire -16 22 £420 -11.57% 10
Cumbria -7 11 - - 1
Merseyside -20 4 £400 +23.07% 12
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 65 (25.49%) Finance
2 60 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.75%) Computer Science
4 51 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 47 (18.43%) Security Cleared
6 43 (16.86%) Project Management
7 42 (16.47%) Java
8 40 (15.69%) HTML
8 40 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (14.51%) SQL
10 36 (14.12%) Oracle
11 35 (13.73%) ITIL
12 31 (12.16%) Windows
12 31 (12.16%) SDLC
13 30 (11.76%) MS Excel
14 29 (11.37%) Linux
14 29 (11.37%) CSS
14 29 (11.37%) Software Engineering
15 28 (10.98%) TDD
16 27 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (10.59%) Management Information System
17 26 (10.20%) JavaScript
17 26 (10.20%) Web Services
17 26 (10.20%) XML
17 26 (10.20%) SC Cleared
18 25 (9.80%) PRINCE2
19 23 (9.02%) .NET
20 22 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (8.63%) Banking
21 21 (8.24%) Git (software)

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 15 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.14%) JBoss
4 6 (2.35%) Apache
4 6 (2.35%) IIS
5 5 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.78%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.39%) Lync
9 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.39%) Mule
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.84%) MS Office
3 13 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (4.71%) MS Project
5 7 (2.75%) Photoshop
5 7 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.78%) SPSS
7 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.18%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Eikon
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.39%) Primavera
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.57%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.57%) Heroku
3 3 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (0.78%) Boomi
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.67%) Internet
2 15 (5.88%) HTTP
3 9 (3.53%) SMTP
4 8 (3.14%) FTP
4 8 (3.14%) Network Security
5 6 (2.35%) Firewall
6 5 (1.96%) VPN
7 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.57%) SSL
7 4 (1.57%) LAN
7 4 (1.57%) Wireless
8 3 (1.18%) IPsec
8 3 (1.18%) WAN
8 3 (1.18%) SNMP
8 3 (1.18%) OSPF
8 3 (1.18%) BGP
9 2 (0.78%) GSM
9 2 (0.78%) UMTS
9 2 (0.78%) 2G
9 2 (0.78%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.10%) Oracle Database
2 13 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.75%) MySQL
5 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.96%) Informix
7 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.57%) SQLite
7 4 (1.57%) RavenDB
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.27%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.71%) Subversion
4 11 (4.31%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.31%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.53%) JUnit
6 7 (2.75%) Maven
6 7 (2.75%) Hudson
6 7 (2.75%) Selenium
7 5 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.96%) Mockito
7 5 (1.96%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.96%) NUnit
7 5 (1.96%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (1.57%) PHPUnit
8 4 (1.57%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.57%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.18%) TestComplete
9 3 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 65 (25.49%) Finance
2 22 (8.63%) Banking
3 11 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.14%) Retail
5 7 (2.75%) Marketing
5 7 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.57%) Legal
8 3 (1.18%) Avionics
9 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.78%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.78%) Front Office
9 2 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.78%) Law
9 2 (0.78%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Military
10 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (18.04%) Analyst
2 45 (17.65%) Developer
3 24 (9.41%) Architect
4 17 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.27%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.10%) Consultant
7 12 (4.71%) Designer
8 10 (3.92%) Java Developer
9 7 (2.75%) .NET Developer
9 7 (2.75%) Software Engineer
9 7 (2.75%) UX Designer
10 6 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (1.96%) Technical Architect
11 5 (1.96%) Integration Architect
11 5 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (1.96%) Change Analyst
11 5 (1.96%) UI Designer
12 4 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 4 (1.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 4 (1.57%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.69%) HTML
2 29 (11.37%) CSS
3 26 (10.20%) Web Services
3 26 (10.20%) XML
4 23 (9.02%) .NET
5 16 (6.27%) JSON
5 16 (6.27%) jQuery
6 13 (5.10%) HTML5
6 13 (5.10%) SOAP
7 12 (4.71%) RESTful
8 10 (3.92%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.92%) JDBC
8 10 (3.92%) WSDL
9 9 (3.53%) Spring
10 8 (3.14%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (3.14%) J2EE
10 8 (3.14%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.35%) JAX-RPC
11 6 (2.35%) REST
12 5 (1.96%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.75%) Computer Science
2 40 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (10.59%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.10%) User Experience
5 11 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.14%) Statistics
7 7 (2.75%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.35%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.96%) CESG
10 3 (1.18%) SCADA
10 3 (1.18%) GIS
10 3 (1.18%) iPhone
10 3 (1.18%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.18%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.78%) Human Factors
11 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.78%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.78%) NHS
12 1 (0.39%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.16%) Windows
2 29 (11.37%) Linux
3 18 (7.06%) UNIX
4 9 (3.53%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.75%) Android
6 6 (2.35%) Solaris
7 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.57%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.18%) AIX
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.39%) CentOS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.86%) Project Management
3 35 (13.73%) ITIL
4 31 (12.16%) SDLC
5 29 (11.37%) Software Engineering
6 28 (10.98%) TDD
7 27 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (9.80%) PRINCE2
9 22 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (7.84%) Scrum
10 20 (7.84%) Risk Management
11 19 (7.45%) OOP
12 17 (6.67%) Migration
13 15 (5.88%) Unit Testing
14 14 (5.49%) Automated Testing
15 13 (5.10%) OO
15 13 (5.10%) SOA
16 12 (4.71%) Service Delivery
16 12 (4.71%) Validation
16 12 (4.71%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.47%) Java
2 37 (14.51%) SQL
3 26 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.84%) Python
5 19 (7.45%) C#
6 13 (5.10%) Perl
6 13 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.31%) C++
7 11 (4.31%) C
8 10 (3.92%) PHP
8 10 (3.92%) Ruby
9 9 (3.53%) VBA
10 7 (2.75%) VBScript
11 6 (2.35%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.96%) VB
12 5 (1.96%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.57%) FQL
13 4 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 47 (18.43%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.14%) HND
3 8 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.75%) ISEB
4 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.35%) CCNP
6 5 (1.96%) MCSA
6 5 (1.96%) PMP
6 5 (1.96%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.57%) CCIE
7 4 (1.57%) MCITP
8 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.18%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.18%) MCSE
9 2 (0.78%) MCP
9 2 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.27%) SLA
2 9 (3.53%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) P3O
3 1 (0.39%) GAAP
3 1 (0.39%) COBIT
3 1 (0.39%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.57%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.78%) vSphere
4 2 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.18%) Puppet
2 3 (1.18%) CFEngine
2 3 (1.18%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.18%) Nagios
3 2 (0.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.39%) WSUS
4 1 (0.39%) SCCM
4 1 (0.39%) yum
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 51 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.12%) Oracle
3 16 (6.27%) Cisco
4 14 (5.49%) SAP
5 12 (4.71%) IBM
6 9 (3.53%) VMware
7 8 (3.14%) HP
8 7 (2.75%) webMethods
9 5 (1.96%) Juniper
10 3 (1.18%) Citrix
10 3 (1.18%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.18%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.18%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.78%) Ruckus Wireless
11 2 (0.78%) Meraki
11 2 (0.78%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (0.78%) F5
11 2 (0.78%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.78%) Mapinfo
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