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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 49 59 74
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing Degree 108 80 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.34% 2.82% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.14% 15.38% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 28
Average daily rate
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£344 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £415 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £17.15 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.74% -52.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.07 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £22.23 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -22.95%
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
630 520 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.50% 18.36% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 237 275
Average daily rate £365 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.61 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -5 47 £338 +7.14% 75
Cheshire +26 33 £375 +5.63% 36
Lancashire -8 23 £319 +15.90% 2
Merseyside -7 4 £300 -21.82% 10
Cumbria - 1 - - 2
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 56 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 52 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (25.25%) SQL
4 49 (24.26%) Finance
4 49 (24.26%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (22.77%) Java
6 43 (21.29%) HTML
7 42 (20.79%) Computer Science
8 41 (20.30%) Software Engineering
9 38 (18.81%) Oracle
9 38 (18.81%) .NET
10 37 (18.32%) SQL Server
11 35 (17.33%) C#
12 34 (16.83%) Project Management
13 33 (16.34%) JavaScript
13 33 (16.34%) MS Excel
14 29 (14.36%) Web Services
15 27 (13.37%) Security Cleared
16 26 (12.87%) ASP.NET
17 25 (12.38%) PRINCE2
17 25 (12.38%) jQuery
18 24 (11.88%) XML
19 23 (11.39%) CSS
20 22 (10.89%) Scrum
21 20 (9.90%) Python
21 20 (9.90%) SC Cleared
22 19 (9.41%) SaaS
22 19 (9.41%) HTML5
22 19 (9.41%) SAP
22 19 (9.41%) VBA

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.46%) Umbraco
3 6 (2.97%) Apache
3 6 (2.97%) JBoss
4 5 (2.48%) CMS
5 4 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.98%) Orchard CMS
5 4 (1.98%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.49%) iPlanet
6 3 (1.49%) IIS
6 3 (1.49%) CICS
6 3 (1.49%) SAS
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 33 (16.34%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.44%) MS Office
3 7 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (1.98%) MS Project
6 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.99%) SPSS
6 2 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.99%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.50%) Mingle
7 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (6.44%) ResourceLink
2 7 (3.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.49%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.99%) Tridion
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.99%) Maximo
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.41%) SaaS
2 13 (6.44%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.49%) Heroku
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) GitHub
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.47%) Firewall
2 4 (1.98%) WAN
2 4 (1.98%) 4G
3 3 (1.49%) 3G
3 3 (1.49%) 2G
3 3 (1.49%) LAN
3 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.99%) ATM
4 2 (0.99%) Internet
4 2 (0.99%) VLAN
5 1 (0.50%) NAS
5 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.50%) Network Security
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
5 1 (0.50%) SAN
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.42%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.94%) RDBMS
3 12 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.97%) JasperReports
7 5 (2.48%) RavenDB
7 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.48%) MySQL
8 4 (1.98%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.49%) DB2
10 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.46%) Subversion
3 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.97%) Axure RP
5 5 (2.48%) JIRA
6 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.98%) JUnit
6 4 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (1.49%) Selenium
8 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.99%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.50%) Mockito
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.50%) Introscope
General
1 49 (24.26%) Finance
2 11 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.46%) Marketing
3 9 (4.46%) Advertising
4 7 (3.47%) Retail
4 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.97%) Banking
6 5 (2.48%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.49%) Publishing
9 2 (0.99%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (33.66%) Developer
2 37 (18.32%) Analyst
3 24 (11.88%) Architect
4 19 (9.41%) Java Developer
5 17 (8.42%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.42%) Project Manager
6 15 (7.43%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.46%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.46%) Integration Architect
9 8 (3.96%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.47%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) C# Developer
12 5 (2.48%) Agile .NET Developer
12 5 (2.48%) iOS Developer
12 5 (2.48%) Java Software Developer
12 5 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.48%) Administrator
12 5 (2.48%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.29%) HTML
2 38 (18.81%) .NET
3 29 (14.36%) Web Services
4 26 (12.87%) ASP.NET
5 25 (12.38%) jQuery
6 24 (11.88%) XML
7 23 (11.39%) CSS
8 19 (9.41%) HTML5
9 16 (7.92%) XHTML
9 16 (7.92%) Ajax
10 15 (7.43%) J2EE
11 12 (5.94%) JSF
12 11 (5.45%) Spring
12 11 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (5.45%) JDBC
12 11 (5.45%) XSLT
13 10 (4.95%) RESTful
14 9 (4.46%) CSS3
14 9 (4.46%) WPF
14 9 (4.46%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (24.26%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (20.79%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.93%) NHS
4 13 (6.44%) Open Source
5 9 (4.46%) Statistics
6 8 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.47%) Web 2.0
8 5 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.48%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.98%) Linked Data
9 4 (1.98%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.49%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.49%) GIS
10 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.49%) User Experience
11 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.99%) Physics
11 2 (0.99%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.94%) Linux
2 10 (4.95%) UNIX
2 10 (4.95%) Windows
3 8 (3.96%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.98%) CentOS
4 4 (1.98%) Android
5 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.99%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) MVS
7 1 (0.50%) zOS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.30%) Software Engineering
3 34 (16.83%) Project Management
4 25 (12.38%) PRINCE2
5 22 (10.89%) Scrum
6 19 (9.41%) MVC
7 18 (8.91%) ITIL
8 16 (7.92%) Business Analysis
9 14 (6.93%) TDD
9 14 (6.93%) Data Management
9 14 (6.93%) Mentoring
10 12 (5.94%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.45%) Data Analysis
11 11 (5.45%) ERP
11 11 (5.45%) SOA
12 9 (4.46%) Migration
12 9 (4.46%) Data Modelling
12 9 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.46%) Coaching
13 8 (3.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.25%) SQL
2 46 (22.77%) Java
3 35 (17.33%) C#
4 33 (16.34%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.90%) Python
6 19 (9.41%) VBA
7 18 (8.91%) Perl
8 17 (8.42%) PL/SQL
9 12 (5.94%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.95%) C++
11 8 (3.96%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.96%) Ruby
12 7 (3.47%) XPath
12 7 (3.47%) XAML
13 5 (2.48%) C
14 4 (1.98%) PHP
14 4 (1.98%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.49%) VBScript
16 2 (0.99%) sed
16 2 (0.99%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 27 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.90%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.47%) PMP
4 7 (3.47%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.97%) ISEB
6 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.49%) PhD
7 3 (1.49%) CISSP
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.99%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.50%) CIMA
9 1 (0.50%) ACCA
9 1 (0.50%) HNC
9 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) QA
2 5 (2.48%) SLA
3 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.99%) GMP
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) GxP
5 1 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.50%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) GPFS
1 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.98%) yum
1 4 (1.98%) Puppet
2 3 (1.49%) Ganglia
2 3 (1.49%) Nagios
3 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 38 (18.81%) Oracle
3 19 (9.41%) SAP
4 13 (6.44%) Dell
5 12 (5.94%) Software AG
5 12 (5.94%) webMethods
6 9 (4.46%) Cisco
7 8 (3.96%) IBM
8 7 (3.47%) ArcSight
9 6 (2.97%) Adobe
10 5 (2.48%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.48%) VMware
10 5 (2.48%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (2.48%) Nokia
11 4 (1.98%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.98%) Juniper
11 4 (1.98%) McAfee
11 4 (1.98%) Blue Coat
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago