The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 18 April 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 West Yorkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 72 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing Degree 36 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.00% 2.57% 2.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.79% 19.10% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 26
Average daily rate £323 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £270 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £23.63 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
228 178 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.65% 13.43% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 80 121
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.29 £12.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% -30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Degree
Yorkshire

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the West Yorkshire region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the West Yorkshire region.

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -20 24 £360 +20.00% 39
Bradford 0 4 £650 +78.08% 6
Halifax - 2 £230 - 3
Hebden Bridge - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Castleford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Otley - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 5
Bingley - - - - 1
Degree
Yorkshire

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 31 (35.23%) C++
2 30 (34.09%) PHP
2 30 (34.09%) Python
2 30 (34.09%) DNS
2 30 (34.09%) Software Engineering
2 30 (34.09%) Ruby
3 28 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (31.82%) Web Services
4 27 (30.68%) Internet
5 26 (29.55%) TCP/IP
5 26 (29.55%) Load Balancing
6 25 (28.41%) Bash Shell
6 25 (28.41%) Node.js
6 25 (28.41%) SSL
6 25 (28.41%) Client/Server
6 25 (28.41%) Linux
7 20 (22.73%) Finance
8 16 (18.18%) Project Management
9 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 10 (11.36%) NHS
11 9 (10.23%) SQL
11 9 (10.23%) C#
12 8 (9.09%) OO
12 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (7.95%) MVC
13 7 (7.95%) CSS
13 7 (7.95%) HTML
13 7 (7.95%) JavaScript
13 7 (7.95%) Computer Science

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 25 (28.41%) Node.js
2 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) CATIA
4 1 (1.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 28 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.09%) DNS
2 27 (30.68%) Internet
3 26 (29.55%) TCP/IP
4 25 (28.41%) SSL
5 6 (6.82%) Firewall
6 2 (2.27%) SAN
7 1 (1.14%) Wireless
7 1 (1.14%) VoIP
7 1 (1.14%) SMTP
7 1 (1.14%) DHCP
7 1 (1.14%) VPN
7 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) MySQL
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.14%) DTS
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 20 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Czech Language
6 1 (1.14%) Hungarian Language
6 1 (1.14%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.14%) Romanian Language
6 1 (1.14%) Slovak Language
6 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Developer
2 15 (17.05%) Software Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Python Developer
4 12 (13.64%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (12.50%) Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
7 4 (4.55%) PHP Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.55%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (3.41%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.27%) Technical Support Officer
9 2 (2.27%) .NET Team Leader
9 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.82%) Web Services
2 7 (7.95%) CSS
2 7 (7.95%) HTML
3 6 (6.82%) .NET
4 5 (5.68%) XML
5 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.41%) XHTML
5 3 (3.41%) Ajax
5 3 (3.41%) NHibernate
5 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.41%) jQuery
5 3 (3.41%) Symfony
6 2 (2.27%) WCF
6 2 (2.27%) Java EE
7 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.41%) Client/Server
2 10 (11.36%) NHS
3 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.55%) Smart Meter
5 4 (4.55%) Statistics
6 3 (3.41%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.27%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.27%) VLE
8 1 (1.14%) Replication
8 1 (1.14%) DTV
8 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.14%) PMI
8 1 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.14%) Physics
8 1 (1.14%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.14%) Informatics
8 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.41%) Linux
2 5 (5.68%) Windows
3 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.55%) Android
3 4 (4.55%) Solaris
3 4 (4.55%) UNIX
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.09%) Software Engineering
2 26 (29.55%) Load Balancing
3 16 (18.18%) Project Management
4 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 8 (9.09%) OO
5 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.95%) MVC
7 6 (6.82%) Change Management
8 5 (5.68%) OOP
8 5 (5.68%) ITIL
9 4 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (4.55%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Six Sigma
10 3 (3.41%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.41%) RUP
10 3 (3.41%) DSDM
10 3 (3.41%) TDD
10 3 (3.41%) Test Strategy
10 3 (3.41%) Test Scripting
10 3 (3.41%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.23%) C++
2 30 (34.09%) PHP
2 30 (34.09%) Python
2 30 (34.09%) Ruby
3 25 (28.41%) Bash Shell
4 9 (10.23%) SQL
4 9 (10.23%) C#
5 7 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.68%) Java
7 4 (4.55%) PHP5
7 4 (4.55%) Perl
7 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VBA
8 1 (1.14%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (5.68%) ISEB
2 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) MCSE
5 1 (1.14%) MCSA
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.14%) CCNA
5 1 (1.14%) CCDA
5 1 (1.14%) CCDP
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.14%) CIPD
5 1 (1.14%) APMP
5 1 (1.14%) VCDX
5 1 (1.14%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Cisco
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle
4 4 (4.55%) Blue Coat
4 4 (4.55%) NetApp
4 4 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.55%) Apple
5 3 (3.41%) Google
5 3 (3.41%) Facebook
5 3 (3.41%) Twitter
6 2 (2.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) Perforce
7 1 (1.14%) FatWire
7 1 (1.14%) Embarcadero
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.14%) Lotus
7 1 (1.14%) Borland
7 1 (1.14%) Symantec
7 1 (1.14%) Avaya