Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 61 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +13
Contract jobs citing Degree 31 38 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.33% 2.62% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.98% 17.04% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 40
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.59% +12.86%
10th Percentile £254 £363 £313
90th Percentile £735 £530 £1,000
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £34.75 £33.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.91% -17.19% +7.38%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 194 223 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.58% 15.40% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 142 188
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.22%
10th Percentile £215 £158 £275
90th Percentile £550 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +21.18% -2.37%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.43 £15.92
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.75 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +47.62% -13.99% +52.60%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cheshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Cheshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Cheshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Cheshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +18 9 £650 +66.67% 3
Chester +1 3 £338 -20.59% 3
Crewe - 3 £550 - 2
Widnes - 3 £413 -
Knutsford -20 2 £300 -31.43% 2
Wilmslow +5 1 £315 -
Nantwich - 1 £200 - 2
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (19.35%) Banking
6 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
6 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (12.90%) HND
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (12.90%) C#
7 4 (12.90%) C++
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Change Management
7 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
8 3 (9.68%) Data Management
8 3 (9.68%) HTML
8 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
8 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.68%) Linux

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Confluence
1 2 (6.45%) Kinematics
1 2 (6.45%) WinCC
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) G Suite
1 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Base SAS
1 1 (3.23%) BigQuery
1 1 (3.23%) Ingres
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (3.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.45%) CMake
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Gradle
2 2 (6.45%) InstallShield
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.45%) TestComplete
2 2 (6.45%) WiX
3 1 (3.23%) ProC
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Games
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Automotive
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
3 2 (6.45%) IT Risk Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Project Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Risk Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) User Experience
4 2 (6.45%) Learning Management System
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.45%) SCADA
4 2 (6.45%) SCORM
5 1 (3.23%) Animation
5 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) PMI
5 1 (3.23%) Robotics
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Data Management
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Line Management
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) Prototyping
6 3 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Service Design
6 3 (9.68%) SFIA
6 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Workflow
7 2 (6.45%) Contract Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C#
1 4 (12.90%) C++
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Groovy
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) VBA
4 1 (3.23%) Google Apps Script
4 1 (3.23%) PROC SQL
4 1 (3.23%) SAS Macro
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) HND
2 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.45%) CCDP
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CISM
3 2 (6.45%) CISSP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) GAMP
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VirtualBox
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Allen-Bradley
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) NVIDIA
3 2 (6.45%) Rockwell
3 2 (6.45%) Saba
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Siemens
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Wonderware
4 1 (3.23%) Cadence
4 1 (3.23%) Google