Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 64 65
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 45 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.82% 1.94% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.74% 13.48% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 17
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £250 £299 £156
90th Percentile £410 £750 £530
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% -6.10%

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 207 178 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.57% 14.35% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 125 137
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
10th Percentile £184 £200 £156
90th Percentile £600 £550 £675
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £24.00 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.79% +18.15% +14.31%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.30 £14.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.75 £31.16
North West median hourly rate £33.70 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +3.69% +16.07% -11.14%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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
Knutsford +9 18 £250 - 7
Warrington +9 12 £410 -36.92% 19
Crewe -7 4 £400 -27.27% 5
Macclesfield 0 3 - - 2
Chester 0 1 - - 18
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 17 (37.78%) Risk Management
2 15 (33.33%) Banking
2 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 15 (33.33%) CISSP
2 15 (33.33%) CISM
2 15 (33.33%) Analytics
3 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.89%) Law
4 13 (28.89%) Wealth Management
5 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (22.22%) SDLC
5 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (20.00%) Web Services
7 8 (17.78%) HTML
7 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.78%) Project Management
7 8 (17.78%) Information Security
7 8 (17.78%) Network Design
7 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 7 (15.56%) Compliance Audit
8 7 (15.56%) Software Audit
8 7 (15.56%) Security Operations
8 7 (15.56%) Server Hardening
8 7 (15.56%) Quantitative Research
8 7 (15.56%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (15.56%) Cognitive Psychology
8 7 (15.56%) Security Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Qualitative Research
8 7 (15.56%) Psychology

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 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.44%) UXPin
3 1 (2.22%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) LAN
1 3 (6.67%) Network Security
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) DHCP
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) BGP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.22%) NX-OS
3 1 (2.22%) OSPF
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
3 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) GIS
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) QlikView
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) Power BI
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (4.44%) Plastic SCM
2 2 (4.44%) ProtoShare
2 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Ant
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Gradle
3 1 (2.22%) Grunt
3 1 (2.22%) gulp
3 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.22%) Maven
3 1 (2.22%) Mocha
3 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (33.33%) Banking
1 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 13 (28.89%) Law
3 6 (13.33%) Finance
4 5 (11.11%) Legal
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) Back Office
6 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) Security Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) User Researcher
5 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Supplier Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Designer
6 3 (6.67%) Django Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Due Diligence Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Engagement Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Junior
6 3 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Service Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Service Transition Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Web Services
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
4 3 (6.67%) .NET
4 3 (6.67%) CSS3
4 3 (6.67%) Django
4 3 (6.67%) HTML5
4 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.44%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) SOAP
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.22%) Chai
6 1 (2.22%) Guice
6 1 (2.22%) Middleware
6 1 (2.22%) React
6 1 (2.22%) Spring
6 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Blog
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.11%) User Experience
3 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Graphic Design
4 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Risk Management
2 15 (33.33%) Analytics
3 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.89%) Wealth Management
5 10 (22.22%) SDLC
5 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.78%) Information Security
6 8 (17.78%) Network Design
6 8 (17.78%) Project Management
6 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 7 (15.56%) Cognitive Psychology
7 7 (15.56%) Compliance Audit
7 7 (15.56%) Psychology
7 7 (15.56%) Qualitative Research
7 7 (15.56%) Quantitative Research
7 7 (15.56%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (15.56%) Security Operations
7 7 (15.56%) Security Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Server Hardening
7 7 (15.56%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.56%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) CISM
1 15 (33.33%) CISSP
2 5 (11.11%) CISA
3 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) CCIE
6 1 (2.22%) CCIE Security
6 1 (2.22%) CCNP
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Google
1 2 (4.44%) VMware
1 2 (4.44%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe
2 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco
2 1 (2.22%) F5
2 1 (2.22%) Hyland
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
2 1 (2.22%) SAP
2 1 (2.22%) Tufin