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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 27 36
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Contract jobs citing Degree 23 61 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.66% 6.82% 4.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.47% 30.96% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 24
Cheshire median daily rate £320 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.70% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £243 £350 £292
90th Percentile £498 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +75.67%  
10th Percentile £30.00 £31.25 £14.95
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.75 £22.85
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £47.20 £29.72
% change year-on-year -32.19% +58.79%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 98 197 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.61% 22.01% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 263 169
Cheshire median daily rate £318 £420 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.40% -  
10th Percentile £206 £313 £255
90th Percentile £486 £523 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 46
Cheshire median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
10th Percentile £30.00 £33.75 £14.88
90th Percentile £67.25 £65.25 £41.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -6.97% +102.35%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +6 9 - - 4
Chester +5 2 £475 +26.66% 6
Macclesfield +1 2 £525 +5.00% 2
Knutsford -11 2 £400 -5.88% 2
Nantwich - 1 £200 -
Wilmslow - 1 £315 - 2
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) SAP
3 10 (21.74%) C#
3 10 (21.74%) C++
3 10 (21.74%) Mathematics
4 9 (19.57%) Project Management
5 8 (17.39%) Hyperion
5 8 (17.39%) Games
5 8 (17.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 8 (17.39%) Linear Algebra
5 8 (17.39%) Kinematics
5 8 (17.39%) NVIDIA
6 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
7 6 (13.04%) Banking
7 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
8 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.87%) HND
8 5 (10.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.70%) .NET
9 4 (8.70%) Oracle
9 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
9 4 (8.70%) Linux
9 4 (8.70%) Robotics

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 8 (17.39%) Kinematics
2 2 (4.35%) WinCC
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Network Security
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (2.17%) BGP
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.17%) DMVPN
3 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.17%) H.323
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) OSPF
3 1 (2.17%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (2.17%) VLAN
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.17%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.17%) CMake
4 1 (2.17%) Gradle
4 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) ProC
4 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.17%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.17%) WiX
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Games
3 6 (13.04%) Banking
4 5 (10.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Front Office
6 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Analyst
1 8 (17.39%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) C# Developer
2 6 (13.04%) C++ Developer
2 6 (13.04%) C++/C# Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Data Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (8.70%) C++ Games Developer
4 4 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Games Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) HTML5
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
3 1 (2.17%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Robotics
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Life Science
4 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) PMI
4 2 (4.35%) SCADA
4 2 (4.35%) Social Media
5 1 (2.17%) Blog
5 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Mathematics
2 9 (19.57%) Project Management
3 8 (17.39%) Linear Algebra
4 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.52%) Analytics
7 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.52%) Data Management
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (6.52%) Requirements Management
7 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.52%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) C#
1 10 (21.74%) C++
2 2 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) ABAP
3 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.17%) COBOL
3 1 (2.17%) Groovy
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) JCL
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) PROC SQL
3 1 (2.17%) R
3 1 (2.17%) SAS Macro
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) HND
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCIE
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) CCNP
5 1 (2.17%) CISM
5 1 (2.17%) CISSP
5 1 (2.17%) HNC
5 1 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.17%) PMP
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.17%) SAS Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) GAMP
1 2 (4.35%) GDPR
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) SAP
2 8 (17.39%) Hyperion
2 8 (17.39%) NVIDIA
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) Allen-Bradley
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) Rockwell
5 2 (4.35%) Siemens
5 2 (4.35%) Wonderware
6 1 (2.17%) Aruba
6 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.17%) Splunk
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Zend