Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 47 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 44 42 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.29% 3.45% 5.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.60% 21.32% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 52
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £235 £254 £328
90th Percentile £485 £556 £537
North West median daily rate £400 £363 £381
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.73% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +75.68%
10th Percentile £29.80 £27.70 £31.25
90th Percentile £36.20 £33.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £47.39
% change year-on-year -13.33% -20.87% +28.08%

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 250 197 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.70% 16.19% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 117 227
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -14.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £240 £270
90th Percentile £560 £515 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +52.38% +27.27%
10th Percentile £16.44 £15.84 £11.82
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £71.25
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £38.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year -9.94% -1.90% +29.42%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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
Crewe -3 15 £400 - 6
Chester +3 9 £400 -27.27% 11
Knutsford 0 7 £400 +14.29%
Warrington -2 6 £410 - 20
Macclesfield -6 1 - - 3
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 16 (36.36%) HTML
1 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) Finance
4 10 (22.73%) Java
4 10 (22.73%) Python
5 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 7 (15.91%) CSS
6 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
6 7 (15.91%) Open Source
6 7 (15.91%) Prototyping
7 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
7 6 (13.64%) HND
7 6 (13.64%) Spring
7 6 (13.64%) Psychology
7 6 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
8 5 (11.36%) SOAP
8 5 (11.36%) JUnit
8 5 (11.36%) Linux
8 5 (11.36%) Django
8 5 (11.36%) TestNG
8 5 (11.36%) REST
8 5 (11.36%) Qualitative Research
8 5 (11.36%) User Experience
8 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (11.36%) Analytics
8 5 (11.36%) GitHub

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 3 (6.82%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.55%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (4.55%) InVision
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.55%) UXPin
3 1 (2.27%) SPSS
3 1 (2.27%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) GitHub
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.55%) Google Analytics
4 2 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.27%) G Suite
5 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) BGP
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco Firepower
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) LAN
1 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.27%) Network Security
1 1 (2.27%) NX-OS
1 1 (2.27%) OSPF
1 1 (2.27%) SMS
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
1 1 (2.27%) Wireless
1 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.27%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.27%) Cloudera CDH
4 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Impala
4 1 (2.27%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.36%) JUnit
2 5 (11.36%) TestNG
3 4 (9.09%) Axure RP
3 4 (9.09%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (4.55%) Gradle
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) ProtoShare
5 1 (2.27%) Ant
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.27%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) Mockito
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Designer
2 6 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Django Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Python Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Python/Django Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Junior
4 3 (6.82%) User Researcher
5 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Data Scientist
5 2 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Junior Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Operations Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) HTML
2 7 (15.91%) CSS
3 6 (13.64%) Spring
4 5 (11.36%) Django
4 5 (11.36%) REST
4 5 (11.36%) SOAP
5 4 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 4 (9.09%) Java EE
6 2 (4.55%) .NET
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.55%) CSS3
6 2 (4.55%) HTML5
6 2 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (4.55%) Pandas
6 2 (4.55%) scikit-learn
6 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.27%) React
7 1 (2.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.36%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Blog
3 2 (4.55%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.27%) Animation
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 7 (15.91%) Open Source
3 7 (15.91%) Prototyping
4 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (13.64%) Psychology
4 6 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.36%) Analytics
5 5 (11.36%) Cognitive Psychology
5 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
5 5 (11.36%) Qualitative Research
5 5 (11.36%) Quantitative Research
5 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) SDLC
6 4 (9.09%) Information Architecture
6 4 (9.09%) Service Design
6 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.09%) Statistics
6 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.73%) Java
2 10 (22.73%) Python
3 2 (4.55%) Scala
4 1 (2.27%) R
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VBA
4 1 (2.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) HND
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.82%) CISSP
4 2 (4.55%) CSSLP
4 2 (4.55%) ISEB
5 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) ACCA
5 1 (2.27%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) CCIE Security
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
5 1 (2.27%) CISA
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) CRISC
5 1 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) IEC 62304
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 13485
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Google
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe
3 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) F5
3 1 (2.27%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.27%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Sawtooth Software
3 1 (2.27%) Tufin