Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 52 53
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 31 32 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.38% 2.66% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.22% 16.84% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 37
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £108 £313
90th Percentile £735 £628 £1,000
North West median daily rate £400 £445 £388
% change year-on-year -10.11% +14.84% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - £19.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.00% +42.86%
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.63 £42.00
% change year-on-year -10.77% -3.27% +13.51%

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 180 190 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.81% 15.77% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 127 199
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.12% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £154 £140 £225
90th Percentile £550 £675 £573
North West median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.25 £19.83 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.46% +10.57% -5.61%
10th Percentile £16.93 £12.29 £16.70
90th Percentile £46.50 £39.02 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% +39.33%

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 February 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 24 February 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
Chester +1 9 £350 -23.91% 15
Warrington -2 5 £650 +119.41% 22
Crewe - 4 £525 - 13
Widnes - 3 £413 -
Knutsford -13 2 - - 3
Macclesfield +1 1 £630 +145.85% 4
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) User Experience
4 10 (32.26%) Prototyping
4 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
5 9 (29.03%) HTML
6 8 (25.81%) ITIL
6 8 (25.81%) CSS
7 6 (19.35%) Information Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) Infographics
7 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.13%) Front End Development
8 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (16.13%) InVision
8 5 (16.13%) Wireframes
8 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
8 5 (16.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (16.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (16.13%) Photoshop
8 5 (16.13%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (16.13%) Axure RP
8 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
8 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
8 5 (16.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (16.13%) Workflow
9 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Project Management
9 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
9 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
9 4 (12.90%) SDLC

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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Adobe After Effects
1 5 (16.13%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (16.13%) Adobe Premiere
1 5 (16.13%) InVision
1 5 (16.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) G Suite
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
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 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.23%) BigQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Ingres
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Designer
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) UX Designer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) UI Developer
4 2 (6.45%) HTML CSS Designer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.45%) IT Risk Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Junior
4 2 (6.45%) Photoshop Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (3.23%) SAP Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Information Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
2 8 (25.81%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) User Experience
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (9.68%) Animation
6 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.45%) Learning Management System
6 2 (6.45%) SCORM
7 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Android
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Prototyping
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Infographics
4 6 (19.35%) Information Architecture
5 5 (16.13%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (16.13%) Front End Development
5 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
5 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
5 5 (16.13%) Wireframes
5 5 (16.13%) Workflow
6 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) DevOps
7 3 (9.68%) Service Design
7 3 (9.68%) SFIA
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Google Apps Script
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.45%) CCDP
2 2 (6.45%) CCIE
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) CISM
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) Saba
2 1 (3.23%) Cadence
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) SAP