Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 42 35
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 30 39 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.32% 3.63% 4.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.31% 22.29% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 49
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £344 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -19.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £251 £113 £325
90th Percentile £408 £578 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.27% +184.48%
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -14.89% +123.81%

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 196 175 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.17% 16.28% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 91 239
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -9.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £514 £550 £559
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +58.58%
10th Percentile £19.25 £11.28 £15.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £66.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +59.24%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +3 10 £350 -44.00% 16
Crewe -10 9 £400 - 2
Knutsford -5 5 £400 +44.14% 3
Macclesfield -6 1 £630 +57.50% 4
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) HTML
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) User Experience
6 7 (23.33%) Prototyping
6 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.00%) Information Architecture
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) CSS
7 6 (20.00%) SDLC
7 6 (20.00%) Infographics
8 5 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 5 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (16.67%) GitHub
8 5 (16.67%) InVision
8 5 (16.67%) Wireframes
8 5 (16.67%) Photoshop
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Workflow
8 5 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (16.67%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (16.67%) Axure RP
8 5 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
8 5 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 4 (13.33%) Open Source
9 4 (13.33%) Django
9 4 (13.33%) HND

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 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
1 5 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (16.67%) Adobe Premiere
1 5 (16.67%) InVision
1 5 (16.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Axure RP
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) JUnit
2 3 (10.00%) TestNG
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Gatling
4 1 (3.33%) Gradle
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) Mockito
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Designer
2 6 (20.00%) UX Designer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Django Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Python Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Python/Django Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Junior
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) HTML CSS Designer
6 2 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Photoshop Designer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) Django
4 3 (10.00%) REST
5 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.67%) Java EE
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
5 2 (6.67%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) .NET
6 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Animation
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Prototyping
2 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) Infographics
3 6 (20.00%) Information Architecture
3 6 (20.00%) SDLC
4 5 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 5 (16.67%) Wireframes
4 5 (16.67%) Workflow
5 4 (13.33%) Open Source
6 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (10.00%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Physics
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (13.33%) HND
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ACCA
3 1 (3.33%) CISA
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) SAP