Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 49 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 48 39 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.64% 3.04% 4.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 18.75% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 36
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £239 £254 £363
90th Percentile £478 £550 £534
North West median daily rate £400 £364 £424
% change year-on-year +9.97% -14.16% +11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £37.00 £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -4.62% +75.68%
10th Percentile £30.60 £30.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £45.40 £33.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £28.86 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.82% -1.54% -15.43%

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 264 208 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.03% 16.24% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 142 177
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £364 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -14.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £219
90th Percentile £588 £500 £668
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.13 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.61% +52.38% +21.18%
10th Percentile £17.50 £26.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.13 £44.25
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -27.50% +45.45% -7.47%

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 19 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 October 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 -5 14 £400 -27.27% 3
Warrington 0 13 £410 -27.11% 17
Chester +4 7 £321 -4.81% 17
Knutsford -11 5 £400 +14.29% 4
Macclesfield -1 3 - - 3
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 18 (37.50%) HTML
1 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) Java
3 12 (25.00%) Python
4 10 (20.83%) Analytics
5 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 9 (18.75%) Open Source
5 9 (18.75%) Finance
6 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.67%) Psychology
6 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 7 (14.58%) Django
7 7 (14.58%) Qualitative Research
7 7 (14.58%) GitHub
7 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (14.58%) Linux
7 7 (14.58%) CSS
7 7 (14.58%) Cognitive Psychology
7 7 (14.58%) Quantitative Research
8 6 (12.50%) SOAP
8 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) Spring
8 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 5 (10.42%) TestNG
9 5 (10.42%) Market Research
9 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Blog
9 5 (10.42%) Mathematics

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 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.17%) UXPin
3 1 (2.08%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.08%) SPSS
3 1 (2.08%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) GitHub
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.08%) G Suite
5 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.08%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LAN
1 4 (8.33%) Network Security
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) BGP
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.17%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.17%) NX-OS
2 2 (4.17%) OSPF
2 2 (4.17%) VPN
2 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.08%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.08%) Cloudera CDH
4 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Impala
4 1 (2.08%) QlikView
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.42%) JUnit
2 5 (10.42%) TestNG
3 4 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 3 (6.25%) Axure RP
5 2 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (4.17%) ProtoShare
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.08%) Ant
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.08%) Gradle
6 1 (2.08%) Grunt
6 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) Mocha
6 1 (2.08%) Mockito
6 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Django Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Python Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Python/Django Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Designer
3 5 (10.42%) User Researcher
4 3 (6.25%) Junior
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) HTML
2 7 (14.58%) CSS
2 7 (14.58%) Django
3 6 (12.50%) SOAP
3 6 (12.50%) Spring
4 5 (10.42%) REST
5 4 (8.33%) .NET
5 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (8.33%) Java EE
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.25%) CSS3
6 3 (6.25%) HTML5
6 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (4.17%) jQuery
7 2 (4.17%) JSON
7 2 (4.17%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (4.17%) Pandas
7 2 (4.17%) React
7 2 (4.17%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.42%) Blog
3 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.17%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) Analytics
3 9 (18.75%) Open Source
4 8 (16.67%) Psychology
4 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (14.58%) Cognitive Psychology
5 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (14.58%) Qualitative Research
5 7 (14.58%) Quantitative Research
6 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.42%) Decision-Making
7 5 (10.42%) Market Research
7 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
7 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.42%) Scrum
7 5 (10.42%) SDLC
7 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Prototyping
8 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 12 (25.00%) Java
2 12 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) Scala
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) R
4 1 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (2.08%) VBA
4 1 (2.08%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (8.33%) CISSP
2 4 (8.33%) HND
3 2 (4.17%) CCIE
3 2 (4.17%) CCIE Security
3 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 2 (4.17%) CISA
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) CISM
3 2 (4.17%) CSSLP
3 2 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) F5
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.17%) Tufin
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Sawtooth Software
4 1 (2.08%) Xamarin