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 28 March 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.

Degree
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 38 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Degree 22 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.12% 4.38% 4.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 17.20% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 27
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

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 88 250 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.48% 25.48% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 116 98
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £16.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.98 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Macclesfield 0 7 £400 -23.80%
Warrington +22 4 £183 -54.37% 8
Chester +9 2 £625 +63.93% 4
Knutsford +1 1 £155 -64.57% 2
Northwich - 1 £325 -
Crewe - 1 - - 2
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) SAP
3 8 (23.53%) Hyperion
3 8 (23.53%) Project Management
4 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) HND
6 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.71%) Workflow
6 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.76%) Firewall
7 4 (11.76%) Wireless
7 4 (11.76%) Java
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco
8 3 (8.82%) H.323
8 3 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (8.82%) OSPF
8 3 (8.82%) BGP
8 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
8 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (8.82%) CCNP
8 3 (8.82%) CCNA
8 3 (8.82%) Oracle
8 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2

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 (5.88%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.88%) JBoss
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.82%) MS Office
3 3 (8.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (11.76%) Firewall
1 4 (11.76%) Wireless
2 3 (8.82%) BGP
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
2 3 (8.82%) H.323
2 3 (8.82%) LAN
2 3 (8.82%) Network Security
2 3 (8.82%) OSPF
2 3 (8.82%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (8.82%) VLAN
2 3 (8.82%) VoIP
2 3 (8.82%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Data Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Junior
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Programme Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Project Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Junior Automation Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Junior Tester
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) J2EE
1 2 (5.88%) JSTL
1 2 (5.88%) REST
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
1 2 (5.88%) Spring
1 2 (5.88%) Struts
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Blog
3 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Project Management
2 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
3 6 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
4 5 (14.71%) Workflow
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (8.82%) Data Entry
5 3 (8.82%) Data Management
5 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.82%) Master Data Management
5 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
5 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (8.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Ruby
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) ABAP
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) HND
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.94%) PMP
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) SAP
2 8 (23.53%) Hyperion
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) hybris
7 1 (2.94%) Aruba
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Splunk
7 1 (2.94%) VMware
7 1 (2.94%) Xilinx