Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Academic Degree
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 26 35
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -12
Contract jobs citing Degree 14 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.10% 5.93% 5.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.54% 19.50% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 26
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £440 £688
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -36.00% +61.76%
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -11.31% +13.51%
10th Percentile £39.50 £25.00 £37.30
90th Percentile £45.58 £41.45 £54.45
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50% +8.11%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 164 200 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.36% 30.40% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 125 198
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +15.13%
10th Percentile £330 £275 £268
90th Percentile £601 £583 £616
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 34
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% +31.62%
10th Percentile £15.82 £10.38 £25.63
90th Percentile £45.13 £53.00 £48.75
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +40.91% -9.90% +52.60%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Lancashire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Lancashire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Lancashire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Lancashire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Blackpool +12 5 £400 -6.98%
Preston -8 5 - -
Chorley +4 2 £353 +17.50% 2
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
4 3 (21.43%) React
4 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) Rational DOORS

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (21.43%) Apache Spark
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
1 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Avionics
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) HTML5
1 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (21.43%) Node.js
1 3 (21.43%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Kanban
3 3 (21.43%) Microservices
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (7.14%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) Scala
2 1 (7.14%) ABAP
2 1 (7.14%) Ada
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) HND
3 2 (14.29%) Master's Degree
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ECDL
4 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (14.29%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) AppSense
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau
2 1 (7.14%) VMware