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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
North West / Lancashire
Rank 20 46 33
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs citing Degree 11 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.37% 1.64% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.70% 4.76% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £650 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 94 147 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 45.85% 34.35% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 82 66
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.00 £41.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.57% -8.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £13.50 £25.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.15 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Preston 0 4 - - 3
Fleetwood - 4 £650 -
Blackburn - 2 - -
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 11 (35.48%) SDLC
2 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
2 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
4 8 (25.81%) TOGAF
4 8 (25.81%) Avionics
4 8 (25.81%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (25.81%) ITIL V3
4 8 (25.81%) Ada
4 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) Service Management
5 7 (22.58%) HOOD
5 7 (22.58%) Network Architecture
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (19.35%) Aerospace
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 6 (19.35%) Perl
7 5 (16.13%) HND
7 5 (16.13%) C
7 5 (16.13%) Java
7 5 (16.13%) UML
7 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
7 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (16.13%) LAN
7 5 (16.13%) WAN
7 5 (16.13%) VectorCAST

Degree
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.23%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) WAN
1 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.45%) Broadband
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (19.35%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (16.13%) VectorCAST
4 3 (9.68%) ClearCase
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (25.81%) Avionics
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Aerospace
3 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (9.68%) Military
5 2 (6.45%) Banking
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.23%) Advertising
6 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Architect
1 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Java Programmer
4 3 (9.68%) Programmer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) DOORS Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Planning Manager
6 1 (3.23%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) WCF
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) Ajax
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) WinForms
3 1 (3.23%) LINQ
3 1 (3.23%) SGML
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.45%) RIA
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) SDLC
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
3 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
4 8 (25.81%) ITIL V3
4 8 (25.81%) TOGAF
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) HOOD
5 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Network Architecture
5 7 (22.58%) Service Management
6 5 (16.13%) Programme Management
6 5 (16.13%) UML
7 4 (12.90%) BCP
7 4 (12.90%) Hazard Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Network Design
7 4 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Ada
3 6 (19.35%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) C
4 5 (16.13%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) HND
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) CCNP
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle