Period
to 5 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 December 2019 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
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 47 52
Rank change year-on-year -18 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 44 105 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.56% 4.44% 4.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.54% 26.52% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 75 70
Leeds median daily rate £408 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £250 £338 £325
90th Percentile £529 £638 £555
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Leeds median hourly rate £48.25 £24.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.04% -40.00% +220.00%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -40.00% +158.06%

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 Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 266 396 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.47% 16.74% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 249 184
Leeds median daily rate £456 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £305 £285
90th Percentile £616 £625 £555
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
Leeds median hourly rate £34.00 £18.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.55% -53.44% +220.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.50 £11.09
90th Percentile £66.50 £27.40 £40.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £14.20
% change year-on-year +13.39% +11.80% +9.23%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Leeds

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Leeds

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Leeds over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Leeds

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Leeds

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Leeds over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Degree.

1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (27.27%) Finance
3 10 (22.73%) Business Analysis
3 10 (22.73%) Project Management
3 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
3 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (20.45%) Coaching
4 9 (20.45%) SQL
4 9 (20.45%) Retail
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (18.18%) User Stories
5 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 7 (15.91%) Time Management
6 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
6 7 (15.91%) CISSP
6 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
7 6 (13.64%) Change Management
7 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.36%) Ping Identity
8 5 (11.36%) PingFederate
8 5 (11.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (11.36%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (11.36%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (11.36%) SAML
8 5 (11.36%) Java

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (11.36%) SAS
2 4 (9.09%) CMS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.27%) Appian
3 1 (2.27%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.27%) SPSS
4 1 (2.27%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Primavera
1 1 (2.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (2.27%) AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.27%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) BGP
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) MPLS
2 2 (4.55%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) SNMP
2 2 (4.55%) VoIP
2 2 (4.55%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 2 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Zeppelin
3 1 (2.27%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) Impala
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Power BI
3 1 (2.27%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 4 (9.09%) FitNesse
1 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
1 4 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
1 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) RStudio
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Retail
3 5 (11.36%) Marketing
4 4 (9.09%) Legal
5 3 (6.82%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Games
6 1 (2.27%) Local Government
6 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Project Officer
5 4 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
5 4 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Support Officer
5 4 (9.09%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Scala Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) SAML
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) GraphQL
3 3 (6.82%) SOAP
3 3 (6.82%) WSDL
3 3 (6.82%) XSD
4 2 (4.55%) Kafka
4 2 (4.55%) Node.js
4 2 (4.55%) React
4 2 (4.55%) Redux
5 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.82%) PMI
4 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Acoustics
5 1 (2.27%) FMCG
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (22.73%) Business Analysis
2 10 (22.73%) Project Management
2 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
3 9 (20.45%) Coaching
4 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 8 (18.18%) User Stories
5 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
5 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
5 7 (15.91%) Time Management
6 6 (13.64%) Change Management
6 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.36%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Programme Governance
8 4 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) Scala
4 2 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) R
5 1 (2.27%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) CISSP
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (9.09%) ISEB
3 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.27%) CBAP
5 1 (2.27%) CEH
5 1 (2.27%) CISM
5 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) PMP
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.27%) P3O
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) iptables
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) PingFederate
1 5 (11.36%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.55%) HAProxy
3 2 (4.55%) Nagios
3 2 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Ping Identity
3 4 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) F5
4 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.55%) Juniper
4 2 (4.55%) Meraki
4 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
4 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
5 1 (2.27%) Alterian
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Splunk
5 1 (2.27%) Tableau