Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 35 46
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 +49
Contract jobs citing Degree 108 116 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.33% 5.41% 4.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.84% 37.42% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 73 98
Leeds median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -2.14%
10th Percentile £294 £266 £263
90th Percentile £618 £550 £611
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Leeds median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +207.69% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £27.10 £11.25
% change year-on-year -1.29% +140.89% -49.37%

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 418 310 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.76% 14.47% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 187 305
Leeds median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £272
90th Percentile £606 £550 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 10
Leeds median hourly rate £16.75 £39.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.59% +209.80% -16.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £48.75 £17.28
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £13.00
% change year-on-year +19.72% +9.23% -14.75%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Degree.

1 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.41%) Computer Science
3 31 (28.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (26.85%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (17.59%) Serverless
7 19 (17.59%) Terraform
8 18 (16.67%) Firewall
9 17 (15.74%) Finance
9 17 (15.74%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (15.74%) Amazon S3
9 17 (15.74%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (15.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 17 (15.74%) Auto-Scaling
9 17 (15.74%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (15.74%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (14.81%) Market Research
10 16 (14.81%) Psychology
10 16 (14.81%) Marketing
11 15 (13.89%) Java
11 15 (13.89%) Web Services
11 15 (13.89%) Decision-Making
12 14 (12.96%) ITIL
12 14 (12.96%) OO
12 14 (12.96%) Project Management
13 13 (12.04%) Usability Testing
13 13 (12.04%) Analytics
13 13 (12.04%) High Availability

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 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.63%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
3 2 (1.85%) Confluence
3 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.93%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (17.59%) Serverless
3 17 (15.74%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (15.74%) Amazon ELB
3 17 (15.74%) Amazon S3
3 17 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 17 (15.74%) AWS Lambda
3 17 (15.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (8.33%) Force.com
4 9 (8.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (2.78%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.78%) Trello
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (2.78%) BGP
2 3 (2.78%) DNS
2 3 (2.78%) LAN
2 3 (2.78%) MPLS
2 3 (2.78%) OSPF
2 3 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (0.93%) SMS
3 1 (0.93%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.48%) MySQL
4 7 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.56%) MS Access
6 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.85%) Big Data
6 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.85%) Power BI
6 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.93%) Bigtable
7 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.93%) Redis
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (5.56%) Subversion
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
4 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
5 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 16 (14.81%) Marketing
3 8 (7.41%) Legal
4 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.78%) Publishing
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (15.74%) Developer
2 16 (14.81%) Consultant
2 16 (14.81%) User Researcher
3 15 (13.89%) Architect
4 12 (11.11%) Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) AWS Consultant
6 9 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.56%) Salesforce Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.63%) Developer in Test
9 5 (4.63%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Tester
10 4 (3.70%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (3.70%) Java Developer in Test
10 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) Web Services
2 9 (8.33%) Visualforce
3 7 (6.48%) CSS
3 7 (6.48%) Kafka
4 6 (5.56%) HTML
4 6 (5.56%) JSON
4 6 (5.56%) REST
4 6 (5.56%) SOAP
4 6 (5.56%) XML
5 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.85%) .NET
6 2 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.85%) React
7 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.93%) Node.js
7 1 (0.93%) Spring
7 1 (0.93%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.41%) Computer Science
2 29 (26.85%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.11%) User Experience
4 6 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.63%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.70%) Blog
7 3 (2.78%) NHS
7 3 (2.78%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Linux
2 6 (5.56%) Unix
3 4 (3.70%) Windows
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (15.74%) Auto-Scaling
4 16 (14.81%) Market Research
4 16 (14.81%) Psychology
5 15 (13.89%) Decision-Making
6 14 (12.96%) ITIL
6 14 (12.96%) OO
6 14 (12.96%) Project Management
7 13 (12.04%) Analytics
7 13 (12.04%) High Availability
7 13 (12.04%) Usability Testing
8 11 (10.19%) CRM
8 11 (10.19%) Open Source
9 9 (8.33%) API Integration
9 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (8.33%) Email Marketing
9 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 9 (8.33%) OOP
9 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.89%) Java
2 11 (10.19%) Python
3 9 (8.33%) Apex Code
3 9 (8.33%) SOQL
4 8 (7.41%) C#
4 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.70%) SQL
6 3 (2.78%) Go
7 2 (1.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) ES6
8 1 (0.93%) PHP
8 1 (0.93%) Ruby
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (28.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) CCNA
5 3 (2.78%) CCNP
5 3 (2.78%) CISSP
5 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.78%) PMP
6 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.85%) CCIE
6 2 (1.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.93%) HND
7 1 (0.93%) ISACA
7 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.93%) MCITP
7 1 (0.93%) MCSE
7 1 (0.93%) MCTS
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) GxP
2 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.78%) PMO
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.85%) HL7
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (17.59%) Terraform
2 9 (8.33%) Ansible
3 3 (2.78%) Prometheus
3 3 (2.78%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) Grafana
4 2 (1.85%) Graylog
4 2 (1.85%) Kibana
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Splunk
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (7.41%) CA
5 7 (6.48%) Oracle
6 6 (5.56%) Cisco
7 5 (4.63%) F5
8 4 (3.70%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.78%) Dell
9 3 (2.78%) EMC
9 3 (2.78%) Google
9 3 (2.78%) NetApp
9 3 (2.78%) VMware
10 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.85%) Zoho
11 1 (0.93%) Adobe
11 1 (0.93%) Citrix
11 1 (0.93%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.93%) SAP
11 1 (0.93%) Tableau