Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 42 51
Rank change year-on-year -35 +9 +34
Contract jobs citing Degree 83 109 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.28% 5.18% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.08% 37.33% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 59 84
Leeds median daily rate £413 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -5.00% -0.62%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £274
90th Percentile £511 £540 £675
West Yorkshire median daily rate £419 £380 £410
% change year-on-year +10.20% -7.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% +101.92% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £27.61 £13.00
% change year-on-year +44.90% +112.35% -41.49%

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 331 292 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.08% 13.87% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 175 317
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £259 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 9
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% +90.16% -15.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £41.00 £41.60 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.99 £15.41
% change year-on-year -20.40% +42.67% +10.07%

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 22 May 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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (28.92%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (26.51%) ITIL
5 20 (24.10%) Splunk
6 19 (22.89%) Python
7 18 (21.69%) CA
8 17 (20.48%) Shell Script
9 15 (18.07%) Psychology
9 15 (18.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (18.07%) User Experience
9 15 (18.07%) Market Research
9 15 (18.07%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
10 14 (16.87%) Perl
10 14 (16.87%) Decision-Making
11 13 (15.66%) Usability Testing
12 12 (14.46%) Analytics
13 11 (13.25%) SQL
13 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
13 11 (13.25%) Finance
14 10 (12.05%) Service Design
15 9 (10.84%) C#
15 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
16 8 (9.64%) .NET
16 8 (9.64%) HTML
16 8 (9.64%) Java
16 8 (9.64%) Project Management
16 8 (9.64%) OO
16 8 (9.64%) Computer Science

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 (6.02%) SAS
2 2 (2.41%) Mule
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.20%) CMS
3 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.20%) InVision
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Force.com
1 5 (6.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 2 (2.41%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.41%) IaaS
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) Power BI
2 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.61%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.20%) Bigtable
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.20%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.20%) MS Access
6 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.20%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Marketing
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
3 3 (3.61%) Publishing
4 2 (2.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) User Researcher
2 12 (14.46%) Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Implementation Specialist
4 7 (8.43%) Designer
5 6 (7.23%) Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Consultant
5 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.23%) Splunk Specialist
6 5 (6.02%) Architect
7 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Monitoring Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.61%) Developer in Test
8 3 (3.61%) Salesforce Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Tester
8 3 (3.61%) User Experience Researcher
8 3 (3.61%) UX Designer
9 2 (2.41%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
1 8 (9.64%) HTML
2 7 (8.43%) CSS
3 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.02%) Visualforce
5 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.61%) JSON
6 3 (3.61%) REST
6 3 (3.61%) SOAP
6 3 (3.61%) Web Services
6 3 (3.61%) XML
7 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.41%) Kafka
8 1 (1.20%) Ajax
8 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.20%) CSS3
8 1 (1.20%) HTML5
8 1 (1.20%) jQuery
8 1 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.92%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (18.07%) User Experience
3 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.02%) Blog
6 4 (4.82%) NHS
7 3 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.61%) Reference Data
8 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.20%) Fintech
9 1 (1.20%) PlayStation
9 1 (1.20%) Social Media
9 1 (1.20%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Linux
1 3 (3.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (26.51%) ITIL
4 15 (18.07%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (18.07%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (18.07%) Market Research
4 15 (18.07%) Psychology
5 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
5 14 (16.87%) Decision-Making
6 13 (15.66%) Usability Testing
7 12 (14.46%) Analytics
8 10 (12.05%) Service Design
9 8 (9.64%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (9.64%) OO
9 8 (9.64%) Open Source
9 8 (9.64%) Project Management
9 8 (9.64%) Qualitative Research
9 8 (9.64%) Quantitative Research
10 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.43%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) Python
2 17 (20.48%) Shell Script
3 14 (16.87%) Perl
4 11 (13.25%) SQL
5 9 (10.84%) C#
5 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.64%) Java
7 5 (6.02%) Apex Code
7 5 (6.02%) SOQL
8 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.20%) ISACA
3 1 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.41%) HL7
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Splunk
2 18 (21.69%) CA
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle
6 2 (2.41%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) Adobe
7 1 (1.20%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.20%) Cadence
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.20%) Tableau