Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 44 79
Rank change year-on-year -22 +35 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 78 107 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.31% 4.79% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.95% 36.15% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 45 52
Leeds median daily rate £406 £350 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -13.85% +24.05%
10th Percentile £282 £255 £268
90th Percentile £531 £533 £684
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £363 £414
% change year-on-year +10.34% -12.39% +19.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 1
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £9.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +220.00% +34.41% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £18.24 £9.30
% change year-on-year +119.36% +96.08% -38.00%

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 252 296 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.70% 13.26% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 165 350
Leeds median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £240 £252 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £588
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £384 £400
% change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 17
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +213.73% -17.74% -13.89%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.05 £15.50
% change year-on-year +24.58% -2.90% +14.81%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) ITIL
2 23 (29.49%) Python
3 20 (25.64%) Splunk
4 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (24.36%) Perl
4 19 (24.36%) Shell Script
4 19 (24.36%) Configuration Management
5 18 (23.08%) CA
6 17 (21.79%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 13 (16.67%) SQL
8 13 (16.67%) User Experience
9 12 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (15.38%) HTML
9 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
10 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.82%) C#
11 10 (12.82%) Finance
11 10 (12.82%) UX Design
11 10 (12.82%) SFIA
11 10 (12.82%) Collaborative Working
12 9 (11.54%) Prototyping
12 9 (11.54%) Front End Development
12 9 (11.54%) Mathematics
13 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.26%) CSS
13 8 (10.26%) .NET
13 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
13 8 (10.26%) 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 6 (7.69%) SAS
2 3 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) Mule
4 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.85%) PaaS
2 2 (2.56%) IaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Lucidchart
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
1 1 (1.28%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Big Data
3 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.85%) Power BI
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.28%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) MS Access
5 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.56%) Selenium
2 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Developer
2 10 (12.82%) Implementation Specialist
3 8 (10.26%) User Researcher
4 7 (8.97%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Designer
5 6 (7.69%) Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Splunk Specialist
7 4 (5.13%) Interaction Designer
8 3 (3.85%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Monitoring Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Tester
8 3 (3.85%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) HTML
2 8 (10.26%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) CSS
3 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.13%) HTML5
4 4 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.85%) Node.js
5 3 (3.85%) React
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.28%) Ajax
7 1 (1.28%) CSS3
7 1 (1.28%) Dropwizard
7 1 (1.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.67%) User Experience
3 8 (10.26%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.41%) Blog
5 5 (6.41%) NHS
6 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.28%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) ITIL
3 19 (24.36%) Configuration Management
4 17 (21.79%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 10 (12.82%) Collaborative Working
6 10 (12.82%) SFIA
6 10 (12.82%) UX Design
7 9 (11.54%) Front End Development
7 9 (11.54%) Mathematics
7 9 (11.54%) Prototyping
8 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.97%) Market Research
9 7 (8.97%) Project Management
9 7 (8.97%) Psychology
9 7 (8.97%) Scrum
9 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.69%) Analytics
10 6 (7.69%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) Python
2 19 (24.36%) Perl
2 19 (24.36%) Shell Script
3 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.67%) SQL
5 10 (12.82%) C#
6 6 (7.69%) Java
7 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.85%) Ruby
8 3 (3.85%) Scala
9 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (3.85%) CISM
1 3 (3.85%) CISSP
1 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Postgraduate
2 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CCDP
3 1 (1.28%) CCIE
3 1 (1.28%) CCNP
3 1 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.28%) HND
3 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.28%) MCSA
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.28%) HL7
4 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (25.64%) Splunk
2 18 (23.08%) CA
3 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.28%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.28%) Cadence
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.28%) Cognos
5 1 (1.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.28%) Tableau