Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 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
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 83 69
Rank change year-on-year +35 -14 -28
Contract jobs citing Degree 58 54 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.80% 2.36% 3.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.49% 14.36% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 69
Leeds median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +11.86%
10th Percentile £261 £307 £288
90th Percentile £638 £575 £546
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 16
Leeds median hourly rate £57.50 - £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £57.50 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +155.56% -43.75% +90.75%

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 211 376 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.81% 16.43% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 239 169
Leeds median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £279 £262 £257
90th Percentile £638 £575 £573
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 23
Leeds median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.29% -12.50% +207.69%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.50 £15.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year +73.20% -18.40% +24.58%

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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 19 (32.76%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (27.59%) Project Management
4 14 (24.14%) Service Design
5 13 (22.41%) Systems Thinking
5 13 (22.41%) User Experience
5 13 (22.41%) Prototyping
5 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (20.69%) Change Management
7 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
7 11 (18.97%) Finance
7 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.52%) HTML
9 9 (15.52%) CSS
9 9 (15.52%) Public Sector
10 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
10 8 (13.79%) Integration Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
10 8 (13.79%) Algorithms
10 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
10 8 (13.79%) JDBC
10 8 (13.79%) SOAP
10 8 (13.79%) XML
10 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
10 8 (13.79%) Java
10 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (13.79%) Linux

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 3 (5.17%) SAS
2 1 (1.72%) Appian
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (1.72%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
2 7 (12.07%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.07%) Spotfire
3 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.72%) FitNesse
2 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) RStudio
2 1 (1.72%) Selenium
2 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Designer
2 10 (17.24%) Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) TIBCO Developer
5 7 (12.07%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Project Officer
7 4 (6.90%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (6.90%) Support Officer
7 4 (6.90%) User Researcher
8 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Interaction Designer
9 2 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Writer
10 1 (1.72%) Senior Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) CSS
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) JDBC
2 8 (13.79%) JMS
2 8 (13.79%) SOAP
2 8 (13.79%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (13.79%) XML
3 7 (12.07%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) GraphQL
4 2 (3.45%) Node.js
4 2 (3.45%) React
4 2 (3.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (22.41%) User Experience
3 8 (13.79%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.17%) PMI
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (27.59%) Project Management
3 14 (24.14%) Service Design
4 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.41%) Prototyping
4 13 (22.41%) Systems Thinking
5 12 (20.69%) Change Management
6 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 8 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
8 7 (12.07%) Coaching
8 7 (12.07%) ITIL
8 7 (12.07%) Line Management
8 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
9 6 (10.34%) Workshop Facilitation
10 5 (8.62%) Use Case
11 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.90%) Requirements Management
11 4 (6.90%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.79%) Java
2 8 (13.79%) XPath
3 4 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) R
4 1 (1.72%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.17%) RIBA
5 2 (3.45%) CISM
5 2 (3.45%) CISSP
5 2 (3.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.72%) CBAP
6 1 (1.72%) CISA
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.72%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (1.72%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) FISMA
2 1 (1.72%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.72%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) TIBCO
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Cognos
6 1 (1.72%) Alterian
6 1 (1.72%) BiZZdesign
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Sparx
6 1 (1.72%) Splunk