Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 54 51
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3 +37
Contract jobs citing Degree 105 93 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.41% 4.12% 4.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.32% 31.10% 31.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 71 49
Leeds median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -15.15%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £228
90th Percentile £638 £553 £505
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £409 £348
% change year-on-year +10.02% +17.70% -13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
Leeds median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +220.00% +34.41%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% +158.06% +66.67%

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 399 299 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.75% 13.24% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 182 197
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £253
90th Percentile £625 £556 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £409 £380
% change year-on-year +4.04% +7.50% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 11
Leeds median hourly rate £18.63 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.44% +220.00% -19.35%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.11 £12.13
90th Percentile £27.40 £40.40 £14.91
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.88 £14.65 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +12.69% -16.13%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 46 (43.81%) Computer Science
2 44 (41.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (25.71%) Finance
5 25 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (21.90%) Firewall
8 22 (20.95%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (20.95%) Serverless
8 22 (20.95%) Terraform
9 21 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 21 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (20.00%) Amazon S3
10 20 (19.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (19.05%) Auto-Scaling
10 20 (19.05%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (19.05%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (16.19%) Web Services
13 15 (14.29%) OO
13 15 (14.29%) Python
13 15 (14.29%) Java
14 13 (12.38%) ITIL
14 13 (12.38%) Docker
15 12 (11.43%) Kafka
15 12 (11.43%) C#
15 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
15 12 (11.43%) Software Engineering
16 11 (10.48%) Mathematics
16 11 (10.48%) Cisco

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 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.76%) SAS
2 5 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.86%) Confluence
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.90%) WordPress
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (20.95%) Serverless
3 21 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 21 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 20 (19.05%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (19.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (19.05%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.81%) Force.com
5 4 (3.81%) iPaaS
5 4 (3.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.86%) Trello
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.90%) Slack
8 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.95%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) Firewall
2 7 (6.67%) BGP
2 7 (6.67%) OSPF
3 5 (4.76%) DNS
3 5 (4.76%) LAN
3 5 (4.76%) MPLS
3 5 (4.76%) WAN
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.90%) TACACS
4 2 (1.90%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.90%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.95%) Network Security
5 1 (0.95%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.95%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (6.67%) MySQL
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.76%) MS Access
5 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.86%) Big Data
6 3 (2.86%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.90%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.90%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.90%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Selenium
2 8 (7.62%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.67%) JIRA
4 5 (4.76%) Subversion
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.90%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.95%) Xcode
General
1 27 (25.71%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Marketing
3 6 (5.71%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (17.14%) Developer
2 17 (16.19%) Architect
3 16 (15.24%) Analyst
3 16 (15.24%) Consultant
4 11 (10.48%) AWS Consultant
5 9 (8.57%) Agile Developer
5 9 (8.57%) Agile Java Developer
5 9 (8.57%) Agile Tester
5 9 (8.57%) Automation Tester
5 9 (8.57%) Developer in Test
5 9 (8.57%) Java Automation Tester
5 9 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 9 (8.57%) Java Developer in Test
5 9 (8.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (8.57%) Selenium Tester
5 9 (8.57%) Test Automation Developer
5 9 (8.57%) Tester
6 7 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) Web Services
2 12 (11.43%) Kafka
3 5 (4.76%) HTML
4 4 (3.81%) CSS
4 4 (3.81%) JSON
4 4 (3.81%) RESTful
4 4 (3.81%) SOAP
4 4 (3.81%) Visualforce
4 4 (3.81%) XML
5 3 (2.86%) .NET
5 3 (2.86%) REST
6 2 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.90%) Django
6 2 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.90%) React
7 1 (0.95%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.95%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.95%) HTML5
7 1 (0.95%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.57%) User Experience
3 6 (5.71%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.81%) NHS
5 3 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
6 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.95%) Blog
7 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) iPhone
7 1 (0.95%) PKI
7 1 (0.95%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Windows
2 6 (5.71%) Linux
3 5 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.86%) Unix
5 1 (0.95%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.81%) Computer Science
2 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.05%) Auto-Scaling
4 18 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (14.29%) OO
6 13 (12.38%) ITIL
7 12 (11.43%) Software Engineering
8 11 (10.48%) Decision-Making
8 11 (10.48%) IT Strategy
8 11 (10.48%) Mathematics
8 11 (10.48%) Project Management
9 10 (9.52%) High Availability
9 10 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 9 (8.57%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.57%) PRINCE2
10 9 (8.57%) Scrum
11 8 (7.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) Java
1 15 (14.29%) Python
2 12 (11.43%) C#
3 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.62%) SQL
5 4 (3.81%) Apex Code
5 4 (3.81%) PHP
5 4 (3.81%) SOQL
6 3 (2.86%) Go
6 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.90%) Tcl
8 1 (0.95%) Ruby
8 1 (0.95%) Scala
8 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (41.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) CCNP
5 6 (5.71%) CCNA
6 5 (4.76%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.81%) CCIE
7 4 (3.81%) CISSP
7 4 (3.81%) PMP
7 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.86%) Master's Degree
8 3 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.90%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.90%) CCSA
9 2 (1.90%) CCSE
9 2 (1.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.95%) MCSE
10 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) GxP
1 5 (4.76%) PMO
2 3 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.95%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.95%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Docker
2 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.90%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (20.95%) Terraform
2 9 (8.57%) Ansible
3 5 (4.76%) SCCM
4 3 (2.86%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.90%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (1.90%) Grafana
5 2 (1.90%) Graylog
5 2 (1.90%) Kibana
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.90%) WSUS
6 1 (0.95%) Nessus
6 1 (0.95%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (10.48%) Cisco
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.52%) F5
3 6 (5.71%) CheckPoint
3 6 (5.71%) VMware
4 5 (4.76%) Splunk
5 4 (3.81%) Dell
5 4 (3.81%) EMC
5 4 (3.81%) NetApp
5 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.81%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle
7 2 (1.90%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.90%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.90%) Citrix
7 2 (1.90%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.90%) SAP
7 2 (1.90%) Zoho
8 1 (0.95%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.95%) Google