Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 44 88
Rank change year-on-year -9 +44 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 91 117 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.03% 4.47% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.84% 31.12% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 52
Leeds median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +28.79%
10th Percentile £325 £244 £328
90th Percentile £555 £500 £723
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 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 £15.50 £9.30
% change year-on-year +158.06% +66.67% -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 305 376 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.52% 14.37% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 210 374
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +22.31%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £255
90th Percentile £554 £565 £559
West Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 19
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +223.23% -18.85% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.01 £10.66
90th Percentile £40.70 £14.91 £30.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Degree.

1 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (18.68%) Scrum
4 16 (17.58%) User Experience
5 15 (16.48%) Finance
5 15 (16.48%) Project Management
5 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
6 14 (15.38%) SQL
7 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 13 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 12 (13.19%) PRINCE2
9 11 (12.09%) C#
9 11 (12.09%) Change Management
10 10 (10.99%) Python
10 10 (10.99%) NHS
10 10 (10.99%) TOGAF
10 10 (10.99%) Coaching
11 9 (9.89%) Data Quality
11 9 (9.89%) ITIL
12 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.79%) HTML
12 8 (8.79%) Usability Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Mathematics
12 8 (8.79%) Collaborative Working
13 7 (7.69%) Prototyping
13 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (7.69%) Perl
13 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
13 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Project

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 (5.49%) SAS
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.10%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.10%) CMS
3 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.40%) AutoCAD
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.10%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) Lucidchart
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 2 (2.20%) Broadband
2 2 (2.20%) SMS
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Big Data
2 5 (5.49%) GIS
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.20%) MS Access
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.10%) Bigtable
6 1 (1.10%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.10%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.10%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.10%) Power BI
6 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Axure RP
1 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.20%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.20%) Selenium
1 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.10%) Grunt
2 1 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.10%) Mocha
2 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.10%) Protractor
2 1 (1.10%) Sinon.JS
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Electronics
5 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.20%) Games
6 2 (2.20%) Retail
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (14.29%) Developer
2 11 (12.09%) Architect
3 10 (10.99%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.99%) Senior Manager
4 9 (9.89%) Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) User Researcher
6 6 (6.59%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Designer
7 5 (5.49%) Tester
8 4 (4.40%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Design Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Implementation Specialist
9 3 (3.30%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) HTML
2 6 (6.59%) .NET
3 5 (5.49%) CSS
4 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.40%) HTML5
4 4 (4.40%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (4.40%) Node.js
5 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.30%) React
6 2 (2.20%) J2EE
7 1 (1.10%) Ajax
7 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.10%) Chai
7 1 (1.10%) Dropwizard
7 1 (1.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (17.58%) User Experience
3 13 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 10 (10.99%) NHS
5 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.49%) Blog
6 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.49%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.10%) IVR
8 1 (1.10%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) Linux
1 2 (2.20%) Windows
1 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.68%) Scrum
3 15 (16.48%) Project Management
4 12 (13.19%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.09%) Change Management
6 10 (10.99%) Coaching
6 10 (10.99%) TOGAF
7 9 (9.89%) ITIL
8 8 (8.79%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (8.79%) Mathematics
8 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.79%) Usability Testing
9 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.69%) Process Management
9 7 (7.69%) Prototyping
9 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.59%) Data Integration
10 6 (6.59%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.59%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) SQL
2 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.09%) C#
4 10 (10.99%) Python
5 7 (7.69%) Perl
5 7 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.59%) Java
7 3 (3.30%) Ruby
7 3 (3.30%) Scala
7 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) BPSS Clearance
1 6 (6.59%) Master's Degree
2 5 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.40%) CISSP
3 4 (4.40%) HND
3 4 (4.40%) ISEB
3 4 (4.40%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (3.30%) CISM
5 2 (2.20%) CCNP
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.20%) MCSA
5 2 (2.20%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) Postgraduate
5 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) CCSE
6 1 (1.10%) CEH
6 1 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.20%) QA
5 1 (1.10%) HL7
5 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) CA
2 6 (6.59%) SAP
2 6 (6.59%) Splunk
3 3 (3.30%) HP
3 3 (3.30%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.30%) Tableau
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco
4 2 (2.20%) Cognos
5 1 (1.10%) Adobe
5 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.10%) McAfee
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle
5 1 (1.10%) Qualys
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.10%) Siebel
5 1 (1.10%) Sophos
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec
5 1 (1.10%) Trend Micro