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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 53 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 +27  
Contract jobs citing Degree 59 60 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.35% 4.01% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.58% 24.19% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 20
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £330 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £640 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 157 248 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 14.25% 16.56% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 164 151
Median daily rate £425 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +20.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £293 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (27.97%) SQL
4 32 (27.12%) Finance
5 24 (20.34%) Project Management
6 23 (19.49%) User Experience
7 21 (17.80%) Psychology
7 21 (17.80%) Usability Testing
7 21 (17.80%) Ethnography
8 20 (16.95%) Mathematics
9 19 (16.10%) .NET
10 18 (15.25%) Human Factors
10 18 (15.25%) Market Research
10 18 (15.25%) Qualitative Research
10 18 (15.25%) Customer Insight
10 18 (15.25%) Service Design
10 18 (15.25%) Guerrilla Research
10 18 (15.25%) Cognitive Psychology
10 18 (15.25%) Quantitative Research
10 18 (15.25%) Actionable Customer Insight
11 17 (14.41%) C#
12 16 (13.56%) Data Quality
13 15 (12.71%) Scrum
13 15 (12.71%) NHS
13 15 (12.71%) SQL Server
14 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
14 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
14 14 (11.86%) TOGAF
15 12 (10.17%) SAS
15 12 (10.17%) MS Access

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 (10.17%) SAS
2 8 (6.78%) ArcGIS
3 4 (3.39%) IIS
3 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.54%) CMS
4 3 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.69%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.69%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.69%) Stata
4 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) Internet
2 5 (4.24%) Firewall
2 5 (4.24%) VLAN
3 4 (3.39%) DHCP
3 4 (3.39%) DNS
3 4 (3.39%) LAN
3 4 (3.39%) WAN
3 4 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.69%) Broadband
4 2 (1.69%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.85%) 2G
5 1 (0.85%) 3G
5 1 (0.85%) 4G
5 1 (0.85%) DMZ
5 1 (0.85%) GPRS
5 1 (0.85%) HSPA
5 1 (0.85%) LDAP
5 1 (0.85%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.17%) MS Access
3 8 (6.78%) GIS
4 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.39%) Big Data
5 4 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.39%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.39%) Riak
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.54%) DTS
6 3 (2.54%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.69%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.69%) HBase
7 2 (1.69%) MySQL
7 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.24%) Grunt
3 3 (2.54%) gulp
3 3 (2.54%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.54%) SpecFlow
3 3 (2.54%) Toad
4 2 (1.69%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.69%) Mocha
4 2 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.69%) Protractor
4 2 (1.69%) Sinon.JS
4 2 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Banking
2 7 (5.93%) Retail
2 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.54%) Billing
3 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.54%) Marketing
4 2 (1.69%) Back Office
4 2 (1.69%) Games
4 2 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) iGaming
5 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (18.64%) Analyst
1 22 (18.64%) User Researcher
2 18 (15.25%) User Experience Researcher
3 17 (14.41%) Developer
4 14 (11.86%) Architect
5 12 (10.17%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.78%) GIS Technician
6 8 (6.78%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.93%) Designer
8 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Tester
9 5 (4.24%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) UX Designer
10 4 (3.39%) Business Information Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (3.39%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.10%) .NET
2 9 (7.63%) .NET Framework
2 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (5.93%) HTML
4 7 (5.93%) jQuery
5 5 (4.24%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.24%) CSS
5 5 (4.24%) Entity Framework
5 5 (4.24%) Flask
6 4 (3.39%) XML
7 3 (2.54%) LESS
7 3 (2.54%) RxJS
7 3 (2.54%) Sass
7 3 (2.54%) SignalR
8 2 (1.69%) Angular 2
8 2 (1.69%) Chai
8 2 (1.69%) Node.js
8 2 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (19.49%) User Experience
3 15 (12.71%) NHS
4 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.24%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.54%) IVR
6 3 (2.54%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.69%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.85%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.93%) Windows
2 5 (4.24%) Linux
3 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.85%) AIX
4 1 (0.85%) CentOS
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) SUSE
4 1 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.34%) Project Management
3 21 (17.80%) Ethnography
3 21 (17.80%) Psychology
3 21 (17.80%) Usability Testing
4 20 (16.95%) Mathematics
5 18 (15.25%) Actionable Customer Insight
5 18 (15.25%) Cognitive Psychology
5 18 (15.25%) Customer Insight
5 18 (15.25%) Guerrilla Research
5 18 (15.25%) Human Factors
5 18 (15.25%) Market Research
5 18 (15.25%) Qualitative Research
5 18 (15.25%) Quantitative Research
5 18 (15.25%) Service Design
6 15 (12.71%) Scrum
7 14 (11.86%) TOGAF
8 12 (10.17%) Analytics
9 11 (9.32%) Change Management
10 9 (7.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.97%) SQL
2 17 (14.41%) C#
3 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.32%) VBA
5 9 (7.63%) Python
6 4 (3.39%) Delphi
6 4 (3.39%) Java
6 4 (3.39%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.39%) VB
7 3 (2.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.47%) Master's Degree
2 9 (7.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.93%) ISEB
4 5 (4.24%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.69%) PMP
7 1 (0.85%) HND
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.85%) MCIPD
7 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.85%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.08%) PMO
3 4 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.85%) GDPR
6 1 (0.85%) IFRS
6 1 (0.85%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.85%) P3O
6 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.69%) HDFS
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) Ansible
2 2 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.69%) Nagios
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.08%) Oracle
2 6 (5.08%) SAP
3 4 (3.39%) Cognos
3 4 (3.39%) Tableau
4 3 (2.54%) HP
4 3 (2.54%) IBM
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.54%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.69%) Adobe
5 2 (1.69%) Google
5 2 (1.69%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.69%) Informatica
5 2 (1.69%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.69%) Talend
6 1 (0.85%) Dell
6 1 (0.85%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.85%) Hitachi
6 1 (0.85%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (0.85%) Sun
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