Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 49 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +60
Contract jobs citing Degree 120 99 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.98% 4.52% 4.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.00% 32.35% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 69 66
Leeds median daily rate £450 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.48% -7.58%
10th Percentile £362 £308 £241
90th Percentile £638 £588 £500
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate £24.00 - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £14.20 £18.24
% change year-on-year +88.38% -22.13% -17.93%

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 400 306 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.59% 13.97% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 180 238
Leeds median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £274 £263
90th Percentile £623 £571 £572
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.67% +4.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Leeds median hourly rate £21.25 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.08% -7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £46.60 £15.69
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.08% -2.07% -5.69%

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 16 October 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 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 53 (44.17%) Computer Science
2 50 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (39.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (24.17%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (23.33%) Finance
6 25 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (18.33%) Firewall
8 22 (18.33%) Serverless
8 22 (18.33%) Terraform
8 22 (18.33%) Amazon RDS
9 21 (17.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 21 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (17.50%) Amazon S3
10 20 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
10 20 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (14.17%) Web Services
12 16 (13.33%) Python
12 16 (13.33%) Java
13 15 (12.50%) OO
14 14 (11.67%) Project Management
14 14 (11.67%) Decision-Making
14 14 (11.67%) Docker
15 13 (10.83%) ITIL
15 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 12 (10.00%) C#
16 12 (10.00%) Mathematics

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.17%) SAS
2 5 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.50%) Confluence
4 2 (1.67%) CMS
4 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.67%) WordPress
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (18.33%) Serverless
3 21 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (17.50%) Amazon S3
3 21 (17.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 20 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (5.00%) Trello
6 4 (3.33%) Force.com
6 4 (3.33%) iPaaS
6 4 (3.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.67%) Amazon SageMaker
8 2 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.67%) Slack
9 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.33%) Firewall
2 6 (5.00%) BGP
2 6 (5.00%) OSPF
3 5 (4.17%) DNS
3 5 (4.17%) LAN
3 5 (4.17%) MPLS
3 5 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.83%) Network Security
4 1 (0.83%) SMS
4 1 (0.83%) TACACS
4 1 (0.83%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.83%) WebEx
4 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.33%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (5.83%) MySQL
3 6 (5.00%) MS Access
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.50%) Big Data
6 3 (2.50%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.67%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.67%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.67%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (8.33%) JIRA
2 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.83%) Selenium
4 5 (4.17%) Subversion
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.83%) Maven
7 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 28 (23.33%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Marketing
3 7 (5.83%) Legal
4 4 (3.33%) Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Architect
2 20 (16.67%) Developer
3 17 (14.17%) Analyst
4 15 (12.50%) Consultant
5 11 (9.17%) AWS Consultant
5 11 (9.17%) User Researcher
6 10 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 10 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (7.50%) Automation Tester
7 9 (7.50%) Developer in Test
7 9 (7.50%) Java Automation Tester
7 9 (7.50%) Java Developer in Test
7 9 (7.50%) Test Automation Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Tester
8 7 (5.83%) Agile Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Agile Tester
8 7 (5.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 7 (5.83%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) Web Services
2 12 (10.00%) Kafka
3 4 (3.33%) CSS
3 4 (3.33%) HTML
3 4 (3.33%) JSON
3 4 (3.33%) RESTful
3 4 (3.33%) SOAP
3 4 (3.33%) Visualforce
3 4 (3.33%) XML
4 3 (2.50%) .NET
4 3 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.50%) REST
5 2 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.67%) Django
5 2 (1.67%) React
6 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.83%) Spring
6 1 (0.83%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.83%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (44.17%) Computer Science
2 29 (24.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.50%) User Experience
4 6 (5.00%) NHS
5 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.17%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.67%) Clustering
7 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.67%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) Blog
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.83%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Linux
2 5 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
4 15 (12.50%) OO
5 14 (11.67%) Decision-Making
5 14 (11.67%) Project Management
6 13 (10.83%) ITIL
7 12 (10.00%) Mathematics
7 12 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.17%) Analytics
8 11 (9.17%) High Availability
8 11 (9.17%) IT Strategy
8 11 (9.17%) Market Research
8 11 (9.17%) Psychology
8 11 (9.17%) TOGAF
9 10 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.50%) DevOps
10 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.67%) Change Management
11 8 (6.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.33%) Java
1 16 (13.33%) Python
2 12 (10.00%) C#
3 8 (6.67%) SQL
4 7 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.33%) Apex Code
5 4 (3.33%) PHP
5 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.33%) SOQL
6 3 (2.50%) Go
6 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) ES6
7 1 (0.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) Scala
7 1 (0.83%) Tcl
7 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (39.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.00%) CCNP
5 5 (4.17%) CCNA
6 4 (3.33%) CCIE
6 4 (3.33%) CISSP
6 4 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.50%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (2.50%) PMP
7 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.83%) HND
9 1 (0.83%) MCSE
9 1 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) GxP
1 5 (4.17%) PMO
2 4 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (1.67%) HL7
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.83%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Docker
2 6 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (18.33%) Terraform
2 9 (7.50%) Ansible
3 5 (4.17%) SCCM
4 3 (2.50%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.67%) Grafana
5 2 (1.67%) Graylog
5 2 (1.67%) Kibana
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.67%) WSUS
6 1 (0.83%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.83%) Nessus
6 1 (0.83%) Oozie
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) Cisco
3 9 (7.50%) F5
4 8 (6.67%) Splunk
5 5 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.17%) VMware
6 4 (3.33%) CA
6 4 (3.33%) Dell
6 4 (3.33%) EMC
6 4 (3.33%) NetApp
6 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.33%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle
7 3 (2.50%) SAP
8 2 (1.67%) Citrix
8 2 (1.67%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.67%) Zoho
9 1 (0.83%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.83%) Infoblox
9 1 (0.83%) McAfee