Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 71 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 -33 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 52 84 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.32% 3.35% 5.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.76% 27.18% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 60
Leeds median daily rate £413 £413 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.27% -7.93%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £270
90th Percentile £526 £488 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £380
% change year-on-year -3.03% +8.55% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 3
Leeds median hourly rate £48.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +220.00% +12.11%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £18.24
% change year-on-year -50.00% +119.36% +63.54%

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 378 309 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.88% 12.33% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 183 178
Leeds median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 28 6
Leeds median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +153.97% +3.28%
10th Percentile £10.28 £13.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £42.80 £40.30 £41.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.90 £29.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year -42.47% +54.61% +22.58%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019, 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 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Finance
3 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
4 13 (25.00%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) Python
6 9 (17.31%) Statistics
6 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
6 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (15.38%) Master's Degree
7 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (15.38%) Google
7 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (15.38%) Visualisation
7 8 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
7 8 (15.38%) Tableau
8 7 (13.46%) Analytics
8 7 (13.46%) Mathematics
8 7 (13.46%) Linux
8 7 (13.46%) Project Management
8 7 (13.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (13.46%) User Experience
9 6 (11.54%) Terraform
9 6 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (11.54%) ITIL
9 6 (11.54%) C++
9 6 (11.54%) Java
9 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 5 (9.62%) C
10 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office

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 4 (7.69%) SAS
2 3 (5.77%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (5.77%) SPSS
3 2 (3.85%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.92%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.92%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) DHCP
2 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) PBX
2 2 (3.85%) VoIP
2 2 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (1.92%) BGP
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) NAS
3 1 (1.92%) OSPF
3 1 (1.92%) Skype
3 1 (1.92%) SSH
3 1 (1.92%) TACACS
3 1 (1.92%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Apache Hive
1 3 (5.77%) Big Data
1 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
1 3 (5.77%) Impala
1 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
1 3 (5.77%) Power BI
1 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
1 3 (5.77%) Spotfire
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) Ant
4 1 (1.92%) CMake
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Billing
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) General Ledger
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Social Science
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (11.54%) Analyst
2 5 (9.62%) Designer
2 5 (9.62%) Developer
3 4 (7.69%) Architect
3 4 (7.69%) Consultant
3 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Data Scientist
4 3 (5.77%) Security Architect
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 2 (3.85%) Automation Tester
5 2 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Digital Designer
5 2 (3.85%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Interaction Designer
5 2 (3.85%) Python Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) CSS
2 3 (5.77%) D3.js
2 3 (5.77%) ggplot
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) GStreamer
3 2 (3.85%) Kafka
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) Java EE
4 1 (1.92%) LAMP
4 1 (1.92%) LDAP
4 1 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) React
4 1 (1.92%) Velocity
4 1 (1.92%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) User Experience
3 3 (5.77%) Cloud Native
3 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
5 1 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
3 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
3 9 (17.31%) Statistics
4 8 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
4 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (15.38%) Visualisation
5 7 (13.46%) Analytics
5 7 (13.46%) Mathematics
5 7 (13.46%) Project Management
6 6 (11.54%) ITIL
7 5 (9.62%) Accounts Payable
7 5 (9.62%) Change Management
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (9.62%) Data Analytics
7 5 (9.62%) Migration
7 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.62%) Service Design
8 4 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (7.69%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Python
3 6 (11.54%) C++
3 6 (11.54%) Java
3 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C
5 4 (7.69%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) C#
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.92%) Korn
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
8 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) Tcl
8 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Master's Degree
2 6 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) CCNA
4 3 (5.77%) CCNP
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.85%) ACCA
5 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.85%) CIMA
5 2 (3.85%) CISA
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.85%) PMP
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.92%) CCSA
6 1 (1.92%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (1.92%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Terraform
2 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Google
1 8 (15.38%) Tableau
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe
5 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.92%) BMC
5 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) F5
5 1 (1.92%) NVIDIA
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.92%) Xamarin