The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

Degree
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 27 35
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 12 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 4.20% 4.69% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.71% 35.14% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Median daily rate £350 £300 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +57.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £415 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.92% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.41 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.49% +29.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.33 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.48 £20.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £35.00 £31.57
% change year-on-year -21.77% +10.86%  

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 Leicestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 31 37 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 10.84% 13.36% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 35
Median daily rate £350 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £238 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -18.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.20 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.61% +44.44%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Leicestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Leicestershire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Leicestershire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Leicestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Leicestershire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Leicestershire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -1 10 £250 -33.33% 5
Degree
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
4 6 (26.09%) ITSM
5 5 (21.74%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) CMS
6 4 (17.39%) Information Security
6 4 (17.39%) Statistics
6 4 (17.39%) Logistics
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
6 4 (17.39%) TickIT
6 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (17.39%) High Availability
6 4 (17.39%) User Experience
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Sitecore
7 3 (13.04%) Blackboard
7 3 (13.04%) Social Media

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (21.74%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.35%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) jMock
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Change Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Communications Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Development Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) IT Communications Manager
2 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Lead Software Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore Developer
2 2 (8.70%) Software Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) Ajax
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.35%) Java EE
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) LINQ
6 1 (4.35%) SOAP
6 1 (4.35%) Spring
6 1 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (4.35%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (4.35%) WPF
6 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) User Experience
3 3 (13.04%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (13.04%) Social Media
3 3 (13.04%) VLE
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Cybercrime
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) ITSM
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) High Availability
6 4 (17.39%) Information Security
6 4 (17.39%) Logistics
6 4 (17.39%) Statistics
7 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) Content Management
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.04%) MVC
7 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) UML
7 3 (13.04%) Usability Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) ABAP
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) R
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCSD
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
1 4 (17.39%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Blackboard
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.35%) Minitab
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
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