The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
England / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 15 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14  
Contract jobs citing Degree 50 216 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.94% 13.42% 5.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.75% 24.05% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 143 12
Median daily rate £440 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.38% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £210 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 21 0
Median hourly rate £47.83 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  

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 the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 202 898 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 36.14% 55.78% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 600 120
Median daily rate £350 £308 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 65 22
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.70 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.42 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the North East

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the North East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the North East

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the North East

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Tyne and Wear +2 37 £445 +56.14% 20
Durham +6 10 £383 - 6
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 24 (31.17%) ITIL
1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Network Design
2 21 (27.27%) LAN
2 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 20 (25.97%) WAN
4 17 (22.08%) Computer Science
4 17 (22.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
6 14 (18.18%) Service Management
7 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (15.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (15.58%) Telecoms
8 12 (15.58%) Cisco
9 11 (14.29%) Firewall
9 11 (14.29%) Juniper
9 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 11 (14.29%) Prototyping
10 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
10 10 (12.99%) FortiGate
10 10 (12.99%) BIG-IP
10 10 (12.99%) CCSE
10 10 (12.99%) F5
10 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
10 10 (12.99%) Project Management
10 10 (12.99%) ITSM
10 10 (12.99%) Wireless
10 10 (12.99%) CCNP
10 10 (12.99%) CCDP
10 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.90%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.60%) SAS
3 1 (1.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) LAN
2 20 (25.97%) WAN
3 11 (14.29%) Firewall
4 10 (12.99%) BIG-IP
4 10 (12.99%) Wireless
5 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (7.79%) DNS
7 5 (6.49%) DHCP
7 5 (6.49%) Internet
8 3 (3.90%) Skype
8 3 (3.90%) VPN
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.60%) EIGRP
9 2 (2.60%) LDAP
9 2 (2.60%) NX-OS
10 1 (1.30%) 3G
10 1 (1.30%) BGP
10 1 (1.30%) MPLS
10 1 (1.30%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.60%) Big Data
3 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.60%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.60%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.30%) ActiveReports
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) DB2
4 1 (1.30%) Lumira
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) QlikView
4 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) JIRA
General
1 12 (15.58%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Automotive
3 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Legal
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Architect
2 11 (14.29%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) User Researcher
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Designer
5 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.79%) UX Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Interaction Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Senior User Researcher
7 3 (3.90%) CRM Architect
7 3 (3.90%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) HTML
3 6 (7.79%) CSS
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.90%) jQuery
4 3 (3.90%) Web Services
5 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (2.60%) Qt
6 1 (1.30%) ISPF
6 1 (1.30%) Laravel
6 1 (1.30%) Middleware
6 1 (1.30%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) User Experience
4 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 6 (7.79%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.19%) Blog
6 4 (5.19%) Private Cloud
7 3 (3.90%) CCTV
7 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.60%) NHS
8 2 (2.60%) PMI
8 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) Debian
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) MVS
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (31.17%) ITIL
2 21 (27.27%) Network Design
3 14 (18.18%) Service Management
4 11 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 10 (12.99%) ITSM
5 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
5 10 (12.99%) Project Management
6 9 (11.69%) Analytics
6 9 (11.69%) Market Research
6 9 (11.69%) Psychology
7 8 (10.39%) Customer Insight
7 8 (10.39%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (10.39%) ITIL V3
7 8 (10.39%) Network Architecture
7 8 (10.39%) Service Design
7 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
7 8 (10.39%) Usability Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) C#
2 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.49%) SQL
3 4 (5.19%) C++
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) PHP
4 1 (1.30%) REXX
4 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.30%) VB
4 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (12.99%) CCDP
4 10 (12.99%) CCNP
4 10 (12.99%) CCSE
4 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (11.69%) CCIE
5 9 (11.69%) CCIP
5 9 (11.69%) CCSA
5 9 (11.69%) HP ASE
5 9 (11.69%) HP MASE
5 9 (11.69%) JNCIA
5 9 (11.69%) JNCIE
5 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.30%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.30%) Netcool
2 1 (1.30%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.30%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) Cisco
3 11 (14.29%) Juniper
4 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.99%) F5
5 9 (11.69%) Fortinet
5 9 (11.69%) HP
5 9 (11.69%) Riverbed
6 6 (7.79%) Aruba
7 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.60%) SAP
8 2 (2.60%) Tableau
8 2 (2.60%) TippingPoint
9 1 (1.30%) AppSense
9 1 (1.30%) BMC
9 1 (1.30%) CA
9 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.30%) VMware
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