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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / North East
Rank 54 34 27
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7  
Contract jobs citing Degree 26 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.61% 4.70% 5.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.12% 15.65% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 17
Median daily rate £363 £320 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -0.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £234 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 172 262 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 23.86% 30.05% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 179 86
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.71% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £18.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -25 24 £372 +16.17% 14
Durham - 1 £363 - 6
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 30 (30.61%) ITIL
2 28 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 25 (25.51%) Network Design
4 23 (23.47%) LAN
5 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
5 22 (22.45%) Security Cleared
6 21 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
8 18 (18.37%) WAN
8 18 (18.37%) HTML
8 18 (18.37%) User Experience
9 17 (17.35%) Windows
10 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
10 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (14.29%) Cisco
11 14 (14.29%) CSS
11 14 (14.29%) CheckPoint
11 14 (14.29%) Firewall
12 13 (13.27%) CCSE
12 13 (13.27%) ITSM
12 13 (13.27%) Project Management
12 13 (13.27%) HP
12 13 (13.27%) Juniper
13 12 (12.24%) Telecoms
13 12 (12.24%) Relational Database
14 11 (11.22%) Data Centre
14 11 (11.22%) Prototyping
14 11 (11.22%) Service Management
14 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (11.22%) CCNP

Degree
Top Related 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 6 (6.12%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.10%) CMS
2 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.10%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.04%) Drupal
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Maximo
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle Utilities
2 3 (3.06%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) LAN
2 18 (18.37%) WAN
3 14 (14.29%) Firewall
4 10 (10.20%) BIG-IP
4 10 (10.20%) Wireless
5 7 (7.14%) DHCP
5 7 (7.14%) DNS
6 4 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.08%) LDAP
6 4 (4.08%) SSL
6 4 (4.08%) VPN
7 3 (3.06%) Skype
8 2 (2.04%) Intranet
9 1 (1.02%) 3G
9 1 (1.02%) Internet
9 1 (1.02%) Network Security
9 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) GIS
3 4 (4.08%) OLAP
3 4 (4.08%) OLAP Cube
3 4 (4.08%) QlikView
3 4 (4.08%) SAP BW
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.02%) DTS
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.02%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.20%) Finance
3 4 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (17.35%) Designer
1 17 (17.35%) Developer
2 14 (14.29%) Architect
2 14 (14.29%) UX Designer
3 12 (12.24%) Network Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Interaction Designer
5 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Graduate
7 4 (4.08%) User Researcher
8 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (3.06%) User Experience Researcher
9 2 (2.04%) ERP Project Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Oracle Programme Manager
9 2 (2.04%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) HTML
2 14 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (2.04%) jQuery
4 1 (1.02%) .NET
4 1 (1.02%) Laravel
4 1 (1.02%) Middleware
4 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 18 (18.37%) User Experience
3 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.22%) Data Centre
4 11 (11.22%) Mobile App
5 8 (8.16%) Private Cloud
6 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (4.08%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.04%) CCTV
9 1 (1.02%) AS400
9 1 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.02%) Tandem
9 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Windows
2 11 (11.22%) Linux
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) Unix
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) ITIL
2 25 (25.51%) Network Design
3 21 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.27%) ITSM
4 13 (13.27%) Project Management
5 11 (11.22%) Prototyping
5 11 (11.22%) Rapid Prototyping
5 11 (11.22%) Service Management
6 10 (10.20%) Analytics
6 10 (10.20%) Customer Insight
7 8 (8.16%) Matrix Organization
7 8 (8.16%) Office Automation
7 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.16%) Service Design
7 8 (8.16%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.12%) Asset Management
9 6 (6.12%) ERP
9 6 (6.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.14%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) VB
3 2 (2.04%) Java
3 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.02%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) C++
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.27%) CCSE
4 11 (11.22%) CCNP
4 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (9.18%) CCDP
5 9 (9.18%) CCIE
5 9 (9.18%) CCIP
5 9 (9.18%) CCSA
5 9 (9.18%) HP ASE
5 9 (9.18%) HP MASE
5 9 (9.18%) JNCIA
5 9 (9.18%) JNCIE
6 7 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (5.10%) APMP
7 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (4.08%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (4.08%) MCSE
9 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.02%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.08%) XenApp
4 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.06%) XenServer
5 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.08%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 14 (14.29%) Cisco
3 13 (13.27%) HP
3 13 (13.27%) Juniper
4 10 (10.20%) Aruba
4 10 (10.20%) F5
4 10 (10.20%) Fortinet
4 10 (10.20%) Riverbed
5 7 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 6 (6.12%) Oracle
6 6 (6.12%) SAP
7 5 (5.10%) VMware
8 4 (4.08%) AppSense
8 4 (4.08%) Citrix
9 2 (2.04%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.02%) Ariba
10 1 (1.02%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.02%) Informatica
10 1 (1.02%) Polycom
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