Period
to 23 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2020 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 West
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 70 47
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23 +28
Contract jobs citing Degree 79 150 266
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.04% 2.83% 4.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.44% 13.55% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 76 145
Median daily rate £444 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +10.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £157 £287 £263
90th Percentile £568 £638 £504
England median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 33
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £28.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +74.13% -10.27%
10th Percentile £26.50 £39.43 £14.89
90th Percentile £47.63 £59.13 £46.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +16.88% +20.31%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 453 1,107 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.17% 20.86% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 652 665
Median daily rate £450 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.25%
10th Percentile £177 £175 £225
90th Percentile £612 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 86 113
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.86 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.23% +2.95% -27.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.93 £14.26
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.51% +43.60% -3.53%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in the North West over the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in the North West

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in the North West over the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in the North West

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +36 37 £513 +13.89% 43
Cheshire +24 31 £386 -9.18% 32
Lancashire +16 5 £426 -0.87% 10
Cumbria 0 2 - - 4
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 24 (30.38%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (25.32%) Finance
2 20 (25.32%) User Experience
3 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (20.25%) HTML
4 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.99%) Project Management
6 14 (17.72%) Legal
6 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
6 14 (17.72%) Service Design
7 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
7 13 (16.46%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (16.46%) Decision-Making
7 13 (16.46%) Prototyping
8 12 (15.19%) CSS
9 11 (13.92%) Front End Development
9 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (13.92%) Systems Thinking
10 10 (12.66%) Banking
10 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
10 10 (12.66%) SQL
10 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (12.66%) Windows
11 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
11 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
11 9 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (11.39%) SLA
11 9 (11.39%) Change Management
11 9 (11.39%) Validation

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.53%) IIS
2 2 (2.53%) JBoss
2 2 (2.53%) nginx
2 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.27%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Network Security
2 5 (6.33%) Firewall
3 4 (5.06%) SSL
4 2 (2.53%) 2G
4 2 (2.53%) 3G
4 2 (2.53%) 4G
4 2 (2.53%) 5G
4 2 (2.53%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.27%) RS-232
5 1 (1.27%) Skype
5 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.53%) Power BI
3 1 (1.27%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.27%) GIS
3 1 (1.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.27%) LabVIEW
General
1 20 (25.32%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Legal
3 10 (12.66%) Banking
4 7 (8.86%) Public Sector
5 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (5.06%) Law
6 4 (5.06%) Marketing
6 4 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.53%) Avionics
8 2 (2.53%) Electronics
8 2 (2.53%) Police
9 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Designer
2 12 (15.19%) Interaction Designer
3 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Senior Designer
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Interaction Designer
4 8 (10.13%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Change Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Change and Release Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Release Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) HTML
2 12 (15.19%) CSS
3 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.06%) Cocoa
3 4 (5.06%) Cocoa Touch
3 4 (5.06%) Core Animation
3 4 (5.06%) Core Data
3 4 (5.06%) HTML5
3 4 (5.06%) Ionic Framework
3 4 (5.06%) RESTful
4 2 (2.53%) .NET
4 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.53%) Middleware
4 2 (2.53%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.27%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) User Experience
2 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.06%) Animation
4 4 (5.06%) PKI
4 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.80%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.53%) EFT
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Unix
4 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.06%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (18.99%) Project Management
3 14 (17.72%) Service Design
3 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
3 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.46%) Collaborative Working
4 13 (16.46%) Decision-Making
4 13 (16.46%) Prototyping
5 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.92%) Front End Development
5 11 (13.92%) Systems Thinking
6 9 (11.39%) Change Management
6 9 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (11.39%) Validation
7 8 (10.13%) Data Analysis
7 8 (10.13%) ITIL
7 8 (10.13%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (10.13%) Network Management
8 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
8 7 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
2 10 (12.66%) SQL
3 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.33%) C#
5 4 (5.06%) Apple Swift
5 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.06%) Objective-C
5 4 (5.06%) Perl
5 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.80%) Java
7 2 (2.53%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
1 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.80%) HNC
3 3 (3.80%) HND
4 2 (2.53%) CISM
4 2 (2.53%) CISSP
5 1 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.27%) CPIM
5 1 (1.27%) CRISC
5 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) GDPR
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) NIST
3 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle
3 4 (5.06%) Apple
3 4 (5.06%) IBM
3 4 (5.06%) Remedy
4 2 (2.53%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.53%) EMC
4 2 (2.53%) Nuix
4 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.53%) SAP
4 2 (2.53%) Symantec
4 2 (2.53%) Veeam
4 2 (2.53%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) Ariba
5 1 (1.27%) Intel