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 3 months to 28 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.

Degree
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 58 48
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing Degree 99 116 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.83% 3.02% 3.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.84% 14.50% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 62 73
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £573 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 7
Median hourly rate £42.75 £47.39 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.79% +28.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £26.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.37 £47.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 475 800 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.38% 20.80% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 403 340
Median daily rate £423 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 49 70
Median hourly rate £42.48 £41.50 £46.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the North West

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +19 57 £375 -6.25% 85
Cheshire +5 22 £400 -5.88% 28
Lancashire +25 11 £650 +73.33% 6
Merseyside 0 5 £325 -18.75% 8
Cumbria -5 3 - - 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 49 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.60%) Finance
3 40 (21.39%) Microsoft
4 38 (20.32%) SQL
5 33 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 27 (14.44%) .NET
6 27 (14.44%) SQL Server
7 26 (13.90%) MS Excel
8 25 (13.37%) JavaScript
8 25 (13.37%) Scrum
9 24 (12.83%) Project Management
10 23 (12.30%) Service Management
10 23 (12.30%) Software Engineering
10 23 (12.30%) Security Cleared
11 22 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (10.70%) CISSP
12 20 (10.70%) HTML
12 20 (10.70%) Java
13 19 (10.16%) Risk Management
13 19 (10.16%) Security Operations
14 18 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (8.56%) C#
15 16 (8.56%) SAP
15 16 (8.56%) ITIL
15 16 (8.56%) SDLC
16 15 (8.02%) Oracle
16 15 (8.02%) JIRA
17 14 (7.49%) Python
17 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
17 14 (7.49%) MVC

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 8 (4.28%) GeoServer
2 5 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.07%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.07%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.07%) JBoss
4 2 (1.07%) SAS
4 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.07%) WordPress
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.53%) Confluence
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (13.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.35%) MS Office
3 9 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.60%) MS Project
4 3 (1.60%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.53%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.53%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.07%) Primavera
2 2 (1.07%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.07%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.53%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.60%) PaaS
3 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.07%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.53%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.35%) WAN
2 9 (4.81%) LAN
3 6 (3.21%) Firewall
3 6 (3.21%) Network Security
3 6 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.67%) VoIP
5 4 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.14%) Wireless
6 3 (1.60%) BGP
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.60%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.60%) H.323
6 3 (1.60%) Internet
6 3 (1.60%) OSPF
6 3 (1.60%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (1.60%) VLAN
7 2 (1.07%) Broadband
7 2 (1.07%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.53%) Intranet
8 1 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.28%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.21%) GIS
5 5 (2.67%) MySQL
5 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.67%) Spatial Data
6 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.60%) DB2
7 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.07%) Big Data
8 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.07%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.02%) JIRA
2 9 (4.81%) Gradle
2 9 (4.81%) Maven
3 8 (4.28%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.74%) AccuRev
4 7 (3.74%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.74%) JBehave
5 6 (3.21%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (3.21%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.67%) NUnit
6 5 (2.67%) VectorCAST
7 3 (1.60%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.60%) Rational Application Developer
7 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 2 (1.07%) Ant
8 2 (1.07%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.07%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.07%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.07%) Selenium
8 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (24.60%) Finance
2 10 (5.35%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.28%) Avionics
3 8 (4.28%) Banking
3 8 (4.28%) Marketing
4 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.21%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.21%) Games
6 4 (2.14%) Legal
7 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 3 (1.60%) Military
7 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.07%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.07%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (20.86%) Developer
2 24 (12.83%) Analyst
3 22 (11.76%) Architect
4 16 (8.56%) Consultant
5 11 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (5.35%) Software Engineer
7 9 (4.81%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 9 (4.81%) Head of Cybersecurity
7 9 (4.81%) Head of Security
7 9 (4.81%) Operational Security Manager
7 9 (4.81%) Operations Manager
7 9 (4.81%) Security Manager
7 9 (4.81%) Security Operations Manager
8 8 (4.28%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Head of Operations
9 7 (3.74%) Junior
9 7 (3.74%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.74%) SOC Manager
9 7 (3.74%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.44%) .NET
2 20 (10.70%) HTML
3 12 (6.42%) REST
4 11 (5.88%) CSS
4 11 (5.88%) Web Services
5 10 (5.35%) XML
6 9 (4.81%) WCF
7 8 (4.28%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.28%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (4.28%) Leaflet
7 8 (4.28%) OpenLayers
7 8 (4.28%) PostGIS
7 8 (4.28%) WinForms
8 7 (3.74%) WPF
9 6 (3.21%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.21%) HTML5
10 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.67%) J2EE
10 5 (2.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 18 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (5.35%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.28%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.67%) User Experience
8 3 (1.60%) Fintech
8 3 (1.60%) NHS
9 2 (1.07%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.07%) IPTV
9 2 (1.07%) Life Science
9 2 (1.07%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.07%) Replication
9 2 (1.07%) RIA
9 2 (1.07%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.81%) Windows
2 6 (3.21%) Linux
3 5 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.60%) Unix
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) CentOS
6 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.53%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.37%) Scrum
3 24 (12.83%) Project Management
4 23 (12.30%) Service Management
4 23 (12.30%) Software Engineering
5 22 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (10.16%) Risk Management
6 19 (10.16%) Security Operations
7 16 (8.56%) ITIL
7 16 (8.56%) SDLC
8 14 (7.49%) MVC
8 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.42%) Migration
9 12 (6.42%) Open Source
9 12 (6.42%) TDD
10 11 (5.88%) Change Management
10 11 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.35%) Business Analysis
11 10 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.32%) SQL
2 25 (13.37%) JavaScript
3 20 (10.70%) Java
4 16 (8.56%) C#
5 14 (7.49%) Python
6 8 (4.28%) Ada
7 6 (3.21%) C
7 6 (3.21%) Perl
8 5 (2.67%) C++
8 5 (2.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.07%) ABAP
11 2 (1.07%) Ruby
12 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.53%) PHP
12 1 (0.53%) PROC SQL
12 1 (0.53%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.70%) CISSP
3 12 (6.42%) HND
4 11 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.21%) CCNP
7 5 (2.67%) CCNA
8 4 (2.14%) CCIE
8 4 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.60%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (1.60%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.60%) HNC
9 3 (1.60%) ISEB
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.07%) PMP
10 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.53%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.07%) PMO
2 2 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.14%) Ansible
2 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.07%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.53%) Kibana
3 1 (0.53%) logstash
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
3 1 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 40 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.56%) SAP
3 15 (8.02%) Oracle
4 11 (5.88%) Cisco
5 8 (4.28%) ESRI
5 8 (4.28%) Hyperion
6 4 (2.14%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.60%) Apple
7 3 (1.60%) Dell
7 3 (1.60%) EMC
7 3 (1.60%) Tableau
8 2 (1.07%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.07%) Citrix
8 2 (1.07%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.07%) hybris
8 2 (1.07%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.07%) Northgate
8 2 (1.07%) Splunk
9 1 (0.53%) Google
9 1 (0.53%) Lancope
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