Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 61 62
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing Degree 162 186 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.07% 3.13% 2.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.78% 16.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 102 129
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £188 £260
90th Percentile £600 £735 £893
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 24
North West median hourly rate £35.63 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +3.13% +7.38%
10th Percentile £16.10 £25.00 £26.83
90th Percentile £50.18 £49.80 £53.50
England median hourly rate £33.83 £29.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.66% -20.27% +25.42%

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 911 1,113 1,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.25% 18.76% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 666 846
North West median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £218 £251
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 79 99
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +13.57% +47.37%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £15.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £50.16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +39.47%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018. 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 +8 88 £375 -16.67% 157
Lancashire +2 32 £400 -27.27% 25
Cheshire -6 27 £475 +35.71% 83
Cumbria -1 7 - - 6
Merseyside +4 5 £413 -14.95% 14
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 73 (45.06%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (30.25%) Finance
3 35 (21.60%) Project Management
3 35 (21.60%) ITIL
4 33 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 30 (18.52%) Computer Science
6 27 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 25 (15.43%) Software Engineering
8 24 (14.81%) HTML
8 24 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 24 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (14.20%) User Experience
9 23 (14.20%) SQL
10 22 (13.58%) .NET
11 21 (12.96%) CSS
12 19 (11.73%) E-Commerce
12 19 (11.73%) Programme Management
13 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (11.11%) Java
13 18 (11.11%) NoSQL
14 17 (10.49%) PRINCE2
14 17 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (10.49%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (9.88%) Prototyping
15 16 (9.88%) SFIA
15 16 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (9.26%) SDLC
16 15 (9.26%) Business Analysis
17 14 (8.64%) Management Information System
18 13 (8.02%) 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 4 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.85%) Drupal
2 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (3.09%) Photoshop
4 4 (2.47%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.47%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (1.85%) InVision
5 3 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.62%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.62%) Magento
1 1 (0.62%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.62%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.62%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.62%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) PaaS
2 5 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.09%) SaaS
3 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.62%) G Suite
5 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) Firewall
2 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.62%) Skype
2 1 (0.62%) SSL
2 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.62%) WAN
2 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (4.94%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.09%) Big Data
6 5 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.47%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.23%) MySQL
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.62%) Ingres
9 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.62%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (7.41%) JIRA
2 11 (6.79%) AccuRev
3 7 (4.32%) Maven
4 6 (3.70%) Gradle
5 3 (1.85%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.62%) Grunt
6 1 (0.62%) gulp
6 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.62%) Rational Statemate
6 1 (0.62%) Selenium
6 1 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 49 (30.25%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Banking
3 7 (4.32%) Legal
4 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.09%) Marketing
5 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.85%) Local Government
7 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.23%) Law
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (23.46%) Developer
2 20 (12.35%) Analyst
3 14 (8.64%) Architect
3 14 (8.64%) Project Manager
4 11 (6.79%) Designer
4 11 (6.79%) Software Developer
5 10 (6.17%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.56%) Junior
7 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.70%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.70%) IT Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Junior Developer
8 6 (3.70%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.70%) User Researcher
9 5 (3.09%) Graduate
9 5 (3.09%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.81%) HTML
2 22 (13.58%) .NET
3 21 (12.96%) CSS
4 12 (7.41%) WinForms
4 12 (7.41%) WPF
5 11 (6.79%) WCF
6 10 (6.17%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.94%) JSON
8 7 (4.32%) RESTful
9 6 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.09%) HTML5
11 4 (2.47%) jQuery
11 4 (2.47%) Node.js
11 4 (2.47%) Spring
11 4 (2.47%) Spring Boot
11 4 (2.47%) Web Services
12 3 (1.85%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (1.85%) React
13 2 (1.23%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 24 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (14.20%) User Experience
4 14 (8.64%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.09%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (1.23%) Animation
8 2 (1.23%) Blog
8 2 (1.23%) CMDB
8 2 (1.23%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.23%) PMI
8 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) SCORM
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.56%) Windows
2 8 (4.94%) Linux
3 7 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.09%) Android
4 5 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.85%) Unix
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (45.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.60%) ITIL
2 35 (21.60%) Project Management
3 25 (15.43%) Software Engineering
4 19 (11.73%) E-Commerce
4 19 (11.73%) Programme Management
5 17 (10.49%) PRINCE2
5 17 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (9.88%) Prototyping
6 16 (9.88%) SFIA
7 15 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 15 (9.26%) SDLC
8 13 (8.02%) DevOps
8 13 (8.02%) ITSM
8 13 (8.02%) MVC
8 13 (8.02%) Scrum
8 13 (8.02%) Service Management
8 13 (8.02%) UX Design
9 12 (7.41%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 23 (14.20%) SQL
3 18 (11.11%) Java
4 11 (6.79%) C#
5 5 (3.09%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.47%) PHP
6 4 (2.47%) Scala
6 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.47%) VB
7 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.23%) Python
7 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.23%) VBA
8 1 (0.62%) Ada
8 1 (0.62%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.62%) C++
8 1 (0.62%) Go
8 1 (0.62%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (4.32%) CCNP
2 7 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.32%) CISM
2 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) CCDP
3 6 (3.70%) CCIE
3 6 (3.70%) Chartered Engineer
3 6 (3.70%) CISSP
4 5 (3.09%) MBA
4 5 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.47%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.47%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.85%) ECDL
6 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.23%) ACCA
7 2 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) GDPR
2 5 (3.09%) QA
3 3 (1.85%) COBIT
3 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.62%) GMP
4 1 (0.62%) P3O
4 1 (0.62%) PMO
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (2.47%) XenApp
1 4 (2.47%) XenDesktop
2 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.62%) NFS
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) SCCM
2 2 (1.23%) Ansible
2 2 (1.23%) SCOM
2 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.62%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.62%) Mesos
3 1 (0.62%) Nagios
3 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.56%) Cisco
3 4 (2.47%) Citrix
3 4 (2.47%) Ivanti
4 3 (1.85%) Adobe
4 3 (1.85%) Cadence
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle
4 3 (1.85%) VMware
5 2 (1.23%) Apple
5 2 (1.23%) Google
5 2 (1.23%) Saba
5 2 (1.23%) SAP
5 2 (1.23%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.62%) Apigee
6 1 (0.62%) Ariba
6 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.62%) Symantec
6 1 (0.62%) Xamarin