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 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 45 41
Rank change year-on-year -24 -4  
Contract jobs citing Degree 72 138 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.44% 3.64% 3.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.61% 17.67% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 77 58
Median daily rate £400 £381 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £273 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 19
Median hourly rate £32.00 £47.20 £29.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.19% +58.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.47 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £47.39 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 529 781 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 17.96% 20.57% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 438 362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £273 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +91.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.39 £52.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 27 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
Manchester +16 35 £388 +7.63% 85
Cheshire -8 24 £320 -24.70% 29
Lancashire -1 6 - - 5
Merseyside -15 1 £415 +29.68% 7
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 49 (28.65%) Finance
2 43 (25.15%) Computer Science
3 42 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (23.98%) SQL
5 31 (18.13%) .NET
6 30 (17.54%) Microsoft
7 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
8 25 (14.62%) Project Management
9 24 (14.04%) C#
10 22 (12.87%) JIRA
10 22 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (12.28%) Software Engineering
12 20 (11.70%) Games
13 19 (11.11%) C++
13 19 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (10.53%) HTML
14 18 (10.53%) SAP
15 17 (9.94%) ITIL
15 17 (9.94%) JavaScript
16 16 (9.36%) Banking
16 16 (9.36%) Mathematics
17 14 (8.19%) MVC
17 14 (8.19%) Risk Management
17 14 (8.19%) Relational Database
18 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Excel
19 11 (6.43%) Scrum
19 11 (6.43%) Windows
19 11 (6.43%) Python
19 11 (6.43%) E-Commerce
19 11 (6.43%) HND

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 (4.68%) Kinematics
2 5 (2.92%) Confluence
3 4 (2.34%) SAS
4 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.75%) WordPress
5 2 (1.17%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.17%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.17%) WinCC
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.58%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.58%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.75%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.17%) Primavera
2 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) SAP AFS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) PaaS
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.17%) IaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.51%) LAN
1 6 (3.51%) WAN
2 5 (2.92%) Network Security
3 4 (2.34%) Firewall
3 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.75%) VoIP
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.17%) DNS
5 2 (1.17%) VLAN
5 2 (1.17%) Wireless
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.58%) DHCP
6 1 (0.58%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.58%) FTP
6 1 (0.58%) HTTP
6 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.58%) NAS
6 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.19%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.85%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.51%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.92%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.34%) Big Data
7 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.17%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.17%) DB2
8 2 (1.17%) MySQL
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (12.87%) JIRA
2 10 (5.85%) AccuRev
3 8 (4.68%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (2.92%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.92%) NUnit
5 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.75%) Gradle
6 3 (1.75%) Rational Statemate
7 2 (1.17%) Ant
7 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.17%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.17%) Maven
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.17%) ProC
7 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.58%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.58%) Subversion
8 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.58%) TestComplete
General
1 49 (28.65%) Finance
2 20 (11.70%) Games
3 16 (9.36%) Banking
4 8 (4.68%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.09%) Marketing
5 7 (4.09%) Retail
6 6 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.92%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.34%) Legal
9 3 (1.75%) Avionics
10 2 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.17%) Electronics
10 2 (1.17%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.17%) Military
11 1 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.58%) Front Office
11 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (22.81%) Developer
2 31 (18.13%) Analyst
3 13 (7.60%) Architect
4 12 (7.02%) Consultant
4 12 (7.02%) Software Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Software Developer
6 10 (5.85%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.51%) C++ Developer
9 6 (3.51%) C++/C# Developer
9 6 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (3.51%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Junior
10 5 (2.92%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (2.92%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 5 (2.92%) Operational Security Manager
10 5 (2.92%) Security Manager
10 5 (2.92%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.13%) .NET
2 18 (10.53%) HTML
3 9 (5.26%) CSS
3 9 (5.26%) WinForms
3 9 (5.26%) WPF
4 8 (4.68%) .NET Framework
4 8 (4.68%) HTML5
4 8 (4.68%) REST
4 8 (4.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 8 (4.68%) WCF
5 7 (4.09%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.09%) jQuery
6 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.51%) Node.js
7 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (2.92%) MSMQ
7 5 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (2.92%) Web Services
8 4 (2.34%) CSS3
9 3 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.15%) Computer Science
2 22 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.51%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.92%) User Experience
6 4 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.34%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.34%) Robotics
7 3 (1.75%) NHS
8 2 (1.17%) Fintech
8 2 (1.17%) IPTV
8 2 (1.17%) Life Science
8 2 (1.17%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.17%) Online Games
8 2 (1.17%) PMI
8 2 (1.17%) SCADA
8 2 (1.17%) Social Media
8 2 (1.17%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.43%) Windows
2 10 (5.85%) Unix
3 8 (4.68%) Linux
4 3 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.17%) Solaris
5 2 (1.17%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.62%) Project Management
3 21 (12.28%) Software Engineering
4 17 (9.94%) ITIL
5 16 (9.36%) Mathematics
6 14 (8.19%) MVC
6 14 (8.19%) Risk Management
7 11 (6.43%) E-Commerce
7 11 (6.43%) Scrum
8 10 (5.85%) Change Management
8 10 (5.85%) Data Modelling
8 10 (5.85%) DevOps
9 9 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.26%) SDLC
9 9 (5.26%) Service Management
9 9 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.26%) Test Automation
10 8 (4.68%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.98%) SQL
2 24 (14.04%) C#
3 19 (11.11%) C++
4 17 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.43%) Python
6 10 (5.85%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.26%) Java
8 8 (4.68%) Ada
9 5 (2.92%) Go
10 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.75%) Perl
11 3 (1.75%) PHP
11 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.75%) Scala
12 2 (1.17%) ABAP
12 2 (1.17%) PROC SQL
12 2 (1.17%) R
12 2 (1.17%) SAS Macro
12 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (6.43%) HND
2 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.26%) CISSP
4 6 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.92%) HNC
5 5 (2.92%) ISEB
6 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.34%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.75%) CCNA
7 3 (1.75%) CCNP
7 3 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (1.75%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.75%) PMP
7 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.17%) CCIE
8 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.17%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.75%) IFRS
1 3 (1.75%) IFRS 9
1 3 (1.75%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) GAMP
2 2 (1.17%) GDPR
2 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.17%) MIL-STD-498
2 2 (1.17%) PMO
3 1 (0.58%) COBIT
3 1 (0.58%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) IAS 39
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.58%) Squid
2 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (4.09%) Ansible
2 6 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.92%) Mesos
4 4 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 30 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.53%) SAP
3 11 (6.43%) Oracle
4 9 (5.26%) Hyperion
5 8 (4.68%) NVIDIA
6 6 (3.51%) HP
7 5 (2.92%) Cisco
8 2 (1.17%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (1.17%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.17%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.17%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.17%) Rockwell
8 2 (1.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.17%) Siemens
8 2 (1.17%) VMware
8 2 (1.17%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.58%) Lancope
9 1 (0.58%) Splunk
9 1 (0.58%) Tableau
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bootle, Merseyside
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago