Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 52 62
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 160 232 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.01% 3.77% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.17% 20.59% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 139 90
North West median daily rate £428 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £212 £132
90th Percentile £646 £590 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 21
North West median hourly rate £47.82 £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.91% -12.00% -20.87%
10th Percentile £25.67 £19.13 £30.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.38% +28.45% -9.38%

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 932 1,127 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.52% 18.30% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 661 532
North West median daily rate £434 £413 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +0.30% -0.30%
10th Percentile £189 £208 £232
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 105
North West median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% -12.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £15.38 £12.48 £14.10
90th Percentile £56.25 £67.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.92
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.44% +8.80%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -19 75 £450 +20.00% 184
Cheshire +11 33 £350 -12.50% 64
Lancashire -13 27 £461 +1.37% 32
Cumbria +3 15 - - 9
Merseyside -8 8 £425 -27.66% 25
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 42 (26.25%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (24.38%) Finance
2 39 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (21.25%) Microsoft
4 33 (20.63%) SQL
5 29 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (17.50%) Computer Science
7 27 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Excel
8 26 (16.25%) Project Management
9 24 (15.00%) ITIL
10 20 (12.50%) Windows
11 19 (11.88%) Oracle
11 19 (11.88%) Telecoms
12 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
12 18 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (10.63%) Python
13 17 (10.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 17 (10.63%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (10.63%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (10.00%) Mathematics
14 16 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 16 (10.00%) .NET
15 15 (9.38%) C#
15 15 (9.38%) Analytics
15 15 (9.38%) Mentoring
16 14 (8.75%) Visualisation
16 14 (8.75%) PRINCE2
17 13 (8.13%) Risk Management
17 13 (8.13%) Migration

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 11 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.13%) IIS
3 4 (2.50%) SAS
3 4 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.25%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.63%) Appian
5 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.63%) FormScape
5 1 (0.63%) JBoss
5 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (10.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.13%) Stata
5 3 (1.88%) SPSS
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.63%) Sketch
7 1 (0.63%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Magento
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.63%) Power Platform
3 8 (5.00%) Office 365
4 7 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.50%) IaaS
5 4 (2.50%) PaaS
6 3 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.63%) npm
7 1 (0.63%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.00%) DHCP
1 8 (5.00%) DNS
2 7 (4.38%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.38%) VPN
3 4 (2.50%) Skype
3 4 (2.50%) VoIP
4 3 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.88%) Firewall
4 3 (1.88%) Intranet
4 3 (1.88%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.88%) ISDN
4 3 (1.88%) LAN
4 3 (1.88%) MPLS
4 3 (1.88%) PBX
4 3 (1.88%) SSL
4 3 (1.88%) VLAN
4 3 (1.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.63%) HTTP
5 1 (0.63%) Network Security
5 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.88%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (6.88%) QlikView
3 9 (5.63%) Power BI
4 7 (4.38%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.38%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.13%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.50%) MS Access
7 4 (2.50%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.88%) MySQL
8 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.25%) Big Data
9 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 7 (4.38%) JIRA
2 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.50%) MSI
3 4 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.88%) AccuRev
4 3 (1.88%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (1.88%) Mocha
4 3 (1.88%) Protractor
4 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.25%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) Gradle
6 1 (0.63%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (24.38%) Finance
2 19 (11.88%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.88%) Retail
4 10 (6.25%) Banking
5 7 (4.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.13%) Legal
7 4 (2.50%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (2.50%) Marketing
8 3 (1.88%) Law
9 2 (1.25%) Avionics
9 2 (1.25%) Back Office
9 2 (1.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.63%) Automotive
10 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (15.63%) Developer
2 22 (13.75%) Analyst
3 21 (13.13%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.25%) Architect
5 9 (5.63%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.38%) Consultant
6 7 (4.38%) Data Scientist
6 7 (4.38%) Software Developer
6 7 (4.38%) SQL Developer
7 6 (3.75%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (3.75%) C# Developer
7 6 (3.75%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Coordinator
7 6 (3.75%) IT Manager
7 6 (3.75%) VB.NET Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Business Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Designer
9 4 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (2.50%) PLC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) .NET
2 11 (6.88%) Web Services
3 8 (5.00%) CSS
3 8 (5.00%) HTML
4 7 (4.38%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.75%) XML
6 5 (3.13%) jQuery
6 5 (3.13%) RESTful
7 4 (2.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.50%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.50%) WCF
7 4 (2.50%) WinForms
7 4 (2.50%) WPF
8 3 (1.88%) D3.js
8 3 (1.88%) Ext JS
8 3 (1.88%) FusionCharts
8 3 (1.88%) Node.js
8 3 (1.88%) REST
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (26.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.63%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.63%) User Experience
5 7 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.75%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.75%) PMI
7 5 (3.13%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.50%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.50%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.25%) Blog
9 2 (1.25%) Handset
9 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.63%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.50%) Windows
2 6 (3.75%) Android
2 6 (3.75%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.50%) Linux
3 4 (2.50%) Windows NT
3 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.88%) Solaris
5 2 (1.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (17.50%) Computer Science
4 27 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (16.25%) Project Management
6 24 (15.00%) ITIL
7 18 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (10.00%) Mathematics
9 15 (9.38%) Analytics
9 15 (9.38%) Mentoring
10 14 (8.75%) PRINCE2
10 14 (8.75%) Visualisation
11 13 (8.13%) Change Management
11 13 (8.13%) Data Analysis
11 13 (8.13%) Migration
11 13 (8.13%) Risk Management
11 13 (8.13%) Service Management
12 11 (6.88%) Coaching
12 11 (6.88%) Machine Learning
13 10 (6.25%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.63%) SQL
2 17 (10.63%) Python
3 15 (9.38%) C#
4 10 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.00%) C++
6 8 (5.00%) Java
7 4 (2.50%) R
8 3 (1.88%) C
8 3 (1.88%) ES7
8 3 (1.88%) ES8
8 3 (1.88%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.25%) Ada
9 2 (1.25%) VB
9 2 (1.25%) VB6
10 1 (0.63%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) VBA
10 1 (0.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (10.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (7.50%) PMI Certification
3 11 (6.88%) Master's Degree
3 11 (6.88%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.00%) ISEB
5 7 (4.38%) HND
5 7 (4.38%) PhD
6 6 (3.75%) PMP
7 5 (3.13%) CISSP
7 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.88%) CCNA
9 3 (1.88%) CCNP
9 3 (1.88%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.88%) HNC
9 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) QA
2 4 (2.50%) IEC 61131
3 3 (1.88%) PMO
4 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) COSO
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) HL7
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.63%) MIL-STD-498
5 1 (0.63%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.63%) XenApp
4 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) SCCM
1 3 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.63%) EnCase
2 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Oozie
2 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.88%) Oracle
3 9 (5.63%) Tableau
4 8 (5.00%) Citrix
4 8 (5.00%) SAP
5 6 (3.75%) VMware
6 4 (2.50%) Cisco
7 3 (1.88%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.88%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.25%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.25%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.25%) NetApp
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe
9 1 (0.63%) Altiris
9 1 (0.63%) Apple
9 1 (0.63%) HP
9 1 (0.63%) Hummingbird
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com