Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 67 67
Rank change year-on-year +25 0 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 271 162 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.56% 2.84% 2.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.83% 15.99% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 109 121
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £294 £213 £213
90th Percentile £519 £600 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 10
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +5.79% -24.38%
10th Percentile £15.11 £19.05 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.37 £44.90 £47.42
England median hourly rate £37.50 £30.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.45% +17.79% -22.50%

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 1,137 1,013 1,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.12% 17.73% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 578 778
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £234 £212 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 80 57
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.93% +38.64% -12.73%
10th Percentile £14.80 £14.87 £12.13
90th Percentile £55.90 £53.00 £53.20
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +16 143 £375 +3.45% 173
Lancashire +10 50 £400 - 29
Cheshire +4 48 £400 -11.11% 60
Cumbria +7 15 £375 - 4
Merseyside +9 14 £588 +59.32% 34
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 99 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.83%) Computer Science
3 55 (20.30%) C#
3 55 (20.30%) .NET
4 52 (19.19%) Microsoft
5 48 (17.71%) JavaScript
6 44 (16.24%) HTML
7 43 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (15.50%) SQL
9 38 (14.02%) SQL Server
9 38 (14.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 35 (12.92%) Windows
10 35 (12.92%) Finance
10 35 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
11 34 (12.55%) Security Cleared
11 34 (12.55%) ITIL
12 33 (12.18%) CSS
12 33 (12.18%) Project Management
13 32 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (11.07%) JIRA
15 29 (10.70%) E-Commerce
15 29 (10.70%) User Experience
15 29 (10.70%) NoSQL
16 28 (10.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (10.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 28 (10.33%) Java
16 28 (10.33%) SC Cleared
17 27 (9.96%) Analytics
18 24 (8.86%) Management Information System

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 6 (2.21%) CMS
2 5 (1.85%) ArcGIS
2 5 (1.85%) Confluence
3 4 (1.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.48%) Drupal
3 4 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.74%) IIS
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.11%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (1.11%) UXPin
5 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.37%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.37%) InVision
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
5 1 (0.37%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.74%) Primavera
2 2 (0.74%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 11 (4.06%) Office 365
3 8 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.95%) SaaS
4 6 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.85%) GitHub
6 4 (1.48%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.74%) IaaS
7 2 (0.74%) npm
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.37%) G Suite
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.37%) PaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Serverless
8 1 (0.37%) Slack
8 1 (0.37%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.01%) Firewall
2 15 (5.54%) DNS
3 12 (4.43%) LAN
4 10 (3.69%) WAN
5 9 (3.32%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.32%) VPN
6 8 (2.95%) Wireless
7 6 (2.21%) DHCP
7 6 (2.21%) Network Security
7 6 (2.21%) VoIP
8 5 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (1.85%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (1.85%) PuTTY
8 5 (1.85%) WLAN
9 4 (1.48%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (1.48%) Internet
9 4 (1.48%) PBX
9 4 (1.48%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.11%) ISDN
10 3 (1.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.70%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 13 (4.80%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.69%) DB2
5 10 (3.69%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.58%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.21%) GIS
8 5 (1.85%) Big Data
9 4 (1.48%) MySQL
9 4 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.11%) Power BI
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.74%) QlikView
11 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.37%) Impala
Development Applications
1 30 (11.07%) JIRA
2 23 (8.49%) AccuRev
3 12 (4.43%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.95%) Selenium
5 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.85%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.48%) Gradle
7 4 (1.48%) JUnit
7 4 (1.48%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (1.48%) Maven
7 4 (1.48%) TestNG
8 3 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (1.11%) gulp
8 3 (1.11%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.11%) ProtoShare
8 3 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.74%) Grunt
9 2 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 35 (12.92%) Finance
2 19 (7.01%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.17%) Banking
4 11 (4.06%) Marketing
5 10 (3.69%) Legal
6 8 (2.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.58%) Law
8 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.48%) Games
10 2 (0.74%) Avionics
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
10 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.74%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Military
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (32.47%) Developer
2 49 (18.08%) Analyst
3 30 (11.07%) C# Developer
4 24 (8.86%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.01%) .NET Developer
6 18 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (6.64%) Software Developer
7 16 (5.90%) User Researcher
8 15 (5.54%) Designer
9 13 (4.80%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (4.43%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.43%) Network Engineer
11 10 (3.69%) Architect
11 10 (3.69%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 10 (3.69%) VB.NET Developer
12 9 (3.32%) Tester
13 8 (2.95%) COBOL Developer
13 8 (2.95%) Technical Engineer
14 7 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
15 6 (2.21%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.30%) .NET
2 44 (16.24%) HTML
3 33 (12.18%) CSS
4 21 (7.75%) ASP.NET
5 20 (7.38%) .NET Framework
5 20 (7.38%) WinForms
5 20 (7.38%) WPF
6 19 (7.01%) AngularJS
7 17 (6.27%) HTML5
8 16 (5.90%) WCF
9 15 (5.54%) RESTful
9 15 (5.54%) Web Services
10 14 (5.17%) React
11 13 (4.80%) Spring
12 11 (4.06%) JSON
13 10 (3.69%) jQuery
14 9 (3.32%) Sass
15 7 (2.58%) Node.js
16 6 (2.21%) LESS
16 6 (2.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 70 (25.83%) Computer Science
2 43 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (10.70%) User Experience
4 24 (8.86%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.21%) Blog
8 5 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.48%) Mobile Games
9 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.48%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.11%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.74%) Life Science
11 2 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.92%) Windows
2 14 (5.17%) Linux
2 14 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (2.58%) Unix
5 4 (1.48%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.74%) Android
7 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (12.55%) ITIL
3 33 (12.18%) Project Management
4 32 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (10.70%) E-Commerce
7 28 (10.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 28 (10.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 27 (9.96%) Analytics
9 23 (8.49%) Software Engineering
10 21 (7.75%) MVC
11 18 (6.64%) Collaborative Working
11 18 (6.64%) Psychology
12 17 (6.27%) Business Analysis
12 17 (6.27%) Web Application Development
13 16 (5.90%) Decision-Making
13 16 (5.90%) Qualitative Research
13 16 (5.90%) Quantitative Research
13 16 (5.90%) Risk Management
13 16 (5.90%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.30%) C#
2 48 (17.71%) JavaScript
3 42 (15.50%) SQL
4 28 (10.33%) Java
5 20 (7.38%) VB.NET
6 17 (6.27%) Python
7 11 (4.06%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.32%) COBOL
8 9 (3.32%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.48%) PHP
11 3 (1.11%) Ada
12 2 (0.74%) Scala
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) ES6
13 1 (0.37%) R
13 1 (0.37%) VB
13 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (14.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 34 (12.55%) Security Cleared
3 28 (10.33%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (4.43%) CCNA
6 12 (4.43%) Master's Degree
7 11 (4.06%) CISSP
7 11 (4.06%) MBA
7 11 (4.06%) MCSA
8 10 (3.69%) MCSE
9 9 (3.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (2.95%) CISM
11 7 (2.58%) CISA
11 7 (2.58%) ISEB
12 6 (2.21%) CCNP
12 6 (2.21%) HND
12 6 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.85%) Postgraduate
14 4 (1.48%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.32%) QA
2 7 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.85%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (1.11%) ISO 13485
4 3 (1.11%) P3O
5 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.74%) GLP
5 2 (0.74%) SLA
6 1 (0.37%) COSHH
6 1 (0.37%) COSO
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.37%) SEPA
6 1 (0.37%) TARGET2
System Software
1 17 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.85%) Docker
2 5 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) KVM
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) QEMU
5 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.37%) vCloud
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.01%) Cisco
3 16 (5.90%) VMware
4 15 (5.54%) Google
5 12 (4.43%) Oracle
6 9 (3.32%) Moogsoft
6 9 (3.32%) Remedy
7 7 (2.58%) HP
7 7 (2.58%) SAP
8 6 (2.21%) F5
8 6 (2.21%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.85%) Citrix
9 5 (1.85%) ESRI
10 4 (1.48%) Adobe
10 4 (1.48%) Juniper
10 4 (1.48%) Mapbox
11 3 (1.11%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.11%) hybris
11 3 (1.11%) Saba
11 3 (1.11%) Xamarin