The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 30 17 34
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17  
Contract jobs citing Degree 6 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.30% 6.31% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 28.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Median daily rate £200 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +32.81%  

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 Northampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42 50 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 16.09% 22.52% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 25
Median daily rate £300 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £415 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.43% +35.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Northampton

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Northampton

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Degree.

1 15 (65.22%) PRINCE2
1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL V3
3 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
3 13 (56.52%) SDLC
3 13 (56.52%) Data Loss Prevention
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) Unix
6 7 (30.43%) Clustering
6 7 (30.43%) SCCM
6 7 (30.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 7 (30.43%) High Availability
6 7 (30.43%) Unified Communications
7 6 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (26.09%) VMware
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco
7 6 (26.09%) CAD
7 6 (26.09%) NetApp
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (26.09%) MCSE
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Power View
1 4 (17.39%) Power BI
1 4 (17.39%) PowerPivot
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Automotive
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (30.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Windows Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Windows Support Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Designer
5 2 (8.70%) Automotive Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Copywriter
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) D3.js
2 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 7 (30.43%) Clustering
3 6 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) PMI
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) iPad
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) PRINCE2
1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Data Loss Prevention
3 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL V3
3 13 (56.52%) SDLC
4 7 (30.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 7 (30.43%) High Availability
5 6 (26.09%) CAD
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (17.39%) Visualisation
7 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Coaching
7 3 (13.04%) Infographics
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (26.09%) MCSE
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) NetApp
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle