Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 July 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 39 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +15
Contract jobs citing Degree 36 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 4.51% 2.96% 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.73% 19.82% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 21
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £210 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.48% -35.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £293 £141 £300
90th Percentile £500 £323 £330
East Midlands median daily rate £411 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +2.81% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - £32.50
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £50.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -66.00% +185.71% +25.00%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 98 111 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.28% 14.96% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 83 71
Northamptonshire median daily rate £410 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.48% -10.00% -9.86%
10th Percentile £263 £183 £198
90th Percentile £500 £498 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £45.00 £25.59 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.88% +127.42% -39.25%
10th Percentile £42.50 £13.95 £9.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.02 £35.63
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -30.00% +53.85% -7.14%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Northampton +4 35 £400 +90.48% 10
Degree
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Finance
3 16 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (44.44%) User Experience
4 15 (41.67%) Psychology
5 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
5 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (33.33%) Analytics
6 12 (33.33%) Prototyping
6 12 (33.33%) HTML
6 12 (33.33%) CSS
7 11 (30.56%) User Stories
8 10 (27.78%) CA Agile Central
8 10 (27.78%) Cognitive Psychology
8 10 (27.78%) Guerrilla Testing
8 10 (27.78%) InVision
8 10 (27.78%) Wireframes
8 10 (27.78%) Task Model
8 10 (27.78%) Benchmarking
8 10 (27.78%) Human Factors
8 10 (27.78%) Usability Testing
8 10 (27.78%) Android
8 10 (27.78%) Rapid Prototyping
8 10 (27.78%) Confluence
8 10 (27.78%) Axure RP
8 10 (27.78%) Apple iOS
8 10 (27.78%) JIRA
9 9 (25.00%) Co-Creation
9 9 (25.00%) UserZoom
9 9 (25.00%) Ethnography

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 10 (27.78%) Confluence
2 6 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) InVision
2 9 (25.00%) UserZoom
3 2 (5.56%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) ATM
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.78%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Axure RP
1 10 (27.78%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.56%) JMeter
2 2 (5.56%) JUnit
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.56%) TestNG
2 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Legal
3 7 (19.44%) Marketing
4 3 (8.33%) Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Law
6 1 (2.78%) Automotive
6 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) User Experience Researcher
2 5 (13.89%) Analytics Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Copywriter
2 5 (13.89%) Digital Copywriter
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Data Analytics Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Data Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Designer
5 2 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Change and Release Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Fraud Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) CSS
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) User Experience
2 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (11.11%) Virtual Team
5 2 (5.56%) IVR
5 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.78%) Animation
6 1 (2.78%) CMDB
6 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Android
1 10 (27.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (41.67%) Psychology
4 12 (33.33%) Analytics
4 12 (33.33%) Prototyping
5 11 (30.56%) User Stories
6 10 (27.78%) Benchmarking
6 10 (27.78%) Cognitive Psychology
6 10 (27.78%) Guerrilla Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Human Factors
6 10 (27.78%) Rapid Prototyping
6 10 (27.78%) Task Model
6 10 (27.78%) Usability Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Wireframes
7 9 (25.00%) Co-Creation
7 9 (25.00%) Ethnographic Research
7 9 (25.00%) Ethnography
8 6 (16.67%) B2B
8 6 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCP
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.56%) Teradata
3 1 (2.78%) Capita
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft