The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 35 37 38
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Degree 19 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.09% 3.77% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.09% 20.83% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 3
Median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £310 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 South Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 86 96 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 18.53% 18.11% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 59 44
Median daily rate £425 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £166 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £495 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in South Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in South Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in South Yorkshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Sheffield +2 17 £463 +18.58% 9
Doncaster - 2 £206 - 1
Degree
Yorkshire

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) User Experience
3 26 (54.17%) Psychology
4 24 (50.00%) Service Design
4 24 (50.00%) Cognitive Psychology
5 14 (29.17%) Anthropology
5 14 (29.17%) Sociology
5 14 (29.17%) Human Factors
5 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (29.17%) Service Delivery
6 12 (25.00%) Usability Testing
6 12 (25.00%) Front End Development
7 11 (22.92%) Prototyping
8 10 (20.83%) Guerrilla Testing
8 10 (20.83%) Guerrilla Research
8 10 (20.83%) User Stories
8 10 (20.83%) Market Research
9 8 (16.67%) Java
10 7 (14.58%) Unix
10 7 (14.58%) Linux
11 6 (12.50%) HTML
11 6 (12.50%) Web Services
11 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.50%) Scrum
11 6 (12.50%) Web Development
12 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
12 5 (10.42%) CSS
12 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.42%) Oracle
12 5 (10.42%) ITIL

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.08%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (2.08%) Documentum
2 1 (2.08%) Drupal
2 1 (2.08%) FileNet
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Liferay
2 1 (2.08%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.08%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) NAS
2 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Gradle
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) JUnit
2 1 (2.08%) Maven
2 1 (2.08%) Mockito
2 1 (2.08%) Spock
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) User Researcher
2 10 (20.83%) Senior User Researcher
3 8 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
4 4 (8.33%) Unix Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) AIX Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.25%) Solaris Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) User Experience Researcher
7 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.08%) Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Field Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) HTML
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 5 (10.42%) CSS
3 3 (6.25%) RESTful
4 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.17%) CSS3
4 2 (4.17%) HTML5
4 2 (4.17%) JMS
4 2 (4.17%) jQuery
4 2 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) JSR 170
5 1 (2.08%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
5 1 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (58.33%) User Experience
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
1 7 (14.58%) Unix
2 4 (8.33%) SUSE
3 3 (6.25%) AIX
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Solaris
4 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) Psychology
3 24 (50.00%) Cognitive Psychology
3 24 (50.00%) Service Design
4 14 (29.17%) Anthropology
4 14 (29.17%) Human Factors
4 14 (29.17%) Service Delivery
4 14 (29.17%) Sociology
4 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 12 (25.00%) Usability Testing
6 11 (22.92%) Prototyping
7 10 (20.83%) Guerrilla Research
7 10 (20.83%) Guerrilla Testing
7 10 (20.83%) Market Research
7 10 (20.83%) User Stories
8 6 (12.50%) Scrum
8 6 (12.50%) Web Development
9 5 (10.42%) ITIL
10 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) ECMAScript
5 1 (2.08%) ES6
5 1 (2.08%) Go
5 1 (2.08%) Korn
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.08%) Scala
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCP
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) FATCA
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Interwoven
4 1 (2.08%) OpenText
4 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.08%) Solace
4 1 (2.08%) Vignette
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Xerox