The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Academic Degree
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 37 218 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 9.66% 15.21% 6.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.18% 24.83% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 143 11
Median daily rate £445 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.14% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 23 0
Median hourly rate £47.83 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 153 878 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 39.95% 61.27% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 585 101
Median daily rate £358 £308 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.26% -6.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 70 12
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.70 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £36.00 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Tyne and Wear

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Tyne and Wear

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Tyne and Wear

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 36 £450 +57.89% 17
Sunderland - 1 £275 - 1
Degree
North East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Degree.

1 24 (38.10%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) LAN
2 20 (31.75%) WAN
2 20 (31.75%) Network Design
3 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
5 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.22%) Service Management
6 14 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 14 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (17.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (17.46%) Cisco
8 10 (15.87%) CCNP
8 10 (15.87%) CCDP
8 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (15.87%) Juniper
8 10 (15.87%) Firewall
8 10 (15.87%) ITSM
8 10 (15.87%) Wireless
8 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
8 10 (15.87%) BIG-IP
8 10 (15.87%) Psychology
8 10 (15.87%) Market Research
8 10 (15.87%) F5
8 10 (15.87%) FortiGate
8 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (15.87%) Prototyping
9 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 9 (14.29%) Riverbed
9 9 (14.29%) HP ASE

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.75%) LAN
1 20 (31.75%) WAN
2 10 (15.87%) BIG-IP
2 10 (15.87%) Firewall
2 10 (15.87%) Wireless
3 7 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (9.52%) DNS
5 5 (7.94%) DHCP
5 5 (7.94%) Internet
6 3 (4.76%) Skype
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
7 2 (3.17%) LDAP
7 2 (3.17%) NX-OS
7 2 (3.17%) VPN
8 1 (1.59%) 3G
8 1 (1.59%) BGP
8 1 (1.59%) MPLS
8 1 (1.59%) TACACS
8 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) ActiveReports
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Automotive
3 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Architect
2 10 (15.87%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) User Researcher
3 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Designer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior User Researcher
5 5 (7.94%) UX Designer
6 4 (6.35%) Interaction Designer
7 3 (4.76%) CRM Architect
7 3 (4.76%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (7.94%) CSS
3 4 (6.35%) .NET
4 2 (3.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (3.17%) Qt
5 1 (1.59%) ISPF
5 1 (1.59%) Laravel
5 1 (1.59%) Middleware
5 1 (1.59%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.11%) User Experience
4 5 (7.94%) Blog
4 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.35%) Private Cloud
6 3 (4.76%) CCTV
6 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (3.17%) NHS
8 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Debian
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) MVS
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) Network Design
3 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) Service Management
5 10 (15.87%) ITSM
5 10 (15.87%) Market Research
5 10 (15.87%) Prototyping
5 10 (15.87%) Psychology
6 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 9 (14.29%) Usability Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Customer Insight
7 8 (12.70%) ITIL V3
7 8 (12.70%) Network Architecture
7 8 (12.70%) TOGAF
8 7 (11.11%) Service Design
8 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.52%) BCP
9 6 (9.52%) CRM
9 6 (9.52%) Project Management
9 6 (9.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) C++
2 3 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) C#
3 1 (1.59%) PHP
3 1 (1.59%) REXX
3 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (17.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (15.87%) CCDP
4 10 (15.87%) CCNP
4 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (14.29%) CCIE
5 9 (14.29%) CCIP
5 9 (14.29%) CCSA
5 9 (14.29%) CCSE
5 9 (14.29%) HP ASE
5 9 (14.29%) HP MASE
5 9 (14.29%) JNCIA
5 9 (14.29%) JNCIE
5 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.59%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.59%) Netcool
2 1 (1.59%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) Cisco
3 10 (15.87%) F5
3 10 (15.87%) Juniper
4 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 9 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 9 (14.29%) HP
4 9 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 6 (9.52%) Aruba
6 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.17%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.59%) BMC
8 1 (1.59%) CA
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix
8 1 (1.59%) IBM
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle
8 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.59%) VMware