The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 / West Yorkshire
Rank 38 45 68
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23  
Contract jobs citing Degree 68 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.07% 3.47% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.42% 22.00% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 31
Median daily rate £375 £450 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +8.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £650 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.12 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.53% -  
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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 177 300 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.20% 15.76% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 197 162
Median daily rate £388 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £35.00 £18.00
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West 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
Leeds +8 59 £363 -11.58% 33
Bradford 0 5 £525 -6.66% 3
Halifax +1 1 £400 -20.00% 3
Pudsey - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £250 - 1
Degree
Yorkshire

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 47 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.56%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (20.47%) SQL
4 24 (18.90%) Finance
5 22 (17.32%) Project Management
6 21 (16.54%) Ethnography
6 21 (16.54%) User Experience
6 21 (16.54%) Psychology
6 21 (16.54%) Usability Testing
7 20 (15.75%) GIS
7 20 (15.75%) ArcGIS
7 20 (15.75%) Service Design
8 19 (14.96%) Cognitive Psychology
8 19 (14.96%) Market Research
9 18 (14.17%) Human Factors
10 17 (13.39%) Customer Insight
10 17 (13.39%) Guerrilla Research
11 14 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (10.24%) .NET
13 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
13 12 (9.45%) Microsoft
13 12 (9.45%) NHS
14 11 (8.66%) ITIL
15 10 (7.87%) Linux
15 10 (7.87%) Python
15 10 (7.87%) JavaScript
15 10 (7.87%) Scrum
16 9 (7.09%) MVC
16 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET
16 9 (7.09%) CSS

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 20 (15.75%) ArcGIS
2 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.15%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.36%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.79%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
1 9 (7.09%) MS Office
2 2 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.57%) MS Project
2 2 (1.57%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.57%) Stata
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) DNS
1 3 (2.36%) Internet
1 3 (2.36%) Kerberos
1 3 (2.36%) LDAP
1 3 (2.36%) SMTP
1 3 (2.36%) SNMP
1 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.57%) Firewall
2 2 (1.57%) VoIP
3 1 (0.79%) 2G
3 1 (0.79%) 3G
3 1 (0.79%) 4G
3 1 (0.79%) GPRS
3 1 (0.79%) HSPA
3 1 (0.79%) SAN
3 1 (0.79%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.75%) GIS
2 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.72%) Big Data
4 4 (3.15%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.15%) HBase
4 4 (3.15%) MySQL
5 3 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.57%) QlikView
6 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.72%) Grunt
2 6 (4.72%) gulp
2 6 (4.72%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.36%) JIRA
3 3 (2.36%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.57%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.57%) Gradle
4 2 (1.57%) JUnit
4 2 (1.57%) Maven
4 2 (1.57%) Mockito
4 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.57%) Spock
4 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.36%) Back Office
4 2 (1.57%) Games
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 2 (1.57%) Marketing
4 2 (1.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.79%) iGaming
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (17.32%) User Researcher
2 20 (15.75%) GIS Technician
3 18 (14.17%) User Experience Researcher
4 17 (13.39%) Analyst
5 14 (11.02%) Developer
6 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Digital User Researcher
10 4 (3.15%) DBA
10 4 (3.15%) Designer
10 4 (3.15%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.15%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.15%) Tester
11 3 (2.36%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.36%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Portfolio Manager
11 3 (2.36%) Project Coordinator
11 3 (2.36%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.24%) .NET
2 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET
2 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 9 (7.09%) CSS
3 8 (6.30%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.30%) Entity Framework
4 6 (4.72%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.72%) LESS
4 6 (4.72%) Sass
4 6 (4.72%) SignalR
5 5 (3.94%) RxJS
6 4 (3.15%) Angular 2
6 4 (3.15%) HTML
7 3 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.36%) Web Services
7 3 (2.36%) XML
8 2 (1.57%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.57%) JDBC
8 2 (1.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.56%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (16.54%) User Experience
3 12 (9.45%) NHS
4 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) IVR
6 2 (1.57%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.79%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.79%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Linux
2 9 (7.09%) Windows
3 4 (3.15%) CentOS
3 4 (3.15%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.36%) Unix
4 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.57%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.32%) Project Management
3 21 (16.54%) Ethnography
3 21 (16.54%) Psychology
3 21 (16.54%) Usability Testing
4 20 (15.75%) Service Design
5 19 (14.96%) Cognitive Psychology
5 19 (14.96%) Market Research
6 18 (14.17%) Human Factors
7 17 (13.39%) Customer Insight
7 17 (13.39%) Guerrilla Research
8 14 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (8.66%) ITIL
10 10 (7.87%) Scrum
11 9 (7.09%) MVC
12 7 (5.51%) Analytics
12 7 (5.51%) Change Management
12 7 (5.51%) Programme Management
13 6 (4.72%) BDD
13 6 (4.72%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.47%) SQL
2 10 (7.87%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.87%) Python
3 9 (7.09%) C#
4 8 (6.30%) Java
5 6 (4.72%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.57%) C
8 2 (1.57%) Korn
8 2 (1.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.72%) ISEB
4 5 (3.94%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.36%) MCDBA
5 3 (2.36%) MCITP
5 3 (2.36%) MCTS
5 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) HNC
7 1 (0.79%) IIBA
7 1 (0.79%) MCIPD
7 1 (0.79%) PMP
7 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.15%) PMO
3 3 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.36%) GDPR
3 3 (2.36%) SLA
4 2 (1.57%) FATCA
4 2 (1.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.15%) HDFS
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Ansible
1 4 (3.15%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (3.15%) Nagios
1 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Grafana
Vendors
1 12 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.51%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.15%) Splunk
4 3 (2.36%) Adobe
4 3 (2.36%) Hortonworks
4 3 (2.36%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.57%) CA
5 2 (1.57%) Google
5 2 (1.57%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.57%) Solace
5 2 (1.57%) Tableau
6 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.79%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.79%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.79%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (0.79%) Remedy
6 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
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