Period
to 13 November 2019

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 6 months to 13 November 2019 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 48 65
Rank change year-on-year -19 +17 -11
Contract jobs citing Degree 64 143 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.74% 4.19% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.28% 28.21% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 86 77
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £227 £341 £277
90th Percentile £520 £631 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.33% +72.54% -8.39%
10th Percentile £16.02 £15.55 £14.10
90th Percentile £66.50 £35.35 £32.29
Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.50 £24.25 £14.20
% change year-on-year +17.53% +70.77% -8.39%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 332 507 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.19% 14.87% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 305 234
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £217 £263 £252
90th Percentile £579 £603 £552
Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £66.50 £30.20 £35.60
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £16.20 £14.20
% change year-on-year +11.11% +14.08% -2.51%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 13 November 2019. 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
Leeds -16 50 £400 -11.11% 38
Bradford +1 8 £230 -41.77% 10
Wakefield +4 2 - - 6
Degree
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
1 19 (29.69%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.44%) Finance
3 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
4 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (20.31%) Computer Science
6 12 (18.75%) Project Management
6 12 (18.75%) SQL
6 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (17.19%) Retail
8 10 (15.63%) Business Analysis
8 10 (15.63%) Coaching
9 9 (14.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
9 9 (14.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (14.06%) Time Management
10 8 (12.50%) Selenium
10 8 (12.50%) BDD
10 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.50%) User Stories
10 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 8 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.94%) Change Management
11 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.94%) CISSP
11 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering

Degree
Co-occurring 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 5 (7.81%) CMS
1 5 (7.81%) SAS
1 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.56%) Appian
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) Jupyter
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (14.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.56%) SPSS
6 1 (1.56%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.56%) Primavera
1 1 (1.56%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) AWS
1 2 (3.13%) Azure
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
2 1 (1.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Firewall
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
2 2 (3.13%) BGP
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.13%) LAN
2 2 (3.13%) MPLS
2 2 (3.13%) Network Security
2 2 (3.13%) SNMP
2 2 (3.13%) VoIP
2 2 (3.13%) VPN
2 2 (3.13%) WAN
2 2 (3.13%) WLAN
3 1 (1.56%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) DNS
3 1 (1.56%) FTP
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.56%) SMTP
3 1 (1.56%) SSL
3 1 (1.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.13%) Big Data
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.56%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) Impala
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) Power BI
4 1 (1.56%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.25%) FitNesse
2 4 (6.25%) HP UFT
2 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 4 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) RStudio
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Retail
3 6 (9.38%) Marketing
4 5 (7.81%) Legal
4 5 (7.81%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Local Government
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Tester
4 7 (10.94%) Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Automation Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Project Officer
7 4 (6.25%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (6.25%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Support Officer
8 3 (4.69%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.13%) Service Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) SAML
2 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.25%) GraphQL
2 4 (6.25%) pytest
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
2 4 (6.25%) XML
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) Node.js
3 3 (4.69%) React
3 3 (4.69%) Redux
3 3 (4.69%) SOAP
3 3 (4.69%) WSDL
3 3 (4.69%) XSD
4 2 (3.13%) Kafka
5 1 (1.56%) EDI
5 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.56%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) PMI
4 2 (3.13%) CCTV
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) Pricing Data
4 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 2 (3.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Acoustics
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) FMCG
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Linux
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.31%) Computer Science
5 12 (18.75%) Project Management
6 10 (15.63%) Business Analysis
6 10 (15.63%) Coaching
7 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
7 9 (14.06%) Time Management
8 8 (12.50%) BDD
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 8 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (12.50%) User Stories
9 7 (10.94%) Change Management
9 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
9 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.38%) DevOps
10 6 (9.38%) Validation
11 5 (7.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.81%) Java
4 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.25%) Python
5 3 (4.69%) Scala
6 2 (3.13%) C
6 2 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) R
7 1 (1.56%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (10.94%) CISSP
3 4 (6.25%) ISEB
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.13%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.56%) CBAP
5 1 (1.56%) CEH
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CISM
5 1 (1.56%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.56%) MCSA
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.56%) P3O
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) iptables
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) PingFederate
1 5 (7.81%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.13%) HAProxy
3 2 (3.13%) Nagios
3 2 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Ping Identity
3 4 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.13%) Citrix
5 2 (3.13%) F5
5 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.13%) Juniper
5 2 (3.13%) Meraki
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) Alterian
6 1 (1.56%) Google
6 1 (1.56%) Splunk
6 1 (1.56%) Tableau