Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 97 76
Rank change year-on-year +63 -21 -33
Contract jobs citing Degree 92 60 102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.90% 1.87% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.51% 13.10% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 44 68
Median daily rate £432 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £259 £263
90th Percentile £634 £534 £512
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 21
Median hourly rate £57.50 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.56% -43.75% +90.75%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £29.17 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.08% -31.25% +105.29%

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 292 458 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.56% 14.29% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 288 224
Median daily rate £457 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £229
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £457 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +5.06% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.80 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.23% -46.21% +70.29%
10th Percentile £10.53 £14.65 £13.00
90th Percentile £66.23 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate £15.23 £15.30 £20.66
% change year-on-year -0.49% -25.93% +9.07%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in West Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in West Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in West Yorkshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +56 83 £450 +9.42% 27
Bradford +14 2 £305 +16.75% 4
Wakefield -3 1 £215 - 5
Bingley - 1 £335 -
Degree
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 29 (31.52%) Service Design
2 26 (28.26%) Finance
3 23 (25.00%) User Experience
4 22 (23.91%) Prototyping
4 22 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (22.83%) Project Management
6 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (20.65%) JavaScript
8 18 (19.57%) Systems Thinking
9 17 (18.48%) Public Sector
9 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
10 16 (17.39%) HTML
10 16 (17.39%) CSS
10 16 (17.39%) Change Management
10 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
11 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Project
12 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
12 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
13 11 (11.96%) Line Management
14 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
14 10 (10.87%) Coaching
14 10 (10.87%) Linux
14 10 (10.87%) Java
14 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
15 9 (9.78%) HTTP
15 9 (9.78%) TIBCO
15 9 (9.78%) BusinessWorks
15 9 (9.78%) Oracle

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 3 (3.26%) SAS
2 1 (1.09%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (9.78%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Primavera
3 1 (1.09%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) AWS
1 3 (3.26%) Basecamp
2 2 (2.17%) GCP
2 2 (2.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) RDBMS
2 7 (7.61%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.61%) Spotfire
3 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.17%) Power BI
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
1 9 (9.78%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (28.26%) Finance
2 17 (18.48%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (25.00%) Designer
2 13 (14.13%) Analyst
2 13 (14.13%) Architect
3 12 (13.04%) Developer
4 9 (9.78%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (9.78%) TIBCO Developer
5 8 (8.70%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
5 8 (8.70%) User Researcher
6 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Support Officer
8 4 (4.35%) Interaction Designer
8 4 (4.35%) Project Officer
8 4 (4.35%) Project Support Officer
9 3 (3.26%) Digital Designer
9 3 (3.26%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Designer
9 3 (3.26%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) CSS
1 16 (17.39%) HTML
2 9 (9.78%) JDBC
2 9 (9.78%) JMS
2 9 (9.78%) SOAP
2 9 (9.78%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (9.78%) XML
3 7 (7.61%) Web Services
4 2 (2.17%) GraphQL
4 2 (2.17%) Node.js
4 2 (2.17%) React
4 2 (2.17%) Redux
5 1 (1.09%) .NET
5 1 (1.09%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) User Experience
2 20 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.78%) Algorithms
4 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.26%) PMI
6 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Linux
2 9 (9.78%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) Service Design
2 22 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (23.91%) Prototyping
3 21 (22.83%) Project Management
4 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (19.57%) Systems Thinking
6 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
7 16 (17.39%) Change Management
8 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 11 (11.96%) Line Management
10 10 (10.87%) Coaching
10 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
11 9 (9.78%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (9.78%) Front End Development
11 9 (9.78%) Integration Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.70%) Cognitive Psychology
12 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
12 8 (8.70%) Market Research
12 8 (8.70%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) JavaScript
2 10 (10.87%) Java
3 9 (9.78%) XPath
4 7 (7.61%) SQL
5 2 (2.17%) R
6 1 (1.09%) ABAP
6 1 (1.09%) C#
6 1 (1.09%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) Master's Degree
4 8 (8.70%) Postgraduate
5 7 (7.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (6.52%) NVQ Level 4
7 5 (5.43%) CISM
7 5 (5.43%) CISSP
8 4 (4.35%) CISA
9 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
9 3 (3.26%) RIBA
10 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (1.09%) CBAP
11 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.17%) COBIT
3 2 (2.17%) FISMA
3 2 (2.17%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.17%) NIST
3 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) Oracle
2 9 (9.78%) TIBCO
3 3 (3.26%) IBM
4 2 (2.17%) BiZZdesign
4 2 (2.17%) Cognos
5 1 (1.09%) SAP
5 1 (1.09%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.09%) Sparx
5 1 (1.09%) Splunk