Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 57 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +51
Contract jobs citing Degree 150 108 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.37% 3.69% 3.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.41% 27.00% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 75 76
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +9.93% -5.63%
10th Percentile £345 £277 £213
90th Percentile £630 £552 £494
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £409 £383
% change year-on-year +10.02% +6.93% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £14.20 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.38% -22.13% -17.93%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.10 £11.05
90th Percentile £36.28 £14.30 £26.94
Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £14.20 £18.24
% change year-on-year +72.54% -22.13% -52.01%

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 510 400 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.86% 13.68% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 224 297
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +2.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £258 £250
90th Percentile £588 £552 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.87% +1.31% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 17
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.60 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.90% -2.07% -5.69%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.03 £11.33
90th Percentile £33.23 £28.55 £18.89
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.20 £14.57
% change year-on-year +17.96% -2.51% -7.11%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 +14 119 £450 +5.88% 39
Bradford -6 12 £395 +17.91% 9
Halifax +7 5 £500 - 1
Wakefield +2 4 - - 9
Huddersfield - 3 - - 6
Todmorden - 3 - -
Degree
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 55 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (35.33%) Computer Science
3 47 (31.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (22.00%) Finance
6 26 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (14.67%) Firewall
8 22 (14.67%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (14.67%) Terraform
8 22 (14.67%) Serverless
9 21 (14.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 21 (14.00%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (14.00%) Amazon S3
10 20 (13.33%) Auto-Scaling
10 20 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (13.33%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
12 17 (11.33%) Web Services
13 16 (10.67%) ITIL
13 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
14 15 (10.00%) Project Management
14 15 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (10.00%) Python
14 15 (10.00%) Java
14 15 (10.00%) Decision-Making
15 14 (9.33%) OO
15 14 (9.33%) Cisco
16 13 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel

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 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.33%) SAS
2 5 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.00%) Confluence
3 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.33%) CMS
4 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.33%) WordPress
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (14.67%) Serverless
3 21 (14.00%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (14.00%) Amazon S3
3 21 (14.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 20 (13.33%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (4.00%) Trello
6 4 (2.67%) Force.com
6 4 (2.67%) iPaaS
6 4 (2.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.33%) Amazon SageMaker
8 2 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.33%) Slack
9 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.67%) Firewall
2 7 (4.67%) DNS
2 7 (4.67%) LAN
2 7 (4.67%) WAN
3 6 (4.00%) BGP
3 6 (4.00%) OSPF
4 5 (3.33%) MPLS
4 5 (3.33%) SMS
5 4 (2.67%) VoIP
6 3 (2.00%) Network Security
7 2 (1.33%) DHCP
7 2 (1.33%) SSL
7 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.33%) VPN
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.67%) SAN
8 1 (0.67%) TACACS
8 1 (0.67%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.67%) WebEx
8 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.67%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (4.67%) MySQL
2 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.00%) MS Access
4 5 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.00%) Big Data
5 3 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.33%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.33%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.33%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.33%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.33%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (6.67%) JIRA
2 9 (6.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.67%) Selenium
4 5 (3.33%) Subversion
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.67%) Maven
7 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 33 (22.00%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Marketing
3 7 (4.67%) Legal
3 7 (4.67%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.67%) Retail
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.00%) Publishing
6 2 (1.33%) Automotive
6 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (18.67%) Analyst
2 24 (16.00%) Architect
3 20 (13.33%) Developer
4 16 (10.67%) Consultant
5 13 (8.67%) User Researcher
6 11 (7.33%) AWS Consultant
6 11 (7.33%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.33%) Data Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) Developer in Test
8 8 (5.33%) Java Automation Tester
8 8 (5.33%) Java Developer in Test
8 8 (5.33%) Test Automation Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Tester
9 7 (4.67%) Agile Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Agile Tester
9 7 (4.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.33%) Web Services
2 11 (7.33%) Kafka
3 5 (3.33%) RESTful
4 4 (2.67%) CSS
4 4 (2.67%) HTML
4 4 (2.67%) JSON
4 4 (2.67%) SOAP
4 4 (2.67%) Visualforce
4 4 (2.67%) XML
5 3 (2.00%) .NET
5 3 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.00%) REST
6 2 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.33%) Django
6 2 (1.33%) React
7 1 (0.67%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.67%) Spring
7 1 (0.67%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (35.33%) Computer Science
2 34 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.67%) User Experience
4 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.00%) NHS
6 5 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.33%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.67%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.33%) Clustering
9 2 (1.33%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.33%) PMI
9 2 (1.33%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.33%) Windows
2 8 (5.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (2.00%) Unix
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Android
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (13.33%) Auto-Scaling
4 16 (10.67%) ITIL
5 15 (10.00%) Decision-Making
5 15 (10.00%) Project Management
6 14 (9.33%) OO
7 13 (8.67%) Market Research
7 13 (8.67%) Psychology
8 12 (8.00%) Mathematics
8 12 (8.00%) TOGAF
9 11 (7.33%) Analytics
9 11 (7.33%) High Availability
9 11 (7.33%) Information Security
9 11 (7.33%) IT Strategy
9 11 (7.33%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.33%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.67%) Scrum
11 9 (6.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.00%) Java
1 15 (10.00%) Python
2 11 (7.33%) C#
2 11 (7.33%) SQL
3 8 (5.33%) Shell Script
4 7 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.67%) Apex Code
5 4 (2.67%) PHP
5 4 (2.67%) SOQL
6 3 (2.00%) Go
6 3 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) C
7 1 (0.67%) ES6
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) Scala
7 1 (0.67%) Tcl
7 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (31.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.00%) CISSP
4 8 (5.33%) CCNA
4 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.00%) CCNP
6 5 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 5 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.67%) CCIE
7 4 (2.67%) ISACA
8 3 (2.00%) CISM
8 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.00%) Master's Degree
8 3 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (2.00%) PMP
8 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.33%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.33%) HND
9 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) PMO
2 5 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.33%) GxP
2 5 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.67%) QA
4 2 (1.33%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (1.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.67%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (8.67%) Docker
2 8 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.33%) Xen
5 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (14.67%) Terraform
2 9 (6.00%) Ansible
3 6 (4.00%) SCCM
4 3 (2.00%) Prometheus
4 3 (2.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.33%) Grafana
5 2 (1.33%) Graylog
5 2 (1.33%) Kibana
5 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.33%) SCSM
5 2 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.33%) WSUS
6 1 (0.67%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.67%) Nessus
6 1 (0.67%) Oozie
6 1 (0.67%) Puppet
6 1 (0.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.33%) Cisco
3 9 (6.00%) F5
3 9 (6.00%) VMware
4 8 (5.33%) Splunk
5 5 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.33%) Citrix
5 5 (3.33%) NetApp
5 5 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.67%) CA
6 4 (2.67%) Dell
6 4 (2.67%) EMC
6 4 (2.67%) SAP
6 4 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.00%) Lotus
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle
7 3 (2.00%) Trend Micro
8 2 (1.33%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.33%) Zoho
9 1 (0.67%) ArcSight