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 22 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 55 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 +32  
Contract jobs citing Degree 64 73 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.49% 3.60% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.59% 25.52% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 32
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £264 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £610 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.31% +9.09%  

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 185 286 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 12.99% 14.10% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 182 197
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £292 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £616 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +8.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.32 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.50 £20.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 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
Leeds +12 59 £425 +3.03% 39
Bradford 0 2 £550 +197.29% 2
Halifax +6 1 - - 2
Degree
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 58 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (28.79%) Finance
4 35 (26.52%) SQL
5 28 (21.21%) Project Management
6 25 (18.94%) Psychology
6 25 (18.94%) Ethnography
7 24 (18.18%) User Experience
8 23 (17.42%) Usability Testing
9 22 (16.67%) Quantitative Research
9 22 (16.67%) Market Research
10 21 (15.91%) Customer Insight
10 21 (15.91%) Qualitative Research
10 21 (15.91%) Cognitive Psychology
10 21 (15.91%) Service Design
10 21 (15.91%) Mathematics
10 21 (15.91%) Human Factors
11 20 (15.15%) Guerrilla Research
11 20 (15.15%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 19 (14.39%) .NET
13 17 (12.88%) C#
14 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
14 16 (12.12%) NHS
14 16 (12.12%) Data Quality
15 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
15 15 (11.36%) Scrum
16 14 (10.61%) TOGAF
17 13 (9.85%) Change Management
17 13 (9.85%) JavaScript
17 13 (9.85%) SAS

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 13 (9.85%) SAS
2 9 (6.82%) ArcGIS
3 4 (3.03%) IIS
3 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.27%) CMS
4 3 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.76%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.27%) Stata
4 2 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.52%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) Internet
2 5 (3.79%) Firewall
2 5 (3.79%) VLAN
3 4 (3.03%) DHCP
3 4 (3.03%) DNS
3 4 (3.03%) LAN
3 4 (3.03%) WAN
3 4 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.52%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.76%) 2G
5 1 (0.76%) 3G
5 1 (0.76%) 4G
5 1 (0.76%) Broadband
5 1 (0.76%) DMZ
5 1 (0.76%) GPRS
5 1 (0.76%) HSPA
5 1 (0.76%) LDAP
5 1 (0.76%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.09%) MS Access
3 9 (6.82%) GIS
4 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.03%) Big Data
6 4 (3.03%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.03%) Riak
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.27%) DTS
7 3 (2.27%) MySQL
7 3 (2.27%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.79%) Grunt
3 3 (2.27%) gulp
3 3 (2.27%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
3 3 (2.27%) Toad
4 2 (1.52%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.52%) Mocha
4 2 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.52%) Protractor
4 2 (1.52%) Sinon.JS
4 2 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.76%) JIRA
5 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.76%) LSMW
General
1 38 (28.79%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Banking
2 7 (5.30%) Retail
2 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.27%) Billing
3 3 (2.27%) Legal
3 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (1.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) iGaming
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.18%) User Researcher
2 23 (17.42%) Analyst
3 19 (14.39%) User Experience Researcher
4 18 (13.64%) Developer
5 14 (10.61%) Architect
6 12 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.82%) GIS Technician
8 8 (6.06%) Technical Architect
9 7 (5.30%) Designer
9 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.55%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Consultant
11 5 (3.79%) Information Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Tester
11 5 (3.79%) UX Designer
12 4 (3.03%) Business Information Analyst
12 4 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (3.03%) Data Analyst
12 4 (3.03%) Digital User Researcher
12 4 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.39%) .NET
2 9 (6.82%) .NET Framework
2 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (6.06%) HTML
4 7 (5.30%) jQuery
5 5 (3.79%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.79%) CSS
5 5 (3.79%) Entity Framework
5 5 (3.79%) Flask
5 5 (3.79%) XML
6 3 (2.27%) LESS
6 3 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (2.27%) RxJS
6 3 (2.27%) Sass
6 3 (2.27%) SignalR
7 2 (1.52%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.52%) Chai
7 2 (1.52%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (31.06%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (18.18%) User Experience
3 16 (12.12%) NHS
4 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.27%) IVR
5 3 (2.27%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.52%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.76%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.76%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.76%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.30%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) Linux
3 2 (1.52%) Unix
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.76%) AIX
4 1 (0.76%) CentOS
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Solaris
4 1 (0.76%) SUSE
4 1 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.21%) Project Management
3 25 (18.94%) Ethnography
3 25 (18.94%) Psychology
4 23 (17.42%) Usability Testing
5 22 (16.67%) Market Research
5 22 (16.67%) Quantitative Research
6 21 (15.91%) Cognitive Psychology
6 21 (15.91%) Customer Insight
6 21 (15.91%) Human Factors
6 21 (15.91%) Mathematics
6 21 (15.91%) Qualitative Research
6 21 (15.91%) Service Design
7 20 (15.15%) Actionable Customer Insight
7 20 (15.15%) Guerrilla Research
8 15 (11.36%) Scrum
9 14 (10.61%) TOGAF
10 13 (9.85%) Change Management
11 12 (9.09%) Analytics
12 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.52%) SQL
2 17 (12.88%) C#
3 13 (9.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.33%) VBA
5 10 (7.58%) Python
6 4 (3.03%) Delphi
6 4 (3.03%) Java
6 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.03%) VB
7 3 (2.27%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Master's Degree
2 10 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.55%) ISEB
5 5 (3.79%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.79%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.52%) PMP
8 1 (0.76%) HND
8 1 (0.76%) MCIPD
8 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.76%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.12%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.55%) PMO
3 4 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.27%) GDPR
4 3 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.76%) IFRS
6 1 (0.76%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.76%) P3O
6 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.52%) HDFS
3 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Ansible
2 2 (1.52%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.52%) Nagios
2 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
2 7 (5.30%) SAP
3 4 (3.03%) Cognos
3 4 (3.03%) Tableau
4 3 (2.27%) IBM
4 3 (2.27%) Informatica
4 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.52%) Adobe
5 2 (1.52%) Google
5 2 (1.52%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.52%) HP
5 2 (1.52%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.52%) Talend
6 1 (0.76%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.76%) Dell
6 1 (0.76%) EMC
6 1 (0.76%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (0.76%) Sun
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £370 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 17 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £31 to £39 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £270 - £280 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £216 per day
Posted: 6 days ago