The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 15 20 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.99% 1.35% 5.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 12.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £301 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.75% +100.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.98 £15.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+93.38% -47.45%
Degree
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
14 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.90% 10.81% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
Average daily rate £314 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £328 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the Bedford region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Spring
2 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) JUnit
2 5 (41.67%) JSP
2 5 (41.67%) Servlets
2 5 (41.67%) Struts
2 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
2 5 (41.67%) Sun
2 5 (41.67%) Sun Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) EJB
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Maven
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 2 (16.67%) PMP

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Moodle
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JUnit
1 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Interactive Developer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) JSP
1 5 (41.67%) Servlets
1 5 (41.67%) Struts
1 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
1 5 (41.67%) Spring
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) EJB
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
5 1 (8.33%) Flash
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (8.33%) VLE
3 1 (8.33%) e-Health
3 1 (8.33%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Product Management
5 1 (8.33%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Sun Certification
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) PMP
3 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) CBAP
4 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) VMFS
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Sun
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) VMware