The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 32 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 13 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.95% 2.62% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.64% 13.89% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate £550 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £303 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £383 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £23.63 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
55 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.50% 18.85% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 26
Average daily rate £400 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £439 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -58.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Degree
East of England

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -10 6 £600 +100.00% 9
Dunstable - 2 £550 - 1
Bedford -2 1 £265 -15.87% 4
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Degree
East of England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (22.22%) UML
1 4 (22.22%) OO
2 3 (16.67%) Ada
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Validation
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) DO-178B
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Altiris
3 2 (11.11%) LabVIEW
3 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
3 2 (11.11%) PMP
3 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Sun
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Moodle
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) Simulink
2 1 (5.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.56%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Broadband
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) MPLS
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (11.11%) LabVIEW
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) NUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Firebug
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Head of Technology
3 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.56%) IT Graduate
3 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) EJB
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) JSP
1 1 (5.56%) Servlets
1 1 (5.56%) Struts
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.56%) Spring
1 1 (5.56%) RESTful
1 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
1 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) VHDL
2 1 (5.56%) VLE
2 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) UML
1 4 (22.22%) OO
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Validation
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) CAD
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Ada
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PMP
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSD
2 1 (5.56%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCTS
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) DO-178B
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
2 1 (5.56%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Altiris
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Sun
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
2 1 (5.56%) NetApp
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Xilinx
2 1 (5.56%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
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