The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 40 35 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Degree 6 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.55% 0.73% 6.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.14% 4.88% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £388 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -15.38%
Degree
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
35 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.02% 14.96% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 30
Average daily rate £428 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 4 £475 - 3
Bedford - 1 £425 - 1
Biggleswade - - - -
Degree
East of England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) MS Office
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Sybase
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
5 1 (6.25%) Transition Management
5 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (6.25%) CA Clarity
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
1 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) TM1 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) OOP
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
4 1 (6.25%) Transition Management
4 1 (6.25%) Revenue Management
4 1 (6.25%) Product Management
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CBAP
2 1 (6.25%) APMP
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ACCA
2 1 (6.25%) HNC
2 1 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Planview
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) CA