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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 40 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Degree 15 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.13% 3.23% 4.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.74% 16.07% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.25% -26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.60% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.76%
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
76 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.83% 20.07% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 37
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £38.50 £14.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.51% -44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.63 £24.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £16.00 £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 -21 5 £425 -5.55% 3
Bedford +2 4 £280 -6.82% 1
Dunstable - 1 - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - - 1
Degree
East of England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.78%) OO
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.33%) XML
6 6 (13.33%) MS Office
6 6 (13.33%) Java
6 6 (13.33%) J2EE
6 6 (13.33%) Project Management
6 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.11%) Validation
7 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 5 (11.11%) Spring
7 5 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 5 (11.11%) JUnit
7 5 (11.11%) JSP
7 5 (11.11%) Servlets
7 5 (11.11%) Struts
7 5 (11.11%) ITIL
7 5 (11.11%) UML
7 5 (11.11%) Sun
7 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.11%) Sun Certification

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (8.89%) Moodle
2 1 (2.22%) Drupal
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.67%) Simulink
3 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.44%) MS Project
4 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) CA Clarity
2 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
1 2 (4.44%) DMZ
2 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.22%) Telnet
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) JUnit
1 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.44%) Maven
3 2 (4.44%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Interactive Media
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Architect
4 5 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Designer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Designer
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Interactive Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Firmware Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) XML
1 6 (13.33%) J2EE
2 5 (11.11%) Spring
2 5 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 5 (11.11%) JSP
2 5 (11.11%) Servlets
2 5 (11.11%) Struts
3 3 (6.67%) EJB
4 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) Flash
4 2 (4.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) Java EE
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) Firmware
4 2 (4.44%) Economics
4 2 (4.44%) VLE
4 2 (4.44%) VHDL
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) Animation
5 1 (2.22%) Physics
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.22%) e-Health
5 1 (2.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.78%) OO
4 6 (13.33%) Project Management
4 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 5 (11.11%) Validation
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (11.11%) UML
5 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.89%) OOP
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.67%) Revenue Management
7 3 (6.67%) Workflow
7 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma
8 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.44%) Content Management
8 2 (4.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.67%) MATLAB
3 3 (6.67%) Ada
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) ActionScript
4 2 (4.44%) PHP
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Sun Certification
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) PMP
2 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.22%) CBAP
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) VCP5
3 1 (2.22%) CISA
3 1 (2.22%) CISM
3 1 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (2.22%) ACCA
3 1 (2.22%) CISSP
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) DO-178B
1 2 (4.44%) DO-254
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) P3O
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.44%) VMFS
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.22%) vCloud
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) Sun
4 4 (8.89%) CA
5 3 (6.67%) Planview
6 2 (4.44%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
6 2 (4.44%) Sybase
6 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) Xilinx
6 2 (4.44%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) EMC
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco