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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 32 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Degree 9 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.41% 4.33% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.86% 24.72% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £569 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £46.90 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.07% +46.66%
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
70 89 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.77% 17.52% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 59 26
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £538 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% +63.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +17 6 £360 -12.72% 1
Bedford +2 2 £175 -56.93% 4
Degree
East of England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (23.53%) C++
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.76%) HNC

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.88%) Broadband
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.88%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (5.88%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
3 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
2 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior C++ Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
2 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
3 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
3 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C++
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Ada
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) HNC
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) HND
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Northgate
4 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec