The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 48 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 33 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.57% 1.59% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.19% 16.22% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 7
Average daily rate £240 £286 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £224 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £407 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £23.63 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
126 74 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.81% 9.83% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 47
Average daily rate £303 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £156 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Degree
Scotland

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 10 (21.74%) Finance
3 9 (19.57%) SQL
4 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.39%) Data Modelling
5 7 (15.22%) EDI
5 7 (15.22%) HTML
5 7 (15.22%) .NET
5 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
5 7 (15.22%) Project Management
5 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.04%) MS Office
6 6 (13.04%) C#
6 6 (13.04%) Windows
6 6 (13.04%) Agresso
7 5 (10.87%) Java
7 5 (10.87%) Banking
7 5 (10.87%) Asset Management
7 5 (10.87%) Use Case
7 5 (10.87%) jQuery
8 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.70%) Data Management
8 4 (8.70%) MVC
8 4 (8.70%) CSS
8 4 (8.70%) SLA
8 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (6.52%) WAN

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Agresso
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
1 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Informix
4 1 (2.17%) MS Access
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
1 1 (2.17%) JUnit
1 1 (2.17%) ERwin
1 1 (2.17%) Maven
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Electronics
3 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Tester
4 3 (6.52%) Systems Tester
4 3 (6.52%) Data Modeller
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Chief Information Officer
5 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Trainer
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) EDI
1 7 (15.22%) HTML
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) jQuery
3 4 (8.70%) CSS
4 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
4 3 (6.52%) JPA
5 2 (4.35%) NHibernate
5 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.35%) Facelets
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) JSF
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
5 2 (4.35%) JavaBeans
6 1 (2.17%) JMS
6 1 (2.17%) SAML
6 1 (2.17%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Mechatronics
3 2 (4.35%) Derivative
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Equities
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Data Modelling
2 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
2 7 (15.22%) Project Management
2 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
2 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.87%) Asset Management
4 5 (10.87%) Use Case
5 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.70%) Data Management
5 4 (8.70%) MVC
6 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.52%) Scrum
6 3 (6.52%) Change Management
6 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Signal Processing
6 3 (6.52%) Master Data Management
6 3 (6.52%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) C#
4 5 (10.87%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) C
5 3 (6.52%) C++
5 3 (6.52%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) CCNP
1 3 (6.52%) ISEB
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) IIBA
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) EMIR
2 2 (4.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
2 2 (4.35%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 2 (4.35%) Mitel
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Charles River
3 1 (2.17%) Cognos
3 1 (2.17%) Informatica
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss