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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 50 41 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Degree 37 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.89% 2.23% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.61% 22.77% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £388 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +49.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £400 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
134 101 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.48% 9.81% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 48 30
Average daily rate £375 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 31 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 18 (25.71%) Computer Science
3 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (18.57%) SQL
4 12 (17.14%) Banking
5 11 (15.71%) Project Management
5 11 (15.71%) .NET
5 11 (15.71%) Windows
6 10 (14.29%) C#
7 9 (12.86%) MS Office
7 9 (12.86%) Data Analysis
7 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.43%) VBA
8 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (10.00%) C++
9 7 (10.00%) HTML
9 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (10.00%) CSS
9 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.00%) jQuery
10 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (8.57%) Asset Management
10 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.57%) Agresso
10 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (7.14%) Change Management
11 5 (7.14%) MVC
11 5 (7.14%) ISEB
11 5 (7.14%) Benchmarking

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (5.71%) SAS
1 4 (5.71%) CMS
2 3 (4.29%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Office
2 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.43%) MS Project
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Agresso
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) DHCP
1 2 (2.86%) DNS
1 2 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.43%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.43%) Informix
4 1 (1.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.43%) Ant
3 1 (1.43%) JUnit
3 1 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.43%) ERwin
3 1 (1.43%) MSI
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Electronics
4 3 (4.29%) Back Office
4 3 (4.29%) Advertising
5 2 (2.86%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Developer
2 11 (15.71%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Tester
4 6 (8.57%) Junior
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Fraud Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.71%) Junior Tester
6 4 (5.71%) UAT Tester
6 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Designer
7 3 (4.29%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Data Modeller
7 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) HTML
2 7 (10.00%) jQuery
2 7 (10.00%) CSS
3 5 (7.14%) EDI
3 5 (7.14%) HTML5
4 4 (5.71%) CSS3
5 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.29%) WinForms
6 2 (2.86%) JSP
6 2 (2.86%) Web Services
6 2 (2.86%) DOM
6 2 (2.86%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.86%) Java EE
6 2 (2.86%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.86%) YUI
6 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.43%) JPA
7 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Derivative
2 5 (7.14%) Statistics
3 4 (5.71%) Mechatronics
3 4 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.71%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.29%) Equities
4 3 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) GIS
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) UNIX
3 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.86%) Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (15.71%) Project Management
3 9 (12.86%) Data Analysis
3 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
4 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.57%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.14%) Change Management
6 5 (7.14%) MVC
6 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.14%) Benchmarking
6 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (5.71%) Signal Processing
7 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.71%) Use Case
7 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
7 4 (5.71%) Investment Management
7 4 (5.71%) Time Management
7 4 (5.71%) Statistical Modelling
7 4 (5.71%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) C#
3 8 (11.43%) VBA
4 7 (10.00%) C++
4 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.14%) C
6 4 (5.71%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.86%) VB
7 2 (2.86%) Java
8 1 (1.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) ISEB
2 4 (5.71%) HNC
2 4 (5.71%) HND
3 3 (4.29%) IIBA
4 2 (2.86%) PMP
4 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.86%) MCSE
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CCNP
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) EMIR
1 5 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (5.71%) SLA
3 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) OpenView
2 2 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) TSYS
3 3 (4.29%) VMware
3 3 (4.29%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) EMC
4 2 (2.86%) NetApp
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.86%) Charles River
4 2 (2.86%) Calypso
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter
5 1 (1.43%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (1.43%) Mitel
5 1 (1.43%) Altiris
5 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.43%) CA
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe
5 1 (1.43%) JBoss
5 1 (1.43%) Cognos