The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 38 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 2341 2316 2458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.51% 4.79% 4.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.91% 27.72% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1338 1265
Average daily rate
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£418 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 92 151
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.89% -38.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £18.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+72.97% -47.14%
Degree
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9789 8356 9494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.85% 17.29% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5544 4703 4995
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 405 565
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -24.28%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in England

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in England

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the England region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in England

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in England

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the England region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the England region over the 3 months to 12 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
London -3 1316 £450 - 792
South East +6 456 £375 +3.44% 362
East of England -18 142 £410 +17.14% 185
South West -14 112 £375 -3.84% 150
North West -3 86 £330 -0.75% 140
West Midlands +6 76 £350 +7.69% 93
Yorkshire -2 48 £350 +11.11% 102
East Midlands -2 48 £400 +23.07% 69
North East -36 9 £375 +27.11% 28
Midlands - 7 - - 5
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1258 (26.38%) Finance
2 1144 (23.99%) Computer Science
3 1041 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
4 864 (18.12%) Project Management
5 859 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
6 815 (17.09%) SQL
7 750 (15.73%) Microsoft
8 735 (15.41%) Java
9 587 (12.31%) HTML
10 554 (11.62%) MS Excel
11 543 (11.39%) JavaScript
12 528 (11.07%) Oracle
13 521 (10.92%) Windows
14 511 (10.72%) Banking
15 489 (10.25%) SQL Server
16 482 (10.11%) ITIL
17 472 (9.90%) C#
18 455 (9.54%) .NET
19 434 (9.10%) PRINCE2
20 396 (8.30%) CSS
21 394 (8.26%) Linux
22 369 (7.74%) MS Office
23 359 (7.53%) OO
24 357 (7.49%) Management Information System
25 349 (7.32%) Software Engineering
26 345 (7.23%) Telecoms
27 332 (6.96%) UNIX
27 332 (6.96%) C++
28 321 (6.73%) Business Analysis
29 319 (6.69%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 247 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 131 (2.75%) CMS
3 99 (2.08%) IIS
4 87 (1.82%) Apache
5 73 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 70 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 64 (1.34%) Node.js
8 63 (1.32%) SAS
9 60 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 44 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 43 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 39 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
13 37 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
14 28 (0.59%) Umbraco
14 28 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 25 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 23 (0.48%) Drupal
16 23 (0.48%) ArcGIS
17 22 (0.46%) MQSeries
18 20 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 554 (11.62%) MS Excel
2 369 (7.74%) MS Office
3 177 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 143 (3.00%) MS Project
5 129 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 87 (1.82%) Photoshop
7 71 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
8 47 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
9 35 (0.73%) AutoCAD
10 28 (0.59%) SPSS
11 27 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.38%) Fireworks
13 14 (0.29%) InDesign
14 13 (0.27%) Revit
15 11 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
16 10 (0.21%) InfoPath
17 7 (0.15%) Simulink
18 6 (0.13%) Stata
19 4 (0.084%) Acrobat
20 3 (0.063%) ArcInfo
Business Applications
1 37 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 18 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.34%) Summit
6 15 (0.31%) ResourceLink
7 14 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
8 13 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 13 (0.27%) WebTrends
8 13 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 12 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 11 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
10 11 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
10 11 (0.23%) Magento
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 9 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.15%) SaaS
2 34 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
4 14 (0.29%) Office 365
4 14 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.23%) GitHub
6 11 (0.23%) IaaS
7 10 (0.21%) PaaS
8 7 (0.15%) Force.com
8 7 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.042%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.042%) Heroku
11 1 (0.021%) Route 53
11 1 (0.021%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.021%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.021%) Responsys
11 1 (0.021%) Taleo
11 1 (0.021%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 212 (4.45%) Internet
2 143 (3.00%) Firewall
3 105 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 95 (1.99%) DNS
5 90 (1.89%) HTTP
6 85 (1.78%) SAN
7 70 (1.47%) 3G
8 68 (1.43%) LAN
9 66 (1.38%) Wireless
10 65 (1.36%) Intranet
10 65 (1.36%) WAN
10 65 (1.36%) LTE
11 49 (1.03%) DHCP
12 45 (0.94%) VPN
13 38 (0.80%) SSL
13 38 (0.80%) LDAP
13 38 (0.80%) 4G
14 37 (0.78%) UMTS
15 35 (0.73%) Network Security
16 32 (0.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 210 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 150 (3.15%) MySQL
4 141 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 122 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 118 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 113 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 107 (2.24%) Big Data
9 93 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 87 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 67 (1.40%) NoSQL
12 60 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 59 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 55 (1.15%) Data Mining
15 53 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
16 52 (1.09%) MongoDB
17 48 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
18 41 (0.86%) DB2
19 40 (0.84%) QlikView
20 36 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 153 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 116 (2.43%) Subversion
3 97 (2.03%) JIRA
4 94 (1.97%) Visual Studio
5 75 (1.57%) Selenium
6 73 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 73 (1.53%) Jenkins
7 56 (1.17%) JUnit
8 50 (1.05%) Cucumber
9 46 (0.96%) Maven
10 40 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 40 (0.84%) Axure RP
11 35 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
12 34 (0.71%) Rational Rose
13 31 (0.65%) TeamCity
14 26 (0.55%) Ant
15 24 (0.50%) Mercurial
16 22 (0.46%) SoapUI
17 20 (0.42%) LoadRunner
18 19 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1258 (26.38%) Finance
2 511 (10.72%) Banking
3 345 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 301 (6.31%) Marketing
5 258 (5.41%) Investment Banking
6 230 (4.82%) Retail
7 227 (4.76%) Front Office
8 142 (2.98%) Legal
9 112 (2.35%) Manufacturing
10 100 (2.10%) Electronics
11 90 (1.89%) Advertising
12 89 (1.87%) Publishing
13 79 (1.66%) Back Office
14 65 (1.36%) Games
15 62 (1.30%) Law
16 54 (1.13%) Billing
17 52 (1.09%) Financial Institution
18 47 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
19 38 (0.80%) French Language
20 32 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1180 (24.74%) Developer
2 948 (19.88%) Analyst
3 437 (9.16%) Business Analyst
4 320 (6.71%) Project Manager
5 295 (6.19%) Architect
6 226 (4.74%) Consultant
7 220 (4.61%) Java Developer
8 159 (3.33%) Designer
9 126 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
10 115 (2.41%) Senior Developer
11 108 (2.26%) Software Engineer
12 105 (2.20%) .NET Developer
13 104 (2.18%) C# Developer
14 87 (1.82%) C++ Developer
15 86 (1.80%) Support Analyst
16 85 (1.78%) Junior
16 85 (1.78%) Web Developer
17 75 (1.57%) Senior Analyst
18 70 (1.47%) Administrator
18 70 (1.47%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (12.31%) HTML
2 455 (9.54%) .NET
3 396 (8.30%) CSS
4 319 (6.69%) XML
5 314 (6.58%) Web Services
6 227 (4.76%) jQuery
6 227 (4.76%) HTML5
7 206 (4.32%) ASP.NET
8 130 (2.73%) Spring
8 130 (2.73%) CSS3
9 126 (2.64%) J2EE
10 115 (2.41%) REST
11 109 (2.29%) Ajax
12 106 (2.22%) SOAP
13 100 (2.10%) JSON
14 92 (1.93%) .NET Framework
15 88 (1.85%) Hibernate
16 81 (1.70%) WCF
17 72 (1.51%) JSP
18 70 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1144 (23.99%) Computer Science
2 859 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
3 357 (7.49%) Management Information System
4 299 (6.27%) Mathematics
5 258 (5.41%) User Experience
6 150 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 126 (2.64%) Open Source
8 105 (2.20%) Statistics
9 96 (2.01%) Fixed Income
10 92 (1.93%) Social Media
11 91 (1.91%) Physics
12 86 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 73 (1.53%) PMI
14 72 (1.51%) Economics
14 72 (1.51%) Visualisation
15 70 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
15 70 (1.47%) Data Integration
16 67 (1.40%) GIS
17 66 (1.38%) Derivative
18 65 (1.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 521 (10.92%) Windows
2 394 (8.26%) Linux
3 332 (6.96%) UNIX
4 102 (2.14%) Android
5 99 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 86 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 59 (1.24%) Solaris
9 56 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 32 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 20 (0.42%) CentOS
14 18 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.36%) AIX
16 14 (0.29%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.29%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.27%) HPUX
18 10 (0.21%) Windows Phone
19 8 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1041 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (18.12%) Project Management
3 482 (10.11%) ITIL
4 434 (9.10%) PRINCE2
5 359 (7.53%) OO
6 349 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 321 (6.73%) Business Analysis
8 303 (6.35%) TDD
9 302 (6.33%) Scrum
10 281 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 249 (5.22%) Change Management
12 246 (5.16%) Analytics
13 222 (4.66%) Data Modelling
14 218 (4.57%) E-Commerce
15 217 (4.55%) MVC
15 217 (4.55%) Risk Management
16 201 (4.21%) UML
17 193 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
18 185 (3.88%) Service Management
19 174 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 815 (17.09%) SQL
2 735 (15.41%) Java
3 543 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 472 (9.90%) C#
5 332 (6.96%) C++
6 227 (4.76%) C
7 210 (4.40%) Python
8 150 (3.15%) PHP
9 135 (2.83%) Perl
10 117 (2.45%) VBA
10 117 (2.45%) Ruby
11 97 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 82 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 73 (1.53%) T-SQL
14 69 (1.45%) PowerShell
14 69 (1.45%) Scala
15 48 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 36 (0.75%) VB
17 33 (0.69%) PHP5
18 29 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 262 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 179 (3.75%) ISEB
3 178 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 177 (3.71%) SC Cleared
5 130 (2.73%) PMI Certification
6 99 (2.08%) CISSP
7 93 (1.95%) MCSE
8 81 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 73 (1.53%) PMP
10 68 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 62 (1.30%) CISM
12 55 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 54 (1.13%) HND
14 53 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 51 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 50 (1.05%) CCNP
16 50 (1.05%) ISTQB
17 49 (1.03%) PhD
18 48 (1.01%) CCNA
19 42 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (6.54%) QA
2 111 (2.33%) SLA
3 58 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.46%) COBIT
6 21 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.27%) ISO 14001
10 10 (0.21%) Basel III
10 10 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.19%) P3O
12 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.13%) CDISC
13 6 (0.13%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.10%) EMIR
14 5 (0.10%) DO-178B
14 5 (0.10%) Basel II
15 4 (0.084%) TickIT
15 4 (0.084%) MiFID
System Software
1 167 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 108 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 21 (0.44%) Terminal Services
4 21 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.38%) vSphere
6 15 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.21%) ProxySG
8 10 (0.21%) NFS
9 9 (0.19%) XenApp
10 8 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.17%) Squid
11 7 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.15%) qmail
11 7 (0.15%) KVM
12 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.10%) Xen
13 5 (0.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (0.55%) SCCM
2 26 (0.55%) SCOM
3 19 (0.40%) Puppet
4 12 (0.25%) Data Guard
4 12 (0.25%) Backup Exec
5 11 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.19%) Nagios
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.15%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.13%) WSUS
9 6 (0.13%) Graylog2
10 5 (0.10%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.10%) Nessus
10 5 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.10%) OpenView
10 5 (0.10%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 750 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 528 (11.07%) Oracle
3 165 (3.46%) SAP
4 163 (3.42%) Cisco
5 147 (3.08%) VMware
6 123 (2.58%) Adobe
7 100 (2.10%) HP
8 95 (1.99%) IBM
9 79 (1.66%) Citrix
10 73 (1.53%) Google
11 52 (1.09%) Business Objects
11 52 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 52 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 51 (1.07%) Sybase
13 49 (1.03%) Remedy
14 40 (0.84%) Juniper
15 38 (0.80%) Tableau
16 35 (0.73%) BMC
17 34 (0.71%) Sun
17 34 (0.71%) Siebel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Connectus
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £340 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £12.82 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £300 to £325 per annum Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
NonStop Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + pro-rata
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £16 to £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £101.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Skye Group
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £358.08 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago