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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 36 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 2420 2279 2255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.75% 4.68% 4.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.60% 26.64% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1280 1153
Average daily rate
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£410 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 103 155
Average hourly rate £29.98 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.90% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.65 £42.00 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -23.80%
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
9453 8554 9332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 17.58% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4742 4877
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 442 580
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.26 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 1344 £438 -2.77% 824
South East +10 461 £365 +4.28% 331
East of England -7 167 £400 +14.28% 201
South West -9 120 £375 -1.96% 159
North West -2 97 £340 +3.03% 184
West Midlands +8 84 £350 +16.66% 76
East Midlands +2 45 £325 - 68
Yorkshire -3 41 £350 +16.66% 104
Midlands +10 6 - - 2
North East -34 6 £110 -62.55% 35
South Coast - 3 - -
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1228 (26.26%) Finance
2 1124 (24.03%) Computer Science
3 848 (18.13%) Project Management
4 805 (17.21%) SQL
5 746 (15.95%) Microsoft
6 705 (15.07%) Java
7 603 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
8 572 (12.23%) HTML
8 572 (12.23%) MS Excel
9 521 (11.14%) JavaScript
10 510 (10.90%) Oracle
11 498 (10.65%) SQL Server
12 490 (10.48%) Windows
13 489 (10.46%) Banking
14 458 (9.79%) C#
15 447 (9.56%) .NET
16 433 (9.26%) ITIL
17 431 (9.22%) PRINCE2
18 401 (8.57%) CSS
19 376 (8.04%) Linux
20 372 (7.95%) MS Office
21 360 (7.70%) OO
22 346 (7.40%) Software Engineering
23 338 (7.23%) Management Information System
24 334 (7.14%) Telecoms
25 329 (7.03%) Business Analysis
26 322 (6.88%) C++
27 318 (6.80%) UNIX
28 315 (6.74%) Web Services
29 309 (6.61%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 252 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 133 (2.84%) CMS
3 91 (1.95%) IIS
4 83 (1.77%) Apache
5 72 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 71 (1.52%) SAS
7 70 (1.50%) MS Exchange
8 56 (1.20%) Node.js
9 55 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 41 (0.88%) WebSphere
11 39 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 39 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 37 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
13 28 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.58%) Drupal
15 25 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 24 (0.51%) MQSeries
16 24 (0.51%) Umbraco
17 21 (0.45%) Apache Pig
18 19 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 572 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 372 (7.95%) MS Office
3 193 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 156 (3.34%) MS Project
5 136 (2.91%) MS Visio
6 86 (1.84%) Photoshop
7 70 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
8 45 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
9 34 (0.73%) AutoCAD
10 32 (0.68%) SPSS
11 26 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.38%) Fireworks
13 16 (0.34%) InDesign
14 11 (0.24%) InfoPath
14 11 (0.24%) Revit
15 10 (0.21%) Simulink
16 9 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
17 7 (0.15%) Stata
18 4 (0.086%) PowerPivot
18 4 (0.086%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 36 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.51%) Google Analytics
2 24 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.34%) Summit
4 14 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
4 14 (0.30%) ResourceLink
4 14 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 13 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 13 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 11 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
7 11 (0.24%) Magento
7 11 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.21%) ReMetrica
8 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.13%) SaaS
2 28 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
5 12 (0.26%) Office 365
5 12 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.15%) PaaS
6 7 (0.15%) Force.com
6 7 (0.15%) IaaS
6 7 (0.15%) GitHub
6 7 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.043%) Heroku
8 2 (0.043%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.021%) Taleo
9 1 (0.021%) Route 53
9 1 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.021%) Responsys
9 1 (0.021%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 202 (4.32%) Internet
2 131 (2.80%) Firewall
3 95 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 92 (1.97%) DNS
5 83 (1.77%) HTTP
6 79 (1.69%) SAN
7 74 (1.58%) LAN
8 71 (1.52%) Intranet
9 68 (1.45%) WAN
10 62 (1.33%) Wireless
11 61 (1.30%) 3G
12 58 (1.24%) LTE
13 52 (1.11%) VPN
14 49 (1.05%) DHCP
15 38 (0.81%) LDAP
16 35 (0.75%) Network Security
16 35 (0.75%) SSL
17 33 (0.71%) UMTS
17 33 (0.71%) 4G
18 29 (0.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 206 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 157 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 149 (3.19%) MySQL
5 127 (2.72%) Oracle Database
6 123 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 115 (2.46%) Big Data
8 113 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 100 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 82 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 69 (1.48%) NoSQL
12 67 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 66 (1.41%) Hadoop
14 56 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 56 (1.20%) Data Mining
15 54 (1.15%) MongoDB
16 53 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
17 43 (0.92%) DB2
18 40 (0.86%) QlikView
19 37 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 154 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 110 (2.35%) Subversion
3 99 (2.12%) Visual Studio
4 94 (2.01%) JIRA
5 72 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (1.48%) Selenium
7 66 (1.41%) Jenkins
8 56 (1.20%) JUnit
9 50 (1.07%) Cucumber
10 46 (0.98%) Maven
11 40 (0.86%) Eclipse
12 37 (0.79%) Axure RP
13 36 (0.77%) Rational Rose
14 35 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
15 28 (0.60%) TeamCity
16 24 (0.51%) Mercurial
17 23 (0.49%) Ant
18 22 (0.47%) SoapUI
19 21 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
19 21 (0.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 1228 (26.26%) Finance
2 489 (10.46%) Banking
3 334 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 300 (6.41%) Marketing
5 250 (5.35%) Investment Banking
6 240 (5.13%) Retail
7 205 (4.38%) Front Office
8 144 (3.08%) Legal
9 109 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 93 (1.99%) Publishing
10 93 (1.99%) Electronics
11 85 (1.82%) Advertising
12 83 (1.77%) Back Office
13 64 (1.37%) Games
14 51 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 51 (1.09%) Billing
15 49 (1.05%) Law
16 45 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
17 38 (0.81%) French Language
18 31 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 1157 (24.74%) Developer
2 945 (20.21%) Analyst
3 456 (9.75%) Business Analyst
4 304 (6.50%) Project Manager
5 288 (6.16%) Architect
6 221 (4.73%) Consultant
7 205 (4.38%) Java Developer
8 152 (3.25%) Designer
9 113 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
10 110 (2.35%) Senior Developer
11 106 (2.27%) Software Engineer
12 104 (2.22%) .NET Developer
13 101 (2.16%) C# Developer
14 91 (1.95%) Junior
15 84 (1.80%) Web Developer
16 82 (1.75%) Support Analyst
17 79 (1.69%) C++ Developer
18 74 (1.58%) Senior Analyst
19 73 (1.56%) Data Analyst
20 72 (1.54%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (12.23%) HTML
2 447 (9.56%) .NET
3 401 (8.57%) CSS
4 315 (6.74%) Web Services
5 309 (6.61%) XML
6 241 (5.15%) jQuery
7 214 (4.58%) HTML5
8 193 (4.13%) ASP.NET
9 131 (2.80%) CSS3
10 129 (2.76%) Spring
11 125 (2.67%) J2EE
12 113 (2.42%) REST
13 109 (2.33%) SOAP
14 105 (2.25%) Ajax
15 98 (2.10%) JSON
16 93 (1.99%) .NET Framework
17 80 (1.71%) Hibernate
18 79 (1.69%) WCF
19 73 (1.56%) Middleware
20 66 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1124 (24.03%) Computer Science
2 338 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 281 (6.01%) Mathematics
4 141 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 119 (2.54%) Open Source
6 110 (2.35%) Statistics
7 100 (2.14%) Fixed Income
8 94 (2.01%) Physics
8 94 (2.01%) Social Media
9 80 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 77 (1.65%) Economics
11 72 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 71 (1.52%) Visualisation
12 71 (1.52%) PMI
13 65 (1.39%) Data Integration
14 64 (1.37%) Derivative
14 64 (1.37%) GIS
15 62 (1.33%) NHS
16 60 (1.28%) Client/Server
17 57 (1.22%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 490 (10.48%) Windows
2 376 (8.04%) Linux
3 318 (6.80%) UNIX
4 105 (2.25%) Android
5 97 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 80 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (1.33%) Solaris
8 57 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 49 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 19 (0.41%) CentOS
14 17 (0.36%) AIX
15 16 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.28%) HPUX
18 12 (0.26%) Windows 2000
19 10 (0.21%) Windows Phone
20 7 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 848 (18.13%) Project Management
2 603 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
3 433 (9.26%) ITIL
4 431 (9.22%) PRINCE2
5 360 (7.70%) OO
6 346 (7.40%) Software Engineering
7 329 (7.03%) Business Analysis
8 309 (6.61%) Scrum
9 296 (6.33%) TDD
10 278 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 261 (5.58%) Analytics
12 239 (5.11%) Change Management
13 220 (4.70%) E-Commerce
14 219 (4.68%) MVC
15 217 (4.64%) Data Modelling
16 213 (4.55%) UML
17 210 (4.49%) Risk Management
18 186 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
19 184 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
20 169 (3.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 805 (17.21%) SQL
2 705 (15.07%) Java
3 521 (11.14%) JavaScript
4 458 (9.79%) C#
5 322 (6.88%) C++
6 220 (4.70%) C
7 214 (4.58%) Python
8 154 (3.29%) PHP
9 128 (2.74%) VBA
10 127 (2.72%) Perl
11 116 (2.48%) Ruby
12 96 (2.05%) PL/SQL
13 83 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 72 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 65 (1.39%) Scala
16 61 (1.30%) PowerShell
17 40 (0.86%) VB.NET
18 38 (0.81%) VB
19 36 (0.77%) PHP5
20 35 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 240 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 181 (3.87%) ISEB
3 165 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 164 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 130 (2.78%) PMI Certification
6 90 (1.92%) MCSE
6 90 (1.92%) CISSP
7 75 (1.60%) PMP
8 72 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 63 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 62 (1.33%) CISM
11 60 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 58 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 56 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 55 (1.18%) ISTQB
15 53 (1.13%) PhD
16 50 (1.07%) HND
17 45 (0.96%) MBA
18 43 (0.92%) CCNP
19 38 (0.81%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (6.48%) QA
2 103 (2.20%) SLA
3 56 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.45%) COBIT
6 19 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 13 (0.28%) Basel III
9 9 (0.19%) P3O
9 9 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.15%) EMIR
11 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.13%) CDISC
12 5 (0.11%) Basel II
12 5 (0.11%) DO-178B
12 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (0.086%) BS25999
System Software
1 155 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 105 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 22 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.32%) vSphere
5 15 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 13 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.21%) NFS
8 9 (0.19%) XenApp
9 8 (0.17%) Squid
10 7 (0.15%) qmail
10 7 (0.15%) KVM
11 6 (0.13%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.11%) Xen
12 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.086%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 27 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (0.56%) SCCM
3 22 (0.47%) SCOM
4 14 (0.30%) Puppet
5 13 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 12 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 10 (0.21%) Nagios
8 9 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.15%) Capistrano
11 6 (0.13%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.13%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.11%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.11%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.086%) Oozie
13 4 (0.086%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.086%) WSUS
13 4 (0.086%) WMI
Vendors
1 746 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 510 (10.90%) Oracle
3 169 (3.61%) SAP
4 153 (3.27%) Cisco
5 129 (2.76%) VMware
6 125 (2.67%) Adobe
7 98 (2.10%) HP
8 93 (1.99%) IBM
9 71 (1.52%) Google
10 70 (1.50%) Citrix
11 50 (1.07%) Sybase
12 48 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 47 (1.00%) Business Objects
14 44 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
15 41 (0.88%) Juniper
16 40 (0.86%) Remedy
16 40 (0.86%) Tableau
17 34 (0.73%) Cognos
18 33 (0.71%) Sun
19 31 (0.66%) EMC
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Talent International
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £42,000 to £42,000 per annum Fixed Term until March 2015, possibi
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day + BONUS
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Rate: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday