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 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 38 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 2157 2154 2006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.73% 4.83% 4.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.51% 25.53% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1289 1250 1096
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 110 149
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £43.65 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -12.69%
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
9173 8436 7387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.92% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5411 4650 3941
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 380 526
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.02 £40.00 £44.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 1191 £450 +4.65% 894
South East -1 469 £375 - 461
South West -5 112 £438 +16.66% 202
East of England -9 97 £400 +6.66% 195
North West 0 88 £350 +0.71% 174
West Midlands +3 72 £310 -8.82% 105
East Midlands +31 47 £325 -13.33% 83
Yorkshire -40 34 £328 +9.16% 98
North East -11 21 £438 +48.30% 32
Midlands +5 6 £463 +42.30% 5
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1161 (25.92%) Finance
2 1098 (24.51%) Computer Science
3 977 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
4 808 (18.04%) SQL
5 790 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
6 750 (16.74%) Project Management
7 671 (14.98%) Java
8 653 (14.58%) Microsoft
9 608 (13.57%) HTML
10 578 (12.90%) ITIL
11 566 (12.63%) JavaScript
12 518 (11.56%) Banking
13 513 (11.45%) Windows
14 494 (11.03%) MS Excel
15 457 (10.20%) Oracle
16 427 (9.53%) .NET
17 425 (9.49%) CSS
18 400 (8.93%) C#
19 374 (8.35%) PRINCE2
20 372 (8.30%) SQL Server
21 355 (7.92%) MS Office
21 355 (7.92%) Telecoms
22 353 (7.88%) TDD
23 352 (7.86%) Linux
24 336 (7.50%) Web Services
24 336 (7.50%) Software Engineering
25 330 (7.37%) Security Cleared
26 322 (7.19%) XML
27 319 (7.12%) UNIX
28 318 (7.10%) OO

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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
1 145 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 100 (2.23%) IIS
3 95 (2.12%) Apache
4 83 (1.85%) CMS
5 75 (1.67%) SAS
5 75 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 59 (1.32%) Node.js
7 57 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 55 (1.23%) MS Exchange
9 37 (0.83%) JBoss
10 35 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 32 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 30 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
13 26 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 26 (0.58%) Lync
14 25 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
16 22 (0.49%) Drupal
16 22 (0.49%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 494 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 355 (7.92%) MS Office
3 165 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 136 (3.04%) MS Visio
5 130 (2.90%) MS Project
6 72 (1.61%) Photoshop
7 55 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 46 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 42 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
10 18 (0.40%) SPSS
11 16 (0.36%) AutoCAD
12 13 (0.29%) InDesign
13 11 (0.25%) Fireworks
13 11 (0.25%) Revit
13 11 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
14 9 (0.20%) Acrobat
15 8 (0.18%) Simulink
16 7 (0.16%) ArcInfo
17 6 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 21 (0.47%) Summit
5 19 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.29%) Magento
9 12 (0.27%) SAP SRM
10 9 (0.20%) SAP HR
11 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.16%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.16%) Tridion
13 6 (0.13%) ResourceLink
13 6 (0.13%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.13%) SAP CO
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 5 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
14 5 (0.11%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 38 (0.85%) SaaS
2 33 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.47%) GitHub
4 21 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.31%) IaaS
6 12 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.25%) Office 365
8 9 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.18%) PaaS
10 6 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.089%) Heroku
11 4 (0.089%) Force.com
11 4 (0.089%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.089%) ElastiCache
11 4 (0.089%) Route 53
11 4 (0.089%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.067%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.022%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (4.31%) Internet
2 141 (3.15%) Firewall
3 109 (2.43%) TCP/IP
4 92 (2.05%) HTTP
5 79 (1.76%) Wireless
6 76 (1.70%) SSL
7 75 (1.67%) WAN
7 75 (1.67%) 3G
8 72 (1.61%) DNS
9 71 (1.58%) LAN
10 67 (1.50%) Network Security
11 66 (1.47%) VPN
12 63 (1.41%) SAN
13 57 (1.27%) LTE
14 45 (1.00%) 4G
15 42 (0.94%) DHCP
15 42 (0.94%) Intranet
16 38 (0.85%) LDAP
17 35 (0.78%) OSPF
17 35 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 182 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 174 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 129 (2.88%) MySQL
5 99 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 97 (2.17%) Big Data
7 80 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 77 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 73 (1.63%) MongoDB
10 71 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 63 (1.41%) NoSQL
12 62 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 54 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 54 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
14 46 (1.03%) QlikView
15 38 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
16 35 (0.78%) Data Mining
17 32 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (0.69%) DB2
19 30 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 167 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 115 (2.57%) JIRA
3 111 (2.48%) Visual Studio
4 108 (2.41%) Subversion
5 80 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 67 (1.50%) JUnit
7 65 (1.45%) Maven
8 55 (1.23%) Selenium
9 51 (1.14%) Cucumber
10 44 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 37 (0.83%) Axure RP
12 34 (0.76%) Toad
13 33 (0.74%) Ant
14 30 (0.67%) TeamCity
15 29 (0.65%) ClearCase
16 25 (0.56%) IntelliJ
16 25 (0.56%) Eclipse
17 23 (0.51%) Hudson
17 23 (0.51%) ClearQuest
18 20 (0.45%) NUnit
General
1 1161 (25.92%) Finance
2 518 (11.56%) Banking
3 355 (7.92%) Telecoms
4 240 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 210 (4.69%) Front Office
6 190 (4.24%) Marketing
7 154 (3.44%) Retail
8 129 (2.88%) Legal
9 94 (2.10%) Publishing
10 78 (1.74%) Manufacturing
11 72 (1.61%) Games
12 68 (1.52%) Electronics
13 67 (1.50%) Law
14 51 (1.14%) Advertising
15 47 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 47 (1.05%) Billing
16 44 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
17 40 (0.89%) Automotive
18 35 (0.78%) Back Office
19 29 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 1048 (23.39%) Developer
2 851 (19.00%) Analyst
3 362 (8.08%) Business Analyst
4 339 (7.57%) Project Manager
5 312 (6.96%) Architect
6 201 (4.49%) Java Developer
7 168 (3.75%) Consultant
8 142 (3.17%) Designer
9 127 (2.83%) Senior Developer
10 122 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
11 93 (2.08%) C# Developer
11 93 (2.08%) .NET Developer
11 93 (2.08%) Software Engineer
12 84 (1.88%) Senior Analyst
13 77 (1.72%) Support Analyst
14 76 (1.70%) Data Analyst
15 74 (1.65%) Junior
16 70 (1.56%) Administrator
17 64 (1.43%) C++ Developer
18 62 (1.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (13.57%) HTML
2 427 (9.53%) .NET
3 425 (9.49%) CSS
4 336 (7.50%) Web Services
5 322 (7.19%) XML
6 267 (5.96%) HTML5
7 195 (4.35%) jQuery
8 168 (3.75%) ASP.NET
9 158 (3.53%) CSS3
10 131 (2.92%) Spring
11 126 (2.81%) REST
12 121 (2.70%) SOAP
13 120 (2.68%) Ajax
14 115 (2.57%) J2EE
15 102 (2.28%) RESTful
16 99 (2.21%) WCF
17 98 (2.19%) AngularJS
17 98 (2.19%) .NET Framework
18 94 (2.10%) JSON
19 88 (1.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1098 (24.51%) Computer Science
2 790 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
3 282 (6.29%) Mathematics
4 280 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 238 (5.31%) User Experience
6 146 (3.26%) Open Source
7 109 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 88 (1.96%) Statistics
9 72 (1.61%) Derivative
10 66 (1.47%) Psychology
10 66 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 65 (1.45%) Physics
12 63 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 63 (1.41%) NHS
13 62 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 60 (1.34%) Data Integration
15 59 (1.32%) Visualisation
16 58 (1.29%) Market Risk
17 56 (1.25%) Human Factors
17 56 (1.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 513 (11.45%) Windows
2 352 (7.86%) Linux
3 319 (7.12%) UNIX
4 92 (2.05%) Android
4 92 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 79 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 39 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 34 (0.76%) Solaris
10 32 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 20 (0.45%) AIX
13 19 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.40%) Windows 2000
15 15 (0.33%) Windows NT
16 14 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (0.27%) CentOS
18 8 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
2 750 (16.74%) Project Management
3 578 (12.90%) ITIL
4 374 (8.35%) PRINCE2
5 353 (7.88%) TDD
6 336 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 318 (7.10%) OO
8 317 (7.08%) Scrum
9 266 (5.94%) Data Modelling
10 236 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 228 (5.09%) Business Analysis
12 221 (4.93%) Analytics
13 218 (4.87%) Service Management
14 216 (4.82%) Change Management
15 210 (4.69%) MVC
16 202 (4.51%) Risk Management
17 199 (4.44%) Service Delivery
18 195 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
19 189 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
20 161 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 808 (18.04%) SQL
2 671 (14.98%) Java
3 566 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 400 (8.93%) C#
5 249 (5.56%) C++
6 180 (4.02%) C
7 162 (3.62%) Python
8 131 (2.92%) PL/SQL
9 114 (2.54%) PHP
10 102 (2.28%) Ruby
11 99 (2.21%) VBA
12 94 (2.10%) Perl
13 79 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 68 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 63 (1.41%) PowerShell
16 58 (1.29%) Scala
17 54 (1.21%) Bash Shell
18 49 (1.09%) VB
19 43 (0.96%) VBScript
20 38 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 330 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 235 (5.25%) SC Cleared
3 143 (3.19%) ISEB
4 140 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 133 (2.97%) PMI Certification
6 120 (2.68%) CISSP
7 108 (2.41%) PMP
8 94 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
9 70 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 67 (1.50%) HND
11 61 (1.36%) MCITP
12 58 (1.29%) MCSE
13 57 (1.27%) CCNP
14 54 (1.21%) CISM
15 53 (1.18%) MBA
16 51 (1.14%) ISTQB
17 45 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 43 (0.96%) CCNA
19 39 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 34 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (5.56%) QA
2 102 (2.28%) SLA
3 58 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.65%) COBIT
6 28 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.29%) ISO 14001
9 11 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.18%) P3O
11 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (0.11%) CDISC
12 4 (0.089%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.089%) GxP
12 4 (0.089%) Basel II
12 4 (0.089%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.089%) Basel III
13 3 (0.067%) ARP4754
13 3 (0.067%) COSO
System Software
1 172 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 87 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.85%) VMware ESX
4 24 (0.54%) vSphere
5 17 (0.38%) Terminal Services
6 14 (0.31%) ISA Server
7 13 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.22%) ProxySG
10 9 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.18%) XenApp
11 8 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.16%) XenServer
13 6 (0.13%) Nmap
13 6 (0.13%) Docker
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.089%) Varnish
15 4 (0.089%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 46 (1.03%) Puppet
2 34 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (0.74%) SCOM
4 25 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.54%) SCCM
6 14 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
6 14 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 12 (0.27%) Graylog2
8 11 (0.25%) SCSM
9 10 (0.22%) BladeLogic
9 10 (0.22%) OpenView
10 9 (0.20%) Control-M
10 9 (0.20%) Nagios
10 9 (0.20%) WMI
11 7 (0.16%) Nessus
11 7 (0.16%) WSUS
12 6 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.13%) MOM
12 6 (0.13%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.13%) logstash
Vendors
1 653 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 457 (10.20%) Oracle
3 185 (4.13%) SAP
4 144 (3.21%) VMware
5 135 (3.01%) Cisco
6 104 (2.32%) HP
7 102 (2.28%) Adobe
8 78 (1.74%) Citrix
9 76 (1.70%) IBM
10 70 (1.56%) Google
11 69 (1.54%) Business Objects
12 53 (1.18%) CheckPoint
13 47 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
14 45 (1.00%) F5
15 44 (0.98%) Apple
16 36 (0.80%) Red Hat
17 35 (0.78%) Siebel
18 34 (0.76%) Remedy
19 33 (0.74%) Tableau
20 32 (0.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Carlisle, Cumbria
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Market DOE
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £650 - 725 per day + .
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £45k - 47k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £45 per hour ltd co. depending on experience.
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West London
Pharma Division
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday