The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 36 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 2330 2093 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.86% 4.52% 3.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.04% 25.33% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1096 1002
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 96 145
Average hourly rate £30.20 £26.13 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.59% -17.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.25 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8948 8264 9014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.67% 17.83% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5127 4489 4735
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 455 558
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
Degree
UK

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 July 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 July 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 July 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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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 1325 £425 -5.55% 845
South East +13 453 £350 - 379
East of England +1 167 £400 +14.28% 250
South West -3 98 £340 -8.10% 140
North West -7 94 £325 +0.77% 153
West Midlands +5 81 £350 +16.66% 107
East Midlands +10 41 £275 -15.38% 90
Yorkshire -17 31 £323 +7.50% 93
North East -30 5 £280 -10.40% 40
Midlands +6 3 - - 1
South Coast - 3 - -
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1296 (27.08%) Finance
2 1081 (22.59%) Computer Science
3 866 (18.10%) Project Management
4 793 (16.57%) Microsoft
5 778 (16.26%) SQL
6 700 (14.63%) Java
7 584 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 581 (12.14%) MS Excel
9 561 (11.72%) HTML
10 541 (11.31%) Oracle
11 513 (10.72%) SQL Server
12 512 (10.70%) Windows
13 511 (10.68%) JavaScript
14 480 (10.03%) Banking
15 459 (9.59%) PRINCE2
16 450 (9.40%) ITIL
17 439 (9.17%) C#
18 430 (8.99%) .NET
19 409 (8.55%) CSS
20 378 (7.90%) Linux
21 361 (7.54%) MS Office
22 360 (7.52%) Management Information System
23 354 (7.40%) Telecoms
24 330 (6.90%) UNIX
24 330 (6.90%) OO
25 325 (6.79%) C++
25 325 (6.79%) Software Engineering
26 324 (6.77%) Business Analysis
27 317 (6.62%) Marketing
28 307 (6.42%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 245 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 127 (2.65%) CMS
3 92 (1.92%) IIS
4 79 (1.65%) SAS
5 73 (1.53%) Apache
6 69 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 68 (1.42%) MS Exchange
8 51 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 51 (1.07%) Node.js
9 44 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 42 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
11 36 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
12 35 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
13 31 (0.65%) WebLogic
14 26 (0.54%) Apache Pig
15 25 (0.52%) Drupal
16 23 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
16 23 (0.48%) MQSeries
17 21 (0.44%) MS Project Server
18 20 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 581 (12.14%) MS Excel
2 361 (7.54%) MS Office
3 221 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 164 (3.43%) MS Project
5 128 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 78 (1.63%) Photoshop
7 73 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
8 38 (0.79%) SPSS
9 34 (0.71%) AutoCAD
9 34 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
10 31 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.29%) Fireworks
12 13 (0.27%) InDesign
13 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
13 11 (0.23%) Simulink
14 9 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.17%) Stata
16 7 (0.15%) Revit
17 6 (0.13%) CATIA
17 6 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 37 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 19 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
8 13 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
8 13 (0.27%) ResourceLink
8 13 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 13 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 13 (0.27%) WebTrends
8 13 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.23%) ReMetrica
10 10 (0.21%) Summit
10 10 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.19%) Magento
11 9 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.17%) SaaS
2 22 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
4 17 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.23%) Office 365
5 11 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
6 7 (0.15%) Force.com
7 6 (0.13%) GitHub
7 6 (0.13%) IaaS
7 6 (0.13%) PaaS
8 3 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.042%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.042%) Heroku
9 2 (0.042%) Trello
10 1 (0.021%) Responsys
10 1 (0.021%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.021%) Route 53
10 1 (0.021%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 171 (3.57%) Internet
2 124 (2.59%) Firewall
3 103 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 101 (2.11%) DNS
5 87 (1.82%) LAN
6 79 (1.65%) HTTP
7 76 (1.59%) WAN
8 71 (1.48%) Intranet
9 67 (1.40%) SAN
10 65 (1.36%) VPN
11 58 (1.21%) DHCP
12 54 (1.13%) Wireless
13 50 (1.04%) LTE
14 45 (0.94%) 3G
15 42 (0.88%) LDAP
16 39 (0.82%) VoIP
17 37 (0.77%) Network Security
17 37 (0.77%) SSL
18 29 (0.61%) UMTS
18 29 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 195 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 154 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 141 (2.95%) MySQL
5 138 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 124 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 119 (2.49%) Big Data
8 110 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 109 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 92 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 73 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 70 (1.46%) Hadoop
13 64 (1.34%) NoSQL
14 63 (1.32%) Data Mining
15 56 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
16 55 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
17 53 (1.11%) MongoDB
18 52 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
19 43 (0.90%) DB2
20 41 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 125 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 115 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 108 (2.26%) Subversion
4 87 (1.82%) JIRA
5 74 (1.55%) Selenium
6 70 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 67 (1.40%) JUnit
8 59 (1.23%) Jenkins
9 50 (1.04%) Maven
10 48 (1.00%) Cucumber
11 43 (0.90%) Eclipse
11 43 (0.90%) Axure RP
12 37 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
13 33 (0.69%) Rational Rose
14 27 (0.56%) LoadRunner
15 26 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
15 26 (0.54%) SoapUI
16 24 (0.50%) TeamCity
17 21 (0.44%) Ant
18 19 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 1296 (27.08%) Finance
2 480 (10.03%) Banking
3 354 (7.40%) Telecoms
4 317 (6.62%) Marketing
5 248 (5.18%) Investment Banking
6 227 (4.74%) Retail
7 206 (4.31%) Front Office
8 150 (3.13%) Legal
9 129 (2.70%) Manufacturing
10 106 (2.22%) Electronics
11 89 (1.86%) Publishing
12 79 (1.65%) Advertising
12 79 (1.65%) Back Office
13 69 (1.44%) Games
14 51 (1.07%) Financial Institution
15 47 (0.98%) Law
16 46 (0.96%) Billing
17 44 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (0.79%) French Language
19 34 (0.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1120 (23.41%) Developer
2 987 (20.63%) Analyst
3 469 (9.80%) Business Analyst
4 329 (6.88%) Project Manager
5 300 (6.27%) Architect
6 248 (5.18%) Consultant
7 199 (4.16%) Java Developer
8 143 (2.99%) Designer
9 115 (2.40%) Software Engineer
10 110 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
11 108 (2.26%) Senior Developer
12 100 (2.09%) C# Developer
13 96 (2.01%) Junior
14 87 (1.82%) Support Analyst
15 84 (1.76%) Web Developer
15 84 (1.76%) .NET Developer
16 81 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
17 75 (1.57%) Data Analyst
18 74 (1.55%) Coordinator
19 73 (1.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (11.72%) HTML
2 430 (8.99%) .NET
3 409 (8.55%) CSS
4 307 (6.42%) XML
5 291 (6.08%) Web Services
6 227 (4.74%) jQuery
7 186 (3.89%) HTML5
8 171 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 116 (2.42%) Spring
10 115 (2.40%) J2EE
11 114 (2.38%) CSS3
12 103 (2.15%) SOAP
13 98 (2.05%) Ajax
14 96 (2.01%) REST
15 95 (1.99%) JSON
16 84 (1.76%) .NET Framework
17 82 (1.71%) Middleware
18 77 (1.61%) Hibernate
19 70 (1.46%) WCF
20 62 (1.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1081 (22.59%) Computer Science
2 360 (7.52%) Management Information System
3 301 (6.29%) Mathematics
4 132 (2.76%) Statistics
4 132 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 126 (2.63%) Open Source
6 100 (2.09%) Physics
7 93 (1.94%) Fixed Income
8 84 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 83 (1.73%) Social Media
10 78 (1.63%) Economics
10 78 (1.63%) PMI
11 75 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 70 (1.46%) Visualisation
13 66 (1.38%) GIS
14 60 (1.25%) Credit Risk
14 60 (1.25%) Client/Server
15 58 (1.21%) NHS
15 58 (1.21%) Derivative
16 53 (1.11%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 512 (10.70%) Windows
2 378 (7.90%) Linux
3 330 (6.90%) UNIX
4 103 (2.15%) Android
5 95 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 81 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (1.34%) Windows 7
8 63 (1.32%) Solaris
9 47 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 21 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 18 (0.38%) AIX
14 15 (0.31%) CentOS
15 13 (0.27%) HPUX
16 12 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.23%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.19%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (18.10%) Project Management
2 584 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 459 (9.59%) PRINCE2
4 450 (9.40%) ITIL
5 330 (6.90%) OO
6 325 (6.79%) Software Engineering
7 324 (6.77%) Business Analysis
8 290 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 288 (6.02%) Scrum
10 281 (5.87%) TDD
11 278 (5.81%) Analytics
12 256 (5.35%) Change Management
13 237 (4.95%) UML
14 226 (4.72%) E-Commerce
15 199 (4.16%) Data Modelling
16 196 (4.10%) Risk Management
16 196 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
17 189 (3.95%) MVC
17 189 (3.95%) Service Management
18 183 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 778 (16.26%) SQL
2 700 (14.63%) Java
3 511 (10.68%) JavaScript
4 439 (9.17%) C#
5 325 (6.79%) C++
6 247 (5.16%) C
7 207 (4.33%) Python
8 146 (3.05%) PHP
9 134 (2.80%) VBA
9 134 (2.80%) Perl
10 115 (2.40%) Ruby
11 84 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 75 (1.57%) Scala
13 74 (1.55%) PL/SQL
14 71 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 60 (1.25%) PowerShell
16 43 (0.90%) R
17 41 (0.86%) VB.NET
18 39 (0.82%) VB
19 32 (0.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 236 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 198 (4.14%) ISEB
3 162 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 156 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 146 (3.05%) PMI Certification
6 90 (1.88%) MCSE
7 85 (1.78%) CISSP
7 85 (1.78%) PMP
8 77 (1.61%) ISTQB
9 75 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 72 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 71 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 63 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 59 (1.23%) CISM
14 57 (1.19%) PhD
15 49 (1.02%) HND
16 42 (0.88%) MBA
17 41 (0.86%) CCNP
18 40 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (6.14%) QA
2 108 (2.26%) SLA
3 46 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.36%) COBIT
7 13 (0.27%) Basel III
7 13 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 10 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.17%) EMIR
11 7 (0.15%) P3O
12 6 (0.13%) TickIT
12 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.10%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.10%) CDISC
14 4 (0.084%) Basel II
14 4 (0.084%) BS25999
System Software
1 155 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 105 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.63%) VMware ESX
4 21 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.27%) vSphere
8 12 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.19%) XenApp
10 7 (0.15%) KVM
10 7 (0.15%) NFS
11 6 (0.13%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.13%) Squid
11 6 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.10%) qmail
13 4 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.084%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.084%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (0.59%) SCCM
2 27 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.40%) Data Guard
4 16 (0.33%) SCOM
5 13 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.21%) Puppet
8 9 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (0.19%) WSUS
8 9 (0.19%) Nagios
8 9 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.15%) Capistrano
10 7 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.10%) Netcool
12 5 (0.10%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.084%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 4 (0.084%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 793 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 541 (11.31%) Oracle
3 196 (4.10%) SAP
4 161 (3.36%) Cisco
5 126 (2.63%) Adobe
6 123 (2.57%) VMware
7 97 (2.03%) HP
8 93 (1.94%) IBM
9 77 (1.61%) Citrix
10 64 (1.34%) Google
11 57 (1.19%) Sybase
12 49 (1.02%) Business Objects
13 46 (0.96%) Remedy
14 44 (0.92%) Red Hat
15 43 (0.90%) Juniper
15 43 (0.90%) Siebel
16 42 (0.88%) Cognos
17 39 (0.82%) Tableau
18 38 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
19 37 (0.77%) EMC
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Jumar
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £55k - 60k per year + 6 Month FTC
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum 12 month fixed term contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Low Cost Airlines
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago