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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 37 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 2335 2249 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.71% 4.80% 4.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.88% 26.67% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1352 1143
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 97 143
Average hourly rate £28.69 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.63 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.37% -24.60%
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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 1274 £450 - 539
South East -2 486 £375 - 323
South West -12 117 £398 +13.57% 103
North West +2 113 £344 +5.76% 112
East of England -12 108 £400 +14.28% 165
West Midlands +4 88 £350 - 79
East Midlands +20 52 £375 +13.63% 44
Yorkshire -27 47 £325 +8.33% 76
North East -11 29 £468 +26.35% 13
Midlands +4 5 £463 - 2
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1178 (25.28%) Finance
2 1165 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1026 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
4 835 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
5 828 (17.77%) SQL
6 823 (17.66%) Project Management
7 709 (15.21%) Java
8 683 (14.66%) Microsoft
9 619 (13.28%) HTML
10 573 (12.30%) JavaScript
11 568 (12.19%) ITIL
12 536 (11.50%) MS Excel
13 519 (11.14%) Windows
14 513 (11.01%) Banking
15 484 (10.39%) Oracle
16 433 (9.29%) .NET
17 414 (8.88%) CSS
18 408 (8.76%) C#
18 408 (8.76%) PRINCE2
19 397 (8.52%) SQL Server
20 373 (8.00%) MS Office
21 371 (7.96%) Telecoms
22 363 (7.79%) Linux
23 362 (7.77%) TDD
24 355 (7.62%) OO
25 348 (7.47%) Security Cleared
26 344 (7.38%) Software Engineering
27 337 (7.23%) XML
28 333 (7.15%) Web Services
29 330 (7.08%) UNIX

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 166 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 102 (2.19%) Apache
3 99 (2.12%) IIS
4 98 (2.10%) CMS
5 78 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 70 (1.50%) SAS
7 67 (1.44%) Node.js
8 59 (1.27%) MS Exchange
9 56 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 33 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 33 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
11 32 (0.69%) JBoss
12 31 (0.67%) WebLogic
13 30 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 30 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
14 28 (0.60%) Lync
15 25 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 25 (0.54%) ArcGIS
15 25 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 536 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 373 (8.00%) MS Office
3 179 (3.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 133 (2.85%) MS Project
5 130 (2.79%) MS Visio
6 86 (1.85%) Photoshop
7 54 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 44 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
9 39 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (0.43%) AutoCAD
11 19 (0.41%) SPSS
12 15 (0.32%) Fireworks
13 14 (0.30%) Revit
14 13 (0.28%) InDesign
15 9 (0.19%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
17 7 (0.15%) PowerPivot
17 7 (0.15%) ArcInfo
18 6 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (0.58%) Summit
4 23 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 23 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 22 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 16 (0.34%) ResourceLink
8 12 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.19%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.19%) Magento
10 8 (0.17%) SAP SRM
10 8 (0.17%) Tridion
10 8 (0.17%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.15%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.15%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.12%) SaaS
2 32 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.36%) GitHub
4 17 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
6 13 (0.28%) Office 365
7 11 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.21%) IaaS
9 8 (0.17%) PaaS
10 7 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.086%) Route 53
12 3 (0.064%) Force.com
12 3 (0.064%) Heroku
12 3 (0.064%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.043%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.021%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.021%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.021%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 206 (4.42%) Internet
2 147 (3.15%) Firewall
3 101 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 92 (1.97%) HTTP
5 87 (1.87%) 3G
6 82 (1.76%) DNS
7 79 (1.70%) Wireless
8 73 (1.57%) WAN
9 67 (1.44%) LTE
10 66 (1.42%) LAN
11 65 (1.39%) SAN
11 65 (1.39%) Network Security
12 61 (1.31%) SSL
13 58 (1.24%) VPN
14 51 (1.09%) 4G
15 46 (0.99%) DHCP
16 43 (0.92%) Intranet
17 41 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
18 38 (0.82%) Broadband
19 37 (0.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 194 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 161 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 136 (2.92%) MySQL
5 108 (2.32%) Oracle Database
6 105 (2.25%) Big Data
7 81 (1.74%) Hadoop
8 78 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 78 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 72 (1.55%) MongoDB
10 70 (1.50%) NoSQL
11 69 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 63 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 49 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 46 (0.99%) QlikView
15 43 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 40 (0.86%) DB2
17 37 (0.79%) Data Mining
18 36 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 34 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 174 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 124 (2.66%) Subversion
3 122 (2.62%) JIRA
4 107 (2.30%) Visual Studio
5 87 (1.87%) Jenkins
6 70 (1.50%) JUnit
7 65 (1.39%) Maven
8 56 (1.20%) Selenium
9 54 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 34 (0.73%) Ant
11 32 (0.69%) TeamCity
12 31 (0.67%) Toad
12 31 (0.67%) Axure RP
13 29 (0.62%) Eclipse
14 28 (0.60%) ClearCase
15 23 (0.49%) NUnit
15 23 (0.49%) Hudson
16 22 (0.47%) Jasmine
16 22 (0.47%) Mercurial
General
1 1178 (25.28%) Finance
2 513 (11.01%) Banking
3 371 (7.96%) Telecoms
4 232 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 217 (4.66%) Marketing
6 216 (4.64%) Front Office
7 166 (3.56%) Retail
8 125 (2.68%) Legal
9 100 (2.15%) Publishing
10 96 (2.06%) Manufacturing
11 76 (1.63%) Games
12 67 (1.44%) Electronics
13 65 (1.39%) Law
14 57 (1.22%) Advertising
15 54 (1.16%) Billing
16 53 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 47 (1.01%) Financial Institution
18 46 (0.99%) Back Office
19 36 (0.77%) Automotive
20 28 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 1113 (23.88%) Developer
2 894 (19.18%) Analyst
3 386 (8.28%) Business Analyst
4 358 (7.68%) Project Manager
5 318 (6.82%) Architect
6 216 (4.64%) Java Developer
7 191 (4.10%) Consultant
8 141 (3.03%) Designer
9 130 (2.79%) Senior Developer
10 123 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
11 104 (2.23%) Software Engineer
12 98 (2.10%) .NET Developer
13 95 (2.04%) C# Developer
14 91 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
15 82 (1.76%) Data Analyst
16 81 (1.74%) Junior
17 80 (1.72%) Support Analyst
18 72 (1.55%) C++ Developer
19 68 (1.46%) Administrator
20 66 (1.42%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 619 (13.28%) HTML
2 433 (9.29%) .NET
3 414 (8.88%) CSS
4 337 (7.23%) XML
5 333 (7.15%) Web Services
6 270 (5.79%) HTML5
7 217 (4.66%) jQuery
8 167 (3.58%) ASP.NET
9 159 (3.41%) CSS3
10 146 (3.13%) Spring
11 137 (2.94%) REST
12 126 (2.70%) Ajax
13 124 (2.66%) J2EE
14 117 (2.51%) SOAP
15 111 (2.38%) JSON
16 107 (2.30%) RESTful
17 106 (2.27%) .NET Framework
18 105 (2.25%) Hibernate
19 101 (2.17%) WCF
20 95 (2.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1165 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 835 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
3 297 (6.37%) Management Information System
4 289 (6.20%) Mathematics
5 251 (5.39%) User Experience
6 153 (3.28%) Open Source
7 114 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 96 (2.06%) Statistics
9 78 (1.67%) Derivative
10 75 (1.61%) NHS
11 71 (1.52%) Physics
11 71 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 70 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 66 (1.42%) Economics
14 65 (1.39%) Fixed Income
15 64 (1.37%) Data Integration
16 63 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
17 60 (1.29%) Psychology
17 60 (1.29%) Algorithms
18 53 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 519 (11.14%) Windows
2 363 (7.79%) Linux
3 330 (7.08%) UNIX
4 96 (2.06%) Android
5 95 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 78 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 40 (0.86%) Solaris
10 38 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 32 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (0.36%) Windows 2000
15 15 (0.32%) CentOS
16 14 (0.30%) AIX
17 13 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.26%) HPUX
18 12 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1026 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (17.66%) Project Management
3 568 (12.19%) ITIL
4 408 (8.76%) PRINCE2
5 362 (7.77%) TDD
6 355 (7.62%) OO
7 344 (7.38%) Software Engineering
8 326 (7.00%) Scrum
9 264 (5.67%) Data Modelling
10 261 (5.60%) Business Analysis
11 242 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 239 (5.13%) Analytics
13 213 (4.57%) Change Management
14 211 (4.53%) Service Management
14 211 (4.53%) Risk Management
15 209 (4.48%) MVC
16 190 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
17 187 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
17 187 (4.01%) Service Delivery
18 184 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 828 (17.77%) SQL
2 709 (15.21%) Java
3 573 (12.30%) JavaScript
4 408 (8.76%) C#
5 273 (5.86%) C++
6 186 (3.99%) C
7 176 (3.78%) Python
8 142 (3.05%) PL/SQL
9 120 (2.58%) PHP
10 111 (2.38%) Ruby
11 106 (2.27%) VBA
12 104 (2.23%) Perl
13 85 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 72 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 59 (1.27%) Scala
15 59 (1.27%) PowerShell
16 52 (1.12%) Bash Shell
17 48 (1.03%) VB
17 48 (1.03%) VB.NET
18 41 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 348 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 246 (5.28%) SC Cleared
3 151 (3.24%) ISEB
4 148 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 130 (2.79%) PMI Certification
6 126 (2.70%) CISSP
7 96 (2.06%) PMP
8 87 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
9 86 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 67 (1.44%) MCSE
11 58 (1.24%) HND
11 58 (1.24%) CISM
11 58 (1.24%) MCITP
12 55 (1.18%) CCNP
13 52 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 45 (0.97%) MBA
15 42 (0.90%) ISTQB
15 42 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 41 (0.88%) CCNA
17 37 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (5.71%) QA
2 98 (2.10%) SLA
3 70 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 38 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 23 (0.49%) COBIT
7 19 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.32%) ISO 14001
8 15 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.15%) P3O
11 6 (0.13%) Basel III
11 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.11%) CDISC
13 4 (0.086%) Basel II
13 4 (0.086%) TickIT
13 4 (0.086%) GxP
13 4 (0.086%) BS7799
13 4 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 175 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 88 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.82%) VMware ESX
4 24 (0.52%) vSphere
5 17 (0.36%) Terminal Services
6 15 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.26%) ISA Server
7 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.21%) ProxySG
10 9 (0.19%) XenApp
11 7 (0.15%) XenServer
11 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.13%) Nmap
12 6 (0.13%) Docker
13 5 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 44 (0.94%) Puppet
2 32 (0.69%) SCOM
3 28 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (0.54%) SCCM
5 21 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 10 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
7 10 (0.21%) Graylog2
7 10 (0.21%) OpenView
7 10 (0.21%) Nagios
7 10 (0.21%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.19%) WSUS
9 7 (0.15%) Nessus
9 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.15%) Control-M
9 7 (0.15%) SCSM
10 6 (0.13%) logstash
10 6 (0.13%) Kibana
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 683 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 484 (10.39%) Oracle
3 193 (4.14%) SAP
4 144 (3.09%) Cisco
4 144 (3.09%) VMware
5 114 (2.45%) HP
6 99 (2.12%) Adobe
7 96 (2.06%) IBM
8 78 (1.67%) Google
9 77 (1.65%) Citrix
10 64 (1.37%) Business Objects
11 49 (1.05%) CheckPoint
12 44 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 43 (0.92%) F5
14 41 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
15 40 (0.86%) Tableau
16 39 (0.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 37 (0.79%) Apple
18 34 (0.73%) Remedy
19 33 (0.71%) Juniper
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