The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 37 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 34 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.39% 5.16% 4.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.46% 23.93% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 12
Average daily rate
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£310 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.36 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.98 £15.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+93.38% -47.45%
Degree
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 117 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.13% 21.55% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 63 60
Average daily rate £350 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £153 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Average hourly rate £37.00 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.28% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £14.00 £22.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.00 £38.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Saffron Walden - 12 - -
Brentwood +1 6 £175 -68.18%
Chelmsford +5 5 £340 -24.44% 2
Colchester - 1 - - 1
Maldon - 1 £275 -
Purfleet - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Halstead - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 2
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Witham - - - -
Degree
East of England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 24 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 15 (26.79%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) ITIL
3 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.21%) Project Management
5 12 (21.43%) NHS
5 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 12 (21.43%) Finance
5 12 (21.43%) HTML
5 12 (21.43%) Bioinformatics
5 12 (21.43%) Ajax
5 12 (21.43%) Biology
6 11 (19.64%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (19.64%) DHTML
6 11 (19.64%) JSP
6 11 (19.64%) XML
7 10 (17.86%) Oracle
7 10 (17.86%) Local Government
8 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
8 9 (16.07%) Linux
9 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.29%) J2EE
9 8 (14.29%) Web Services
9 8 (14.29%) SQL
9 8 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (12.50%) Mathematics
10 7 (12.50%) jQuery
10 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
10 7 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (8.93%) Apache
1 5 (8.93%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.36%) MS Project
3 3 (5.36%) MS Office
4 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) assyst
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) LAN
1 2 (3.57%) WAN
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
1 2 (3.57%) Extranet
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) VPN
2 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) MySQL
1 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) DTS
4 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Essbase
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Ant
1 1 (1.79%) RequisitePro
1 1 (1.79%) Maven
1 1 (1.79%) QADirector
1 1 (1.79%) Gradle
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Local Government
3 6 (10.71%) Publishing
4 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.36%) Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Law
5 3 (5.36%) Legal
6 2 (3.57%) Automotive
6 2 (3.57%) German Language
7 1 (1.79%) Electronics
7 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Architect
2 7 (12.50%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Project Leader
3 6 (10.71%) Software Project Leader
4 5 (8.93%) UI Programmer
4 5 (8.93%) UI Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Design Authority
5 3 (5.36%) Development Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Design Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Data Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Information Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) HTML
1 12 (21.43%) Ajax
2 11 (19.64%) JSP
2 11 (19.64%) XML
2 11 (19.64%) DHTML
3 8 (14.29%) Web Services
3 8 (14.29%) J2EE
4 7 (12.50%) CSS
4 7 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 7 (12.50%) jQuery
5 6 (10.71%) GWT
5 6 (10.71%) Spring
5 6 (10.71%) XSLT
5 6 (10.71%) JDBC
5 6 (10.71%) Servlets
6 5 (8.93%) SOAP
6 5 (8.93%) JSON
6 5 (8.93%) Apache Wicket
6 5 (8.93%) HTML5
6 5 (8.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 12 (21.43%) NHS
2 12 (21.43%) Biology
3 7 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 6 (10.71%) Life Science
4 6 (10.71%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.57%) Open Source
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) UNIX
3 5 (8.93%) Windows
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
2 13 (23.21%) Project Management
3 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 12 (21.43%) Bioinformatics
4 11 (19.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.71%) Build Automation
9 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.93%) Scrum
10 4 (7.14%) Information Security
10 4 (7.14%) Matrix Management
11 3 (5.36%) Data Architecture
11 3 (5.36%) Information Architecture
11 3 (5.36%) Web Design
11 3 (5.36%) TOGAF
11 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) Java
2 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) SQL
4 7 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 6 (10.71%) Perl
6 2 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) ABAP
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
7 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.79%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.79%) R
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) APMP
2 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.57%) CISM
2 2 (3.57%) CCIE
2 2 (3.57%) CCNP
2 2 (3.57%) CCNA
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
2 2 (3.57%) CISSP
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.79%) CEH
3 1 (1.79%) CISA
3 1 (1.79%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) EMC
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco
4 2 (3.57%) Citrix
4 2 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (1.79%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Lagan
5 1 (1.79%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Progress