The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 31 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 39 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.77% 4.81% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.16% 24.52% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 8
Average daily rate
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£344 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% +17.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +37.50%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
176 155 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.52% 19.62% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 39
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £16.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.01% +24.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.30 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
Rickmansworth +19 8 - - 1
Stevenage -2 8 £469 +78.57% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 8 - - 3
Watford -12 5 £350 +27.27% 9
Letchworth - 2 £336 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 1 - - 6
Degree
East of England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) Windows
3 16 (21.33%) MS Office
4 14 (18.67%) Project Management
4 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (17.33%) SQL
5 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
5 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
6 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (16.00%) C#
6 12 (16.00%) .NET
6 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
7 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
7 11 (14.67%) ITIL
8 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 10 (13.33%) C++
8 10 (13.33%) HTML
8 10 (13.33%) Java
8 10 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 10 (13.33%) Finance
8 10 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (12.00%) CMS
9 9 (12.00%) VMware
9 9 (12.00%) jQuery
9 9 (12.00%) CSS
9 9 (12.00%) XML
9 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (12.00%) CMS
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) WorkSite
4 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.67%) Lync
4 2 (2.67%) Node.js
4 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.67%) Kinematics
4 2 (2.67%) LiveLink
4 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.33%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) MS Office
2 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.00%) Photoshop
3 6 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.67%) Simulink
5 2 (2.67%) Doxygen
6 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Agresso
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (1.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) PaaS
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Internet
2 7 (9.33%) Firewall
3 6 (8.00%) MPLS
3 6 (8.00%) VPN
4 5 (6.67%) WAN
4 5 (6.67%) LAN
4 5 (6.67%) SAN
5 3 (4.00%) 3G
5 3 (4.00%) SNMP
5 3 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.00%) 2G
5 3 (4.00%) Network Security
5 3 (4.00%) 4G
5 3 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.67%) LTE
6 2 (2.67%) Telnet
6 2 (2.67%) NetScreen
6 2 (2.67%) Wireless
6 2 (2.67%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.33%) Big Data
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.33%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.33%) Subversion
4 3 (4.00%) GCC
4 3 (4.00%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.00%) Publishing
3 6 (8.00%) Multimedia
3 6 (8.00%) Marketing
4 5 (6.67%) French Language
4 5 (6.67%) Retail
5 3 (4.00%) German Language
5 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.67%) Legal
6 2 (2.67%) Electronics
6 2 (2.67%) Avionics
7 1 (1.33%) Local Government
7 1 (1.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Developer
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Support Specialist
5 6 (8.00%) Junior
5 6 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Junior Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Junior Web Developer
6 5 (6.67%) IT Support
6 5 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Storage Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) IT Support Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) .NET
2 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (13.33%) HTML
3 9 (12.00%) CSS
3 9 (12.00%) jQuery
3 9 (12.00%) XML
4 8 (10.67%) LAMP
4 8 (10.67%) Web Services
5 7 (9.33%) HTML5
5 7 (9.33%) CSS3
5 7 (9.33%) Sass
5 7 (9.33%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (8.00%) LESS
7 4 (5.33%) J2EE
8 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.67%) HTML5 Boilerplate
9 2 (2.67%) OpenCV
9 2 (2.67%) Spine.js
9 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.67%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.33%) User Experience
4 6 (8.00%) Digital Media
4 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.00%) Social Media
5 4 (5.33%) Celerra
5 4 (5.33%) Kindle
5 4 (5.33%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.33%) EMC VNX
5 4 (5.33%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (5.33%) CLARiiON
6 3 (4.00%) VHDL
6 3 (4.00%) PMI
6 3 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.67%) PKI
7 2 (2.67%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (2.67%) Robotics
7 2 (2.67%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) UNIX
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.67%) Android
5 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.33%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.33%) Solaris
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) Project Management
2 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 11 (14.67%) ITIL
5 10 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 10 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (12.00%) UML
6 9 (12.00%) OO
7 8 (10.67%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.33%) Change Management
8 7 (9.33%) Migration
8 7 (9.33%) Web Development
8 7 (9.33%) Change Control
8 7 (9.33%) SMACSS
9 6 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (8.00%) Use Case
9 6 (8.00%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) SQL
2 12 (16.00%) C#
2 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.33%) C++
3 10 (13.33%) Java
4 6 (8.00%) C
5 4 (5.33%) MATLAB
5 4 (5.33%) Perl
6 3 (4.00%) VB
7 2 (2.67%) Python
7 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.67%) ANSI C
8 1 (1.33%) VB6
8 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.00%) CCNP
3 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) CCNA
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB
5 1 (1.33%) HND
5 1 (1.33%) CCIE
5 1 (1.33%) ACCA
5 1 (1.33%) CCSA
5 1 (1.33%) CCSE
5 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.33%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) ISO 9001
2 6 (8.00%) SLA
3 3 (4.00%) QA
4 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.67%) XenServer
5 4 (5.33%) vSphere
6 2 (2.67%) Cygwin
7 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) RANCID
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) VMware
3 8 (10.67%) HP
4 6 (8.00%) IBM
4 6 (8.00%) Adobe
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco
6 4 (5.33%) EMC
7 3 (4.00%) Citrix
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle
7 3 (4.00%) SAP
8 2 (2.67%) Juniper
8 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.67%) Metastorm
8 2 (2.67%) Brocade
8 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.67%) Nintex
9 1 (1.33%) IronPort
9 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.33%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.33%) Tufin
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