The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 38 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 6 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.18% 7.54% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 34.09% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
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£350 £343 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.81 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -12.69%
Degree
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
54 44 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.64% 22.11% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 37
Average daily rate £440 £344 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.62 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 - £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.57 - £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Kent region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Canterbury - 2 - - 6
Chatham - - - - 2
Dartford - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Degree
South East

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) Lync
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
5 2 (13.33%) PMP
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (6.67%) InfoPath
6 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (6.67%) Logistics
6 1 (6.67%) Cocoa

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Simulink
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Ingres
1 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
1 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Report Writer
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone Developer
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Android Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (6.67%) Cocoa
2 1 (6.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) PMI
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (6.67%) Android Development
6 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
6 1 (6.67%) Logistics
6 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
2 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (13.33%) PMP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
3 1 (6.67%) VCP4
3 1 (6.67%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) Basel II
1 1 (6.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) EMC