The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 34 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 1284 1480 1317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.33% 5.91% 5.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.84% 39.50% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 942 784
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 65
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £14.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.40 £55.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.76%
Degree
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3685 3747 3772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.30% 14.95% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2409 2384 2255
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 88 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in London

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in London

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in London

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in London

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Degree
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
City of London -4 290 £450 - 255
Docklands, London +4 11 £625 +6.38%
Canary Wharf +10 9 £300 -32.96%
Greenford - 8 - -
Bromley +4 6 £425 +49.77% 2
Croydon -1 5 £400 +41.59% 9
Kingston Upon Thames +4 4 £322 -35.53% 4
Brentford -4 4 £338 -35.09% 2
Chiswick 0 3 - -
Uxbridge -11 3 £335 -33.00% 3
Harrow 0 2 £400 +18.51% 4
Hayes - 2 - - 3
Mayfair - 2 £600 -
Paddington +3 1 - -
Southwark -2 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £425 - 1
Isleworth - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 4
Barnet - - - - 2
Chessington - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 3
Twickenham - - - - 2
Upminster - - - -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 779 (29.30%) Finance
2 724 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
3 685 (25.76%) Computer Science
4 518 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
5 509 (19.14%) SQL
6 482 (18.13%) Java
7 447 (16.81%) Banking
8 427 (16.06%) Project Management
9 372 (13.99%) Microsoft
10 354 (13.31%) HTML
11 329 (12.37%) JavaScript
12 303 (11.40%) C#
13 299 (11.24%) Oracle
14 298 (11.21%) SQL Server
15 293 (11.02%) MS Excel
16 284 (10.68%) Windows
17 259 (9.74%) OO
18 257 (9.67%) TDD
19 252 (9.48%) .NET
20 251 (9.44%) Investment Banking
21 249 (9.36%) Linux
22 247 (9.29%) CSS
23 245 (9.21%) C++
24 227 (8.54%) ITIL
25 218 (8.20%) Front Office
26 207 (7.78%) PRINCE2
27 195 (7.33%) Scrum
28 193 (7.26%) Management Information System
28 193 (7.26%) Business Analysis
29 192 (7.22%) Mathematics

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 122 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 93 (3.50%) CMS
3 58 (2.18%) Node.js
4 50 (1.88%) IIS
5 49 (1.84%) Apache
6 41 (1.54%) SAS
7 39 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 39 (1.47%) MS Exchange
8 37 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 29 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
10 20 (0.75%) Apache Pig
11 19 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 18 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (0.68%) Umbraco
13 16 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (0.49%) MS Project Server
15 13 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 293 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 174 (6.54%) MS Office
3 87 (3.27%) MS Project
4 77 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 70 (2.63%) MS Visio
6 51 (1.92%) Photoshop
7 43 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
8 31 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 23 (0.86%) SPSS
10 22 (0.83%) AutoCAD
11 20 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
12 14 (0.53%) InDesign
13 13 (0.49%) Revit
14 7 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.19%) Fireworks
15 5 (0.19%) Stata
16 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.11%) PowerPivot
17 3 (0.11%) Windchill
18 1 (0.038%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 17 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
5 8 (0.30%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
6 7 (0.26%) ReMetrica
7 6 (0.23%) Tridion
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.19%) ION MarketView
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.15%) SAP R/3
9 4 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (0.75%) SaaS
3 9 (0.34%) Office 365
3 9 (0.34%) GitHub
4 8 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
5 7 (0.26%) IaaS
5 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.23%) PaaS
7 5 (0.19%) Force.com
8 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.075%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.075%) Heroku
10 1 (0.038%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.78%) Internet
2 63 (2.37%) HTTP
2 63 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 57 (2.14%) Firewall
4 52 (1.96%) Intranet
5 47 (1.77%) DNS
6 31 (1.17%) WAN
7 27 (1.02%) LAN
8 26 (0.98%) SAN
9 25 (0.94%) SSL
9 25 (0.94%) DHCP
10 21 (0.79%) FTP
11 19 (0.71%) Network Security
12 18 (0.68%) LDAP
13 12 (0.45%) SSH
13 12 (0.45%) VPN
13 12 (0.45%) Wireless
13 12 (0.45%) NAS
14 10 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 118 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 94 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
4 92 (3.46%) MySQL
5 81 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 76 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 74 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 70 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 68 (2.56%) Big Data
10 49 (1.84%) RDBMS
10 49 (1.84%) NoSQL
11 46 (1.73%) MongoDB
12 41 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (1.39%) Hadoop
14 34 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (1.28%) QlikView
15 29 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
15 29 (1.09%) Data Mining
16 26 (0.98%) DB2
17 25 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 122 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 84 (3.16%) Subversion
3 64 (2.41%) JIRA
4 57 (2.14%) Selenium
4 57 (2.14%) Visual Studio
5 56 (2.11%) Jenkins
6 51 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 42 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (1.54%) JUnit
9 32 (1.20%) TeamCity
10 31 (1.17%) Axure RP
11 30 (1.13%) Maven
12 22 (0.83%) Eclipse
13 21 (0.79%) Mercurial
14 20 (0.75%) Ant
15 19 (0.71%) Jasmine
16 18 (0.68%) SoapUI
17 16 (0.60%) NUnit
17 16 (0.60%) WebDriver
18 15 (0.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 779 (29.30%) Finance
2 447 (16.81%) Banking
3 251 (9.44%) Investment Banking
4 218 (8.20%) Front Office
5 158 (5.94%) Marketing
6 140 (5.27%) Retail
7 85 (3.20%) Legal
8 69 (2.59%) Advertising
9 66 (2.48%) Telecoms
10 51 (1.92%) Back Office
10 51 (1.92%) Publishing
10 51 (1.92%) Law
11 48 (1.81%) Games
12 44 (1.65%) Financial Institution
13 39 (1.47%) Manufacturing
14 31 (1.17%) Electronics
15 27 (1.02%) French Language
16 19 (0.71%) Spanish Language
16 19 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 841 (31.63%) Developer
2 578 (21.74%) Analyst
3 254 (9.55%) Business Analyst
4 163 (6.13%) Java Developer
5 156 (5.87%) Project Manager
6 134 (5.04%) Consultant
7 125 (4.70%) Architect
8 100 (3.76%) Senior Developer
9 89 (3.35%) Designer
10 78 (2.93%) C++ Developer
11 74 (2.78%) C# Developer
12 66 (2.48%) Junior
13 55 (2.07%) Support Analyst
14 53 (1.99%) .NET Developer
15 51 (1.92%) Software Engineer
16 49 (1.84%) Risk Analyst
17 45 (1.69%) User Experience Designer
18 44 (1.65%) Web Developer
19 43 (1.62%) Data Analyst
20 41 (1.54%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (13.31%) HTML
2 252 (9.48%) .NET
3 247 (9.29%) CSS
4 182 (6.84%) Web Services
5 178 (6.69%) XML
6 155 (5.83%) HTML5
7 122 (4.59%) ASP.NET
8 104 (3.91%) jQuery
9 91 (3.42%) CSS3
10 84 (3.16%) Spring
11 74 (2.78%) JSON
12 67 (2.52%) AngularJS
13 64 (2.41%) REST
14 57 (2.14%) .NET Framework
15 56 (2.11%) RESTful
16 53 (1.99%) J2EE
17 52 (1.96%) Ajax
18 51 (1.92%) Backbone.js
19 48 (1.81%) WCF
20 46 (1.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 685 (25.76%) Computer Science
2 518 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
3 193 (7.26%) Management Information System
4 192 (7.22%) Mathematics
5 178 (6.69%) User Experience
6 98 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 96 (3.61%) Open Source
8 83 (3.12%) Fixed Income
8 83 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 63 (2.37%) Statistics
10 61 (2.29%) Derivative
11 58 (2.18%) Physics
12 57 (2.14%) Market Risk
13 52 (1.96%) Economics
14 50 (1.88%) Social Media
14 50 (1.88%) PMI
15 48 (1.81%) Data Integration
16 46 (1.73%) Credit Risk
17 43 (1.62%) Visualisation
18 41 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 284 (10.68%) Windows
2 249 (9.36%) Linux
3 190 (7.15%) UNIX
4 77 (2.90%) Android
4 77 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 40 (1.50%) Solaris
6 31 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (0.53%) AIX
9 14 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.23%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.19%) CentOS
13 5 (0.19%) Windows CE
14 4 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.15%) VMS
14 4 (0.15%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (16.06%) Project Management
3 259 (9.74%) OO
4 257 (9.67%) TDD
5 227 (8.54%) ITIL
6 207 (7.78%) PRINCE2
7 195 (7.33%) Scrum
8 193 (7.26%) Business Analysis
9 190 (7.15%) Analytics
10 181 (6.81%) Software Engineering
11 152 (5.72%) Data Modelling
12 145 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 144 (5.42%) MVC
14 143 (5.38%) Risk Management
15 135 (5.08%) E-Commerce
16 133 (5.00%) Change Management
17 125 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
18 118 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
19 103 (3.87%) Service Management
20 102 (3.84%) UML
Programming Languages
1 509 (19.14%) SQL
2 482 (18.13%) Java
3 329 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 303 (11.40%) C#
5 245 (9.21%) C++
6 137 (5.15%) Python
7 121 (4.55%) C
8 99 (3.72%) Ruby
9 89 (3.35%) PHP
10 87 (3.27%) VBA
11 73 (2.75%) Perl
12 56 (2.11%) T-SQL
13 55 (2.07%) Scala
14 52 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 46 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 31 (1.17%) PowerShell
17 22 (0.83%) PHP5
17 22 (0.83%) R
18 19 (0.71%) Bash Shell
19 17 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (2.86%) ISEB
2 72 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 69 (2.59%) Security Cleared
5 52 (1.96%) CISSP
6 44 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.43%) CISM
7 38 (1.43%) PhD
8 37 (1.39%) MCSE
9 33 (1.24%) PMP
10 29 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 26 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 25 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 23 (0.86%) MBA
14 23 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 22 (0.83%) CISA
16 19 (0.71%) MCP
17 17 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (7.18%) QA
2 54 (2.03%) SLA
3 23 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.53%) COBIT
5 10 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.30%) Basel III
8 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.19%) P3O
10 4 (0.15%) Basel II
11 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.11%) COREP
11 3 (0.11%) EMIR
12 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.075%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.038%) FINREP
13 1 (0.038%) GxP
13 1 (0.038%) GAMP
System Software
1 86 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 49 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.41%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.41%) Terminal Services
4 10 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.26%) vSphere
7 6 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.23%) XenApp
8 5 (0.19%) Snort
8 5 (0.19%) Nmap
9 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.15%) RHEV
10 3 (0.11%) Varnish
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) HDFS
10 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.11%) NFS
11 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.53%) SCCM
2 14 (0.53%) Puppet
3 9 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.34%) Data Guard
4 8 (0.30%) Graylog2
5 7 (0.26%) Capistrano
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.19%) SCOM
6 5 (0.19%) Nagios
6 5 (0.19%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.19%) Nessus
7 4 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.15%) Oozie
8 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Statspack
8 3 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.11%) ZENworks
8 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.075%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 372 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 299 (11.24%) Oracle
3 101 (3.80%) Adobe
4 70 (2.63%) Cisco
5 62 (2.33%) VMware
6 61 (2.29%) SAP
7 56 (2.11%) Citrix
8 52 (1.96%) Google
9 47 (1.77%) Sybase
10 46 (1.73%) IBM
11 38 (1.43%) HP
12 35 (1.32%) Tableau
13 31 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 30 (1.13%) Business Objects
15 29 (1.09%) Siebel
16 27 (1.02%) Remedy
16 27 (1.02%) Cognos
17 24 (0.90%) Red Hat
18 22 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
19 20 (0.75%) Teradata
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