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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 33 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 1286 1417 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.21% 5.68% 5.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.11% 37.92% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 936 865
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 £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 40
Average hourly rate £24.23 £20.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -42.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £91.50 £49.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.98 £14.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+114.10% -52.54%
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
3884 3737 3645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.72% 14.98% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2637 2419 2275
Average daily rate £425 £410 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £589
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 77 118
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 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
City of London +1 281 £450 - 249
Canary Wharf +3 11 £375 -18.47%
Kingston Upon Thames +6 8 £322 -22.33% 5
Docklands, London 0 8 £550 -15.38%
Croydon -2 8 £406 +286.90% 13
Bromley +6 5 £425 +37.65% 5
Westminster - 5 £488 - 1
Greenford - 3 £320 - 1
Hounslow +1 2 - - 5
Southwark -2 2 - -
Uxbridge -12 2 £139 -73.57% 4
Paddington +6 1 - -
Romford -1 1 £625 +25.00%
Harrow -3 1 £400 +8.47% 4
Hayes - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £600 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Feltham - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 4
Twickenham - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 2
Greenwich - - - -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Hackney - - - -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 760 (28.92%) Finance
2 734 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 687 (26.14%) Computer Science
4 517 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
5 500 (19.03%) SQL
6 474 (18.04%) Banking
7 472 (17.96%) Java
8 414 (15.75%) Project Management
9 370 (14.08%) HTML
10 359 (13.66%) JavaScript
11 340 (12.94%) Microsoft
12 284 (10.81%) C#
13 283 (10.77%) TDD
14 276 (10.50%) Oracle
15 273 (10.39%) Windows
16 267 (10.16%) MS Excel
17 265 (10.08%) Investment Banking
18 260 (9.89%) CSS
19 254 (9.67%) OO
20 249 (9.47%) SQL Server
21 245 (9.32%) Linux
22 238 (9.06%) .NET
23 237 (9.02%) C++
24 232 (8.83%) Front Office
25 224 (8.52%) ITIL
26 203 (7.72%) Scrum
26 203 (7.72%) Analytics
27 198 (7.53%) PRINCE2
28 197 (7.50%) Mathematics
29 196 (7.46%) Web Services

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 103 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 77 (2.93%) CMS
3 66 (2.51%) Node.js
4 57 (2.17%) Apache
5 51 (1.94%) IIS
6 44 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 44 (1.67%) SAS
7 39 (1.48%) MS Exchange
8 30 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 28 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
11 20 (0.76%) Apache Pig
12 19 (0.72%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.68%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.65%) JBoss
14 17 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
15 16 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 267 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 172 (6.54%) MS Office
3 75 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (2.63%) MS Project
5 62 (2.36%) MS Visio
6 46 (1.75%) Photoshop
7 38 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
8 33 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 25 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
10 24 (0.91%) AutoCAD
11 22 (0.84%) SPSS
12 18 (0.68%) Revit
13 12 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.34%) InDesign
15 5 (0.19%) Stata
15 5 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
17 3 (0.11%) Windchill
17 3 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.30%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
8 6 (0.23%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.23%) Tridion
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.19%) Summit
10 4 (0.15%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.15%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.72%) SaaS
2 18 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.53%) GitHub
4 13 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.27%) Office 365
5 7 (0.27%) IaaS
5 7 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
5 7 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.23%) PaaS
7 5 (0.19%) Force.com
8 2 (0.076%) Heroku
8 2 (0.076%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.038%) Responsys
9 1 (0.038%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 64 (2.44%) Internet
2 63 (2.40%) HTTP
3 55 (2.09%) Firewall
4 46 (1.75%) DNS
5 41 (1.56%) Intranet
6 37 (1.41%) WAN
7 35 (1.33%) LAN
8 29 (1.10%) SSL
9 25 (0.95%) Network Security
10 24 (0.91%) DHCP
11 21 (0.80%) FTP
12 16 (0.61%) SAN
12 16 (0.61%) Wireless
13 15 (0.57%) VPN
14 12 (0.46%) LDAP
14 12 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (0.42%) NAS
15 11 (0.42%) VoIP
15 11 (0.42%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 99 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 98 (3.73%) MySQL
5 77 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (2.78%) Big Data
7 60 (2.28%) Oracle Database
8 58 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 52 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 50 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 48 (1.83%) MongoDB
12 47 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 41 (1.56%) RDBMS
14 34 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (1.03%) QlikView
17 26 (0.99%) Data Mining
17 26 (0.99%) DB2
18 23 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
19 20 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 147 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 91 (3.46%) Subversion
3 67 (2.55%) JIRA
4 63 (2.40%) Jenkins
5 56 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 54 (2.05%) Selenium
7 52 (1.98%) Visual Studio
8 43 (1.64%) JUnit
9 42 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (1.33%) TeamCity
10 35 (1.33%) Maven
11 24 (0.91%) Axure RP
12 23 (0.88%) Mercurial
13 22 (0.84%) Ant
13 22 (0.84%) Jasmine
14 20 (0.76%) NUnit
15 19 (0.72%) IntelliJ
16 18 (0.68%) WebDriver
17 17 (0.65%) Eclipse
17 17 (0.65%) Capybara
General
1 760 (28.92%) Finance
2 474 (18.04%) Banking
3 265 (10.08%) Investment Banking
4 232 (8.83%) Front Office
5 134 (5.10%) Marketing
6 119 (4.53%) Retail
7 77 (2.93%) Legal
8 66 (2.51%) Telecoms
9 56 (2.13%) Games
10 55 (2.09%) Advertising
11 49 (1.86%) Law
11 49 (1.86%) Back Office
12 46 (1.75%) Publishing
13 37 (1.41%) Financial Institution
14 35 (1.33%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.95%) French Language
16 22 (0.84%) Electronics
17 16 (0.61%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.61%) Spanish Language
18 15 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 871 (33.14%) Developer
2 550 (20.93%) Analyst
3 242 (9.21%) Business Analyst
4 162 (6.16%) Project Manager
5 160 (6.09%) Java Developer
6 139 (5.29%) Architect
7 128 (4.87%) Consultant
8 96 (3.65%) Senior Developer
9 86 (3.27%) C++ Developer
10 81 (3.08%) Designer
11 78 (2.97%) C# Developer
12 66 (2.51%) Junior
13 58 (2.21%) .NET Developer
14 51 (1.94%) Software Engineer
14 51 (1.94%) Support Analyst
15 49 (1.86%) Data Analyst
16 48 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
17 47 (1.79%) Senior Analyst
18 46 (1.75%) Banking Business Analyst
18 46 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (14.08%) HTML
2 260 (9.89%) CSS
3 238 (9.06%) .NET
4 196 (7.46%) Web Services
5 185 (7.04%) HTML5
6 175 (6.66%) XML
7 111 (4.22%) jQuery
8 106 (4.03%) CSS3
9 102 (3.88%) ASP.NET
10 86 (3.27%) AngularJS
11 85 (3.23%) Spring
12 74 (2.82%) RESTful
13 72 (2.74%) JSON
14 66 (2.51%) REST
15 61 (2.32%) .NET Framework
16 59 (2.25%) Backbone.js
17 57 (2.17%) Ajax
18 56 (2.13%) WPF
19 54 (2.05%) J2EE
20 47 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 687 (26.14%) Computer Science
2 517 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
3 197 (7.50%) Mathematics
4 170 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 170 (6.47%) User Experience
5 111 (4.22%) Open Source
6 91 (3.46%) Mobile App
7 80 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 76 (2.89%) Fixed Income
9 65 (2.47%) Derivative
10 59 (2.25%) Physics
10 59 (2.25%) Market Risk
11 55 (2.09%) Data Structures
11 55 (2.09%) Economics
12 54 (2.05%) Statistics
12 54 (2.05%) Data Integration
13 49 (1.86%) PMI
14 47 (1.79%) Algorithms
15 46 (1.75%) Visualisation
16 42 (1.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 273 (10.39%) Windows
2 245 (9.32%) Linux
3 174 (6.62%) UNIX
4 67 (2.55%) Android
5 65 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.03%) Solaris
8 24 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.46%) AIX
13 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.23%) CentOS
15 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.19%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (15.75%) Project Management
3 283 (10.77%) TDD
4 254 (9.67%) OO
5 224 (8.52%) ITIL
6 203 (7.72%) Scrum
6 203 (7.72%) Analytics
7 198 (7.53%) PRINCE2
8 192 (7.31%) Software Engineering
9 176 (6.70%) Data Modelling
10 171 (6.51%) Business Analysis
11 151 (5.75%) Risk Management
12 136 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 135 (5.14%) MVC
14 131 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
15 129 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
16 121 (4.60%) E-Commerce
17 113 (4.30%) Change Management
18 107 (4.07%) Multithreading
19 105 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 500 (19.03%) SQL
2 472 (17.96%) Java
3 359 (13.66%) JavaScript
4 284 (10.81%) C#
5 237 (9.02%) C++
6 121 (4.60%) Python
7 117 (4.45%) C
8 101 (3.84%) Ruby
9 77 (2.93%) VBA
9 77 (2.93%) PHP
10 65 (2.47%) Perl
11 61 (2.32%) Scala
12 56 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 54 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 48 (1.83%) Shell Script
15 28 (1.07%) PowerShell
16 25 (0.95%) Bash Shell
17 23 (0.88%) R
18 22 (0.84%) PHP5
19 19 (0.72%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 78 (2.97%) Security Cleared
2 74 (2.82%) PMI Certification
3 68 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (2.59%) ISEB
4 57 (2.17%) CISSP
5 45 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 42 (1.60%) PMP
7 40 (1.52%) CISM
8 36 (1.37%) MCSE
9 34 (1.29%) PhD
10 27 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 25 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 22 (0.84%) MBA
13 21 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.68%) CISA
16 17 (0.65%) MCP
17 14 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (7.23%) QA
2 50 (1.90%) SLA
3 24 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.57%) COBIT
5 12 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.30%) Basel III
8 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.19%) P3O
10 3 (0.11%) EMIR
10 3 (0.11%) Basel II
10 3 (0.11%) COREP
11 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.076%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.038%) GAMP
12 1 (0.038%) GxP
12 1 (0.038%) GAAP
System Software
1 85 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.34%) Terminal Services
5 7 (0.27%) vSphere
6 6 (0.23%) XenApp
7 5 (0.19%) Nmap
8 4 (0.15%) Snort
8 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.11%) XenServer
9 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.11%) Varnish
9 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.11%) HDFS
10 2 (0.076%) GPFS
10 2 (0.076%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 24 (0.91%) Puppet
2 23 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.42%) SCCM
5 10 (0.38%) Graylog2
6 8 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.27%) Nagios
8 6 (0.23%) Nessus
8 6 (0.23%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.19%) Oozie
9 5 (0.19%) Control-M
9 5 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.15%) WSUS
10 4 (0.15%) logstash
10 4 (0.15%) Kibana
11 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.11%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.076%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 340 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 276 (10.50%) Oracle
3 88 (3.35%) Adobe
4 69 (2.63%) Cisco
5 65 (2.47%) SAP
6 62 (2.36%) VMware
7 57 (2.17%) Google
8 55 (2.09%) Citrix
9 45 (1.71%) Business Objects
10 43 (1.64%) IBM
11 41 (1.56%) Tableau
12 38 (1.45%) HP
13 36 (1.37%) Sybase
14 29 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (1.03%) Cognos
16 26 (0.99%) Siebel
17 23 (0.88%) Teradata
18 21 (0.80%) Informatica
19 20 (0.76%) Remedy
19 20 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
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