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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 32 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 1276 1309 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.53% 5.40% 5.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.16% 34.85% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 890 833
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.93 £30.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.90% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.20 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £48.74 £53.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -22.95%
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
3848 3756 3256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.69% 15.49% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 2432 2052
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 85 129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -1 280 £430 -4.44% 235
Canary Wharf +4 15 £513 -14.58% 1
Romford +2 9 £625 - 2
Docklands, London +6 8 £550 -4.34% 1
Croydon +3 8 £400 -36.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -4 7 £337 +2.11% 5
Brentford 0 6 £500 -8.42% 2
Hammersmith +5 5 £475 +117.14% 2
Paddington +2 5 £600 +30.43% 1
Westminster - 5 £488 -
Hounslow +2 3 - - 5
Feltham -3 3 £388 +2.24%
Ilford - 2 £375 -
Bromley +5 1 - -
Greenford +4 1 £320 -
Wimbledon -1 1 £400 -
Harrow -5 1 - - 2
Isleworth - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Teddington - 1 £375 -
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 3
Wembley - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 764 (29.61%) Finance
2 694 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
3 693 (26.86%) Computer Science
4 505 (19.57%) SQL
5 496 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
6 493 (19.11%) Java
7 465 (18.02%) Banking
8 406 (15.74%) Project Management
9 367 (14.22%) HTML
10 357 (13.84%) JavaScript
11 305 (11.82%) Microsoft
12 300 (11.63%) TDD
13 297 (11.51%) Oracle
14 275 (10.66%) ITIL
15 265 (10.27%) Windows
16 262 (10.16%) OO
16 262 (10.16%) MS Excel
17 256 (9.92%) C#
18 241 (9.34%) .NET
19 240 (9.30%) CSS
20 238 (9.22%) Investment Banking
21 221 (8.57%) SQL Server
22 219 (8.49%) Web Services
23 215 (8.33%) Linux
24 211 (8.18%) Front Office
25 204 (7.91%) Scrum
25 204 (7.91%) Data Modelling
26 198 (7.67%) PRINCE2
27 197 (7.64%) UNIX
27 197 (7.64%) Analytics

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 86 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.40%) CMS
3 61 (2.36%) Node.js
4 57 (2.21%) Apache
5 51 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 49 (1.90%) SAS
7 42 (1.63%) IIS
8 30 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (1.12%) MS Exchange
10 28 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
11 23 (0.89%) JBoss
12 21 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.50%) ArcGIS
16 12 (0.47%) Confluence
17 11 (0.43%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 262 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 178 (6.90%) MS Office
3 85 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 66 (2.56%) MS Project
6 44 (1.71%) Photoshop
7 33 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 30 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
9 23 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (0.70%) AutoCAD
11 14 (0.54%) Revit
12 12 (0.47%) SPSS
12 12 (0.47%) InDesign
13 10 (0.39%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.19%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.12%) Windchill
16 3 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.078%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 23 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.81%) Google Analytics
4 14 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.31%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.23%) Tridion
6 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.23%) Summit
7 5 (0.19%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.19%) SAP PS
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.12%) Magento
9 3 (0.12%) Siebel Analytics
9 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (0.70%) SaaS
3 17 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.54%) GitHub
5 11 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.27%) Office 365
7 5 (0.19%) PaaS
7 5 (0.19%) IaaS
8 4 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.12%) Force.com
9 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.039%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.039%) Heroku
11 1 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.67%) Internet
2 63 (2.44%) HTTP
2 63 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 53 (2.05%) Firewall
4 34 (1.32%) DNS
5 31 (1.20%) SSL
6 29 (1.12%) WAN
7 28 (1.09%) Intranet
8 27 (1.05%) Network Security
8 27 (1.05%) LAN
9 25 (0.97%) LDAP
10 24 (0.93%) Wireless
11 21 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (0.78%) DHCP
13 19 (0.74%) VPN
13 19 (0.74%) FTP
14 15 (0.58%) SAN
15 14 (0.54%) OSPF
15 14 (0.54%) VoIP
15 14 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 121 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 119 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
4 85 (3.29%) Big Data
5 84 (3.26%) MySQL
6 66 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 65 (2.52%) Oracle Database
8 57 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 57 (2.21%) NoSQL
9 54 (2.09%) RDBMS
10 52 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 38 (1.47%) QlikView
11 38 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 33 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 29 (1.12%) DB2
14 28 (1.09%) Data Mining
14 28 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
14 28 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
15 27 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (5.27%) Git (software)
2 98 (3.80%) Subversion
3 88 (3.41%) JIRA
4 67 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 66 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 56 (2.17%) JUnit
7 51 (1.98%) Maven
8 45 (1.74%) Cucumber
9 42 (1.63%) Selenium
10 31 (1.20%) TeamCity
11 30 (1.16%) Ant
12 26 (1.01%) Toad
13 24 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (0.89%) NUnit
15 22 (0.85%) ClearCase
15 22 (0.85%) Jasmine
16 20 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 20 (0.78%) Mercurial
17 19 (0.74%) Hudson
17 19 (0.74%) IntelliJ
General
1 764 (29.61%) Finance
2 465 (18.02%) Banking
3 238 (9.22%) Investment Banking
4 211 (8.18%) Front Office
5 119 (4.61%) Marketing
6 100 (3.88%) Retail
7 83 (3.22%) Telecoms
8 80 (3.10%) Legal
9 69 (2.67%) Games
10 56 (2.17%) Law
11 45 (1.74%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.63%) Publishing
13 39 (1.51%) Advertising
14 29 (1.12%) Back Office
14 29 (1.12%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.54%) Electronics
16 14 (0.54%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.54%) French Language
17 10 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 814 (31.55%) Developer
2 544 (21.09%) Analyst
3 245 (9.50%) Business Analyst
4 188 (7.29%) Project Manager
5 170 (6.59%) Java Developer
6 140 (5.43%) Architect
7 116 (4.50%) Consultant
8 102 (3.95%) Senior Developer
9 74 (2.87%) Designer
10 68 (2.64%) C# Developer
11 64 (2.48%) C++ Developer
12 60 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
13 58 (2.25%) Junior
14 51 (1.98%) Support Analyst
15 48 (1.86%) Data Analyst
16 45 (1.74%) Front-End Developer
17 43 (1.67%) .NET Developer
18 42 (1.63%) Solutions Architect
19 39 (1.51%) Banking Business Analyst
20 38 (1.47%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (14.22%) HTML
2 241 (9.34%) .NET
3 240 (9.30%) CSS
4 219 (8.49%) Web Services
5 188 (7.29%) XML
5 188 (7.29%) HTML5
6 109 (4.22%) CSS3
7 105 (4.07%) jQuery
8 102 (3.95%) Spring
9 94 (3.64%) REST
10 86 (3.33%) AngularJS
11 82 (3.18%) RESTful
12 79 (3.06%) ASP.NET
13 75 (2.91%) JSON
14 72 (2.79%) J2EE
15 67 (2.60%) Hibernate
16 66 (2.56%) .NET Framework
17 64 (2.48%) SOAP
18 61 (2.36%) Ajax
19 57 (2.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 693 (26.86%) Computer Science
2 496 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
3 197 (7.64%) Mathematics
4 162 (6.28%) Management Information System
5 146 (5.66%) User Experience
6 108 (4.19%) Open Source
7 76 (2.95%) Derivative
8 68 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 66 (2.56%) Fixed Income
10 57 (2.21%) Mobile App
11 54 (2.09%) Market Risk
11 54 (2.09%) Data Structures
12 52 (2.02%) Economics
13 50 (1.94%) Statistics
14 48 (1.86%) Algorithms
14 48 (1.86%) Data Integration
15 44 (1.71%) Physics
15 44 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
16 36 (1.40%) PMI
17 35 (1.36%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 265 (10.27%) Windows
2 215 (8.33%) Linux
3 197 (7.64%) UNIX
4 66 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 64 (2.48%) Android
6 36 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 18 (0.70%) Solaris
9 17 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.31%) VMS
14 7 (0.27%) OpenVMS
15 6 (0.23%) AIX
16 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X Server
16 5 (0.19%) Debian
17 4 (0.16%) HPUX
17 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (15.74%) Project Management
3 300 (11.63%) TDD
4 275 (10.66%) ITIL
5 262 (10.16%) OO
6 204 (7.91%) Scrum
6 204 (7.91%) Data Modelling
7 198 (7.67%) PRINCE2
8 197 (7.64%) Analytics
9 173 (6.71%) Software Engineering
10 156 (6.05%) Business Analysis
11 153 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
12 150 (5.81%) Risk Management
13 143 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 129 (5.00%) MVC
15 127 (4.92%) Service Management
16 122 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
17 111 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
18 105 (4.07%) Change Management
19 101 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 505 (19.57%) SQL
2 493 (19.11%) Java
3 357 (13.84%) JavaScript
4 256 (9.92%) C#
5 191 (7.40%) C++
6 108 (4.19%) Python
7 97 (3.76%) C
8 92 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 85 (3.29%) Ruby
10 72 (2.79%) PHP
11 64 (2.48%) VBA
12 54 (2.09%) Scala
13 49 (1.90%) Perl
14 47 (1.82%) Shell Script
15 46 (1.78%) T-SQL
16 34 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 30 (1.16%) PowerShell
18 23 (0.89%) Groovy
19 19 (0.74%) PHP5
20 18 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (4.42%) Security Cleared
2 79 (3.06%) PMI Certification
3 72 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 71 (2.75%) ISEB
5 67 (2.60%) CISSP
6 61 (2.36%) PMP
7 58 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 39 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 36 (1.40%) CISM
10 31 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 31 (1.20%) PhD
11 30 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 29 (1.12%) MCSE
13 28 (1.09%) MBA
13 28 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (0.85%) CISA
15 19 (0.74%) ISTQB
16 18 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 17 (0.66%) MCITP
18 14 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (7.13%) QA
2 37 (1.43%) SLA
3 26 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.62%) COBIT
5 15 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.23%) Basel III
8 4 (0.16%) Basel II
9 3 (0.12%) P3O
10 2 (0.078%) GAAP
10 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.078%) COREP
10 2 (0.078%) EMIR
10 2 (0.078%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.078%) COSO
11 1 (0.039%) GAMP
11 1 (0.039%) GxP
System Software
1 81 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.47%) vSphere
4 11 (0.43%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.27%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.23%) Nmap
6 6 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.23%) XenApp
7 5 (0.19%) XenServer
7 5 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.19%) Varnish
8 4 (0.16%) Snort
8 4 (0.16%) Docker
8 4 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.12%) Xen
9 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.078%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.078%) NFS
10 2 (0.078%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 33 (1.28%) Puppet
2 19 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.54%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.50%) SCCM
6 10 (0.39%) Graylog2
7 8 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
8 7 (0.27%) Nessus
8 7 (0.27%) Control-M
9 6 (0.23%) Nagios
9 6 (0.23%) Kibana
9 6 (0.23%) logstash
10 5 (0.19%) SCOM
10 5 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.16%) Oozie
11 4 (0.16%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.16%) WSUS
12 2 (0.078%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.078%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 305 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 297 (11.51%) Oracle
3 77 (2.98%) SAP
4 74 (2.87%) Adobe
5 64 (2.48%) Cisco
5 64 (2.48%) Google
6 56 (2.17%) VMware
7 51 (1.98%) Citrix
8 43 (1.67%) IBM
9 42 (1.63%) Business Objects
10 40 (1.55%) HP
11 38 (1.47%) Tableau
12 35 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.93%) Sybase
14 23 (0.89%) Siebel
15 22 (0.85%) Teradata
16 20 (0.78%) Remedy
17 19 (0.74%) Apple
18 17 (0.66%) ServiceNow
19 16 (0.62%) F5
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