The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 35 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Degree 126 102 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.17% 3.86% 3.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.14% 20.99% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 57 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £214 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.63 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.60% -31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £11.13 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.70 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-0.93% +60.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
482 486 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.93% 18.39% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 231 234
Average daily rate £347 £326 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Glasgow +9 51 £375 +21.35% 30
Edinburgh -3 29 £388 +61.45% 27
Renfrewshire +10 19 £347 +39.41% 2
West Lothian -1 6 - - 4
Fife -4 6 £340 - 1
Aberdeen -2 5 £250 -31.03% 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 £425 - 1
Dundee +3 3 £210 -20.00%
Stirling -6 2 £388 -
Aberdeenshire +1 1 £275 -26.66%
Orkney Islands - 1 - -
Degree
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Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 78 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 70 (29.91%) Finance
3 55 (23.50%) SQL
4 44 (18.80%) Project Management
5 41 (17.52%) Windows
6 37 (15.81%) Linux
6 37 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (15.38%) HTML
7 36 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 34 (14.53%) Banking
9 33 (14.10%) ITIL
10 32 (13.68%) Security Cleared
11 30 (12.82%) JavaScript
11 30 (12.82%) Active Directory
12 29 (12.39%) .NET
13 28 (11.97%) SC Cleared
14 26 (11.11%) CSS
14 26 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 25 (10.68%) Java
16 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
17 20 (8.55%) SAN
17 20 (8.55%) Business Analysis
18 19 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (8.12%) PRINCE2
19 18 (7.69%) Oracle
19 18 (7.69%) Information Security
20 17 (7.26%) MS Office
20 17 (7.26%) HTML5
20 17 (7.26%) Time Management
20 17 (7.26%) jQuery

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.85%) CMS
3 7 (2.99%) IIS
4 4 (1.71%) JBoss
4 4 (1.71%) SAS
4 4 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.28%) Lync
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.85%) Drupal
6 2 (0.85%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.43%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.43%) WordPress
7 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.26%) MS Office
3 6 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.14%) MS Project
5 2 (0.85%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.85%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.85%) Maximo
1 2 (0.85%) Tridion
2 1 (0.43%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.71%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.55%) SAN
2 14 (5.98%) IPsec
3 13 (5.56%) Internet
3 13 (5.56%) NAS
4 8 (3.42%) DNS
5 7 (2.99%) Intranet
5 7 (2.99%) LDAP
6 5 (2.14%) DHCP
7 4 (1.71%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.28%) ATM
8 3 (1.28%) Firewall
8 3 (1.28%) Network Security
8 3 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.85%) X.500
9 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.43%) VPN
10 1 (0.43%) SSL
10 1 (0.43%) SNMP
10 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.28%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.28%) MySQL
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.85%) QlikView
5 2 (0.85%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (0.85%) Sybase IQ
5 2 (0.85%) IDOL
5 2 (0.85%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.85%) MS Access
5 2 (0.85%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (0.85%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (0.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.99%) JUnit
2 6 (2.56%) Ant
3 4 (1.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.85%) Selenium
5 2 (0.85%) JIRA
5 2 (0.85%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.43%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.43%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.43%) PVCS
6 1 (0.43%) Xcode
6 1 (0.43%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (29.91%) Finance
2 34 (14.53%) Banking
3 9 (3.85%) Retail
4 7 (2.99%) Marketing
5 4 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.71%) Law
6 3 (1.28%) Legal
6 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (22.65%) Developer
2 50 (21.37%) Analyst
3 18 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 13 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
5 12 (5.13%) Data Analyst
6 11 (4.70%) Architect
6 11 (4.70%) Java Developer
7 9 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.42%) Consultant
8 8 (3.42%) Software Developer
8 8 (3.42%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.42%) Administrator
8 8 (3.42%) Security Analyst
9 7 (2.99%) Web Developer
9 7 (2.99%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (2.99%) Information Analyst
10 5 (2.14%) Junior
10 5 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (1.71%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.38%) HTML
2 29 (12.39%) .NET
3 26 (11.11%) CSS
4 17 (7.26%) HTML5
4 17 (7.26%) jQuery
5 15 (6.41%) CSS3
6 12 (5.13%) Web Services
6 12 (5.13%) XML
6 12 (5.13%) ASP.NET
7 10 (4.27%) YUI
8 9 (3.85%) J2EE
9 8 (3.42%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.14%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.71%) Spring
12 3 (1.28%) Cocoa Touch
12 3 (1.28%) Cocoa
12 3 (1.28%) Ajax
12 3 (1.28%) Core Animation
13 2 (0.85%) WCF
13 2 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 78 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 37 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.41%) Clustering
4 9 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.56%) User Experience
6 4 (1.71%) Social Media
6 4 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.71%) Replication
6 4 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.28%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.28%) NHS
7 3 (1.28%) Statistics
7 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.28%) Animation
7 3 (1.28%) Open Source
8 2 (0.85%) CESG
8 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.52%) Windows
2 37 (15.81%) Linux
3 14 (5.98%) UNIX
3 14 (5.98%) Solaris
4 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.28%) Android
11 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.80%) Project Management
2 33 (14.10%) ITIL
3 20 (8.55%) Business Analysis
4 19 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.12%) PRINCE2
5 18 (7.69%) Information Security
6 17 (7.26%) Time Management
7 16 (6.84%) Data Modelling
8 14 (5.98%) Data Analysis
9 13 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.56%) Validation
9 13 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.13%) Content Management
10 12 (5.13%) Change Management
10 12 (5.13%) Software Distribution
11 11 (4.70%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.70%) OO
12 10 (4.27%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.27%) Web Development
12 10 (4.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.50%) SQL
2 30 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 25 (10.68%) Java
4 13 (5.56%) C#
5 10 (4.27%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.99%) VBA
6 7 (2.99%) C++
7 6 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.56%) Perl
8 5 (2.14%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.71%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.71%) VBScript
9 4 (1.71%) C
10 3 (1.28%) PHP
10 3 (1.28%) Python
11 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.85%) VB
11 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.98%) CISM
4 14 (5.98%) CISSP
5 10 (4.27%) PMP
5 10 (4.27%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.99%) Sun Certification
6 7 (2.99%) CISMP
7 6 (2.56%) MCSE
8 5 (2.14%) ISEB
8 5 (2.14%) HND
8 5 (2.14%) CISA
8 5 (2.14%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.14%) MCTS
8 5 (2.14%) MCITP
9 4 (1.71%) CRISC
9 4 (1.71%) MCSA
9 4 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.56%) QA
3 4 (1.71%) COBIT
4 3 (1.28%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.85%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.85%) SLA
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.85%) Samba
3 2 (0.85%) NFS
4 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.43%) Squid
4 1 (0.43%) UAG
4 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (4.70%) Tivoli
2 11 (4.70%) Netcool
3 7 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.56%) SCCM
5 3 (1.28%) SCOM
6 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.43%) Nagios
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 36 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.69%) Oracle
3 15 (6.41%) Citrix
4 12 (5.13%) Veritas
4 12 (5.13%) HP
5 11 (4.70%) VMware
6 7 (2.99%) Sun
7 6 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.14%) Cisco
9 4 (1.71%) Google
9 4 (1.71%) Adobe
10 3 (1.28%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.28%) EMC
10 3 (1.28%) NetApp
10 3 (1.28%) IBM
10 3 (1.28%) SAP
10 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.85%) Symantec
11 2 (0.85%) Cognos
11 2 (0.85%) Sybase
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