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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 45 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 109 109 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.31% 3.95% 3.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.44% 19.96% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 35 35
Average daily rate
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£375 £349 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.44% -6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.45 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £67.00 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.76% +44.44%
Degree
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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
465 546 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.11% 19.79% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 256 183
Average daily rate £348 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £41.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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
Edinburgh -6 34 £375 +8.69% 36
Glasgow +2 33 £350 +39.86% 50
Renfrewshire +11 11 £385 +10.15%
North Lanarkshire -1 6 £550 -
Dundee -2 5 £330 - 1
West Lothian -10 5 £375 -
Aberdeen +2 3 £356 +14.91% 1
Stirling +11 2 £325 -35.00%
Fife -6 2 - - 4
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Degree
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Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 80 (36.87%) Finance
2 61 (28.11%) Computer Science
3 46 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (17.97%) Microsoft
5 35 (16.13%) Banking
6 34 (15.67%) SQL
7 33 (15.21%) Windows
8 29 (13.36%) Java
8 29 (13.36%) Project Management
9 24 (11.06%) SQL Server
9 24 (11.06%) MS Excel
10 23 (10.60%) Active Directory
11 22 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (9.68%) Linux
12 21 (9.68%) Security Cleared
13 20 (9.22%) PRINCE2
13 20 (9.22%) ITIL
14 19 (8.76%) MS Office
14 19 (8.76%) SharePoint
14 19 (8.76%) Business Analysis
15 18 (8.29%) OO
16 17 (7.83%) Data Modelling
16 17 (7.83%) Software Engineering
17 16 (7.37%) Data Analysis
17 16 (7.37%) .NET
17 16 (7.37%) JavaScript
18 15 (6.91%) VMware
18 15 (6.91%) Information Security
18 15 (6.91%) Marketing
19 14 (6.45%) Time Management

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 19 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.69%) SAS
3 5 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.84%) CMS
4 4 (1.84%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.84%) IIS
5 3 (1.38%) Lync
6 2 (0.92%) Drupal
6 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.92%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.76%) MS Office
3 9 (4.15%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Maximo
1 3 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.92%) Agresso
2 2 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.30%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.38%) Office 365
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.07%) Internet
2 10 (4.61%) SAN
3 8 (3.69%) DNS
4 6 (2.76%) Intranet
5 5 (2.30%) VPN
5 5 (2.30%) LDAP
5 5 (2.30%) Firewall
6 4 (1.84%) X.500
6 4 (1.84%) IPsec
6 4 (1.84%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.38%) DHCP
7 3 (1.38%) NAS
8 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.92%) VoIP
8 2 (0.92%) WAN
8 2 (0.92%) IPv4
9 1 (0.46%) MPLS
9 1 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.84%) QlikView
6 3 (1.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 3 (1.38%) Cognos Report Studio
6 3 (1.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.92%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.92%) Sybase IQ
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) Big Data
8 1 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Hudson
1 9 (4.15%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.84%) Ant
5 3 (1.38%) JUnit
5 3 (1.38%) JIRA
6 2 (0.92%) Trac
6 2 (0.92%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.46%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.46%) Selenium
7 1 (0.46%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.46%) TestDirector
General
1 80 (36.87%) Finance
2 35 (16.13%) Banking
3 15 (6.91%) Marketing
4 9 (4.15%) Publishing
5 8 (3.69%) Retail
6 5 (2.30%) Legal
7 4 (1.84%) Law
8 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.92%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Games
10 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (22.58%) Analyst
2 40 (18.43%) Developer
3 13 (5.99%) Architect
3 13 (5.99%) Project Manager
4 12 (5.53%) Business Analyst
5 10 (4.61%) Java Developer
6 9 (4.15%) Information Analyst
7 8 (3.69%) Security Analyst
8 7 (3.23%) SAS Analyst
8 7 (3.23%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (3.23%) Python Developer
8 7 (3.23%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 6 (2.76%) Data Analyst
9 6 (2.76%) Test Analyst
9 6 (2.76%) Consultant
10 5 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
11 4 (1.84%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (1.84%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (1.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.37%) .NET
2 13 (5.99%) HTML
2 13 (5.99%) CSS
3 11 (5.07%) Web Services
3 11 (5.07%) XML
4 8 (3.69%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.69%) .NET Framework
4 8 (3.69%) HTML5
5 7 (3.23%) CSS3
6 6 (2.76%) jQuery
6 6 (2.76%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.76%) Spring
7 5 (2.30%) J2EE
7 5 (2.30%) YUI
8 4 (1.84%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.38%) DOM
9 3 (1.38%) JAXB
10 1 (0.46%) Middleware
10 1 (0.46%) XSLT
10 1 (0.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 61 (28.11%) Computer Science
2 46 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.61%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.69%) Mathematics
5 8 (3.69%) Copywriting
6 7 (3.23%) Credit Risk
6 7 (3.23%) Replication
7 6 (2.76%) Wiki
8 4 (1.84%) User Experience
8 4 (1.84%) Clustering
8 4 (1.84%) PKI
8 4 (1.84%) Statistics
8 4 (1.84%) GIS
9 3 (1.38%) NHS
9 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.38%) Social Media
10 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.92%) Economics
10 2 (0.92%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.21%) Windows
2 21 (9.68%) Linux
3 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (4.61%) UNIX
4 9 (4.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.38%) Android
6 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.36%) Project Management
2 22 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.22%) ITIL
3 20 (9.22%) PRINCE2
4 19 (8.76%) Business Analysis
5 18 (8.29%) OO
6 17 (7.83%) Data Modelling
6 17 (7.83%) Software Engineering
7 16 (7.37%) Data Analysis
8 15 (6.91%) Information Security
9 14 (6.45%) Time Management
10 12 (5.53%) SDLC
10 12 (5.53%) Risk Management
11 11 (5.07%) Validation
11 11 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.07%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.07%) OOP
11 11 (5.07%) TDD
11 11 (5.07%) Content Management
11 11 (5.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.67%) SQL
2 29 (13.36%) Java
3 16 (7.37%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.53%) C#
5 9 (4.15%) Python
6 6 (2.76%) C
6 6 (2.76%) C++
7 4 (1.84%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.84%) VBA
8 3 (1.38%) VBScript
8 3 (1.38%) VB
9 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.46%) XPath
10 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.07%) CISM
5 10 (4.61%) CISSP
6 9 (4.15%) ISEB
6 9 (4.15%) MCSE
7 7 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 7 (3.23%) ISTQB
7 7 (3.23%) CISMP
8 6 (2.76%) PMP
8 6 (2.76%) HND
9 5 (2.30%) CISA
9 5 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.30%) MCTS
9 5 (2.30%) CRISC
10 4 (1.84%) MCP
11 3 (1.38%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.92%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.84%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) COBIT
4 2 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.46%) FATCA
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.84%) vSphere
5 3 (1.38%) XenApp
5 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.46%) Squid
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.46%) UAG
7 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.76%) SCCM
2 5 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.92%) Nagios
4 2 (0.92%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.92%) Netcool
4 2 (0.92%) Puppet
4 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.91%) VMware
3 12 (5.53%) Citrix
4 11 (5.07%) Oracle
5 10 (4.61%) Cisco
5 10 (4.61%) HP
6 5 (2.30%) Adobe
6 5 (2.30%) Google
7 4 (1.84%) Remedy
8 3 (1.38%) AppSense
8 3 (1.38%) Sun
8 3 (1.38%) Cognos
9 2 (0.92%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.92%) Veritas
9 2 (0.92%) Sybase
9 2 (0.92%) Opsware
9 2 (0.92%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.92%) ESRI
10 1 (0.46%) Teradata
10 1 (0.46%) Telerik
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