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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 47 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 92 88 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.37% 3.48% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.59% 22.98% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £216 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £440 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Average hourly rate £32.00 £11.50 £20.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% -43.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.85 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.33% -50.83%
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
523 383 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.16% 15.16% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 191 156
Average daily rate £347 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £219 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 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
Glasgow -6 25 £275 -21.42% 19
Edinburgh -3 22 £418 +11.33% 24
Aberdeen -1 10 £310 +25.25% 5
Renfrewshire - 7 £349 -
Dundee +6 5 - - 2
Fife +4 3 - - 1
West Lothian +1 3 £375 +80.72% 5
Stirling -9 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 2
Ayrshire - - - -
Degree
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Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 63 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 50 (25.25%) Windows
3 46 (23.23%) Finance
3 46 (23.23%) SQL
4 40 (20.20%) Microsoft
5 37 (18.69%) Project Management
6 32 (16.16%) Java
7 30 (15.15%) .NET
8 29 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 24 (12.12%) Linux
11 22 (11.11%) UNIX
11 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
12 21 (10.61%) Oracle
12 21 (10.61%) MS Office
12 21 (10.61%) CSS
13 20 (10.10%) ITIL
13 20 (10.10%) HTML
14 17 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (8.59%) jQuery
15 16 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (8.08%) C#
15 16 (8.08%) Firewall
16 15 (7.58%) VMware
16 15 (7.58%) HP
16 15 (7.58%) Banking
16 15 (7.58%) Mathematics
17 14 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (7.07%) Active Directory
18 13 (6.57%) C++

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (6.57%) CMS
2 9 (4.55%) IIS
3 6 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.02%) SAS
5 3 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.51%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) Node.js
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (10.61%) MS Office
2 12 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.51%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.51%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.03%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.51%) Maximo
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.08%) Firewall
2 12 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.05%) VPN
4 9 (4.55%) DNS
5 5 (2.53%) LDAP
6 4 (2.02%) X.500
6 4 (2.02%) Wireless
6 4 (2.02%) SAN
6 4 (2.02%) DHCP
7 3 (1.52%) ATM
7 3 (1.52%) VoIP
7 3 (1.52%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.01%) NAS
8 2 (1.01%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.01%) H.323
8 2 (1.01%) Internet
8 2 (1.01%) SNMP
8 2 (1.01%) SSL
9 1 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.53%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.53%) Big Data
5 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.51%) DecisionStream
8 1 (0.51%) DB2
8 1 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (4.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (3.54%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.03%) JUnit
4 5 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.02%) Maven
5 4 (2.02%) Subversion
6 3 (1.52%) MSI
6 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.52%) Hudson
7 2 (1.01%) Selenium
7 2 (1.01%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.01%) AdminStudio
7 2 (1.01%) PVCS
7 2 (1.01%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.51%) Toad
8 1 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 46 (23.23%) Finance
2 15 (7.58%) Banking
3 6 (3.03%) Retail
3 6 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.53%) Publishing
4 5 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.02%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.02%) Back Office
5 4 (2.02%) Electronics
5 4 (2.02%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.52%) Legal
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (24.24%) Developer
2 38 (19.19%) Analyst
3 18 (9.09%) Consultant
4 13 (6.57%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.05%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.05%) Software Engineer
6 10 (5.05%) Web Developer
7 9 (4.55%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.04%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.54%) Tester
9 7 (3.54%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (3.54%) Data Consultant
9 7 (3.54%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (3.03%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.03%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.03%) Junior
11 5 (2.53%) Graduate
11 5 (2.53%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.53%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.15%) .NET
2 21 (10.61%) CSS
3 20 (10.10%) HTML
4 17 (8.59%) jQuery
5 12 (6.06%) HTML5
6 11 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 10 (5.05%) Web Services
8 7 (3.54%) CSS3
9 6 (3.03%) Java EE
9 6 (3.03%) JSP
9 6 (3.03%) XHTML
10 5 (2.53%) XSLT
10 5 (2.53%) WinForms
10 5 (2.53%) Application Packaging
11 4 (2.02%) MooTools
11 4 (2.02%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.02%) Spring
12 3 (1.52%) J2EE
12 3 (1.52%) Classic ASP
12 3 (1.52%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 63 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 29 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.58%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.56%) Statistics
5 6 (3.03%) CMDB
6 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.53%) Physics
7 4 (2.02%) SCADA
7 4 (2.02%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.02%) GIS
7 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.52%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.52%) Derivative
8 3 (1.52%) iPad
9 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.25%) Windows
2 24 (12.12%) Linux
3 22 (11.11%) UNIX
4 9 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.53%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.52%) Android
7 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.69%) Project Management
2 20 (10.10%) ITIL
3 16 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.06%) Content Management
4 12 (6.06%) Validation
4 12 (6.06%) Change Management
4 12 (6.06%) OO
5 11 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 11 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 10 (5.05%) Multithreading
6 10 (5.05%) Information Security
7 9 (4.55%) Six Sigma
8 8 (4.04%) Product Management
8 8 (4.04%) Data Mapping
8 8 (4.04%) Test Automation
8 8 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (4.04%) Business Analysis
8 8 (4.04%) Software Testing
8 8 (4.04%) Data Analysis
9 7 (3.54%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.23%) SQL
2 32 (16.16%) Java
3 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.08%) C#
5 13 (6.57%) C++
6 12 (6.06%) Perl
7 9 (4.55%) VBA
7 9 (4.55%) VBScript
7 9 (4.55%) VB
8 6 (3.03%) PHP
8 6 (3.03%) Python
9 5 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.02%) C
11 2 (1.01%) REXX
11 2 (1.01%) Tcl
12 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.05%) HND
4 8 (4.04%) CISSP
4 8 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.54%) PMP
5 7 (3.54%) ISEB
6 6 (3.03%) HNC
6 6 (3.03%) MCP
6 6 (3.03%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.53%) MCSE
7 5 (2.53%) MCTS
8 4 (2.02%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.02%) CCNA
8 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.52%) MCSA
9 3 (1.52%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.03%) QA
1 6 (3.03%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) EMIR
2 3 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.52%) GAMP
3 2 (1.01%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.03%) Firmware
3 4 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.01%) vSphere
4 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (5.56%) SCCM
2 5 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.52%) SCOM
5 2 (1.01%) WSUS
5 2 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.01%) OpenView
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.61%) Oracle
3 15 (7.58%) VMware
3 15 (7.58%) HP
4 6 (3.03%) Twitter
4 6 (3.03%) Cisco
5 5 (2.53%) IBM
5 5 (2.53%) Adobe
6 4 (2.02%) TSYS
7 3 (1.52%) Cognos
7 3 (1.52%) BMC
7 3 (1.52%) CA
7 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.52%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.01%) Altiris
8 2 (1.01%) Symantec
8 2 (1.01%) SolidWorks
8 2 (1.01%) SAP
8 2 (1.01%) Sybase
8 2 (1.01%) NetApp
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