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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 39 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Degree 112 104 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.02% 4.17% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.86% 26.80% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 35
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £283 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £10.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.75 £29.25 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -23.80%
Degree
UK

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
564 388 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.24% 15.55% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 203 132
Average daily rate £346 £353 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.95 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 38 £250 -16.58% 18
Edinburgh -9 30 £345 -13.75% 43
Highlands - 9 £135 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £350 -
West Lothian +2 6 £375 -9.14% 1
Aberdeen -12 6 £310 -11.42% 7
Dundee +7 3 - -
Fife - 2 - - 3
Stirling -11 1 £500 +25.00%
Inverclyde - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Grampian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Ayrshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (28.29%) Computer Science
2 56 (27.32%) SQL
3 44 (21.46%) Finance
4 43 (20.98%) Windows
5 42 (20.49%) Microsoft
5 42 (20.49%) Project Management
6 33 (16.10%) .NET
7 30 (14.63%) SQL Server
8 24 (11.71%) Java
9 21 (10.24%) JavaScript
9 21 (10.24%) ITIL
9 21 (10.24%) CSS
10 20 (9.76%) Oracle
10 20 (9.76%) MS Office
11 18 (8.78%) C#
11 18 (8.78%) Linux
11 18 (8.78%) UNIX
12 17 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (8.29%) Change Management
13 16 (7.80%) HP
13 16 (7.80%) HTML
13 16 (7.80%) jQuery
14 15 (7.32%) Firewall
15 14 (6.83%) VMware
15 14 (6.83%) ASP.NET
15 14 (6.83%) PRINCE2
15 14 (6.83%) Web Services
15 14 (6.83%) Active Directory
15 14 (6.83%) Security Cleared
15 14 (6.83%) Banking

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (6.34%) CMS
2 12 (5.85%) IIS
3 6 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.95%) SAS
5 3 (1.46%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.49%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.49%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.49%) Apache
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (9.76%) MS Office
2 9 (4.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.49%) InDesign
5 1 (0.49%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle 11i
1 6 (2.93%) Agresso
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.49%) Maximo
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.49%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.32%) Firewall
2 13 (6.34%) DNS
3 9 (4.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.90%) VPN
5 7 (3.41%) DHCP
6 6 (2.93%) WAN
6 6 (2.93%) SAN
7 5 (2.44%) Wireless
7 5 (2.44%) LDAP
8 4 (1.95%) LAN
8 4 (1.95%) X.500
9 3 (1.46%) Network Security
9 3 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.46%) VoIP
9 3 (1.46%) SSL
9 3 (1.46%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.98%) SNMP
10 2 (0.98%) H.323
10 2 (0.98%) Intranet
10 2 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.95%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.98%) QlikView
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.49%) DecisionStream
8 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.49%) MS Access
8 1 (0.49%) MySQL
8 1 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (3.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (3.41%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.93%) JUnit
4 5 (2.44%) Subversion
4 5 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.95%) Hudson
5 4 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.95%) Maven
6 2 (0.98%) NCrunch
6 2 (0.98%) MSI
7 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.49%) JIRA
7 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.49%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.49%) ERwin
7 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.49%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.49%) Toad
7 1 (0.49%) Trac
General
1 44 (21.46%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Banking
3 7 (3.41%) Publishing
4 6 (2.93%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.93%) Retail
4 6 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.44%) Electronics
6 4 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.95%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.95%) Back Office
6 4 (1.95%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.98%) Front Office
8 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.49%) Billing
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (22.44%) Developer
2 40 (19.51%) Analyst
3 16 (7.80%) Consultant
4 14 (6.83%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.37%) Java Developer
6 10 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 9 (4.39%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.39%) Tester
7 9 (4.39%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.90%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.90%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.41%) Junior
10 6 (2.93%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.93%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.44%) Designer
11 5 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (2.44%) Technical Test Analyst
11 5 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.44%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.44%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.10%) .NET
2 21 (10.24%) CSS
3 16 (7.80%) HTML
3 16 (7.80%) jQuery
4 14 (6.83%) ASP.NET
4 14 (6.83%) Web Services
5 11 (5.37%) HTML5
6 6 (2.93%) CSS3
6 6 (2.93%) XHTML
6 6 (2.93%) JSP
7 5 (2.44%) Java EE
7 5 (2.44%) WinForms
7 5 (2.44%) XSLT
8 4 (1.95%) J2EE
8 4 (1.95%) EDI
8 4 (1.95%) Spring
8 4 (1.95%) Application Packaging
8 4 (1.95%) MooTools
9 3 (1.46%) Ext JS
9 3 (1.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (28.29%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.34%) Mathematics
3 9 (4.39%) Statistics
4 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.93%) Firmware
6 5 (2.44%) CMDB
6 5 (2.44%) Physics
7 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.95%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.95%) Derivative
7 4 (1.95%) SCADA
7 4 (1.95%) Mechatronics
8 3 (1.46%) iPad
8 3 (1.46%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.46%) GIS
8 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.98%) PMI
9 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.98%) Windows
2 18 (8.78%) Linux
2 18 (8.78%) UNIX
3 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.93%) Windows XP
4 6 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.93%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.46%) Android
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.98%) AIX
6 2 (0.98%) HPUX
6 2 (0.98%) Solaris
6 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.49%) Project Management
2 21 (10.24%) ITIL
3 17 (8.29%) Change Management
4 14 (6.83%) PRINCE2
5 13 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (5.85%) Six Sigma
6 12 (5.85%) OO
6 12 (5.85%) Software Engineering
7 11 (5.37%) Content Management
7 11 (5.37%) Business Analysis
7 11 (5.37%) Validation
8 9 (4.39%) Test Scripting
8 9 (4.39%) Software Testing
8 9 (4.39%) Data Analysis
9 8 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.90%) ITSM
9 8 (3.90%) Service Management
9 8 (3.90%) Multithreading
10 7 (3.41%) Web Development
10 7 (3.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 56 (27.32%) SQL
2 24 (11.71%) Java
3 21 (10.24%) JavaScript
4 18 (8.78%) C#
5 11 (5.37%) VBA
6 9 (4.39%) C++
7 7 (3.41%) VBScript
8 6 (2.93%) VB
8 6 (2.93%) C
9 4 (1.95%) Perl
9 4 (1.95%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.98%) Python
11 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.49%) X++
12 1 (0.49%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.49%) REXX
12 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.37%) HND
5 8 (3.90%) ISEB
6 7 (3.41%) CISSP
6 7 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.41%) PMP
6 7 (3.41%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.93%) MCSE
7 6 (2.93%) HNC
7 6 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.44%) CCNA
8 5 (2.44%) MCP
9 4 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.95%) MCTS
9 4 (1.95%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.46%) GIAC
10 3 (1.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) QA
2 7 (3.41%) SLA
3 3 (1.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.46%) GAMP
3 3 (1.46%) EMIR
3 3 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.95%) vSphere
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.98%) KVM
5 2 (0.98%) RHEV
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
6 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (4.88%) SCCM
2 4 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.98%) OpenView
3 2 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
4 1 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 42 (20.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.76%) Oracle
3 16 (7.80%) HP
4 14 (6.83%) VMware
5 6 (2.93%) Twitter
5 6 (2.93%) Cisco
5 6 (2.93%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.44%) Adobe
7 4 (1.95%) TSYS
7 4 (1.95%) Citrix
8 3 (1.46%) Cognos
8 3 (1.46%) Sybase
9 2 (0.98%) JBoss
9 2 (0.98%) SAP
9 2 (0.98%) IBM
9 2 (0.98%) Calypso
9 2 (0.98%) EMC
9 2 (0.98%) BMC
9 2 (0.98%) CA
9 2 (0.98%) NetApp
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