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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 43 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 113 95 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.84% 3.61% 4.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.60% 18.59% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 58 49
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£375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £24.25 £17.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.64% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +76.92%
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
500 511 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.01% 19.40% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 248 256
Average daily rate £340 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 14
Average hourly rate £27.44 £18.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.44% +22.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 45 £375 +10.29% 19
Edinburgh +4 34 £388 +38.39% 47
Renfrewshire +8 16 £348 +37.44%
West Lothian +2 8 - - 2
Fife -4 7 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Dundee -3 2 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Orkney Islands - 1 - -
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 79 (34.80%) Finance
2 73 (32.16%) Computer Science
3 49 (21.59%) SQL
4 42 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (18.06%) Project Management
6 40 (17.62%) Windows
7 39 (17.18%) Microsoft
8 31 (13.66%) ITIL
8 31 (13.66%) Banking
9 30 (13.22%) Linux
10 29 (12.78%) HTML
11 28 (12.33%) Security Cleared
12 27 (11.89%) .NET
13 26 (11.45%) Java
13 26 (11.45%) MS Excel
13 26 (11.45%) Active Directory
14 25 (11.01%) SC Cleared
15 24 (10.57%) SQL Server
16 22 (9.69%) PRINCE2
17 21 (9.25%) CSS
17 21 (9.25%) JavaScript
18 20 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (7.93%) Information Security
20 17 (7.49%) XML
20 17 (7.49%) MS Office
20 17 (7.49%) Data Modelling
20 17 (7.49%) Data Analysis
21 16 (7.05%) Business Analysis
22 15 (6.61%) SharePoint
22 15 (6.61%) Oracle

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.08%) CMS
3 6 (2.64%) SAS
3 6 (2.64%) IIS
4 5 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.76%) JBoss
6 3 (1.32%) Lync
7 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.88%) Drupal
7 2 (0.88%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.44%) nginx
8 1 (0.44%) WordPress
8 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.44%) Apache
8 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 26 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.49%) MS Office
3 9 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.08%) MS Project
5 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Maximo
1 2 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.44%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.44%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.76%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.73%) SAN
1 13 (5.73%) Internet
2 10 (4.41%) IPsec
3 9 (3.96%) NAS
4 8 (3.52%) LDAP
5 7 (3.08%) DNS
6 6 (2.64%) Intranet
7 4 (1.76%) Firewall
7 4 (1.76%) DHCP
7 4 (1.76%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (1.32%) Network Security
8 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.32%) VPN
9 2 (0.88%) X.500
9 2 (0.88%) VoIP
9 2 (0.88%) ATM
9 2 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.44%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.32%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.88%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.88%) Sybase IQ
5 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.88%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (0.88%) QlikView
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (0.88%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.08%) JUnit
2 6 (2.64%) Ant
3 5 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.88%) Toad
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.44%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Subversion
6 1 (0.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.44%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.44%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.44%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.44%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.44%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.44%) Xcode
General
1 79 (34.80%) Finance
2 31 (13.66%) Banking
3 9 (3.96%) Retail
3 9 (3.96%) Marketing
4 6 (2.64%) Law
5 5 (2.20%) Publishing
6 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (22.47%) Analyst
2 44 (19.38%) Developer
3 16 (7.05%) Project Manager
4 13 (5.73%) Architect
5 11 (4.85%) Java Developer
6 10 (4.41%) Data Analyst
6 10 (4.41%) Software Developer
7 9 (3.96%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (3.96%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.52%) Consultant
8 8 (3.52%) Administrator
8 8 (3.52%) Information Analyst
9 7 (3.08%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (3.08%) Security Analyst
10 6 (2.64%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.64%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.64%) SAS Analyst
10 6 (2.64%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 5 (2.20%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (2.20%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.78%) HTML
2 27 (11.89%) .NET
3 21 (9.25%) CSS
4 17 (7.49%) XML
5 13 (5.73%) Web Services
6 12 (5.29%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.29%) HTML5
7 11 (4.85%) CSS3
8 10 (4.41%) jQuery
9 8 (3.52%) J2EE
9 8 (3.52%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.20%) YUI
11 4 (1.76%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.76%) JAXB
11 4 (1.76%) DOM
11 4 (1.76%) Ajax
12 3 (1.32%) Cocoa Touch
12 3 (1.32%) Spring
12 3 (1.32%) Core Animation
12 3 (1.32%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 73 (32.16%) Computer Science
2 42 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.29%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.41%) Clustering
4 10 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.64%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.20%) User Experience
7 4 (1.76%) Social Media
7 4 (1.76%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.32%) Economics
8 3 (1.32%) Animation
8 3 (1.32%) Copywriting
8 3 (1.32%) Wiki
8 3 (1.32%) Statistics
8 3 (1.32%) PMI
8 3 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.62%) Windows
2 30 (13.22%) Linux
3 13 (5.73%) UNIX
4 10 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.41%) Solaris
4 10 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.64%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.20%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.76%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.32%) Android
9 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.06%) Project Management
2 31 (13.66%) ITIL
3 22 (9.69%) PRINCE2
4 20 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (7.93%) Information Security
6 17 (7.49%) Data Modelling
6 17 (7.49%) Data Analysis
7 16 (7.05%) Business Analysis
8 15 (6.61%) Time Management
8 15 (6.61%) Mentoring
9 13 (5.73%) Change Management
9 13 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.29%) Web Development
11 11 (4.85%) SDLC
11 11 (4.85%) Content Management
11 11 (4.85%) TOGAF
11 11 (4.85%) OO
11 11 (4.85%) Validation
12 10 (4.41%) Risk Management
12 10 (4.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.59%) SQL
2 26 (11.45%) Java
3 21 (9.25%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.73%) C#
5 9 (3.96%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.64%) VBA
6 6 (2.64%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.64%) C++
6 6 (2.64%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.76%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.76%) Perl
7 4 (1.76%) VBScript
8 3 (1.32%) Python
9 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.88%) VB
9 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.88%) PHP
9 2 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.44%) Ruby
10 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.17%) CISM
4 13 (5.73%) CISSP
4 13 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.41%) PMI Certification
6 9 (3.96%) PMP
7 7 (3.08%) CISMP
7 7 (3.08%) Sun Certification
8 6 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.64%) HND
9 5 (2.20%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.20%) CRISC
9 5 (2.20%) CISA
10 4 (1.76%) ISEB
10 4 (1.76%) MCSE
10 4 (1.76%) MCSA
10 4 (1.76%) MCITP
11 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.64%) QA
3 4 (1.76%) COBIT
4 3 (1.32%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.88%) SLA
6 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.88%) Samba
3 2 (0.88%) NFS
4 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.44%) Squid
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) vSphere
4 1 (0.44%) UAG
4 1 (0.44%) Firmware
4 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (3.08%) Tivoli
3 7 (3.08%) Netcool
4 4 (1.76%) SCCM
5 2 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.44%) SCOM
6 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.44%) Nagios
6 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.61%) Oracle
3 12 (5.29%) HP
4 11 (4.85%) Citrix
5 8 (3.52%) Veritas
6 7 (3.08%) Sun
6 7 (3.08%) VMware
7 6 (2.64%) Cisco
8 5 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.20%) Adobe
9 4 (1.76%) Google
10 3 (1.32%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.32%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.88%) Symantec
11 2 (0.88%) Dell
11 2 (0.88%) EMC
11 2 (0.88%) NetApp
11 2 (0.88%) CommVault
11 2 (0.88%) SAP
11 2 (0.88%) Sybase
Edinburgh
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago