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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 37 45 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing Degree 110 71 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.11% 3.14% 5.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.40% 20.17% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 31 58
Average daily rate
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£347 £351 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.16% -7.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.17% -27.69%
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
470 352 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.55% 15.56% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 146 174
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.86 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.57% -0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.73 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +27 51 £375 +20.96% 42
Glasgow -2 23 £266 -11.25% 38
Renfrewshire -2 15 £347 -36.82% 2
Stirling - 4 £400 -
West Lothian +7 3 - - 1
Dundee +4 3 £210 - 4
Aberdeen +1 2 - - 2
Fife -1 2 £200 - 1
Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Angus - - - -
Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
Degree
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Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 84 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 51 (23.61%) Windows
3 41 (18.98%) Linux
4 40 (18.52%) SQL
5 36 (16.67%) Finance
6 35 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (15.74%) Java
8 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (14.81%) HTML
9 32 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 31 (14.35%) JavaScript
10 31 (14.35%) MS Excel
11 27 (12.50%) .NET
12 25 (11.57%) SQL Server
12 25 (11.57%) CSS
12 25 (11.57%) Project Management
13 23 (10.65%) ITIL
14 22 (10.19%) MS Office
15 20 (9.26%) Perl
15 20 (9.26%) UNIX
16 19 (8.80%) Validation
16 19 (8.80%) Banking
16 19 (8.80%) jQuery
17 17 (7.87%) HTML5
18 16 (7.41%) Time Management
18 16 (7.41%) Python
19 15 (6.94%) PHP
19 15 (6.94%) Active Directory
19 15 (6.94%) Security Cleared
19 15 (6.94%) CSS3

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (3.24%) CMS
2 6 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.39%) IIS
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.93%) Drupal
4 2 (0.93%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.46%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.46%) WordPress
5 1 (0.46%) nginx
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 22 (10.19%) MS Office
3 10 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.39%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.93%) MS Project
7 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.46%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.46%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.46%) InDesign
7 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.46%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Tridion
2 1 (0.46%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.56%) SAN
2 10 (4.63%) Firewall
3 8 (3.70%) NAS
3 8 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.24%) Internet
4 7 (3.24%) IPsec
5 6 (2.78%) VPN
6 5 (2.31%) ATM
7 2 (0.93%) VoIP
8 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.46%) SSL
8 1 (0.46%) WAN
8 1 (0.46%) DNS
8 1 (0.46%) DHCP
8 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.46%) HTTP
8 1 (0.46%) SNMP
8 1 (0.46%) LAN
8 1 (0.46%) Intranet
8 1 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.02%) Big Data
3 11 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.85%) MySQL
7 3 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.93%) IDOL
8 2 (0.93%) MS Access
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.46%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (3.24%) JUnit
2 6 (2.78%) Ant
3 5 (2.31%) Selenium
4 3 (1.39%) PVCS
5 2 (0.93%) JIRA
5 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.93%) MSI
5 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.46%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.46%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.46%) Xcode
6 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.46%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.46%) Maven
6 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 36 (16.67%) Finance
2 19 (8.80%) Banking
3 5 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (2.31%) Retail
4 4 (1.85%) Electronics
4 4 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.85%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.39%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (29.17%) Developer
2 37 (17.13%) Analyst
3 16 (7.41%) Java Developer
4 15 (6.94%) Consultant
4 15 (6.94%) Front-End Developer
5 12 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 11 (5.09%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.63%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.63%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.17%) Administrator
9 7 (3.24%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.24%) Web Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Data Consultant
10 6 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (2.78%) Architect
11 5 (2.31%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.31%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.31%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.81%) HTML
2 27 (12.50%) .NET
3 25 (11.57%) CSS
4 19 (8.80%) jQuery
5 17 (7.87%) HTML5
6 15 (6.94%) CSS3
7 12 (5.56%) YUI
8 11 (5.09%) Web Services
9 7 (3.24%) J2EE
9 7 (3.24%) XML
9 7 (3.24%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.78%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.39%) Cocoa
11 3 (1.39%) Core Animation
11 3 (1.39%) Cocoa Touch
11 3 (1.39%) Ajax
11 3 (1.39%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.93%) WCF
12 2 (0.93%) Java EE
12 2 (0.93%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 84 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 35 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.17%) Clustering
4 6 (2.78%) Statistics
4 6 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.39%) Open Source
7 3 (1.39%) Animation
7 3 (1.39%) SCADA
8 2 (0.93%) CMDB
8 2 (0.93%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.93%) Replication
8 2 (0.93%) NHS
8 2 (0.93%) User Experience
9 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.46%) PMI
9 1 (0.46%) GIS
9 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.61%) Windows
2 41 (18.98%) Linux
3 20 (9.26%) UNIX
4 12 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.24%) Solaris
6 4 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.39%) Android
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (11.57%) Project Management
3 23 (10.65%) ITIL
4 19 (8.80%) Validation
5 16 (7.41%) Time Management
6 13 (6.02%) Security Testing
7 12 (5.56%) Product Management
7 12 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 12 (5.56%) Change Management
8 11 (5.09%) Information Security
9 10 (4.63%) Software Engineering
9 10 (4.63%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.17%) Six Sigma
10 9 (4.17%) Web Development
11 8 (3.70%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.70%) Investment Management
11 8 (3.70%) Multithreading
11 8 (3.70%) Software Distribution
12 7 (3.24%) Data Modelling
12 7 (3.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.52%) SQL
2 34 (15.74%) Java
3 31 (14.35%) JavaScript
4 20 (9.26%) Perl
5 16 (7.41%) Python
6 15 (6.94%) PHP
7 14 (6.48%) C++
8 10 (4.63%) C#
8 10 (4.63%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.78%) VB
10 5 (2.31%) VBScript
10 5 (2.31%) C
10 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.85%) VBA
12 3 (1.39%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.93%) Ruby
13 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.46%) REXX
Qualifications
1 15 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.70%) Sun Certification
4 7 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.31%) PMP
5 5 (2.31%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.31%) CISSP
5 5 (2.31%) HND
6 4 (1.85%) MCTS
6 4 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.39%) CCNA
7 3 (1.39%) ISEB
7 3 (1.39%) MCSE
7 3 (1.39%) IIBA
7 3 (1.39%) MCITP
8 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.93%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.93%) CISM
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) QA
2 4 (1.85%) SLA
3 3 (1.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.39%) GAMP
4 2 (0.93%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.93%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.85%) Firmware
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (4.17%) Tivoli
3 7 (3.24%) Netcool
3 7 (3.24%) SCCM
4 4 (1.85%) SCOM
5 3 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.56%) Oracle
2 12 (5.56%) VMware
3 9 (4.17%) Citrix
4 8 (3.70%) Sun
5 7 (3.24%) HP
5 7 (3.24%) Veritas
6 5 (2.31%) IBM
7 4 (1.85%) Cisco
8 3 (1.39%) SolidWorks
8 3 (1.39%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.93%) Altiris
9 2 (0.93%) SAP
9 2 (0.93%) BMC
9 2 (0.93%) CA
9 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.93%) Adobe
10 1 (0.46%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.46%) Dell
10 1 (0.46%) EMC
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