The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 43 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs citing Degree 111 94 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.79% 3.04% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.80% 10.83% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 69
Average daily rate £394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.39 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.39% -5.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £34.25 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Degree
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
941 868 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.12% 28.05% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 501 600
Average daily rate £375 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 35 51
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the South West region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the South West region.

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -4 35 £375 - 40
Wiltshire +11 22 £468 +16.87% 15
Devon +9 16 £425 +112.50% 4
Dorset +6 16 £381 -28.06% 13
Gloucestershire -9 9 £400 -1.53% 18
Somerset +13 3 - - 11
Cornwall +4 1 - -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 66 (27.73%) Computer Science
2 57 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (22.27%) Finance
4 43 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 43 (18.07%) Security Cleared
5 42 (17.65%) SQL
6 41 (17.23%) HTML
7 40 (16.81%) Software Engineering
8 37 (15.55%) Microsoft
9 34 (14.29%) Project Management
9 34 (14.29%) Python
10 33 (13.87%) Java
11 32 (13.45%) CSS
12 31 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (12.18%) SC Cleared
14 28 (11.76%) SQL Server
14 28 (11.76%) C#
14 28 (11.76%) ITIL
15 27 (11.34%) C
15 27 (11.34%) Scrum
16 25 (10.50%) C++
17 24 (10.08%) MS Excel
18 23 (9.66%) PRINCE2
19 22 (9.24%) User Experience
20 21 (8.82%) Cisco
20 21 (8.82%) Telecoms
21 20 (8.40%) JIRA
22 19 (7.98%) Windows
22 19 (7.98%) .NET
23 18 (7.56%) Mentoring

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (5.46%) SAS
2 8 (3.36%) IIS
3 5 (2.10%) CMS
4 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.84%) Apache
5 2 (0.84%) Drupal
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.84%) WordPress
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.04%) MS Office
3 7 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.68%) MS Project
5 3 (1.26%) SPSS
6 2 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.42%) CATIA
7 1 (0.42%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.42%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.10%) IaaS
1 5 (2.10%) SaaS
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.14%) Firewall
2 15 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.04%) LAN
4 11 (4.62%) HbbTV
5 9 (3.78%) Internet
6 8 (3.36%) Network Security
6 8 (3.36%) WAN
7 7 (2.94%) Broadband
8 6 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.52%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (2.10%) MPLS
9 5 (2.10%) Skype
9 5 (2.10%) VPN
9 5 (2.10%) Wireless
10 4 (1.68%) 802.11
10 4 (1.68%) DVB
10 4 (1.68%) EIGRP
10 4 (1.68%) OSPF
10 4 (1.68%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.68%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (2.52%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.52%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.68%) Big Data
5 4 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.68%) MySQL
5 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.84%) QlikView
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.84%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (8.40%) JIRA
2 10 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.20%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.20%) Maven
3 9 (3.78%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.94%) IntelliJ
5 5 (2.10%) Spock
6 4 (1.68%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.68%) Subversion
7 3 (1.26%) JBehave
7 3 (1.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.84%) Ant
8 2 (0.84%) GCC
8 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.42%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.42%) JUnit
9 1 (0.42%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.42%) Zephyr
General
1 53 (22.27%) Finance
2 21 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.46%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.46%) Marketing
4 8 (3.36%) Military
5 7 (2.94%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.94%) Banking
5 7 (2.94%) Billing
5 7 (2.94%) Electronics
6 5 (2.10%) Games
6 5 (2.10%) Retail
7 4 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.26%) Automotive
8 3 (1.26%) Legal
9 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Front Office
10 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (24.37%) Developer
2 36 (15.13%) Analyst
3 20 (8.40%) Architect
4 19 (7.98%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 16 (6.72%) Software Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.46%) Network Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.04%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.62%) JavaScript Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Senior Software Developer
11 9 (3.78%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.78%) Development Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
12 8 (3.36%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.94%) Technical Architect
14 6 (2.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.23%) HTML
2 32 (13.45%) CSS
3 19 (7.98%) .NET
4 14 (5.88%) HTML5
5 13 (5.46%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.04%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.04%) REST
7 9 (3.78%) jQuery
7 9 (3.78%) Web Services
8 7 (2.94%) CSS3
9 6 (2.52%) WCF
10 5 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.10%) Dojo
10 5 (2.10%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.10%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.10%) LESS
10 5 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (2.10%) Spring
11 4 (1.68%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 66 (27.73%) Computer Science
2 31 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.24%) User Experience
4 16 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 15 (6.30%) Mathematics
6 14 (5.88%) Data Centre
7 11 (4.62%) DTV
8 6 (2.52%) Life Science
8 6 (2.52%) NHS
8 6 (2.52%) Statistics
9 5 (2.10%) MPEG
10 4 (1.68%) Economics
10 4 (1.68%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.68%) IPTV
10 4 (1.68%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.26%) Psychology
11 3 (1.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.98%) Windows
2 14 (5.88%) Linux
3 6 (2.52%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.26%) Unix
5 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.81%) Software Engineering
3 34 (14.29%) Project Management
4 28 (11.76%) ITIL
5 27 (11.34%) Scrum
6 23 (9.66%) PRINCE2
7 18 (7.56%) Mentoring
8 17 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 17 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 16 (6.72%) OO
10 14 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 14 (5.88%) Web Development
11 13 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (5.04%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.04%) TDD
13 11 (4.62%) Information Security
14 10 (4.20%) Data Management
14 10 (4.20%) Software Testing
14 10 (4.20%) Time Management
14 10 (4.20%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.07%) JavaScript
2 42 (17.65%) SQL
3 34 (14.29%) Python
4 33 (13.87%) Java
5 28 (11.76%) C#
6 27 (11.34%) C
7 25 (10.50%) C++
8 13 (5.46%) MATLAB
9 11 (4.62%) R
10 10 (4.20%) Ruby
11 8 (3.36%) Objective-C
11 8 (3.36%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.52%) VC++
13 5 (2.10%) Groovy
13 5 (2.10%) PHP
14 4 (1.68%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.84%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.14%) ISEB
4 16 (6.72%) HND
5 10 (4.20%) CCNP
5 10 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.94%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.52%) CISSP
9 5 (2.10%) CBAP
9 5 (2.10%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.10%) SANS
10 4 (1.68%) APMP
10 4 (1.68%) CREST Certified
10 4 (1.68%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.68%) GWAPT
10 4 (1.68%) OSCE
10 4 (1.68%) OSCP
10 4 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.62%) QA
2 5 (2.10%) ISO 14001
2 5 (2.10%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.10%) OIPF
3 3 (1.26%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.26%) DO-160
3 3 (1.26%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.26%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.84%) UCITS
5 1 (0.42%) COSO
5 1 (0.42%) ECSS
5 1 (0.42%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.42%) MISRA
5 1 (0.42%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.42%) RMADS
5 1 (0.42%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.26%) Firmware
3 2 (0.84%) vCloud
3 2 (0.84%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.84%) vSphere
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (1.68%) NetBackup
1 4 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.84%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (0.84%) SCCM
2 2 (0.84%) vMotion
3 1 (0.42%) Nagios
3 1 (0.42%) Nessus
3 1 (0.42%) Nmap
3 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.82%) Cisco
3 8 (3.36%) Apple
4 7 (2.94%) SAP
4 7 (2.94%) VMware
5 6 (2.52%) Oracle
6 5 (2.10%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.10%) HP
6 5 (2.10%) NetApp
7 4 (1.68%) BMC
7 4 (1.68%) Juniper
7 4 (1.68%) NEC
7 4 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.26%) Adobe
8 3 (1.26%) IBM
8 3 (1.26%) Nokia
9 2 (0.84%) Casewise
9 2 (0.84%) EMC
9 2 (0.84%) Sun
10 1 (0.42%) LANDesk
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