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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 47 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Degree 126 116 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.73% 3.58% 4.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.74% 12.54% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 81 54
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£375 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 8
Average hourly rate £40.13 £20.50 £13.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.73% +56.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £10.10 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £30.90 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.53 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% +39.68%
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
989 925 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.24% 28.54% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 593 359
Average daily rate £395 £393 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.63% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 37 55
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +79.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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
Gloucestershire +10 38 £375 -6.25% 32
Wiltshire +17 37 £395 -15.05% 33
Bristol -12 20 £375 -1.63% 37
Dorset -1 8 £363 +162.68% 10
Devon -14 8 £300 -24.05% 6
Somerset +7 6 £275 -38.88% 14
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 52 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (21.63%) Computer Science
3 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 37 (17.79%) Finance
5 35 (16.83%) SQL
6 33 (15.87%) C#
6 33 (15.87%) Windows
7 32 (15.38%) C++
7 32 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 29 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 25 (12.02%) Mathematics
10 25 (12.02%) JavaScript
11 24 (11.54%) MS Excel
11 24 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 24 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (11.06%) DV Cleared
13 22 (10.58%) Python
13 22 (10.58%) HTML
14 21 (10.10%) PRINCE2
15 19 (9.13%) Project Management
15 19 (9.13%) Firewall
15 19 (9.13%) QA
16 18 (8.65%) ITIL
16 18 (8.65%) Cisco
17 17 (8.17%) .NET
17 17 (8.17%) Validation
17 17 (8.17%) Selenium
18 16 (7.69%) Java
19 15 (7.21%) ASP.NET

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (2.40%) JBoss
1 5 (2.40%) Apache
1 5 (2.40%) SAS
2 4 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.44%) Node.js
3 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.96%) IIS
4 2 (0.96%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.48%) Drupal
5 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.48%) Confluence
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.48%) CICS
5 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 24 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.81%) MS Office
4 9 (4.33%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.96%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.48%) SPSS
7 1 (0.48%) Simulink
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.13%) Firewall
2 13 (6.25%) Network Security
3 9 (4.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.37%) VPN
4 7 (3.37%) MPLS
4 7 (3.37%) OSPF
4 7 (3.37%) BGP
4 7 (3.37%) LAN
4 7 (3.37%) Wireless
4 7 (3.37%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (2.88%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (2.88%) Junos
5 6 (2.88%) IPsec
5 6 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (2.88%) DHCP
5 6 (2.88%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.40%) RIP
6 5 (2.40%) SNMP
6 5 (2.40%) SAN
6 5 (2.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.33%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.40%) Big Data
6 5 (2.40%) BusinessObjects XI
6 5 (2.40%) MS Access
7 4 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.96%) MySQL
10 1 (0.48%) DB2
10 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (8.17%) Selenium
2 13 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (5.29%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.81%) WebDriver
4 10 (4.81%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.33%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.37%) LoadRunner
6 7 (3.37%) JMeter
6 7 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.37%) JBehave
6 7 (3.37%) SpecFlow
7 5 (2.40%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (1.92%) Hudson
8 4 (1.92%) JIRA
9 3 (1.44%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.44%) MSTest
9 3 (1.44%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.44%) NUnit
9 3 (1.44%) Selenium IDE
General
1 37 (17.79%) Finance
2 14 (6.73%) Military
3 11 (5.29%) Electronics
4 8 (3.85%) Marketing
5 5 (2.40%) Banking
5 5 (2.40%) Retail
5 5 (2.40%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.44%) Avionics
8 2 (0.96%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (21.63%) Analyst
2 26 (12.50%) Developer
3 18 (8.65%) Project Manager
4 17 (8.17%) Architect
4 17 (8.17%) Software Engineer
5 11 (5.29%) Administrator
5 11 (5.29%) Business Analyst
6 8 (3.85%) QA Analyst
7 7 (3.37%) Designer
7 7 (3.37%) Desktop Support
7 7 (3.37%) Test Manager
7 7 (3.37%) Data Analyst
8 6 (2.88%) Security Analyst
8 6 (2.88%) Systems Architect
8 6 (2.88%) Security Architect
8 6 (2.88%) Test Analyst
8 6 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (2.88%) Network Engineer
8 6 (2.88%) Consultant
8 6 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.58%) HTML
2 17 (8.17%) .NET
3 15 (7.21%) ASP.NET
4 13 (6.25%) XML
5 9 (4.33%) CSS
6 7 (3.37%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.37%) WCF
6 7 (3.37%) WPF
7 6 (2.88%) jQuery
8 5 (2.40%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.40%) Spring
8 5 (2.40%) HTML5
8 5 (2.40%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.92%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.44%) Web Services
10 3 (1.44%) JSON
10 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.44%) REST
10 3 (1.44%) SOAP
10 3 (1.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.63%) Computer Science
2 25 (12.02%) Mathematics
3 24 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.85%) User Experience
4 8 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) DTV
6 5 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.40%) Statistics
6 5 (2.40%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.92%) Economics
7 4 (1.92%) GIS
8 3 (1.44%) PMI
8 3 (1.44%) NHS
8 3 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.44%) Wiki
8 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.44%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.87%) Windows
2 14 (6.73%) UNIX
3 11 (5.29%) Linux
4 10 (4.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.44%) Android
6 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 21 (10.10%) PRINCE2
4 19 (9.13%) Project Management
5 18 (8.65%) ITIL
6 17 (8.17%) Validation
7 13 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.77%) UML
8 12 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.77%) Web Development
9 11 (5.29%) SIEM
9 11 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (5.29%) SDLC
10 10 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (4.81%) Scrum
10 10 (4.81%) TDD
11 9 (4.33%) Web Design
11 9 (4.33%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.33%) MVVM
12 8 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.83%) SQL
2 33 (15.87%) C#
3 32 (15.38%) C++
4 25 (12.02%) JavaScript
5 22 (10.58%) Python
6 16 (7.69%) Java
7 13 (6.25%) C
8 8 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.37%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.88%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.92%) Ruby
11 4 (1.92%) Perl
12 3 (1.44%) VB
12 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.96%) VBScript
14 1 (0.48%) PHP
14 1 (0.48%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.06%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.29%) HNC
4 11 (5.29%) ISEB
5 10 (4.81%) HND
6 8 (3.85%) CISSP
6 8 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.85%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (2.40%) CCNP
9 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.92%) CCIE
11 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.44%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.44%) MCSE
12 2 (0.96%) MCSA
12 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.13%) QA
2 4 (1.92%) SLA
3 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.44%) Basel II
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.96%) COREP
4 2 (0.96%) FINREP
5 1 (0.48%) BS7799
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.48%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.48%) DO-254
5 1 (0.48%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.48%) ARP4761
5 1 (0.48%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.40%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.96%) Firmware
6 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Data Guard
1 3 (1.44%) Puppet
1 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.96%) SCOM
3 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 32 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.65%) Cisco
3 14 (6.73%) Oracle
3 14 (6.73%) Juniper
4 8 (3.85%) McAfee
5 7 (3.37%) Intel
6 6 (2.88%) VMware
6 6 (2.88%) Teradata
6 6 (2.88%) Blue Coat
6 6 (2.88%) IronPort
6 6 (2.88%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.40%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.40%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.40%) F5
8 4 (1.92%) Sourcefire
8 4 (1.92%) ESRI
8 4 (1.92%) Remedy
8 4 (1.92%) SAP
8 4 (1.92%) IBM
9 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per annum + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - £450 P/D
Posted: 20 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago