The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 40 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Degree 128 105 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.81% 4.40% 5.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.20% 15.46% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 49 68
Average daily rate £380 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.50% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.00%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1049 679 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.22% 28.45% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 374 583
Average daily rate £360 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 42 94
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Degree
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 45 £413 +26.92% 78
Wiltshire -14 31 £375 +56.25% 47
Somerset +6 18 £331 +32.50% 30
Devon -4 11 £275 -21.42% 6
Dorset -8 10 £315 +14.54% 28
Gloucestershire -11 8 £300 -22.48% 47
Cornwall - - - - 6
Avon - - - - 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 58 (24.79%) Finance
2 57 (24.36%) Security Cleared
3 37 (15.81%) SC Cleared
4 35 (14.96%) Software Engineering
5 32 (13.68%) Computer Science
6 30 (12.82%) Project Management
7 28 (11.97%) Telecoms
8 25 (10.68%) JavaScript
9 24 (10.26%) HTML
9 24 (10.26%) CSS
10 23 (9.83%) MATLAB
11 22 (9.40%) Linux
12 21 (8.97%) PRINCE2
12 21 (8.97%) Java
12 21 (8.97%) Management Information System
12 21 (8.97%) Marketing
12 21 (8.97%) Logistics
13 20 (8.55%) Data Analysis
13 20 (8.55%) SQL
14 19 (8.12%) C++
14 19 (8.12%) IBM
14 19 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (7.69%) DV Cleared
15 18 (7.69%) Web Services
15 18 (7.69%) ITIL
15 18 (7.69%) UML
15 18 (7.69%) OOP
16 17 (7.26%) Supply Chain Management
16 17 (7.26%) Supplier Management
16 17 (7.26%) Matrix Management

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (3.85%) SAS
2 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.28%) Drupal
4 2 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
Applications
1 12 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.42%) MS Office
3 4 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.85%) Simulink
5 2 (0.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.85%) MS Project
6 1 (0.43%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.43%) SPSS
6 1 (0.43%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) WebTrends
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.28%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.85%) Summit
3 1 (0.43%) Agresso
3 1 (0.43%) Maximo
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.71%) Trello
1 4 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.71%) SaaS
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.27%) LTE
1 10 (4.27%) Internet
2 7 (2.99%) GSM
2 7 (2.99%) WCDMA
2 7 (2.99%) UMTS
3 6 (2.56%) GPRS
3 6 (2.56%) SMS
4 4 (1.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.28%) SAN
6 2 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.85%) OpenFlow
6 2 (0.85%) Firewall
6 2 (0.85%) DVB
6 2 (0.85%) RFID
6 2 (0.85%) HTTP
6 2 (0.85%) DNS
6 2 (0.85%) LAN
6 2 (0.85%) DHCP
6 2 (0.85%) 3G
7 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.85%) MySQL
3 8 (3.42%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.14%) Base SAS
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.71%) Big Data
6 3 (1.28%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.28%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.85%) MS Access
8 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.56%) Subversion
2 6 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.14%) PhoneGap
4 4 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.71%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.28%) JUnit
5 3 (1.28%) Selenium
6 2 (0.85%) JBehave
6 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.85%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.85%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.43%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 58 (24.79%) Finance
2 28 (11.97%) Telecoms
3 21 (8.97%) Marketing
4 14 (5.98%) Military
5 12 (5.13%) Electronics
6 9 (3.85%) Legal
7 7 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.99%) Retail
8 5 (2.14%) Banking
9 4 (1.71%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.28%) Law
10 3 (1.28%) Publishing
11 2 (0.85%) Avionics
12 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.43%) Automotive
12 1 (0.43%) Advertising
12 1 (0.43%) Games
12 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (19.23%) Developer
2 41 (17.52%) Analyst
3 33 (14.10%) Architect
4 19 (8.12%) Software Engineer
5 13 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 13 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.13%) Consultant
6 12 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 11 (4.70%) Web Developer
8 9 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (2.99%) Design Engineer
9 7 (2.99%) .NET Developer
9 7 (2.99%) PHP Developer
10 6 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.56%) Java Developer
10 6 (2.56%) Business Architect
11 5 (2.14%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.14%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.14%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.26%) HTML
1 24 (10.26%) CSS
2 18 (7.69%) Web Services
3 17 (7.26%) jQuery
4 16 (6.84%) .NET
5 13 (5.56%) HTML5
6 9 (3.85%) XML
7 8 (3.42%) CSS3
7 8 (3.42%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.56%) REST
9 6 (2.56%) Sass
9 6 (2.56%) LESS
10 5 (2.14%) JSP
10 5 (2.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (2.14%) Ext JS
10 5 (2.14%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.71%) Dojo
11 4 (1.71%) RESTful
11 4 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.68%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.97%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.27%) Mathematics
4 7 (2.99%) Physics
5 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.71%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.71%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.71%) Augmented Reality
6 4 (1.71%) iPhone
6 4 (1.71%) iPad
7 3 (1.28%) Biometrics
7 3 (1.28%) Streaming Video
7 3 (1.28%) DTV
7 3 (1.28%) GIS
7 3 (1.28%) Social Media
7 3 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.28%) RIA
7 3 (1.28%) Economics
8 2 (0.85%) IPTV
8 2 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.40%) Linux
2 10 (4.27%) Windows
3 9 (3.85%) UNIX
4 5 (2.14%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.71%) Android
6 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.85%) VMS
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.85%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.43%) AIX
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.96%) Software Engineering
2 30 (12.82%) Project Management
3 21 (8.97%) PRINCE2
3 21 (8.97%) Logistics
4 20 (8.55%) Data Analysis
5 19 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.69%) ITIL
6 18 (7.69%) UML
6 18 (7.69%) OOP
7 17 (7.26%) Supply Chain Management
7 17 (7.26%) Supplier Management
7 17 (7.26%) Matrix Management
8 16 (6.84%) OO
9 14 (5.98%) Business Analysis
9 14 (5.98%) Validation
10 12 (5.13%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.13%) Service Delivery
10 12 (5.13%) Risk Management
11 11 (4.70%) Change Management
11 11 (4.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.68%) JavaScript
2 23 (9.83%) MATLAB
3 21 (8.97%) Java
4 20 (8.55%) SQL
5 19 (8.12%) C++
6 13 (5.56%) Python
7 12 (5.13%) C#
7 12 (5.13%) PHP
8 6 (2.56%) PHP5
9 5 (2.14%) C
10 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.28%) VBA
10 3 (1.28%) XQuery
10 3 (1.28%) Scala
10 3 (1.28%) Ruby
11 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.85%) Fortran
11 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) Ada
12 1 (0.43%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 57 (24.36%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.81%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.56%) ISEB
5 7 (2.99%) HND
5 7 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (2.56%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.71%) PMP
8 3 (1.28%) MCSE
8 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.85%) MBA
9 2 (0.85%) OCP
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.85%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.43%) HNC
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.43%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.41%) QA
2 3 (1.28%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (8.12%) IBM
2 15 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.85%) SAP
4 7 (2.99%) Oracle
5 5 (2.14%) HP
5 5 (2.14%) VMware
5 5 (2.14%) Google
6 4 (1.71%) RedPrairie
6 4 (1.71%) Cisco
7 3 (1.28%) JBoss
7 3 (1.28%) Citrix
7 3 (1.28%) Omniture
8 2 (0.85%) Intalio
8 2 (0.85%) Casewise
8 2 (0.85%) Zend
8 2 (0.85%) Facebook
8 2 (0.85%) Twitter
8 2 (0.85%) AppSense
8 2 (0.85%) Sun
8 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
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