The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 37 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 2586 2678 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.63% 4.75% 4.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.95% 24.32% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1407 1501 1196
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 173 145
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +18.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £31.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-0.19% +20.00%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Degree
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree within the UK.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree within the UK.

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Degree
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
England -2 2368 £415 +3.75% 2131
London -3 1218 £450 +5.88% 837
South East -3 511 £388 +3.33% 431
City of London -11 257 £427 -0.23% 239
Berkshire +5 189 £400 +27.49% 101
North West +24 141 £388 +19.23% 156
Scotland +4 126 £350 +13.26% 67
South West -3 108 £378 - 154
East of England -5 95 £375 -3.22% 220
West Midlands -5 91 £358 +10.00% 91
Hampshire -5 87 £390 +11.42% 69
Surrey +2 75 £344 +3.22% 86
Yorkshire +2 75 £400 +28.00% 122
Reading -8 74 £413 +30.95% 45
East Midlands +17 62 £325 -23.52% 83
Oxfordshire +7 57 £500 +33.33% 58
Bristol +6 52 £413 - 56
West Yorkshire -2 50 £423 +32.03% 80
Buckinghamshire +12 49 £388 -9.35% 34
Glasgow +2 49 £375 +21.35% 19
Manchester -2 48 £300 -23.07% 78
Cheshire +31 47 £400 - 46
North East +5 38 £325 +44.44% 28
Tyne and Wear +9 34 £323 +43.55% 24
Edinburgh -7 33 £375 +56.25% 35
Leeds -10 33 £405 +26.56% 52
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 32 £325 +44.44% 18
Nottinghamshire +11 32 £300 -29.41% 21
Milton Keynes -1 32 £394 -9.22% 18
Hertfordshire +24 31 £375 +7.14% 46

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1369 (27.37%) Finance
2 1219 (24.38%) Computer Science
3 1038 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
4 917 (18.34%) SQL
5 860 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
6 842 (16.84%) Project Management
7 786 (15.72%) Microsoft
8 712 (14.24%) Java
9 640 (12.80%) HTML
10 607 (12.14%) ITIL
11 585 (11.70%) MS Excel
12 565 (11.30%) JavaScript
13 549 (10.98%) Banking
14 540 (10.80%) Windows
15 489 (9.78%) Oracle
16 470 (9.40%) CSS
17 456 (9.12%) .NET
18 454 (9.08%) PRINCE2
19 431 (8.62%) SQL Server
19 431 (8.62%) Web Services
20 423 (8.46%) MS Office
21 415 (8.30%) Telecoms
22 411 (8.22%) Linux
23 404 (8.08%) C#
24 383 (7.66%) UNIX
25 382 (7.64%) XML
26 359 (7.18%) Security Cleared
27 337 (6.74%) Scrum
28 327 (6.54%) TDD
29 325 (6.50%) Software Engineering

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 183 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 115 (2.30%) IIS
3 102 (2.04%) SAS
4 88 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 87 (1.74%) CMS
6 85 (1.70%) Apache
7 69 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 69 (1.38%) MS Exchange
8 52 (1.04%) JBoss
9 48 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 46 (0.92%) Adobe CQ
11 37 (0.74%) Node.js
12 36 (0.72%) Lync
13 31 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 30 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 28 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
16 25 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
17 23 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
18 22 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
19 21 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 585 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 423 (8.46%) MS Office
3 238 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 210 (4.20%) MS Project
5 175 (3.50%) MS Visio
6 67 (1.34%) Photoshop
7 47 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 47 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 44 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.40%) SPSS
10 17 (0.34%) InDesign
11 16 (0.32%) Acrobat
12 13 (0.26%) Simulink
13 9 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.18%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.14%) PowerPivot
16 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
17 5 (0.100%) Fireworks
18 4 (0.080%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 38 (0.76%) Google Analytics
2 37 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
6 14 (0.28%) SAP SRM
6 14 (0.28%) Primavera
7 12 (0.24%) Summit
7 12 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.24%) Magento
8 11 (0.22%) Tridion
9 10 (0.20%) WebTrends
10 9 (0.18%) SAP CRM
11 8 (0.16%) Maximo
12 7 (0.14%) SAP HR
12 7 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (0.64%) SaaS
2 32 (0.64%) Office 365
3 25 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.36%) Amazon S3
4 18 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.28%) GitHub
6 12 (0.24%) IaaS
6 12 (0.24%) Heroku
7 11 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.16%) Force.com
8 8 (0.16%) PaaS
8 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.100%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.100%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.100%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.080%) Route 53
11 4 (0.080%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 183 (3.66%) Internet
2 158 (3.16%) Firewall
3 120 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 105 (2.10%) VPN
5 98 (1.96%) Network Security
6 92 (1.84%) LAN
7 89 (1.78%) WAN
7 89 (1.78%) Wireless
8 86 (1.72%) DNS
8 86 (1.72%) HTTP
8 86 (1.72%) SAN
9 71 (1.42%) LDAP
10 70 (1.40%) SSL
11 58 (1.16%) IPsec
12 51 (1.02%) DHCP
13 48 (0.96%) OSPF
14 47 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (0.90%) 3G
15 45 (0.90%) VoIP
16 42 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 208 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
3 185 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 142 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 123 (2.46%) Big Data
6 96 (1.92%) MySQL
7 84 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 83 (1.66%) Hadoop
9 80 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 77 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 75 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 75 (1.50%) MongoDB
12 62 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 60 (1.20%) NoSQL
14 50 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
15 47 (0.94%) Data Mining
16 44 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
17 43 (0.86%) DB2
17 43 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
18 42 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 164 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 136 (2.72%) Visual Studio
3 124 (2.48%) JIRA
4 111 (2.22%) Subversion
5 96 (1.92%) Maven
6 73 (1.46%) Jenkins
7 72 (1.44%) JUnit
8 64 (1.28%) Selenium
9 51 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (1.02%) Cucumber
10 41 (0.82%) Ant
11 40 (0.80%) TeamCity
12 33 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 29 (0.58%) Toad
13 29 (0.58%) Axure RP
14 25 (0.50%) ClearCase
14 25 (0.50%) Xcode
15 23 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
15 23 (0.46%) Hudson
16 21 (0.42%) ClearQuest
General
1 1369 (27.37%) Finance
2 549 (10.98%) Banking
3 415 (8.30%) Telecoms
4 240 (4.80%) Investment Banking
4 240 (4.80%) Marketing
5 182 (3.64%) Front Office
6 180 (3.60%) Retail
7 135 (2.70%) Legal
8 102 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 98 (1.96%) Electronics
10 94 (1.88%) Publishing
11 78 (1.56%) Law
12 66 (1.32%) Games
13 54 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 46 (0.92%) Automotive
14 46 (0.92%) Advertising
15 35 (0.70%) Military
16 33 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
17 32 (0.64%) Back Office
17 32 (0.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1127 (22.54%) Developer
2 938 (18.76%) Analyst
3 406 (8.12%) Project Manager
4 391 (7.82%) Business Analyst
5 319 (6.38%) Architect
6 244 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 185 (3.70%) Consultant
8 170 (3.40%) Senior Developer
9 136 (2.72%) Designer
10 111 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
11 103 (2.06%) Support Analyst
12 99 (1.98%) Software Engineer
13 97 (1.94%) Data Analyst
14 92 (1.84%) Administrator
15 80 (1.60%) Senior Analyst
16 79 (1.58%) Network Engineer
16 79 (1.58%) C# Developer
17 76 (1.52%) .NET Developer
17 76 (1.52%) Junior
18 72 (1.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 640 (12.80%) HTML
2 470 (9.40%) CSS
3 456 (9.12%) .NET
4 431 (8.62%) Web Services
5 382 (7.64%) XML
6 234 (4.68%) HTML5
7 197 (3.94%) jQuery
8 173 (3.46%) ASP.NET
9 161 (3.22%) SOAP
10 147 (2.94%) CSS3
11 142 (2.84%) REST
12 137 (2.74%) Spring
13 132 (2.64%) .NET Framework
14 120 (2.40%) J2EE
15 111 (2.22%) RESTful
16 109 (2.18%) JSON
17 101 (2.02%) AngularJS
18 98 (1.96%) Ajax
18 98 (1.96%) WCF
19 87 (1.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1219 (24.38%) Computer Science
2 860 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
3 288 (5.76%) User Experience
4 286 (5.72%) Management Information System
5 271 (5.42%) Mathematics
6 137 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 126 (2.52%) Open Source
8 114 (2.28%) Statistics
9 102 (2.04%) Derivative
10 83 (1.66%) Physics
11 82 (1.64%) Psychology
12 75 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 71 (1.42%) Fixed Income
14 68 (1.36%) Visualisation
15 65 (1.30%) NHS
16 63 (1.26%) Clustering
16 63 (1.26%) Human Factors
17 61 (1.22%) PMI
18 56 (1.12%) Data Structures
19 54 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 540 (10.80%) Windows
2 411 (8.22%) Linux
3 383 (7.66%) UNIX
4 142 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 137 (2.74%) Android
6 89 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 72 (1.44%) Solaris
9 61 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (0.70%) AIX
12 31 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 29 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 28 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.30%) zOS
16 12 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.22%) CentOS
18 10 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
19 9 (0.18%) Windows NT
20 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1038 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
2 842 (16.84%) Project Management
3 607 (12.14%) ITIL
4 454 (9.08%) PRINCE2
5 337 (6.74%) Scrum
6 327 (6.54%) TDD
7 325 (6.50%) Software Engineering
8 316 (6.32%) OO
9 284 (5.68%) Analytics
10 282 (5.64%) Data Modelling
11 276 (5.52%) Business Analysis
12 265 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 265 (5.30%) Change Management
13 250 (5.00%) Service Management
14 235 (4.70%) Service Delivery
15 206 (4.12%) Risk Management
16 201 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
17 199 (3.98%) CRM
18 195 (3.90%) MVC
19 193 (3.86%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 917 (18.34%) SQL
2 712 (14.24%) Java
3 565 (11.30%) JavaScript
4 404 (8.08%) C#
5 248 (4.96%) C++
6 189 (3.78%) Python
7 172 (3.44%) C
8 144 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 113 (2.26%) VBA
10 112 (2.24%) PHP
11 99 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 90 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 89 (1.78%) Perl
14 86 (1.72%) Ruby
15 66 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 55 (1.10%) VB
16 55 (1.10%) VB.NET
17 43 (0.86%) Objective-C
18 42 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 41 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 359 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 242 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 191 (3.82%) PMI Certification
4 164 (3.28%) PMP
5 152 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 140 (2.80%) ISEB
7 135 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 111 (2.22%) CISSP
9 102 (2.04%) HND
10 75 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 70 (1.40%) CCNP
12 67 (1.34%) MCSE
12 67 (1.34%) ISTQB
13 62 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 61 (1.22%) MCITP
15 59 (1.18%) CCNA
16 57 (1.14%) MBA
16 57 (1.14%) CISM
17 52 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 43 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (5.00%) QA
2 126 (2.52%) SLA
3 56 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (0.72%) COBIT
5 34 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.22%) ISO 14001
8 11 (0.22%) P3O
9 9 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.16%) EMIR
10 8 (0.16%) Basel II
10 8 (0.16%) GxP
11 7 (0.14%) PMBOK
12 6 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.12%) COREP
12 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.12%) COSO
13 5 (0.100%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.100%) Solvency II
System Software
1 214 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 90 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.56%) vSphere
4 26 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.22%) ISA Server
6 11 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.20%) Docker
8 9 (0.18%) XenApp
9 8 (0.16%) XenServer
9 8 (0.16%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.16%) Varnish
9 8 (0.16%) NFS
10 7 (0.14%) Firmware
10 7 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.100%) Samba
12 5 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 43 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (0.76%) Puppet
3 34 (0.68%) SCCM
4 30 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (0.56%) SCOM
6 22 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
7 18 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (0.32%) Netcool
9 14 (0.28%) MOM
9 14 (0.28%) RANCID
10 13 (0.26%) Graylog
10 13 (0.26%) Tivoli
11 11 (0.22%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.18%) SCSM
12 9 (0.18%) WMI
12 9 (0.18%) BladeLogic
13 7 (0.14%) Control-M
14 6 (0.12%) Ansible
14 6 (0.12%) yum
Vendors
1 786 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 489 (9.78%) Oracle
3 211 (4.22%) SAP
4 165 (3.30%) Cisco
5 150 (3.00%) Adobe
6 131 (2.62%) VMware
7 130 (2.60%) HP
8 116 (2.32%) Citrix
9 108 (2.16%) IBM
10 89 (1.78%) Google
11 62 (1.24%) Business Objects
12 60 (1.20%) Juniper
13 56 (1.12%) F5
14 53 (1.06%) CheckPoint
15 50 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 44 (0.88%) Remedy
17 39 (0.78%) Apple
18 37 (0.74%) Red Hat
18 37 (0.74%) Tableau
19 34 (0.68%) ServiceNow
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