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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 38 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 2580 2493 2611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.48% 4.80% 4.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.35% 27.71% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1409 1326
Average daily rate
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£400 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 101 164
Average hourly rate £31.00 £16.45 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -46.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £10.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £41.00 £45.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.76%

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
11049 8997 10181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.20% 17.31% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6157 5026 5263
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 430 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
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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 -4 2361 £420 -1.17% 1966
London -7 1301 £450 - 771
South East +12 485 £375 +5.63% 365
City of London -3 292 £450 - 247
Berkshire +12 218 £375 -3.22% 58
East of England -19 137 £400 +10.34% 201
Scotland -2 115 £344 -8.33% 60
South West -15 113 £375 -3.84% 160
North West 0 91 £328 +0.76% 159
Hampshire +12 82 £350 -26.31% 74
Reading -1 81 £400 - 17
West Midlands +9 75 £350 +7.69% 106
Surrey +12 54 £325 -16.12% 94
Yorkshire +5 54 £350 +10.23% 121
East Midlands +5 50 £400 +23.07% 58
Buckinghamshire +8 42 £308 -0.80% 26
Glasgow +1 38 £248 -29.16% 19
Milton Keynes +14 36 £353 +41.00% 12
Bristol -6 36 £375 -14.77% 50
West Yorkshire -5 35 £350 +16.66% 78
Hertfordshire -9 35 £270 -22.85% 47
Slough +9 31 £375 - 9
Lancashire -1 30 £475 +46.15% 15
Essex -8 29 £318 -29.44% 15
Edinburgh +1 26 £390 -2.50% 27
Leeds -8 26 £345 +15.00% 53
Cambridgeshire -23 25 £350 +16.66% 131
Warwickshire +3 24 £373 +24.16% 9
Devon -4 24 £370 +5.57% 11
Wales -17 24 £350 -9.67% 24

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1322 (25.57%) Finance
2 1263 (24.43%) Computer Science
3 1111 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
4 958 (18.53%) Project Management
5 939 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
6 886 (17.14%) SQL
7 833 (16.11%) Microsoft
8 784 (15.16%) Java
9 626 (12.11%) HTML
10 590 (11.41%) MS Excel
11 585 (11.32%) JavaScript
12 578 (11.18%) Windows
13 563 (10.89%) Oracle
14 532 (10.29%) Banking
15 526 (10.17%) SQL Server
16 525 (10.15%) ITIL
17 511 (9.88%) .NET
18 494 (9.56%) C#
19 460 (8.90%) PRINCE2
20 433 (8.38%) CSS
21 428 (8.28%) Linux
22 406 (7.85%) MS Office
23 391 (7.56%) OO
24 382 (7.39%) Telecoms
24 382 (7.39%) Management Information System
25 368 (7.12%) UNIX
26 365 (7.06%) Software Engineering
27 343 (6.63%) C++
28 339 (6.56%) Business Analysis
29 332 (6.42%) Web Services

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 256 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 141 (2.73%) CMS
3 113 (2.19%) IIS
4 94 (1.82%) Apache
5 74 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 73 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 70 (1.35%) SAS
8 64 (1.24%) Node.js
9 62 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 49 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 42 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
11 42 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 39 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
13 33 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 28 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (0.54%) Umbraco
15 23 (0.44%) Drupal
16 21 (0.41%) WordPress
16 21 (0.41%) Apache Pig
16 21 (0.41%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 590 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 406 (7.85%) MS Office
3 192 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 162 (3.13%) MS Project
5 133 (2.57%) MS Visio
6 95 (1.84%) Photoshop
7 69 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
8 51 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
9 33 (0.64%) AutoCAD
10 28 (0.54%) SPSS
10 28 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
11 18 (0.35%) Fireworks
12 15 (0.29%) InDesign
13 13 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
13 13 (0.25%) Revit
14 10 (0.19%) InfoPath
15 8 (0.15%) Simulink
16 7 (0.14%) Stata
17 5 (0.097%) CATIA
17 5 (0.097%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 38 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 20 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.31%) Summit
6 16 (0.31%) ResourceLink
7 14 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
7 14 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 13 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 13 (0.25%) WebTrends
8 13 (0.25%) SAP CO
8 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 12 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 12 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
9 12 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
10 11 (0.21%) Magento
10 11 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
11 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 9 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 57 (1.10%) SaaS
2 38 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
4 16 (0.31%) Office 365
5 14 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.21%) GitHub
7 11 (0.21%) IaaS
8 10 (0.19%) PaaS
9 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.077%) Force.com
12 3 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
13 2 (0.039%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.039%) Heroku
14 1 (0.019%) Route 53
14 1 (0.019%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.019%) Taleo
14 1 (0.019%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.019%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 218 (4.22%) Internet
2 160 (3.09%) Firewall
3 117 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 109 (2.11%) DNS
5 99 (1.91%) HTTP
6 93 (1.80%) SAN
7 79 (1.53%) LTE
8 75 (1.45%) 3G
9 71 (1.37%) Wireless
10 70 (1.35%) WAN
11 67 (1.30%) LAN
12 65 (1.26%) Intranet
13 54 (1.04%) LDAP
13 54 (1.04%) DHCP
13 54 (1.04%) VPN
14 47 (0.91%) SSL
15 44 (0.85%) UMTS
16 42 (0.81%) 4G
17 40 (0.77%) GSM
18 38 (0.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 210 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 162 (3.13%) MySQL
4 149 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 127 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 126 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 119 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 109 (2.11%) Big Data
9 107 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 93 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 68 (1.32%) NoSQL
12 62 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 62 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 57 (1.10%) Data Mining
14 54 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 53 (1.03%) MongoDB
16 48 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
17 42 (0.81%) QlikView
17 42 (0.81%) DB2
18 41 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 151 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 123 (2.38%) Subversion
3 103 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 93 (1.80%) JIRA
5 84 (1.62%) Selenium
6 81 (1.57%) JUnit
7 78 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 73 (1.41%) Jenkins
9 59 (1.14%) Cucumber
10 55 (1.06%) Maven
11 45 (0.87%) Axure RP
12 40 (0.77%) Eclipse
13 36 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
14 34 (0.66%) Ant
14 34 (0.66%) TeamCity
15 33 (0.64%) Rational Rose
16 26 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
17 24 (0.46%) Mercurial
18 20 (0.39%) LoadRunner
18 20 (0.39%) NUnit
General
1 1322 (25.57%) Finance
2 532 (10.29%) Banking
3 382 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 306 (5.92%) Marketing
5 264 (5.11%) Investment Banking
6 229 (4.43%) Retail
7 225 (4.35%) Front Office
8 145 (2.80%) Legal
9 121 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 111 (2.15%) Electronics
11 101 (1.95%) Publishing
12 92 (1.78%) Advertising
13 80 (1.55%) Back Office
14 65 (1.26%) Games
15 62 (1.20%) Law
16 56 (1.08%) Billing
17 54 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
18 48 (0.93%) Financial Institution
19 46 (0.89%) French Language
20 35 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1232 (23.83%) Developer
2 1001 (19.36%) Analyst
3 458 (8.86%) Business Analyst
4 365 (7.06%) Project Manager
5 326 (6.31%) Architect
6 252 (4.87%) Consultant
7 235 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 171 (3.31%) Designer
9 132 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
10 129 (2.50%) Software Engineer
11 122 (2.36%) Senior Developer
12 113 (2.19%) C# Developer
13 108 (2.09%) .NET Developer
14 97 (1.88%) Junior
15 92 (1.78%) Web Developer
16 91 (1.76%) Support Analyst
17 87 (1.68%) C++ Developer
18 78 (1.51%) Senior Analyst
19 77 (1.49%) Administrator
20 73 (1.41%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (12.11%) HTML
2 511 (9.88%) .NET
3 433 (8.38%) CSS
4 332 (6.42%) Web Services
5 331 (6.40%) XML
6 241 (4.66%) HTML5
7 238 (4.60%) jQuery
8 218 (4.22%) ASP.NET
9 144 (2.79%) Spring
10 136 (2.63%) CSS3
11 133 (2.57%) J2EE
12 118 (2.28%) REST
13 114 (2.21%) SOAP
14 108 (2.09%) Ajax
15 101 (1.95%) .NET Framework
16 100 (1.93%) Hibernate
17 97 (1.88%) JSON
18 86 (1.66%) WCF
19 79 (1.53%) Middleware
20 78 (1.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1263 (24.43%) Computer Science
2 939 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
3 382 (7.39%) Management Information System
4 326 (6.31%) Mathematics
5 272 (5.26%) User Experience
6 157 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 140 (2.71%) Open Source
8 115 (2.22%) Statistics
9 101 (1.95%) Physics
10 92 (1.78%) Social Media
11 91 (1.76%) Fixed Income
12 89 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 86 (1.66%) PMI
14 80 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
15 76 (1.47%) Data Integration
16 73 (1.41%) Visualisation
17 70 (1.35%) NHS
18 69 (1.33%) Economics
19 67 (1.30%) Derivative
19 67 (1.30%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 578 (11.18%) Windows
2 428 (8.28%) Linux
3 368 (7.12%) UNIX
4 105 (2.03%) Android
5 99 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 91 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 59 (1.14%) Solaris
10 37 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 29 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (0.39%) CentOS
14 19 (0.37%) AIX
15 18 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.29%) HPUX
16 15 (0.29%) Windows 2000
17 14 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1111 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 958 (18.53%) Project Management
3 525 (10.15%) ITIL
4 460 (8.90%) PRINCE2
5 391 (7.56%) OO
6 365 (7.06%) Software Engineering
7 339 (6.56%) Business Analysis
8 323 (6.25%) Scrum
9 316 (6.11%) TDD
10 291 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 259 (5.01%) Change Management
12 254 (4.91%) Analytics
13 233 (4.51%) Data Modelling
14 231 (4.47%) Risk Management
15 229 (4.43%) MVC
16 224 (4.33%) E-Commerce
17 218 (4.22%) UML
18 214 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
19 196 (3.79%) Service Management
20 180 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 886 (17.14%) SQL
2 784 (15.16%) Java
3 585 (11.32%) JavaScript
4 494 (9.56%) C#
5 343 (6.63%) C++
6 247 (4.78%) C
7 212 (4.10%) Python
8 169 (3.27%) PHP
9 158 (3.06%) Perl
10 133 (2.57%) VBA
10 133 (2.57%) Ruby
11 102 (1.97%) PL/SQL
12 86 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 74 (1.43%) T-SQL
14 72 (1.39%) PowerShell
15 71 (1.37%) Scala
16 51 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 47 (0.91%) VB
18 37 (0.72%) VBScript
19 32 (0.62%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 290 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 197 (3.81%) SC Cleared
2 197 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 196 (3.79%) ISEB
4 150 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 111 (2.15%) CISSP
6 97 (1.88%) MCSE
7 86 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 82 (1.59%) PMP
9 80 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
10 68 (1.32%) HND
10 68 (1.32%) CISM
11 60 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 59 (1.14%) ISTQB
12 59 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 58 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 53 (1.03%) CCNP
15 52 (1.01%) CCNA
16 50 (0.97%) PhD
17 43 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (6.23%) QA
2 141 (2.73%) SLA
3 62 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.43%) COBIT
7 20 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.25%) ISO 14001
10 12 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.19%) Basel III
12 9 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.15%) P3O
14 7 (0.14%) CDISC
14 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
15 6 (0.12%) EMIR
16 5 (0.097%) DO-178B
16 5 (0.097%) ISO 9000
17 4 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 4 (0.077%) GAMP
System Software
1 180 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 123 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (0.97%) VMware ESX
4 22 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.43%) vSphere
5 21 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 17 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 13 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.19%) XenApp
9 10 (0.19%) ProxySG
9 10 (0.19%) NFS
10 9 (0.17%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.15%) Squid
11 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.15%) KVM
12 7 (0.14%) qmail
12 7 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (0.74%) SCCM
2 36 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (0.60%) SCOM
4 19 (0.37%) Puppet
5 12 (0.23%) Data Guard
5 12 (0.23%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.17%) Nagios
8 8 (0.15%) WSUS
8 8 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.15%) OpenView
8 8 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (0.15%) Graylog2
9 7 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.14%) Capistrano
10 6 (0.12%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.097%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.097%) Nessus
Vendors
1 833 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 563 (10.89%) Oracle
3 174 (3.37%) SAP
4 172 (3.33%) Cisco
5 166 (3.21%) VMware
6 130 (2.51%) Adobe
7 122 (2.36%) HP
8 109 (2.11%) IBM
9 80 (1.55%) Citrix
10 71 (1.37%) Google
11 60 (1.16%) Red Hat
12 57 (1.10%) Business Objects
13 55 (1.06%) Sybase
14 51 (0.99%) Remedy
15 49 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
16 43 (0.83%) Juniper
17 40 (0.77%) EMC
18 39 (0.75%) BMC
18 39 (0.75%) Tableau
19 37 (0.72%) Cognos
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