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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 41 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 2460 2616 2334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.33% 4.79% 4.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.74% 25.11% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1473 1199
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 118 106
Average hourly rate £29.86 £30.10 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.35 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £68.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.53 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +27.71%

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 2259 £411 +2.86% 2114
London -4 1130 £450 +5.88% 797
South East -3 423 £375 +7.14% 391
City of London -9 275 £463 +6.50% 215
North West -2 129 £400 +23.07% 179
East of England -13 127 £344 -14.06% 240
Berkshire -22 114 £380 +8.57% 96
South West +2 110 £375 +7.14% 154
West Midlands +14 107 £350 - 104
Scotland -11 101 £389 +3.66% 71
Hampshire +16 97 £400 +25.98% 62
Surrey +7 76 £330 +1.53% 90
Yorkshire +12 67 £410 +22.38% 116
North East +24 66 £410 +272.72% 31
Tyne and Wear +25 63 £405 +107.69% 26
Newcastle upon Tyne +23 61 £403 +106.41% 21
East Midlands +12 60 £350 +25.00% 93
Reading -12 50 £445 +27.14% 49
Manchester +3 49 £380 +26.66% 101
Oxfordshire +6 47 £425 +21.42% 35
Buckinghamshire +2 42 £378 +16.15% 33
Hertfordshire -1 42 £338 +22.72% 51
Cambridgeshire -10 38 £344 -9.83% 124
West Yorkshire -13 38 £425 +25.92% 74
Cheshire +9 37 £370 +10.86% 37
Edinburgh -12 32 £375 +1.35% 31
Milton Keynes -4 30 £390 +20.00% 18
Glasgow -9 28 £350 +16.66% 31
Warwickshire +15 27 £429 +22.50% 17
Oxford +2 27 £400 -5.88% 17

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1417 (27.95%) Finance
2 1205 (23.77%) Computer Science
3 1076 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
4 958 (18.90%) SQL
5 938 (18.50%) Project Management
6 926 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
7 851 (16.79%) Microsoft
8 669 (13.20%) Java
9 598 (11.79%) MS Excel
10 576 (11.36%) ITIL
11 574 (11.32%) HTML
12 542 (10.69%) Windows
13 522 (10.30%) SQL Server
14 518 (10.22%) PRINCE2
15 513 (10.12%) Banking
16 509 (10.04%) Oracle
16 509 (10.04%) JavaScript
17 464 (9.15%) .NET
18 458 (9.03%) Linux
19 440 (8.68%) C#
20 422 (8.32%) MS Office
21 405 (7.99%) CSS
22 402 (7.93%) Telecoms
23 398 (7.85%) UNIX
24 368 (7.26%) Web Services
25 365 (7.20%) Security Cleared
26 353 (6.96%) Management Information System
27 343 (6.77%) SDLC
28 321 (6.33%) XML
29 316 (6.23%) Business Analysis

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 232 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 100 (1.97%) IIS
3 96 (1.89%) SAS
4 89 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 82 (1.62%) CMS
6 74 (1.46%) MS Exchange
7 73 (1.44%) Apache
8 67 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 52 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 50 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 48 (0.95%) JBoss
12 36 (0.71%) Node.js
13 32 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
14 30 (0.59%) Lync
15 25 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 22 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (0.37%) ArcGIS
19 18 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 598 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 422 (8.32%) MS Office
3 255 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 201 (3.96%) MS Project
5 184 (3.63%) MS Visio
6 73 (1.44%) Photoshop
7 54 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
8 51 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
9 33 (0.65%) SPSS
10 30 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.28%) Simulink
12 13 (0.26%) InDesign
13 11 (0.22%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
15 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
16 7 (0.14%) Fireworks
16 7 (0.14%) PowerPivot
17 6 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
6 10 (0.20%) WebTrends
7 8 (0.16%) HFM
7 8 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.12%) SAP R/3
9 6 (0.12%) Tridion
9 6 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.12%) Magento
9 6 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (0.91%) Office 365
3 43 (0.85%) SaaS
4 34 (0.67%) Google Analytics
5 25 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
6 19 (0.37%) PaaS
7 18 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.24%) Heroku
13 9 (0.18%) Force.com
13 9 (0.18%) GitHub
13 9 (0.18%) IaaS
14 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
15 6 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
15 6 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
16 5 (0.099%) Google Apps
16 5 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 166 (3.27%) Internet
2 162 (3.20%) Firewall
3 108 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 102 (2.01%) LAN
5 101 (1.99%) VPN
6 99 (1.95%) SAN
7 96 (1.89%) DNS
8 91 (1.79%) Network Security
9 90 (1.78%) WAN
10 87 (1.72%) Wireless
11 70 (1.38%) LDAP
12 69 (1.36%) VoIP
13 60 (1.18%) IPsec
14 58 (1.14%) DHCP
15 57 (1.12%) BGP
16 56 (1.10%) OSPF
17 54 (1.07%) MPLS
18 51 (1.01%) HTTP
19 45 (0.89%) 3G
19 45 (0.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 180 (3.55%) Relational Database
3 177 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 169 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 123 (2.43%) MySQL
6 104 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 100 (1.97%) Big Data
8 98 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 86 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 83 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 77 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 76 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 71 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
14 62 (1.22%) MongoDB
15 55 (1.08%) Data Mining
16 54 (1.07%) Hadoop
17 52 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
18 47 (0.93%) NoSQL
18 47 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 41 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 167 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 122 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 108 (2.13%) JIRA
4 93 (1.83%) Subversion
5 92 (1.81%) Jenkins
6 78 (1.54%) Maven
7 70 (1.38%) Selenium
8 69 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 64 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 55 (1.08%) TeamCity
11 46 (0.91%) JUnit
12 38 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
13 34 (0.67%) Eclipse
14 32 (0.63%) Hudson
15 27 (0.53%) Ant
16 26 (0.51%) WebDriver
17 24 (0.47%) Axure RP
18 22 (0.43%) SpecFlow
18 22 (0.43%) HP UFT
19 20 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1417 (27.95%) Finance
2 513 (10.12%) Banking
3 402 (7.93%) Telecoms
4 268 (5.29%) Marketing
5 223 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 185 (3.65%) Retail
7 160 (3.16%) Front Office
8 158 (3.12%) Legal
9 107 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 90 (1.78%) Law
10 90 (1.78%) Electronics
11 80 (1.58%) Automotive
12 67 (1.32%) Publishing
13 58 (1.14%) Back Office
14 53 (1.05%) Games
15 44 (0.87%) Military
16 43 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
17 42 (0.83%) Financial Institution
18 38 (0.75%) Aerospace
18 38 (0.75%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1043 (20.57%) Developer
2 977 (19.27%) Analyst
3 448 (8.84%) Project Manager
4 365 (7.20%) Business Analyst
5 346 (6.82%) Architect
6 202 (3.98%) Java Developer
7 179 (3.53%) Consultant
8 161 (3.18%) Designer
9 136 (2.68%) Senior Developer
10 123 (2.43%) Software Engineer
11 120 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
12 103 (2.03%) Data Analyst
13 98 (1.93%) Support Analyst
14 97 (1.91%) Network Engineer
15 88 (1.74%) .NET Developer
16 80 (1.58%) C# Developer
17 78 (1.54%) Administrator
18 69 (1.36%) Test Analyst
18 69 (1.36%) UX Designer
19 68 (1.34%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (11.32%) HTML
2 464 (9.15%) .NET
3 405 (7.99%) CSS
4 368 (7.26%) Web Services
5 321 (6.33%) XML
6 202 (3.98%) HTML5
7 201 (3.96%) jQuery
8 181 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 136 (2.68%) SOAP
10 127 (2.50%) .NET Framework
11 125 (2.47%) REST
12 118 (2.33%) J2EE
13 113 (2.23%) Spring
14 106 (2.09%) Middleware
15 105 (2.07%) CSS3
16 90 (1.78%) AngularJS
16 90 (1.78%) JSON
17 87 (1.72%) RESTful
18 74 (1.46%) WCF
19 72 (1.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1205 (23.77%) Computer Science
2 926 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
3 353 (6.96%) Management Information System
4 299 (5.90%) User Experience
5 248 (4.89%) Mathematics
6 171 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 164 (3.23%) Data Centre
8 119 (2.35%) Derivative
9 116 (2.29%) Statistics
10 88 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 84 (1.66%) Physics
12 81 (1.60%) PMI
13 77 (1.52%) Visualisation
14 75 (1.48%) Psychology
15 74 (1.46%) Fixed Income
16 69 (1.36%) NHS
17 65 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
18 62 (1.22%) Equities
19 60 (1.18%) Human Factors
20 58 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 542 (10.69%) Windows
2 458 (9.03%) Linux
3 398 (7.85%) UNIX
4 128 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 120 (2.37%) Android
6 88 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 81 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (1.44%) Solaris
9 66 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (0.71%) AIX
12 24 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.22%) CentOS
17 10 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.20%) zOS
18 8 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1076 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 938 (18.50%) Project Management
3 576 (11.36%) ITIL
4 518 (10.22%) PRINCE2
5 343 (6.77%) SDLC
6 316 (6.23%) Analytics
6 316 (6.23%) Business Analysis
7 315 (6.21%) Scrum
8 310 (6.11%) Change Management
9 309 (6.09%) Software Engineering
10 299 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 275 (5.42%) OO
12 247 (4.87%) Service Management
12 247 (4.87%) TDD
13 246 (4.85%) Migration
14 234 (4.62%) Data Modelling
15 227 (4.48%) Risk Management
16 226 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
17 217 (4.28%) Service Delivery
18 210 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 958 (18.90%) SQL
2 669 (13.20%) Java
3 509 (10.04%) JavaScript
4 440 (8.68%) C#
5 288 (5.68%) C++
6 238 (4.69%) Python
7 180 (3.55%) C
8 130 (2.56%) T-SQL
9 124 (2.45%) PL/SQL
9 124 (2.45%) Perl
10 104 (2.05%) PowerShell
11 101 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 97 (1.91%) VBA
13 92 (1.81%) Ruby
14 91 (1.79%) PHP
15 71 (1.40%) VB.NET
16 68 (1.34%) VB
17 60 (1.18%) R
18 52 (1.03%) MATLAB
19 43 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 365 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 207 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 201 (3.96%) PMI Certification
4 157 (3.10%) PMP
4 157 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 135 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 132 (2.60%) ISEB
7 96 (1.89%) HND
8 91 (1.79%) CISSP
9 84 (1.66%) CCNP
10 76 (1.50%) MCSE
11 74 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 72 (1.42%) CCNA
13 71 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 71 (1.40%) ISTQB
14 68 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 56 (1.10%) CISM
16 45 (0.89%) MBA
16 45 (0.89%) CCIE
16 45 (0.89%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (5.25%) QA
2 162 (3.20%) SLA
3 58 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.95%) COBIT
5 31 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 18 (0.36%) IEC 61508
9 16 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.28%) EMIR
11 12 (0.24%) Basel II
12 11 (0.22%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.22%) COREP
13 10 (0.20%) DO-178B
14 9 (0.18%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.18%) P3O
15 8 (0.16%) DO-254
15 8 (0.16%) MiFID
15 8 (0.16%) GxP
16 7 (0.14%) ARP4754
System Software
1 240 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 149 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 29 (0.57%) vSphere
5 24 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 17 (0.34%) XenApp
7 15 (0.30%) Firmware
8 12 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.22%) NFS
9 11 (0.22%) Docker
10 10 (0.20%) KVM
11 9 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.14%) XenServer
12 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.14%) Snort
12 7 (0.14%) Xen
12 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.099%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (1.01%) Puppet
2 50 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
4 32 (0.63%) SCCM
5 24 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 18 (0.36%) MOM
7 16 (0.32%) SCOM
7 16 (0.32%) BladeLogic
7 16 (0.32%) Graylog
7 16 (0.32%) RANCID
8 15 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (0.24%) Vagrant
10 11 (0.22%) Netcool
11 10 (0.20%) Nagios
11 10 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
11 10 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.16%) DatAdvantage
14 7 (0.14%) Ansible
14 7 (0.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 851 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 509 (10.04%) Oracle
3 208 (4.10%) Cisco
4 190 (3.75%) VMware
5 164 (3.23%) HP
6 157 (3.10%) SAP
6 157 (3.10%) Adobe
7 131 (2.58%) IBM
8 123 (2.43%) Citrix
9 78 (1.54%) Juniper
9 78 (1.54%) Google
10 64 (1.26%) Remedy
11 49 (0.97%) Red Hat
12 42 (0.83%) EMC
12 42 (0.83%) Sybase
13 41 (0.81%) F5
14 39 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
15 38 (0.75%) BMC
16 36 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 35 (0.69%) Tableau
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