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 2 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 41 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 2398 2472 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.47% 4.73% 4.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.58% 24.31% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1419 1037
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 151 113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.12 £47.00 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +67.50%

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
10168 10169 8384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 19.44% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5840 5921 4470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 524 454
Average hourly rate £23.38 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -3 2195 £413 +3.12% 2349
London -3 1140 £450 +5.88% 919
South East -2 446 £398 +13.83% 480
City of London -14 247 £475 +9.82% 266
North West +12 139 £389 +22.44% 196
Berkshire -12 128 £400 +23.07% 132
Scotland +4 104 £375 +15.91% 90
East of England -5 93 £350 -9.67% 261
West Midlands +5 92 £348 -0.71% 117
Hampshire -2 84 £365 +4.28% 59
South West -17 82 £375 +19.04% 161
Oxfordshire +16 64 £500 +42.85% 57
East Midlands +7 63 £350 -5.40% 80
Yorkshire -1 62 £420 +52.72% 84
Reading -12 57 £400 +25.00% 57
Surrey +2 56 £325 -1.96% 99
Buckinghamshire +12 55 £388 +19.23% 35
Manchester -5 51 £325 +8.33% 102
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 42 £323 +32.51% 35
North East +14 42 £323 +43.55% 49
Tyne and Wear +13 42 £323 +32.51% 40
Cheshire +22 41 £400 +33.33% 49
Glasgow +3 41 £375 +21.16% 25
West Yorkshire -12 41 £425 +54.54% 48
Milton Keynes +17 38 £375 +15.38% 20
Hertfordshire +12 36 £350 -6.66% 50
Nottinghamshire +8 32 £313 -26.47% 26
Edinburgh +2 32 £388 +38.39% 57
Lancashire +18 29 £400 - 19
Nottingham +10 29 £325 -23.52% 22

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1392 (28.17%) Finance
2 1215 (24.59%) Computer Science
3 1029 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 957 (19.37%) SQL
5 843 (17.06%) Microsoft
6 841 (17.02%) Project Management
7 839 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
8 694 (14.05%) Java
9 610 (12.35%) HTML
10 602 (12.18%) ITIL
11 560 (11.33%) MS Excel
12 523 (10.58%) Windows
12 523 (10.58%) Banking
13 515 (10.42%) JavaScript
14 486 (9.84%) Oracle
15 483 (9.78%) SQL Server
16 470 (9.51%) PRINCE2
17 469 (9.49%) .NET
18 439 (8.88%) CSS
19 428 (8.66%) C#
20 424 (8.58%) MS Office
21 420 (8.50%) Telecoms
22 415 (8.40%) Linux
23 411 (8.32%) Web Services
24 380 (7.69%) UNIX
25 355 (7.18%) XML
26 340 (6.88%) Security Cleared
27 320 (6.48%) Management Information System
27 320 (6.48%) Scrum
28 316 (6.40%) SDLC

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 209 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 118 (2.39%) IIS
3 99 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 97 (1.96%) SAS
5 84 (1.70%) CMS
6 83 (1.68%) MS Exchange
7 80 (1.62%) Apache
8 65 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 57 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 55 (1.11%) JBoss
11 50 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.75%) Node.js
13 34 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
14 33 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 31 (0.63%) Lync
16 30 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
17 27 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
18 24 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
19 21 (0.43%) Drupal
20 20 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 560 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 424 (8.58%) MS Office
3 245 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 198 (4.01%) MS Project
5 176 (3.56%) MS Visio
6 59 (1.19%) Photoshop
7 49 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
8 38 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 38 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.38%) SPSS
10 16 (0.32%) InDesign
11 15 (0.30%) Simulink
12 9 (0.18%) Acrobat
12 9 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
13 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.16%) PowerPivot
13 8 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
14 7 (0.14%) Fireworks
15 6 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.10%) Maya
Business Applications
1 34 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 13 (0.26%) WebTrends
6 13 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 11 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
8 10 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.18%) Summit
9 9 (0.18%) Magento
10 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.14%) Tridion
11 7 (0.14%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.12%) Primavera
12 6 (0.12%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (0.87%) Google Analytics
3 39 (0.79%) SaaS
4 38 (0.77%) Office 365
5 25 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
6 22 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.36%) PaaS
8 18 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (0.28%) IaaS
11 13 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.24%) Heroku
12 12 (0.24%) GitHub
13 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.14%) Force.com
15 6 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
15 6 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
16 5 (0.10%) Google Apps
16 5 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 178 (3.60%) Internet
2 158 (3.20%) Firewall
3 130 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 106 (2.15%) VPN
5 99 (2.00%) LAN
6 97 (1.96%) DNS
7 95 (1.92%) Network Security
8 90 (1.82%) Wireless
9 89 (1.80%) SAN
10 86 (1.74%) WAN
11 81 (1.64%) HTTP
12 65 (1.32%) SSL
13 62 (1.25%) LDAP
14 61 (1.23%) IPsec
15 60 (1.21%) DHCP
16 57 (1.15%) VoIP
17 53 (1.07%) OSPF
18 50 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
19 48 (0.97%) MPLS
20 46 (0.93%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 193 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 192 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 154 (3.12%) Oracle Database
5 117 (2.37%) MySQL
6 105 (2.13%) Big Data
7 101 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 94 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 82 (1.66%) RDBMS
10 80 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 76 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 71 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 66 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 57 (1.15%) Hadoop
15 46 (0.93%) NoSQL
16 44 (0.89%) DB2
16 44 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
17 42 (0.85%) Data Mining
18 40 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
18 40 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 170 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 137 (2.77%) Visual Studio
3 123 (2.49%) JIRA
4 113 (2.29%) Subversion
5 91 (1.84%) Maven
6 81 (1.64%) Jenkins
7 78 (1.58%) Selenium
8 70 (1.42%) JUnit
9 60 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 58 (1.17%) Cucumber
11 49 (0.99%) TeamCity
12 42 (0.85%) Ant
13 38 (0.77%) Eclipse
14 28 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
15 27 (0.55%) Toad
15 27 (0.55%) WebDriver
16 25 (0.51%) Axure RP
16 25 (0.51%) ClearCase
17 24 (0.49%) Xcode
18 23 (0.47%) Hudson
General
1 1392 (28.17%) Finance
2 523 (10.58%) Banking
3 420 (8.50%) Telecoms
4 261 (5.28%) Marketing
5 229 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 201 (4.07%) Retail
7 167 (3.38%) Front Office
8 143 (2.89%) Legal
9 96 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 94 (1.90%) Electronics
11 82 (1.66%) Law
12 71 (1.44%) Automotive
13 69 (1.40%) Publishing
14 60 (1.21%) Games
15 48 (0.97%) Back Office
16 46 (0.93%) Financial Institution
17 42 (0.85%) Advertising
18 41 (0.83%) Military
19 32 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
20 31 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1079 (21.84%) Developer
2 951 (19.25%) Analyst
3 401 (8.12%) Project Manager
4 370 (7.49%) Business Analyst
5 331 (6.70%) Architect
6 222 (4.49%) Java Developer
7 173 (3.50%) Consultant
8 162 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 138 (2.79%) Designer
10 113 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
11 108 (2.19%) Support Analyst
12 98 (1.98%) Data Analyst
13 90 (1.82%) Software Engineer
14 84 (1.70%) Administrator
15 81 (1.64%) .NET Developer
15 81 (1.64%) Network Engineer
16 73 (1.48%) Support Engineer
17 71 (1.44%) C# Developer
18 70 (1.42%) Senior Manager
19 65 (1.32%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (12.35%) HTML
2 469 (9.49%) .NET
3 439 (8.88%) CSS
4 411 (8.32%) Web Services
5 355 (7.18%) XML
6 221 (4.47%) HTML5
7 191 (3.87%) jQuery
8 180 (3.64%) ASP.NET
9 142 (2.87%) SOAP
10 134 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 131 (2.65%) REST
11 131 (2.65%) CSS3
12 129 (2.61%) J2EE
13 126 (2.55%) Spring
14 105 (2.13%) RESTful
15 103 (2.08%) JSON
16 97 (1.96%) Middleware
17 92 (1.86%) AngularJS
18 88 (1.78%) WCF
19 79 (1.60%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1215 (24.59%) Computer Science
2 839 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 320 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 277 (5.61%) User Experience
5 252 (5.10%) Mathematics
6 155 (3.14%) Mobile App
7 134 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 106 (2.15%) Statistics
9 102 (2.06%) Derivative
10 85 (1.72%) Physics
11 79 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 75 (1.52%) Visualisation
13 74 (1.50%) Psychology
14 73 (1.48%) PMI
15 72 (1.46%) NHS
16 68 (1.38%) Fixed Income
17 64 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
18 63 (1.28%) Human Factors
19 57 (1.15%) Market Risk
20 55 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 523 (10.58%) Windows
2 415 (8.40%) Linux
3 380 (7.69%) UNIX
4 147 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 141 (2.85%) Android
6 96 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (1.84%) Windows 7
8 72 (1.46%) Solaris
9 69 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (0.73%) AIX
13 31 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 28 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.30%) zOS
17 12 (0.24%) CentOS
18 11 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
20 9 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1029 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 841 (17.02%) Project Management
3 602 (12.18%) ITIL
4 470 (9.51%) PRINCE2
5 320 (6.48%) Scrum
6 316 (6.40%) SDLC
7 301 (6.09%) OO
8 299 (6.05%) Business Analysis
9 296 (5.99%) Analytics
10 288 (5.83%) Software Engineering
11 286 (5.79%) TDD
12 284 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 279 (5.65%) Change Management
14 270 (5.46%) Data Modelling
15 267 (5.40%) Service Management
16 243 (4.92%) Service Delivery
17 216 (4.37%) Risk Management
18 213 (4.31%) CRM
19 197 (3.99%) Data Analysis
20 189 (3.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 957 (19.37%) SQL
2 694 (14.05%) Java
3 515 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 428 (8.66%) C#
5 243 (4.92%) C++
6 199 (4.03%) Python
7 165 (3.34%) C
8 138 (2.79%) PL/SQL
9 110 (2.23%) PHP
10 108 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 107 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 98 (1.98%) Perl
13 95 (1.92%) VBA
14 87 (1.76%) Ruby
15 76 (1.54%) PowerShell
16 65 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 54 (1.09%) VB
18 47 (0.95%) Objective-C
19 44 (0.89%) VBScript
20 40 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 340 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 224 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 186 (3.76%) PMI Certification
4 148 (3.00%) PMP
5 146 (2.95%) ISEB
6 144 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 143 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
8 106 (2.15%) CISSP
9 93 (1.88%) HND
10 78 (1.58%) ISTQB
11 73 (1.48%) CCNP
12 71 (1.44%) MCSE
13 65 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 65 (1.32%) CISM
14 63 (1.28%) CCNA
15 61 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 56 (1.13%) MBA
17 55 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 54 (1.09%) MCITP
19 41 (0.83%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (5.59%) QA
2 148 (3.00%) SLA
3 58 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (0.91%) COBIT
5 30 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.22%) P3O
8 11 (0.22%) EMIR
9 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.18%) IEC 61508
10 9 (0.18%) GxP
11 8 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.14%) DO-178B
12 7 (0.14%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.14%) COREP
13 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
13 6 (0.12%) Basel II
13 6 (0.12%) DO-254
13 6 (0.12%) ARP4754
System Software
1 227 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 106 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 26 (0.53%) vSphere
5 23 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.24%) XenApp
6 12 (0.24%) Firmware
7 11 (0.22%) Docker
8 10 (0.20%) ISA Server
8 10 (0.20%) NFS
9 9 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.14%) Xen
11 6 (0.12%) XenServer
11 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.12%) Varnish
12 5 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.10%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 49 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (0.91%) Puppet
3 43 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (0.71%) SCCM
5 20 (0.40%) SCOM
6 18 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 18 (0.36%) Graylog
7 16 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 15 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
8 15 (0.30%) RANCID
9 14 (0.28%) MOM
10 12 (0.24%) Netcool
10 12 (0.24%) Vagrant
11 9 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.18%) TrustSec
12 8 (0.16%) WSUS
12 8 (0.16%) Nagios
12 8 (0.16%) Control-M
13 7 (0.14%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 843 (17.06%) Microsoft
2 486 (9.84%) Oracle
3 188 (3.80%) SAP
4 186 (3.76%) Cisco
5 153 (3.10%) Adobe
6 151 (3.06%) VMware
7 148 (3.00%) HP
8 120 (2.43%) IBM
9 118 (2.39%) Citrix
10 92 (1.86%) Google
11 69 (1.40%) Juniper
12 68 (1.38%) Business Objects
13 59 (1.19%) Remedy
14 49 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 49 (0.99%) F5
15 41 (0.83%) CheckPoint
16 39 (0.79%) Sybase
16 39 (0.79%) Apple
17 37 (0.75%) Red Hat
18 36 (0.73%) Tableau
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