The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 35 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 2612 2330 2240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.78% 4.56% 3.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.04% 25.74% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1198 1084
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 108 159
Average hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.40 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -26.47%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10430 9053 9821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.71% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5879 4854 5076
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 502 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +2 2369 £400 -0.62% 2021
London +3 1337 £425 -5.55% 837
South East +9 459 £350 - 380
City of London +5 338 £436 -3.11% 324
Berkshire +16 200 £350 -3.44% 87
East of England -1 170 £400 +14.28% 199
Scotland -14 114 £375 +4.16% 79
South West -8 104 £350 -4.43% 143
North West -2 98 £328 +0.76% 140
Reading +20 87 £350 +32.07% 31
West Midlands +3 82 £350 +16.66% 100
Hampshire -1 71 £325 -13.33% 81
Surrey +5 51 £325 -23.97% 96
Cambridgeshire -11 50 £381 +8.92% 115
Buckinghamshire +14 45 £320 +3.22% 32
East Midlands +14 43 £278 -19.27% 97
Glasgow -2 41 £300 - 23
Hertfordshire +9 37 £275 -26.66% 39
Manchester -9 37 £304 -8.64% 67
Birmingham +17 36 £350 +25.00% 27
Cambridge -6 36 £388 +30.25% 102
Edinburgh -8 36 £365 -8.75% 29
Yorkshire -15 32 £335 +11.66% 91
Milton Keynes +11 31 £325 -11.56% 19
Middlesex +9 29 £484 +13.88% 2
Bedfordshire +4 29 £350 +11.11% 18
Lancashire -4 26 £425 +49.12% 15
West Yorkshire -4 26 £335 +11.66% 50
Suffolk -6 26 £425 +66.66% 7
Essex -2 22 £430 -9.47% 19

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1392 (26.78%) Finance
2 1170 (22.51%) Computer Science
3 960 (18.47%) Project Management
4 867 (16.68%) SQL
4 867 (16.68%) Microsoft
5 755 (14.53%) Java
6 635 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
7 619 (11.91%) MS Excel
8 602 (11.58%) HTML
9 578 (11.12%) Oracle
10 566 (10.89%) Windows
11 555 (10.68%) SQL Server
12 554 (10.66%) JavaScript
13 505 (9.72%) Banking
14 495 (9.52%) .NET
15 484 (9.31%) PRINCE2
16 478 (9.20%) ITIL
17 466 (8.97%) C#
18 445 (8.56%) CSS
19 408 (7.85%) MS Office
20 402 (7.74%) Linux
21 376 (7.23%) Management Information System
22 374 (7.20%) Telecoms
23 371 (7.14%) UNIX
24 356 (6.85%) OO
25 342 (6.58%) Business Analysis
26 340 (6.54%) Software Engineering
27 333 (6.41%) C++
27 333 (6.41%) Mathematics
28 329 (6.33%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 263 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 149 (2.87%) CMS
3 114 (2.19%) IIS
4 91 (1.75%) SAS
5 76 (1.46%) Apache
6 73 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 72 (1.39%) MS Exchange
8 52 (1.00%) Node.js
9 50 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 47 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 42 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
12 41 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
13 36 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 31 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 28 (0.54%) Apache Pig
16 26 (0.50%) Drupal
17 25 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
18 24 (0.46%) MS Project Server
18 24 (0.46%) MQSeries
19 20 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 619 (11.91%) MS Excel
2 408 (7.85%) MS Office
3 232 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 185 (3.56%) MS Project
5 137 (2.64%) MS Visio
6 80 (1.54%) Photoshop
7 73 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
8 38 (0.73%) SPSS
9 36 (0.69%) AutoCAD
10 34 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
11 32 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
12 13 (0.25%) InDesign
12 13 (0.25%) Fireworks
13 11 (0.21%) Simulink
13 11 (0.21%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.15%) Stata
15 8 (0.15%) Revit
15 8 (0.15%) CATIA
16 7 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 39 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 27 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 18 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
8 14 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
9 13 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 13 (0.25%) Agresso
9 13 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
9 13 (0.25%) SAP HR
9 13 (0.25%) WebTrends
9 13 (0.25%) ResourceLink
10 12 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 12 (0.23%) ReMetrica
11 10 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 57 (1.10%) SaaS
2 28 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
5 13 (0.25%) Office 365
6 12 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (0.13%) Force.com
8 6 (0.12%) PaaS
8 6 (0.12%) GitHub
8 6 (0.12%) IaaS
9 3 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.038%) Trello
10 2 (0.038%) Heroku
11 1 (0.019%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.019%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.019%) Taleo
11 1 (0.019%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 191 (3.68%) Internet
2 138 (2.66%) Firewall
3 116 (2.23%) DNS
4 113 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 93 (1.79%) LAN
6 91 (1.75%) WAN
7 81 (1.56%) HTTP
8 77 (1.48%) SAN
9 75 (1.44%) Intranet
10 72 (1.39%) VPN
11 66 (1.27%) DHCP
12 60 (1.15%) LTE
13 59 (1.14%) LDAP
14 58 (1.12%) Wireless
15 50 (0.96%) 3G
16 42 (0.81%) Network Security
17 41 (0.79%) VoIP
18 39 (0.75%) SSL
19 34 (0.65%) UMTS
20 33 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 555 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 201 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 164 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 154 (2.96%) MySQL
5 145 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 127 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 121 (2.33%) Big Data
8 120 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 115 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 93 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 74 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (1.37%) Hadoop
13 67 (1.29%) NoSQL
14 66 (1.27%) Data Mining
15 62 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 55 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
17 54 (1.04%) MongoDB
18 53 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
19 45 (0.87%) DB2
20 44 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 131 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 127 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 119 (2.29%) Subversion
4 94 (1.81%) JUnit
5 90 (1.73%) JIRA
6 85 (1.64%) Selenium
7 79 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 66 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 62 (1.19%) Maven
10 58 (1.12%) Cucumber
11 44 (0.85%) Eclipse
12 43 (0.83%) Axure RP
13 38 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
14 35 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
15 33 (0.63%) Rational Rose
16 31 (0.60%) Ant
17 27 (0.52%) LoadRunner
18 25 (0.48%) TeamCity
18 25 (0.48%) SoapUI
19 21 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1392 (26.78%) Finance
2 505 (9.72%) Banking
3 374 (7.20%) Telecoms
4 320 (6.16%) Marketing
5 248 (4.77%) Investment Banking
6 236 (4.54%) Retail
7 206 (3.96%) Front Office
8 159 (3.06%) Legal
9 140 (2.69%) Manufacturing
10 107 (2.06%) Electronics
11 103 (1.98%) Publishing
12 87 (1.67%) Back Office
13 85 (1.64%) Advertising
14 71 (1.37%) Games
15 54 (1.04%) Financial Institution
16 50 (0.96%) Law
16 50 (0.96%) Billing
17 48 (0.92%) French Language
18 44 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
19 36 (0.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1196 (23.01%) Developer
2 1067 (20.53%) Analyst
3 496 (9.54%) Business Analyst
4 371 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 335 (6.45%) Architect
6 267 (5.14%) Consultant
7 215 (4.14%) Java Developer
8 150 (2.89%) Designer
9 120 (2.31%) Senior Developer
10 118 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
11 117 (2.25%) Software Engineer
12 107 (2.06%) C# Developer
13 101 (1.94%) Junior
14 99 (1.90%) Web Developer
15 96 (1.85%) Support Analyst
15 96 (1.85%) .NET Developer
16 90 (1.73%) Administrator
17 85 (1.64%) Senior Analyst
18 79 (1.52%) Tester
19 77 (1.48%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (11.58%) HTML
2 495 (9.52%) .NET
3 445 (8.56%) CSS
4 329 (6.33%) XML
5 323 (6.22%) Web Services
6 255 (4.91%) jQuery
7 199 (3.83%) ASP.NET
8 198 (3.81%) HTML5
9 136 (2.62%) J2EE
10 132 (2.54%) Spring
11 118 (2.27%) CSS3
12 114 (2.19%) SOAP
13 100 (1.92%) Ajax
14 99 (1.90%) .NET Framework
15 98 (1.89%) REST
16 95 (1.83%) JSON
17 91 (1.75%) Hibernate
18 82 (1.58%) Middleware
19 76 (1.46%) WCF
20 65 (1.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1170 (22.51%) Computer Science
2 376 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 333 (6.41%) Mathematics
4 146 (2.81%) Statistics
5 136 (2.62%) Open Source
6 133 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 106 (2.04%) Physics
8 97 (1.87%) Fixed Income
9 91 (1.75%) PMI
10 85 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 84 (1.62%) Economics
11 84 (1.62%) Social Media
11 84 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 71 (1.37%) Visualisation
12 71 (1.37%) GIS
13 65 (1.25%) Derivative
14 64 (1.23%) NHS
15 59 (1.14%) Credit Risk
16 58 (1.12%) Client/Server
17 56 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 566 (10.89%) Windows
2 402 (7.74%) Linux
3 371 (7.14%) UNIX
4 103 (1.98%) Android
5 97 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 93 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 68 (1.31%) Solaris
9 57 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 37 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 22 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.40%) AIX
15 16 (0.31%) HPUX
15 16 (0.31%) CentOS
16 12 (0.23%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.17%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (18.47%) Project Management
2 635 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (9.31%) PRINCE2
4 478 (9.20%) ITIL
5 356 (6.85%) OO
6 342 (6.58%) Business Analysis
7 340 (6.54%) Software Engineering
8 311 (5.98%) Scrum
9 307 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 294 (5.66%) TDD
11 286 (5.50%) Analytics
12 278 (5.35%) Change Management
13 253 (4.87%) UML
14 239 (4.60%) E-Commerce
15 214 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 212 (4.08%) Data Modelling
16 212 (4.08%) Risk Management
17 209 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
18 206 (3.96%) MVC
19 197 (3.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 867 (16.68%) SQL
2 755 (14.53%) Java
3 554 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 466 (8.97%) C#
5 333 (6.41%) C++
6 253 (4.87%) C
7 213 (4.10%) Python
8 161 (3.10%) PHP
9 146 (2.81%) VBA
10 144 (2.77%) Perl
11 129 (2.48%) Ruby
12 86 (1.65%) Shell Script
13 80 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 75 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 72 (1.39%) Scala
16 58 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 44 (0.85%) VB
18 41 (0.79%) R
19 40 (0.77%) VB.NET
20 31 (0.60%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 258 (4.96%) Security Cleared
2 214 (4.12%) ISEB
3 189 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 175 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 164 (3.16%) PMI Certification
6 103 (1.98%) MCSE
7 100 (1.92%) CISSP
8 94 (1.81%) PMP
9 87 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 80 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 77 (1.48%) ISTQB
12 76 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 73 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 69 (1.33%) CISM
15 67 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 65 (1.25%) HND
17 58 (1.12%) PhD
18 49 (0.94%) CCNP
19 43 (0.83%) MBA
20 40 (0.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (5.95%) QA
2 133 (2.56%) SLA
3 57 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.44%) COBIT
6 22 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.25%) EMIR
10 13 (0.25%) Basel III
11 11 (0.21%) ISO 14001
12 7 (0.13%) P3O
13 6 (0.12%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.12%) CDISC
13 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.12%) TickIT
14 5 (0.096%) DO-178B
15 4 (0.077%) DO-254
15 4 (0.077%) BS25999
System Software
1 174 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 118 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 21 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.37%) vSphere
6 16 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.25%) XenApp
8 12 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.17%) KVM
10 8 (0.15%) NFS
11 7 (0.13%) Squid
11 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.12%) qmail
12 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.12%) RHEV
13 4 (0.077%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 37 (0.71%) SCCM
2 35 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (0.38%) SCOM
3 20 (0.38%) Data Guard
4 13 (0.25%) Backup Exec
5 12 (0.23%) Puppet
6 11 (0.21%) WSUS
6 11 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (0.19%) Nagios
8 9 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.13%) Capistrano
11 6 (0.12%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.096%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.096%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.096%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.077%) Oozie
Vendors
1 867 (16.68%) Microsoft
2 578 (11.12%) Oracle
3 205 (3.94%) SAP
4 172 (3.31%) Cisco
5 139 (2.67%) VMware
6 138 (2.66%) Adobe
7 119 (2.29%) HP
8 97 (1.87%) IBM
9 83 (1.60%) Citrix
10 64 (1.23%) Google
11 60 (1.15%) Sybase
12 52 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 49 (0.94%) Business Objects
14 46 (0.89%) Remedy
15 45 (0.87%) Cognos
16 43 (0.83%) Siebel
16 43 (0.83%) Juniper
16 43 (0.83%) Tableau
17 40 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
17 40 (0.77%) EMC
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Rate: Very competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago