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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 33 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 2504 2415 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.83% 4.82% 4.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.23% 24.71% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1338 1154
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 145 127
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -8.33%

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
11797 9772 7983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.74% 19.51% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6872 5269 4290
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 457 465
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.60 £46.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 2280 £425 +6.25% 2190
London +1 1214 £450 +5.88% 868
South East 0 489 £363 -3.33% 413
City of London -1 256 £430 -4.44% 243
Berkshire +9 199 £400 +14.28% 113
South West +4 122 £425 +13.33% 173
North West +13 118 £350 -4.76% 176
Scotland +4 118 £347 -0.72% 79
East of England -11 94 £375 - 218
Hampshire +2 82 £350 -12.50% 68
West Midlands -8 82 £316 -2.79% 103
Surrey +12 78 £350 +7.69% 88
Reading -5 71 £425 +13.33% 46
Yorkshire -25 56 £394 +26.00% 111
East Midlands +19 53 £325 -7.14% 82
Manchester -3 45 £304 -20.58% 109
Oxfordshire -1 42 £350 -30.00% 50
Bristol -5 41 £450 - 68
West Yorkshire -7 41 £414 +37.91% 64
Cheshire +27 40 £375 -6.18% 36
Edinburgh +15 40 £325 +4.83% 37
Buckinghamshire -9 37 £351 +14.69% 31
Warwickshire +13 34 £310 +3.33% 23
Oxford 0 32 £345 -25.40% 18
Hertfordshire +25 31 £363 +11.53% 46
Glasgow -3 31 £325 +8.33% 29
Wiltshire +1 29 £548 +32.72% 19
North East -3 29 £281 +21.72% 28
Wales -3 28 £325 -18.75% 21
Leeds -15 28 £423 +40.83% 44

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1330 (26.56%) Finance
2 1241 (24.79%) Computer Science
3 1077 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
4 892 (17.82%) SQL
5 851 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
6 848 (16.94%) Project Management
7 748 (14.94%) Java
8 747 (14.92%) Microsoft
9 637 (12.72%) HTML
10 628 (12.54%) ITIL
11 586 (11.70%) JavaScript
12 559 (11.16%) Windows
12 559 (11.16%) MS Excel
13 550 (10.98%) Banking
14 472 (9.43%) Oracle
15 463 (9.25%) CSS
16 459 (9.17%) .NET
17 432 (8.63%) PRINCE2
18 427 (8.53%) Telecoms
19 411 (8.21%) Linux
20 407 (8.13%) SQL Server
21 402 (8.03%) C#
22 390 (7.79%) MS Office
23 384 (7.67%) Web Services
24 368 (7.35%) Security Cleared
25 367 (7.33%) Software Engineering
26 362 (7.23%) UNIX
27 361 (7.21%) TDD
28 355 (7.09%) XML
29 334 (6.67%) Scrum

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 158 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 108 (2.16%) IIS
3 99 (1.98%) Apache
4 97 (1.94%) SAS
5 82 (1.64%) CMS
6 77 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 76 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 62 (1.24%) MS Exchange
9 51 (1.02%) Node.js
10 49 (0.98%) JBoss
10 49 (0.98%) WebLogic
11 34 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 31 (0.62%) Lync
13 30 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 30 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
14 28 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 26 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 23 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (0.40%) ArcGIS
17 20 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 559 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 390 (7.79%) MS Office
3 206 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 195 (3.89%) MS Project
5 150 (3.00%) MS Visio
6 61 (1.22%) Photoshop
7 52 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 48 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
9 40 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
10 22 (0.44%) SPSS
11 15 (0.30%) Simulink
12 12 (0.24%) InDesign
13 11 (0.22%) Acrobat
13 11 (0.22%) AutoCAD
14 10 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
16 7 (0.14%) Revit
16 7 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
17 6 (0.12%) ArcInfo
17 6 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 17 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.32%) Summit
5 16 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 13 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 12 (0.24%) SAP SRM
9 9 (0.18%) Magento
9 9 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.16%) SAP CRM
10 8 (0.16%) Tridion
11 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.14%) SAP BPC
11 7 (0.14%) SAP HR
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.100%) Oracle BPM
13 5 (0.100%) thinkFolio
13 5 (0.100%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.80%) SaaS
2 33 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (0.54%) Office 365
4 25 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (0.38%) GitHub
7 16 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.28%) IaaS
10 7 (0.14%) Heroku
10 7 (0.14%) PaaS
11 5 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.100%) Route 53
11 5 (0.100%) Force.com
12 4 (0.080%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.080%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.080%) ElastiCache
12 4 (0.080%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.040%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 186 (3.71%) Internet
2 133 (2.66%) Firewall
3 132 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 97 (1.94%) HTTP
5 86 (1.72%) LAN
6 85 (1.70%) WAN
7 82 (1.64%) Network Security
8 79 (1.58%) Wireless
9 78 (1.56%) VPN
9 78 (1.56%) DNS
10 77 (1.54%) SAN
11 74 (1.48%) 3G
12 73 (1.46%) SSL
13 55 (1.10%) LTE
14 53 (1.06%) LDAP
14 53 (1.06%) 4G
15 48 (0.96%) DHCP
16 38 (0.76%) Intranet
17 36 (0.72%) IPsec
18 34 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 190 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 188 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 129 (2.58%) Big Data
5 128 (2.56%) MySQL
6 120 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 93 (1.86%) Hadoop
8 84 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 77 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 73 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 68 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 67 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 64 (1.28%) NoSQL
14 57 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 49 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
16 43 (0.86%) QlikView
17 38 (0.76%) DB2
18 37 (0.74%) MS Access
19 35 (0.70%) Data Mining
20 34 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 167 (3.34%) Git (software)
2 135 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 124 (2.48%) JIRA
4 106 (2.12%) Subversion
5 85 (1.70%) Jenkins
6 80 (1.60%) Maven
6 80 (1.60%) JUnit
7 68 (1.36%) Selenium
8 54 (1.08%) Cucumber
9 43 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 38 (0.76%) Ant
12 36 (0.72%) Toad
13 35 (0.70%) Axure RP
14 31 (0.62%) ClearCase
15 30 (0.60%) Eclipse
16 28 (0.56%) ClearQuest
17 24 (0.48%) Xcode
17 24 (0.48%) IntelliJ
17 24 (0.48%) Hudson
General
1 1330 (26.56%) Finance
2 550 (10.98%) Banking
3 427 (8.53%) Telecoms
4 242 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 210 (4.19%) Marketing
5 210 (4.19%) Front Office
6 175 (3.50%) Retail
7 127 (2.54%) Legal
8 111 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 93 (1.86%) Electronics
10 91 (1.82%) Publishing
11 77 (1.54%) Law
12 74 (1.48%) Games
13 52 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 50 (1.00%) Automotive
15 46 (0.92%) Billing
16 44 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
17 40 (0.80%) Advertising
18 33 (0.66%) Military
19 32 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1149 (22.95%) Developer
2 928 (18.53%) Analyst
3 388 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 368 (7.35%) Business Analyst
5 320 (6.39%) Architect
6 245 (4.89%) Java Developer
7 194 (3.87%) Consultant
8 160 (3.20%) Senior Developer
9 130 (2.60%) Designer
10 118 (2.36%) Software Engineer
11 107 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
11 107 (2.14%) Support Analyst
12 93 (1.86%) Data Analyst
13 91 (1.82%) C# Developer
13 91 (1.82%) Administrator
14 87 (1.74%) Senior Analyst
15 82 (1.64%) .NET Developer
16 77 (1.54%) Junior
17 65 (1.30%) Support Engineer
17 65 (1.30%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 637 (12.72%) HTML
2 463 (9.25%) CSS
3 459 (9.17%) .NET
4 384 (7.67%) Web Services
5 355 (7.09%) XML
6 264 (5.27%) HTML5
7 211 (4.21%) jQuery
8 168 (3.36%) CSS3
9 161 (3.22%) ASP.NET
10 135 (2.70%) Spring
11 122 (2.44%) SOAP
11 122 (2.44%) REST
12 117 (2.34%) J2EE
13 113 (2.26%) .NET Framework
14 110 (2.20%) Ajax
15 107 (2.14%) RESTful
16 104 (2.08%) WCF
17 102 (2.04%) AngularJS
18 98 (1.96%) JSON
19 79 (1.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1241 (24.79%) Computer Science
2 851 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
3 303 (6.05%) Mathematics
4 278 (5.55%) Management Information System
5 255 (5.09%) User Experience
6 145 (2.90%) Open Source
7 118 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 109 (2.18%) Statistics
9 99 (1.98%) Derivative
10 88 (1.76%) Physics
11 87 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 76 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 76 (1.52%) Psychology
13 72 (1.44%) Fixed Income
14 69 (1.38%) Human Factors
15 66 (1.32%) NHS
15 66 (1.32%) Clustering
15 66 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
16 63 (1.26%) Algorithms
17 62 (1.24%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 559 (11.16%) Windows
2 411 (8.21%) Linux
3 362 (7.23%) UNIX
4 120 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 114 (2.28%) Android
6 84 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 66 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 59 (1.18%) Solaris
10 39 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 36 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 27 (0.54%) AIX
14 23 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.30%) zOS
17 13 (0.26%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.24%) Windows NT
19 11 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
20 10 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1077 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
2 848 (16.94%) Project Management
3 628 (12.54%) ITIL
4 432 (8.63%) PRINCE2
5 367 (7.33%) Software Engineering
6 361 (7.21%) TDD
7 334 (6.67%) Scrum
8 326 (6.51%) OO
9 277 (5.53%) Data Modelling
10 265 (5.29%) Analytics
11 247 (4.93%) Service Delivery
11 247 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 246 (4.91%) Change Management
13 241 (4.81%) Business Analysis
14 229 (4.57%) Service Management
15 224 (4.47%) Risk Management
16 207 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
17 200 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
18 197 (3.93%) MVC
19 182 (3.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 892 (17.82%) SQL
2 748 (14.94%) Java
3 586 (11.70%) JavaScript
4 402 (8.03%) C#
5 274 (5.47%) C++
6 198 (3.95%) C
7 193 (3.85%) Python
8 137 (2.74%) PL/SQL
9 122 (2.44%) PHP
10 120 (2.40%) Perl
11 119 (2.38%) VBA
12 103 (2.06%) Ruby
13 81 (1.62%) Shell Script
14 80 (1.60%) T-SQL
15 65 (1.30%) PowerShell
16 57 (1.14%) VB
17 55 (1.10%) Scala
18 53 (1.06%) Bash Shell
19 40 (0.80%) VB.NET
20 39 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 368 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 249 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 179 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 153 (3.06%) PMP
5 147 (2.94%) ISEB
6 144 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 123 (2.46%) VCP4
8 114 (2.28%) CISSP
9 95 (1.90%) HND
10 93 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
11 77 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 68 (1.36%) ISTQB
13 62 (1.24%) MCITP
14 58 (1.16%) MCSE
15 57 (1.14%) CISM
16 56 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 54 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 54 (1.08%) MBA
18 44 (0.88%) CCNP
19 43 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (5.31%) QA
2 125 (2.50%) SLA
3 54 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.60%) COBIT
6 18 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 10 (0.20%) P3O
9 10 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.14%) Basel II
10 7 (0.14%) GxP
11 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.12%) EMIR
11 6 (0.12%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.080%) CDISC
12 4 (0.080%) COSO
13 3 (0.060%) Basel III
System Software
1 198 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 95 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.64%) VMware ESX
4 26 (0.52%) vSphere
5 19 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.22%) ISA Server
7 10 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.20%) XenServer
7 10 (0.20%) Docker
8 8 (0.16%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.16%) XenApp
9 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.100%) Samba
11 5 (0.100%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.080%) NFS
12 4 (0.080%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 49 (0.98%) Puppet
2 44 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (0.66%) SCOM
4 29 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (0.56%) SCCM
6 18 (0.36%) HP UCMDB
7 16 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 15 (0.30%) MOM
8 15 (0.30%) Netcool
9 14 (0.28%) Graylog
10 10 (0.20%) Control-M
11 9 (0.18%) Ansible
11 9 (0.18%) WMI
11 9 (0.18%) BladeLogic
11 9 (0.18%) Nagios
12 8 (0.16%) OpenView
12 8 (0.16%) SCSM
13 7 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 747 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 472 (9.43%) Oracle
3 205 (4.09%) SAP
4 140 (2.80%) VMware
5 129 (2.58%) Cisco
6 127 (2.54%) Adobe
7 113 (2.26%) HP
8 107 (2.14%) IBM
9 98 (1.96%) Citrix
10 70 (1.40%) Google
11 64 (1.28%) Business Objects
12 48 (0.96%) Apple
13 45 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
13 45 (0.90%) CheckPoint
14 44 (0.88%) F5
15 42 (0.84%) Red Hat
16 38 (0.76%) Tableau
17 37 (0.74%) Juniper
17 37 (0.74%) Remedy
18 32 (0.64%) ServiceNow
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