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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 41 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 2422 2592 2473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.14% 4.66% 4.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.78% 24.72% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1433 1355
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 104 105
Average hourly rate £34.10 £30.10 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +36.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £71.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.07% +46.66%

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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 2217 £413 -1.19% 2166
London -9 1081 £450 - 866
South East -3 413 £378 +2.72% 388
City of London -5 259 £450 - 195
East of England -3 139 £360 -11.41% 238
South West +5 125 £375 -1.63% 155
North West -9 121 £400 +10.04% 159
Berkshire -21 121 £400 +6.66% 93
Scotland -4 107 £375 +10.29% 80
Hampshire +12 99 £420 +20.68% 87
West Midlands +8 97 £378 +7.85% 105
Surrey +11 78 £330 +1.53% 57
Yorkshire -3 71 £400 +14.28% 107
East Midlands +10 70 £350 +3.70% 93
North East +24 64 £410 +34.42% 50
Tyne and Wear +25 58 £405 -19.00% 40
Reading -15 57 £450 +20.00% 49
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 55 £403 -19.50% 38
Cambridgeshire +10 53 £363 - 140
Buckinghamshire -1 47 £375 -1.31% 27
Manchester +1 44 £380 +16.92% 108
Cambridge +8 42 £356 -5.00% 121
Gloucestershire +15 40 £375 -6.25% 35
Hertfordshire +3 39 £344 +25.00% 61
West Yorkshire -19 34 £400 +11.88% 66
Wiltshire +18 33 £420 -9.67% 42
Cheshire +6 33 £388 +10.71% 26
Edinburgh -10 33 £375 +31.57% 36
Glasgow -1 32 £325 +29.87% 33
Oxfordshire -10 30 £400 +10.34% 66

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1343 (27.69%) Finance
2 1182 (24.37%) Computer Science
3 1040 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
4 949 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
5 944 (19.46%) SQL
6 881 (18.16%) Project Management
7 830 (17.11%) Microsoft
8 645 (13.30%) Java
9 577 (11.90%) MS Excel
10 570 (11.75%) ITIL
11 563 (11.61%) Windows
12 538 (11.09%) HTML
13 535 (11.03%) SQL Server
14 516 (10.64%) Oracle
15 490 (10.10%) Banking
16 478 (9.86%) JavaScript
17 466 (9.61%) Linux
18 464 (9.57%) PRINCE2
19 457 (9.42%) .NET
20 442 (9.11%) C#
21 426 (8.78%) MS Office
22 409 (8.43%) UNIX
23 377 (7.77%) Security Cleared
24 371 (7.65%) CSS
25 362 (7.46%) Management Information System
26 345 (7.11%) Web Services
27 334 (6.89%) Telecoms
28 325 (6.70%) SDLC
29 319 (6.58%) XML
30 314 (6.47%) Analytics

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 228 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 95 (1.96%) IIS
3 88 (1.81%) CMS
4 84 (1.73%) WebSphere
5 79 (1.63%) SAS
6 72 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 71 (1.46%) Apache
8 55 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 51 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 51 (1.05%) Node.js
10 40 (0.82%) JBoss
11 39 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 36 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (0.62%) Lync
14 27 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
15 24 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (0.41%) Drupal
18 19 (0.39%) Apache Spark
19 18 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 577 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 426 (8.78%) MS Office
3 241 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 184 (3.79%) MS Visio
5 149 (3.07%) MS Project
6 73 (1.51%) Photoshop
7 56 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 46 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
9 34 (0.70%) SPSS
10 19 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.25%) Acrobat
11 12 (0.25%) Simulink
12 11 (0.23%) InDesign
13 10 (0.21%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
14 8 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.14%) PowerPivot
15 7 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (0.12%) Fireworks
17 5 (0.10%) Maya
Business Applications
1 37 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 11 (0.23%) WebTrends
6 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.16%) Magento
7 8 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.16%) SAP SRM
7 8 (0.16%) SAP R/3
7 8 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.16%) HFM
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 61 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (0.97%) Office 365
3 44 (0.91%) SaaS
4 36 (0.74%) Google Analytics
5 27 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (0.45%) PaaS
7 20 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
8 13 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.19%) Heroku
11 9 (0.19%) GitHub
11 9 (0.19%) IaaS
12 8 (0.16%) Force.com
13 7 (0.14%) Boomi
14 6 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
14 6 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
15 5 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 186 (3.84%) Firewall
2 183 (3.77%) Internet
3 109 (2.25%) VPN
4 104 (2.14%) LAN
5 101 (2.08%) Network Security
6 100 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 94 (1.94%) SAN
8 90 (1.86%) Wireless
9 88 (1.81%) DNS
9 88 (1.81%) WAN
10 75 (1.55%) VoIP
11 71 (1.46%) BGP
12 70 (1.44%) OSPF
13 67 (1.38%) IPsec
14 65 (1.34%) MPLS
14 65 (1.34%) HTTP
15 64 (1.32%) LDAP
16 58 (1.20%) DHCP
17 54 (1.11%) SSL
18 49 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 198 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 167 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 159 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 143 (2.95%) MySQL
6 105 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 95 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 94 (1.94%) Big Data
9 91 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 81 (1.67%) RDBMS
11 80 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 75 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
13 74 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 61 (1.26%) MongoDB
15 56 (1.15%) NoSQL
16 54 (1.11%) Hadoop
17 53 (1.09%) Data Mining
18 49 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
18 49 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 48 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 164 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 143 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 113 (2.33%) JIRA
4 100 (2.06%) Subversion
5 96 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 78 (1.61%) Maven
7 75 (1.55%) Selenium
7 75 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 65 (1.34%) Cucumber
9 47 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
9 47 (0.97%) TeamCity
9 47 (0.97%) JUnit
10 34 (0.70%) Eclipse
11 32 (0.66%) Ant
11 32 (0.66%) WebDriver
12 30 (0.62%) Hudson
13 27 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 26 (0.54%) Axure RP
15 22 (0.45%) NUnit
16 21 (0.43%) HP UFT
General
1 1343 (27.69%) Finance
2 490 (10.10%) Banking
3 334 (6.89%) Telecoms
4 259 (5.34%) Marketing
5 209 (4.31%) Investment Banking
6 162 (3.34%) Retail
7 159 (3.28%) Legal
8 152 (3.13%) Front Office
9 85 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 77 (1.59%) Law
11 76 (1.57%) Automotive
12 74 (1.53%) Electronics
13 73 (1.51%) Publishing
14 60 (1.24%) Back Office
15 48 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
16 44 (0.91%) Military
17 42 (0.87%) Games
18 41 (0.85%) Multimedia
19 39 (0.80%) Financial Institution
20 37 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 993 (20.47%) Developer
2 962 (19.84%) Analyst
3 413 (8.52%) Project Manager
4 361 (7.44%) Business Analyst
5 342 (7.05%) Architect
6 177 (3.65%) Consultant
7 175 (3.61%) Java Developer
8 147 (3.03%) Designer
9 120 (2.47%) Software Engineer
10 119 (2.45%) Senior Developer
11 114 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
12 102 (2.10%) Data Analyst
13 96 (1.98%) Network Engineer
14 78 (1.61%) .NET Developer
14 78 (1.61%) C# Developer
15 76 (1.57%) Support Analyst
16 73 (1.51%) Administrator
17 72 (1.48%) Support Engineer
17 72 (1.48%) Junior
18 68 (1.40%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (11.09%) HTML
2 457 (9.42%) .NET
3 371 (7.65%) CSS
4 345 (7.11%) Web Services
5 319 (6.58%) XML
6 202 (4.16%) jQuery
7 194 (4.00%) HTML5
8 188 (3.88%) ASP.NET
9 134 (2.76%) SOAP
10 126 (2.60%) REST
11 124 (2.56%) .NET Framework
12 114 (2.35%) J2EE
13 105 (2.16%) Spring
14 102 (2.10%) Middleware
15 95 (1.96%) CSS3
16 85 (1.75%) AngularJS
17 84 (1.73%) JSON
18 80 (1.65%) RESTful
19 71 (1.46%) WCF
20 63 (1.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1182 (24.37%) Computer Science
2 949 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
3 362 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 271 (5.59%) User Experience
5 256 (5.28%) Mathematics
6 164 (3.38%) Data Centre
7 154 (3.18%) Mobile App
8 110 (2.27%) Derivative
9 105 (2.16%) Statistics
10 90 (1.86%) Physics
11 88 (1.81%) PMI
12 83 (1.71%) Visualisation
13 78 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 69 (1.42%) NHS
14 69 (1.42%) Psychology
15 67 (1.38%) Social Media
16 66 (1.36%) Fixed Income
17 65 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
18 64 (1.32%) Credit Risk
19 55 (1.13%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 563 (11.61%) Windows
2 466 (9.61%) Linux
3 409 (8.43%) UNIX
4 113 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 105 (2.16%) Android
6 90 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 86 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (1.53%) Solaris
9 72 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (0.74%) AIX
13 29 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 22 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.21%) CentOS
18 8 (0.16%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1040 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
2 881 (18.16%) Project Management
3 570 (11.75%) ITIL
4 464 (9.57%) PRINCE2
5 325 (6.70%) SDLC
6 314 (6.47%) Analytics
7 313 (6.45%) Scrum
8 306 (6.31%) Change Management
9 302 (6.23%) Software Engineering
10 300 (6.19%) Business Analysis
11 299 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 272 (5.61%) OO
13 237 (4.89%) Service Management
14 234 (4.82%) Migration
15 232 (4.78%) TDD
16 226 (4.66%) Data Modelling
17 225 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
18 214 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
19 210 (4.33%) Risk Management
20 197 (4.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 944 (19.46%) SQL
2 645 (13.30%) Java
3 478 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 442 (9.11%) C#
5 292 (6.02%) C++
6 233 (4.80%) Python
7 186 (3.84%) C
8 129 (2.66%) T-SQL
9 127 (2.62%) Perl
10 117 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 114 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 97 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 91 (1.88%) Ruby
14 90 (1.86%) VBA
15 89 (1.84%) PHP
16 76 (1.57%) VB
17 75 (1.55%) VB.NET
18 67 (1.38%) R
19 47 (0.97%) MATLAB
20 46 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 377 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 209 (4.31%) SC Cleared
3 175 (3.61%) PMI Certification
4 174 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
5 132 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 127 (2.62%) ISEB
7 119 (2.45%) PMP
8 97 (2.00%) CISSP
8 97 (2.00%) CCNP
9 81 (1.67%) HND
10 77 (1.59%) CCNA
11 75 (1.55%) MCSE
12 73 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
13 70 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 68 (1.40%) ISTQB
15 58 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 58 (1.20%) CISM
16 47 (0.97%) MBA
17 46 (0.95%) DV Cleared
18 45 (0.93%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (4.87%) QA
2 171 (3.53%) SLA
3 70 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (0.95%) COBIT
5 32 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.60%) ISO 9001
8 24 (0.49%) IEC 61508
9 23 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.33%) TickIT
11 14 (0.29%) DO-178B
11 14 (0.29%) EMIR
12 12 (0.25%) MiFID
13 11 (0.23%) COREP
14 10 (0.21%) Basel II
14 10 (0.21%) DO-254
14 10 (0.21%) ARP4754
14 10 (0.21%) ARP4761
14 10 (0.21%) Solvency II
14 10 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 238 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 149 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 31 (0.64%) vSphere
5 30 (0.62%) VMware ESX
6 18 (0.37%) XenApp
7 17 (0.35%) Firmware
8 13 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.27%) Docker
9 12 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (0.19%) NFS
11 9 (0.19%) HDFS
11 9 (0.19%) KVM
12 7 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.12%) XenServer
13 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.12%) Xen
13 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (1.05%) Puppet
2 46 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (0.68%) SCCM
5 24 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 20 (0.41%) RANCID
7 18 (0.37%) SCOM
8 15 (0.31%) BladeLogic
9 11 (0.23%) MOM
9 11 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (0.23%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.23%) Graylog
10 9 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
10 9 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (0.19%) Nagios
11 8 (0.16%) Netcool
11 8 (0.16%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
12 7 (0.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 830 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 516 (10.64%) Oracle
3 226 (4.66%) Cisco
4 193 (3.98%) VMware
5 156 (3.22%) SAP
6 153 (3.15%) HP
7 136 (2.80%) Adobe
8 122 (2.52%) Citrix
9 120 (2.47%) IBM
10 88 (1.81%) Juniper
11 81 (1.67%) Google
12 62 (1.28%) Remedy
13 50 (1.03%) Red Hat
14 48 (0.99%) F5
15 47 (0.97%) Sybase
16 42 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
17 41 (0.85%) ServiceNow
18 39 (0.80%) Informatica
18 39 (0.80%) EMC
19 37 (0.76%) SolarWinds
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