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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 35 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 2680 2258 2577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.76% 4.73% 4.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.42% 26.05% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1165 1199
Average daily rate £400 £387 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% -3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 130 178
Average hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £24.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.18% -13.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £23.63 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +2 2462 £409 +2.12% 2403
London 0 1387 £425 -2.85% 954
South East +2 503 £373 +14.61% 445
City of London +5 391 £428 +0.58% 337
Berkshire +13 178 £315 +4.82% 100
South West -1 126 £380 +16.92% 217
East of England -18 117 £400 +33.33% 299
Scotland -2 104 £309 -4.92% 70
Reading +19 99 £315 -13.10% 40
West Midlands +11 93 £325 +6.55% 117
Hampshire +11 93 £350 -6.66% 82
North West -10 80 £338 +12.50% 150
Surrey -6 71 £332 +8.68% 103
Yorkshire -19 52 £316 +5.41% 99
Bristol +1 48 £413 +26.92% 70
East Midlands +9 46 £425 +25.92% 88
Manchester -6 44 £390 +49.28% 76
Essex -3 40 £433 +23.57% 20
North East +3 37 £225 -27.48% 25
Buckinghamshire -3 37 £425 +36.00% 34
West Yorkshire -17 36 £323 +7.50% 65
Cambridgeshire -20 34 £375 +36.36% 193
Glasgow +9 33 £309 -4.92% 27
Edinburgh -5 33 £240 -16.15% 34
Tyne and Wear +2 31 £225 - 18
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 30 £225 - 18
Wales -13 30 £413 +17.85% 34
Wiltshire -16 30 £375 +56.25% 42
Middlesex +1 29 £470 -16.44% 2
Milton Keynes 0 28 £430 +50.87% 14

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1305 (26.29%) Finance
2 1061 (21.37%) Computer Science
3 874 (17.61%) Project Management
4 831 (16.74%) SQL
5 825 (16.62%) Microsoft
6 698 (14.06%) Java
7 616 (12.41%) MS Excel
8 561 (11.30%) HTML
8 561 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
9 560 (11.28%) Oracle
10 554 (11.16%) Windows
11 525 (10.58%) ITIL
12 521 (10.50%) JavaScript
13 518 (10.44%) .NET
14 510 (10.27%) C#
15 497 (10.01%) SQL Server
16 492 (9.91%) Banking
17 467 (9.41%) PRINCE2
18 459 (9.25%) CSS
19 402 (8.10%) Linux
20 393 (7.92%) Telecoms
21 374 (7.53%) MS Office
22 355 (7.15%) Web Services
23 349 (7.03%) UNIX
24 346 (6.97%) OO
25 340 (6.85%) Management Information System
25 340 (6.85%) Software Engineering
26 330 (6.65%) C++
27 316 (6.37%) TDD
28 308 (6.20%) Marketing

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 226 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.22%) CMS
3 84 (1.69%) IIS
4 71 (1.43%) Apache
5 62 (1.25%) SAS
6 58 (1.17%) Node.js
7 55 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 54 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 47 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 39 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
10 39 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 38 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 28 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 24 (0.48%) Drupal
13 24 (0.48%) Lync
14 23 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
17 13 (0.26%) Apache Pig
17 13 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 616 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 374 (7.53%) MS Office
3 241 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 164 (3.30%) MS Project
5 124 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 91 (1.83%) Photoshop
7 63 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
8 41 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.52%) Fireworks
10 25 (0.50%) AutoCAD
11 24 (0.48%) SPSS
12 21 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
13 13 (0.26%) InDesign
14 9 (0.18%) Simulink
15 8 (0.16%) Acrobat
16 7 (0.14%) PowerPivot
16 7 (0.14%) CATIA
17 5 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
17 5 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
17 5 (0.10%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 29 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 25 (0.50%) Google Analytics
3 23 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 14 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 14 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (0.26%) Agresso
8 12 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.18%) Maximo
11 8 (0.16%) SAP BPC
11 8 (0.16%) ReMetrica
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
12 7 (0.14%) Markit EDM
13 6 (0.12%) SAP SM
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.19%) SaaS
2 35 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.22%) Office 365
6 7 (0.14%) Force.com
7 5 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.10%) Heroku
8 4 (0.081%) Trello
9 3 (0.060%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.040%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.020%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.020%) IaaS
11 1 (0.020%) Route 53
11 1 (0.020%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.020%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 197 (3.97%) Internet
2 129 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 109 (2.20%) Firewall
4 107 (2.16%) DNS
5 92 (1.85%) LAN
6 81 (1.63%) WAN
7 72 (1.45%) HTTP
8 60 (1.21%) SAN
8 60 (1.21%) SSL
9 57 (1.15%) VPN
9 57 (1.15%) Intranet
10 55 (1.11%) Wireless
11 51 (1.03%) LDAP
12 47 (0.95%) VoIP
13 45 (0.91%) LTE
14 41 (0.83%) 3G
15 40 (0.81%) DHCP
16 33 (0.66%) Network Security
16 33 (0.66%) MPLS
17 30 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 190 (3.83%) Relational Database
3 162 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 146 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 141 (2.84%) MySQL
6 127 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 93 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 92 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 84 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 77 (1.55%) Big Data
11 69 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 68 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 65 (1.31%) NoSQL
14 64 (1.29%) MongoDB
15 58 (1.17%) Hadoop
15 58 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
16 56 (1.13%) Data Mining
17 54 (1.09%) DB2
18 48 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
19 42 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 116 (2.34%) Visual Studio
1 116 (2.34%) Subversion
2 111 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 77 (1.55%) Selenium
4 76 (1.53%) JUnit
5 69 (1.39%) JIRA
6 65 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 62 (1.25%) Maven
8 47 (0.95%) Eclipse
9 45 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 45 (0.91%) Axure RP
10 44 (0.89%) Cucumber
11 34 (0.68%) Ant
12 28 (0.56%) SoapUI
12 28 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
13 27 (0.54%) Hudson
14 24 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
15 22 (0.44%) LoadRunner
16 18 (0.36%) NUnit
16 18 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 1305 (26.29%) Finance
2 492 (9.91%) Banking
3 393 (7.92%) Telecoms
4 308 (6.20%) Marketing
5 240 (4.83%) Investment Banking
6 213 (4.29%) Retail
7 195 (3.93%) Front Office
8 168 (3.38%) Legal
9 116 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 111 (2.24%) Electronics
11 93 (1.87%) Publishing
12 86 (1.73%) Games
13 70 (1.41%) Back Office
14 61 (1.23%) Advertising
15 54 (1.09%) Financial Institution
16 53 (1.07%) Law
17 47 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
18 35 (0.71%) Billing
19 33 (0.66%) French Language
20 31 (0.62%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1134 (22.84%) Developer
2 985 (19.84%) Analyst
3 415 (8.36%) Business Analyst
4 364 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 319 (6.43%) Architect
6 243 (4.90%) Consultant
7 188 (3.79%) Java Developer
8 145 (2.92%) Software Engineer
9 127 (2.56%) Senior Developer
10 122 (2.46%) C# Developer
11 119 (2.40%) Designer
12 101 (2.03%) Support Analyst
13 95 (1.91%) .NET Developer
14 94 (1.89%) Web Developer
15 93 (1.87%) Solutions Architect
16 85 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
17 82 (1.65%) Data Analyst
18 81 (1.63%) Junior
19 77 (1.55%) Coordinator
20 73 (1.47%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (11.30%) HTML
2 518 (10.44%) .NET
3 459 (9.25%) CSS
4 355 (7.15%) Web Services
5 301 (6.06%) XML
6 247 (4.98%) jQuery
7 194 (3.91%) ASP.NET
8 187 (3.77%) HTML5
9 149 (3.00%) Spring
10 133 (2.68%) J2EE
11 128 (2.58%) CSS3
12 126 (2.54%) SOAP
13 113 (2.28%) Middleware
14 107 (2.16%) WPF
15 103 (2.07%) Ajax
16 93 (1.87%) WCF
17 89 (1.79%) Hibernate
18 86 (1.73%) .NET Framework
19 84 (1.69%) JSON
20 75 (1.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1061 (21.37%) Computer Science
2 340 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 277 (5.58%) Mathematics
4 128 (2.58%) Open Source
5 119 (2.40%) Statistics
6 106 (2.14%) Physics
7 104 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 101 (2.03%) Fixed Income
9 99 (1.99%) Derivative
10 92 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 79 (1.59%) Economics
12 71 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 68 (1.37%) NHS
14 67 (1.35%) Social Media
15 65 (1.31%) Client/Server
16 56 (1.13%) PMI
17 53 (1.07%) Equities
18 48 (0.97%) Market Risk
19 45 (0.91%) Visualisation
20 42 (0.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 554 (11.16%) Windows
2 402 (8.10%) Linux
3 349 (7.03%) UNIX
4 102 (2.05%) Android
5 93 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 87 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 69 (1.39%) Solaris
9 60 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (0.99%) Windows XP
11 34 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.44%) AIX
14 19 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.20%) HPUX
17 9 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.14%) CentOS
18 7 (0.14%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (17.61%) Project Management
2 561 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (10.58%) ITIL
4 467 (9.41%) PRINCE2
5 346 (6.97%) OO
6 340 (6.85%) Software Engineering
7 316 (6.37%) TDD
8 305 (6.14%) Change Management
9 303 (6.10%) Business Analysis
10 295 (5.94%) Scrum
11 293 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 247 (4.98%) UML
13 242 (4.88%) Analytics
14 240 (4.83%) Service Management
15 220 (4.43%) MVC
16 210 (4.23%) E-Commerce
17 209 (4.21%) Risk Management
17 209 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
18 196 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
19 188 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 831 (16.74%) SQL
2 698 (14.06%) Java
3 521 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 510 (10.27%) C#
5 330 (6.65%) C++
6 219 (4.41%) C
7 202 (4.07%) Python
8 194 (3.91%) PHP
9 130 (2.62%) Ruby
10 127 (2.56%) Perl
11 125 (2.52%) VBA
12 93 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 80 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 71 (1.43%) PL/SQL
15 62 (1.25%) Scala
16 61 (1.23%) VB
17 58 (1.17%) VB.NET
18 57 (1.15%) Bash Shell
19 49 (0.99%) MATLAB
20 47 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 250 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 198 (3.99%) ISEB
3 176 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 145 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 133 (2.68%) PMI Certification
6 101 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (1.89%) PMP
8 92 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 81 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 73 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 70 (1.41%) MCSE
11 70 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (1.33%) CISSP
13 64 (1.29%) HND
14 51 (1.03%) DV Cleared
15 50 (1.01%) CCNP
16 44 (0.89%) CCNA
17 42 (0.85%) CISM
18 41 (0.83%) PhD
19 39 (0.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (5.78%) QA
2 132 (2.66%) SLA
3 30 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.46%) COBIT
6 20 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.30%) Basel III
9 13 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.24%) HL7
10 12 (0.24%) EMIR
10 12 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.18%) ISO 14001
12 7 (0.14%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.14%) TickIT
13 6 (0.12%) GxP
13 6 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
13 6 (0.12%) DO-178B
14 5 (0.10%) P3O
15 4 (0.081%) GCP
System Software
1 149 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.46%) VMware ESX
4 21 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.22%) KVM
7 11 (0.22%) XenApp
8 9 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 8 (0.16%) NFS
9 8 (0.16%) Xen
9 8 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.14%) Varnish
10 7 (0.14%) vSphere
10 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.10%) SRDF
12 4 (0.081%) XenServer
13 3 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 37 (0.75%) SCCM
2 32 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 19 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 14 (0.28%) SCOM
6 12 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (0.20%) WSUS
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 10 (0.20%) Puppet
7 10 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
8 9 (0.18%) Nagios
8 9 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 8 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.12%) Netcool
10 6 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 6 (0.12%) CiscoWorks
10 6 (0.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 825 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 560 (11.28%) Oracle
3 192 (3.87%) SAP
4 162 (3.26%) Cisco
5 127 (2.56%) Adobe
6 110 (2.22%) VMware
7 94 (1.89%) HP
8 93 (1.87%) IBM
9 88 (1.77%) Citrix
10 62 (1.25%) Business Objects
11 61 (1.23%) Remedy
12 59 (1.19%) Sybase
13 55 (1.11%) Google
14 43 (0.87%) Red Hat
15 42 (0.85%) EMC
16 36 (0.73%) Ericsson
17 35 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
18 33 (0.66%) JBoss
18 33 (0.66%) Cognos
18 33 (0.66%) Siebel
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Brunel
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Parker White Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The 100 Company
Rate: TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent day rates
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30-40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 35-40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Expand Research LLP
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
networx
Rate: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday