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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 39 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 2493 2511 2726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.34% 4.80% 4.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.64% 28.01% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 1480 1443
Average daily rate
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£408 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 93 168
Average hourly rate £29.98 £16.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.34% -49.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.36 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+103.38% -49.13%

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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -4 2297 £420 -1.17% 2144
London -5 1270 £450 - 780
South East +1 472 £386 +1.64% 460
City of London -1 277 £450 - 246
Berkshire +3 190 £400 -1.84% 89
East of England -18 118 £350 -3.44% 225
South West -15 114 £363 -9.37% 173
Scotland +8 102 £330 -2.22% 57
North West +17 93 £325 +8.33% 177
Hampshire 0 89 £358 -24.61% 73
West Midlands +5 79 £350 +7.69% 107
Reading -13 69 £394 -7.35% 33
Surrey +10 62 £375 +11.11% 90
Yorkshire -2 56 £350 +9.37% 120
Buckinghamshire +17 52 £400 +25.49% 51
East Midlands -3 49 £425 +30.76% 69
Milton Keynes +18 47 £400 +110.52% 37
Bristol -16 40 £363 -17.61% 67
Manchester -1 37 £325 +8.78% 87
Edinburgh +7 34 £403 +7.33% 24
Essex -10 33 £310 -27.05% 18
West Yorkshire -13 31 £345 +15.00% 69
Slough +18 29 £375 +11.94% 13
Glasgow +7 26 £295 -21.33% 17
Nottinghamshire +12 25 £425 +30.76% 16
Warwickshire +4 25 £395 +19.69% 10
Leeds -12 25 £345 +15.00% 41
Wales -33 25 £350 +11.11% 32
Nottingham +15 24 £425 +30.76% 14
Wiltshire -9 24 £425 +18.05% 22

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1275 (25.09%) Computer Science
2 1253 (24.66%) Finance
3 1132 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
4 940 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
5 914 (17.99%) Project Management
6 881 (17.34%) SQL
7 787 (15.49%) Microsoft
8 766 (15.08%) Java
9 652 (12.83%) HTML
10 618 (12.16%) JavaScript
11 575 (11.32%) Windows
12 552 (10.86%) MS Excel
13 544 (10.71%) Banking
14 531 (10.45%) ITIL
15 519 (10.21%) Oracle
16 486 (9.57%) .NET
17 477 (9.39%) SQL Server
18 469 (9.23%) C#
19 450 (8.86%) CSS
20 429 (8.44%) PRINCE2
21 417 (8.21%) Linux
22 395 (7.77%) MS Office
23 382 (7.52%) Telecoms
24 377 (7.42%) OO
25 365 (7.18%) Software Engineering
26 356 (7.01%) Management Information System
27 349 (6.87%) UNIX
28 346 (6.81%) TDD
29 340 (6.69%) C++
30 335 (6.59%) Scrum

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 225 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 124 (2.44%) CMS
3 114 (2.24%) IIS
4 103 (2.03%) Apache
5 74 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 74 (1.46%) Node.js
6 73 (1.44%) SAS
7 72 (1.42%) Tomcat
8 62 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 57 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 40 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 35 (0.69%) Adobe CQ
12 35 (0.69%) JBoss
13 34 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 31 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
15 28 (0.55%) Umbraco
16 26 (0.51%) ArcGIS
17 22 (0.43%) WordPress
18 21 (0.41%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 552 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 395 (7.77%) MS Office
3 187 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 136 (2.68%) MS Project
5 129 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 86 (1.69%) Photoshop
7 60 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
8 45 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 45 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
9 30 (0.59%) AutoCAD
10 27 (0.53%) SPSS
11 18 (0.35%) Revit
12 16 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
13 15 (0.30%) Fireworks
14 12 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
15 11 (0.22%) InDesign
16 9 (0.18%) InfoPath
16 9 (0.18%) Simulink
17 7 (0.14%) Stata
18 5 (0.098%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 42 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.47%) Google Analytics
4 21 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.37%) ResourceLink
7 18 (0.35%) Summit
8 14 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.26%) SAP HR
9 13 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
10 12 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
11 11 (0.22%) Magento
11 11 (0.22%) SAP FI
12 10 (0.20%) WebTrends
12 10 (0.20%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 9 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 50 (0.98%) SaaS
2 35 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
4 16 (0.31%) GitHub
5 13 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.26%) Office 365
6 12 (0.24%) IaaS
7 10 (0.20%) PaaS
7 10 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.079%) Force.com
10 3 (0.059%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.059%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.059%) Route 53
11 2 (0.039%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.039%) Heroku
12 1 (0.020%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.020%) Taleo
12 1 (0.020%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 194 (3.82%) Internet
2 161 (3.17%) Firewall
3 119 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 103 (2.03%) DNS
5 93 (1.83%) HTTP
6 90 (1.77%) 3G
7 84 (1.65%) SAN
8 80 (1.57%) LTE
9 77 (1.52%) Wireless
10 70 (1.38%) WAN
11 66 (1.30%) LAN
12 59 (1.16%) Intranet
13 52 (1.02%) DHCP
14 51 (1.00%) SSL
14 51 (1.00%) 4G
15 48 (0.94%) Network Security
16 47 (0.93%) VPN
17 45 (0.89%) UMTS
18 44 (0.87%) GSM
19 43 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 196 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 177 (3.48%) MySQL
4 145 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
5 118 (2.32%) Big Data
6 113 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 112 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 111 (2.18%) Oracle Database
9 90 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 81 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 74 (1.46%) Hadoop
12 66 (1.30%) NoSQL
13 56 (1.10%) MongoDB
14 51 (1.00%) Data Mining
15 50 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 46 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
17 45 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
18 41 (0.81%) DB2
19 39 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
19 39 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 178 (3.50%) Git (software)
2 124 (2.44%) Subversion
3 97 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 94 (1.85%) JIRA
5 83 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 82 (1.61%) Selenium
7 78 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 75 (1.48%) JUnit
9 65 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 57 (1.12%) Maven
11 39 (0.77%) Axure RP
12 37 (0.73%) TeamCity
13 33 (0.65%) Eclipse
14 29 (0.57%) Ant
15 28 (0.55%) Rational Rose
15 28 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
16 25 (0.49%) Mercurial
17 23 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
18 22 (0.43%) Jasmine
18 22 (0.43%) NUnit
General
1 1253 (24.66%) Finance
2 544 (10.71%) Banking
3 382 (7.52%) Telecoms
4 270 (5.31%) Investment Banking
5 256 (5.04%) Marketing
6 233 (4.59%) Front Office
7 203 (4.00%) Retail
8 133 (2.62%) Legal
9 114 (2.24%) Manufacturing
10 99 (1.95%) Publishing
11 93 (1.83%) Electronics
12 81 (1.59%) Advertising
13 73 (1.44%) Back Office
14 67 (1.32%) Games
15 63 (1.24%) Billing
16 61 (1.20%) Law
17 55 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
18 47 (0.93%) French Language
19 38 (0.75%) Automotive
20 37 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1274 (25.07%) Developer
2 965 (18.99%) Analyst
3 429 (8.44%) Business Analyst
4 357 (7.03%) Architect
5 352 (6.93%) Project Manager
6 240 (4.72%) Consultant
7 231 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 164 (3.23%) Designer
9 147 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
10 124 (2.44%) Software Engineer
11 121 (2.38%) Senior Developer
12 119 (2.34%) C# Developer
13 114 (2.24%) .NET Developer
14 94 (1.85%) C++ Developer
15 92 (1.81%) Junior
16 85 (1.67%) Support Analyst
17 83 (1.63%) Senior Analyst
17 83 (1.63%) Data Analyst
18 75 (1.48%) Web Developer
19 74 (1.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 652 (12.83%) HTML
2 486 (9.57%) .NET
3 450 (8.86%) CSS
4 331 (6.51%) XML
5 329 (6.48%) Web Services
6 271 (5.33%) HTML5
7 246 (4.84%) jQuery
8 192 (3.78%) ASP.NET
9 160 (3.15%) CSS3
10 141 (2.78%) Spring
11 123 (2.42%) J2EE
12 118 (2.32%) Ajax
13 112 (2.20%) REST
14 106 (2.09%) SOAP
15 100 (1.97%) .NET Framework
16 96 (1.89%) Hibernate
17 93 (1.83%) JSON
17 93 (1.83%) AngularJS
18 90 (1.77%) RESTful
19 85 (1.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1275 (25.09%) Computer Science
2 940 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
3 356 (7.01%) Management Information System
4 321 (6.32%) Mathematics
5 261 (5.14%) User Experience
6 163 (3.21%) Open Source
7 154 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 109 (2.15%) Statistics
9 102 (2.01%) Physics
10 92 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 85 (1.67%) PMI
12 84 (1.65%) Fixed Income
13 83 (1.63%) Data Structures
14 81 (1.59%) Data Integration
15 76 (1.50%) Derivative
15 76 (1.50%) Social Media
16 75 (1.48%) Visualisation
17 73 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
18 72 (1.42%) NHS
19 68 (1.34%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 575 (11.32%) Windows
2 417 (8.21%) Linux
3 349 (6.87%) UNIX
4 95 (1.87%) Android
5 91 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (1.77%) Apple iOS
7 73 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 42 (0.83%) Solaris
10 35 (0.69%) Windows XP
11 30 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.45%) CentOS
14 20 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.35%) Windows 2000
16 15 (0.30%) AIX
17 11 (0.22%) HPUX
17 11 (0.22%) Windows NT
18 10 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1132 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
2 914 (17.99%) Project Management
3 531 (10.45%) ITIL
4 429 (8.44%) PRINCE2
5 377 (7.42%) OO
6 365 (7.18%) Software Engineering
7 346 (6.81%) TDD
8 335 (6.59%) Scrum
9 310 (6.10%) Business Analysis
10 263 (5.18%) Analytics
11 253 (4.98%) Data Modelling
12 245 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 245 (4.82%) Change Management
13 235 (4.63%) Risk Management
14 220 (4.33%) MVC
14 220 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 199 (3.92%) E-Commerce
16 193 (3.80%) Service Management
17 187 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
18 181 (3.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 881 (17.34%) SQL
2 766 (15.08%) Java
3 618 (12.16%) JavaScript
4 469 (9.23%) C#
5 340 (6.69%) C++
6 218 (4.29%) C
7 211 (4.15%) Python
8 155 (3.05%) Perl
8 155 (3.05%) PHP
9 137 (2.70%) Ruby
10 127 (2.50%) VBA
11 107 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 86 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 79 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 73 (1.44%) Scala
15 64 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 51 (1.00%) VB
17 43 (0.85%) VB.NET
18 39 (0.77%) Bash Shell
18 39 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 293 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 193 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 186 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 173 (3.40%) ISEB
5 149 (2.93%) PMI Certification
6 121 (2.38%) CISSP
7 88 (1.73%) MCSE
8 86 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 84 (1.65%) PMP
10 75 (1.48%) CISM
11 70 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
12 67 (1.32%) HND
13 51 (1.00%) ISTQB
14 50 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 49 (0.96%) MCITP
15 49 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 48 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 45 (0.89%) PhD
18 44 (0.87%) CCNP
19 40 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (6.22%) QA
2 136 (2.68%) SLA
3 67 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 30 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.49%) COBIT
7 17 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.20%) P3O
10 10 (0.20%) ISO 14001
11 9 (0.18%) Basel III
12 8 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.12%) EMIR
14 6 (0.12%) CDISC
15 5 (0.098%) ISO 9000
16 4 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 4 (0.079%) GAMP
16 4 (0.079%) TickIT
System Software
1 185 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 120 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 20 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.35%) Firmware
5 18 (0.35%) Terminal Services
5 18 (0.35%) vSphere
6 11 (0.22%) ISA Server
6 11 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 10 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.20%) XenApp
8 8 (0.16%) NFS
9 7 (0.14%) Squid
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.12%) qmail
11 5 (0.098%) Nmap
12 4 (0.079%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 39 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (0.65%) Puppet
3 32 (0.63%) SCCM
4 28 (0.55%) SCOM
5 17 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.22%) Nagios
9 10 (0.20%) Graylog2
9 10 (0.20%) WSUS
10 9 (0.18%) OpenView
11 8 (0.16%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.16%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.12%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.12%) Nessus
12 6 (0.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 787 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 519 (10.21%) Oracle
3 174 (3.42%) SAP
4 169 (3.33%) VMware
5 161 (3.17%) Cisco
6 124 (2.44%) Adobe
6 124 (2.44%) HP
7 111 (2.18%) IBM
8 76 (1.50%) Business Objects
8 76 (1.50%) Citrix
9 75 (1.48%) Google
10 54 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 45 (0.89%) Tableau
12 43 (0.85%) Sybase
13 41 (0.81%) Remedy
14 38 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
14 38 (0.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 37 (0.73%) Juniper
15 37 (0.73%) BMC
16 36 (0.71%) Cognos
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