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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 36 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 2617 2492 2450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.72% 4.68% 4.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.12% 26.53% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1349 1224
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 115 161
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.14 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -30.23%

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
10416 9394 10251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.66% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5899 5140 5257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 640
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 0 2381 £400 -5.74% 1919
London -1 1322 £430 -4.44% 802
South East +8 453 £363 +3.57% 310
City of London +2 322 £450 -5.26% 307
Berkshire +15 208 £375 +7.14% 61
East of England -7 166 £400 +14.28% 207
South West -11 117 £375 +0.67% 153
Scotland -10 116 £350 -6.66% 72
North West -9 97 £340 +3.03% 185
Reading +10 87 £363 +20.83% 18
West Midlands +11 84 £350 +16.66% 66
Hampshire +7 70 £338 -25.00% 57
Surrey +16 52 £325 -18.75% 74
East Midlands +11 45 £325 - 70
Glasgow 0 39 £251 -16.50% 18
Cambridgeshire -14 39 £350 +16.66% 104
Hertfordshire +5 38 £275 -18.51% 49
Yorkshire -12 37 £348 +15.83% 96
Birmingham +25 35 £375 +41.50% 16
Buckinghamshire +15 35 £353 +13.70% 25
Bristol -12 34 £375 -14.77% 66
Edinburgh -4 32 £358 -10.62% 39
Devon +9 29 £395 +29.50% 8
Suffolk +1 28 £425 +53.15% 9
Essex -3 28 £445 +4.70% 28
Cambridge -18 28 £369 +22.91% 93
West Yorkshire -7 27 £345 +15.00% 56
Manchester -18 27 £325 -2.25% 102
Exeter +11 26 £395 -4.81% 1
Lancashire -4 26 £525 +84.21% 18

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1329 (25.83%) Finance
2 1213 (23.58%) Computer Science
3 939 (18.25%) Project Management
4 891 (17.32%) SQL
5 838 (16.29%) Microsoft
6 765 (14.87%) Java
7 640 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
8 616 (11.97%) HTML
9 611 (11.88%) MS Excel
10 568 (11.04%) JavaScript
11 552 (10.73%) Windows
12 550 (10.69%) Oracle
13 544 (10.57%) SQL Server
14 513 (9.97%) Banking
15 511 (9.93%) .NET
16 488 (9.48%) C#
17 470 (9.14%) ITIL
18 460 (8.94%) PRINCE2
19 448 (8.71%) CSS
20 421 (8.18%) MS Office
21 408 (7.93%) Linux
22 388 (7.54%) OO
23 371 (7.21%) Management Information System
24 368 (7.15%) Telecoms
25 362 (7.04%) Software Engineering
26 360 (7.00%) Business Analysis
27 351 (6.82%) UNIX
28 342 (6.65%) Web Services
29 338 (6.57%) C++
30 329 (6.39%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 155 (3.01%) CMS
3 110 (2.14%) IIS
4 84 (1.63%) Apache
5 83 (1.61%) SAS
6 75 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 74 (1.44%) MS Exchange
8 56 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 56 (1.09%) Node.js
9 43 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 41 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
11 40 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
12 39 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 29 (0.56%) Drupal
15 26 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 24 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 24 (0.47%) MQSeries
17 23 (0.45%) Apache Pig
18 21 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 611 (11.88%) MS Excel
2 421 (8.18%) MS Office
3 218 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 172 (3.34%) MS Project
5 139 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 89 (1.73%) Photoshop
7 69 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
8 46 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
9 35 (0.68%) AutoCAD
10 32 (0.62%) SPSS
11 27 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.35%) Fireworks
13 17 (0.33%) InDesign
14 11 (0.21%) Simulink
14 11 (0.21%) InfoPath
15 10 (0.19%) Revit
16 8 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
17 7 (0.14%) Stata
18 5 (0.097%) Pro/ENGINEER
18 5 (0.097%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 38 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.47%) Google Analytics
2 24 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.31%) Summit
4 16 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
6 14 (0.27%) ResourceLink
7 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.25%) SAP HR
7 13 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 13 (0.25%) WebTrends
8 12 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
8 12 (0.23%) Agresso
8 12 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 12 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
8 12 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.21%) Magento
9 11 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.09%) SaaS
2 34 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
5 14 (0.27%) Office 365
6 13 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (0.16%) PaaS
7 8 (0.16%) IaaS
8 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (0.14%) Force.com
9 6 (0.12%) GitHub
10 4 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.039%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.039%) Heroku
13 1 (0.019%) Taleo
13 1 (0.019%) Responsys
13 1 (0.019%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.019%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 214 (4.16%) Internet
2 149 (2.90%) Firewall
3 107 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 106 (2.06%) DNS
5 87 (1.69%) HTTP
6 86 (1.67%) SAN
7 82 (1.59%) LAN
8 81 (1.57%) WAN
9 76 (1.48%) Intranet
10 70 (1.36%) Wireless
11 67 (1.30%) LTE
12 62 (1.21%) 3G
13 61 (1.19%) VPN
14 56 (1.09%) DHCP
15 55 (1.07%) LDAP
16 40 (0.78%) Network Security
17 39 (0.76%) UMTS
18 38 (0.74%) SSL
19 36 (0.70%) GSM
20 33 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 213 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 169 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 165 (3.21%) MySQL
5 137 (2.66%) Oracle Database
6 126 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 118 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 118 (2.29%) Big Data
8 115 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 88 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 71 (1.38%) NoSQL
11 69 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 68 (1.32%) Hadoop
13 61 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
14 59 (1.15%) Data Mining
15 57 (1.11%) MongoDB
16 53 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
17 44 (0.86%) DB2
18 42 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
19 41 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 156 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 117 (2.27%) Subversion
3 110 (2.14%) Visual Studio
4 96 (1.87%) JIRA
5 84 (1.63%) JUnit
6 82 (1.59%) Selenium
7 78 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 76 (1.48%) Jenkins
9 61 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 59 (1.15%) Maven
11 39 (0.76%) Eclipse
12 38 (0.74%) Axure RP
13 36 (0.70%) Rational Rose
13 36 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
14 31 (0.60%) Ant
15 30 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
16 28 (0.54%) TeamCity
17 23 (0.45%) Mercurial
18 22 (0.43%) SoapUI
19 21 (0.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 1329 (25.83%) Finance
2 513 (9.97%) Banking
3 368 (7.15%) Telecoms
4 310 (6.03%) Marketing
5 255 (4.96%) Investment Banking
6 250 (4.86%) Retail
7 205 (3.98%) Front Office
8 157 (3.05%) Legal
9 122 (2.37%) Manufacturing
10 110 (2.14%) Publishing
11 102 (1.98%) Electronics
12 88 (1.71%) Back Office
13 87 (1.69%) Advertising
14 62 (1.21%) Games
15 54 (1.05%) Billing
16 51 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 50 (0.97%) Law
18 49 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
19 47 (0.91%) French Language
20 33 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 1226 (23.83%) Developer
2 1038 (20.17%) Analyst
3 491 (9.54%) Business Analyst
4 341 (6.63%) Project Manager
5 328 (6.38%) Architect
6 249 (4.84%) Consultant
7 219 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 157 (3.05%) Designer
9 122 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
10 119 (2.31%) Software Engineer
11 116 (2.25%) Senior Developer
12 109 (2.12%) C# Developer
13 108 (2.10%) .NET Developer
14 98 (1.90%) Junior
15 95 (1.85%) Web Developer
16 93 (1.81%) Support Analyst
17 80 (1.55%) Administrator
17 80 (1.55%) Data Analyst
18 78 (1.52%) C++ Developer
18 78 (1.52%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 616 (11.97%) HTML
2 511 (9.93%) .NET
3 448 (8.71%) CSS
4 342 (6.65%) Web Services
5 329 (6.39%) XML
6 266 (5.17%) jQuery
7 230 (4.47%) HTML5
8 207 (4.02%) ASP.NET
9 148 (2.88%) J2EE
10 143 (2.78%) Spring
11 140 (2.72%) CSS3
12 118 (2.29%) SOAP
13 111 (2.16%) REST
14 109 (2.12%) Ajax
15 103 (2.00%) JSON
16 101 (1.96%) .NET Framework
17 91 (1.77%) Hibernate
18 82 (1.59%) WCF
19 78 (1.52%) Middleware
20 73 (1.42%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1213 (23.58%) Computer Science
2 371 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 313 (6.08%) Mathematics
4 144 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 142 (2.76%) Open Source
6 129 (2.51%) Statistics
7 103 (2.00%) Fixed Income
7 103 (2.00%) Physics
8 93 (1.81%) Social Media
9 89 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 83 (1.61%) PMI
11 81 (1.57%) Economics
12 80 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 74 (1.44%) Visualisation
14 70 (1.36%) GIS
15 69 (1.34%) Derivative
16 67 (1.30%) Data Integration
17 65 (1.26%) NHS
18 62 (1.21%) Client/Server
19 54 (1.05%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 552 (10.73%) Windows
2 408 (7.93%) Linux
3 351 (6.82%) UNIX
4 108 (2.10%) Android
5 98 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 94 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 65 (1.26%) Solaris
9 60 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 30 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.39%) AIX
13 18 (0.35%) CentOS
14 17 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.29%) HPUX
15 15 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.19%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (18.25%) Project Management
2 640 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
3 470 (9.14%) ITIL
4 460 (8.94%) PRINCE2
5 388 (7.54%) OO
6 362 (7.04%) Software Engineering
7 360 (7.00%) Business Analysis
8 327 (6.36%) Scrum
9 310 (6.03%) TDD
10 300 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 274 (5.33%) Analytics
12 265 (5.15%) Change Management
13 236 (4.59%) UML
14 233 (4.53%) E-Commerce
15 229 (4.45%) MVC
16 225 (4.37%) Risk Management
17 220 (4.28%) Data Modelling
18 209 (4.06%) Continuous Improvement
19 208 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
20 178 (3.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 891 (17.32%) SQL
2 765 (14.87%) Java
3 568 (11.04%) JavaScript
4 488 (9.48%) C#
5 338 (6.57%) C++
6 238 (4.63%) C
7 221 (4.30%) Python
8 170 (3.30%) PHP
9 148 (2.88%) VBA
10 144 (2.80%) Perl
11 132 (2.57%) Ruby
12 100 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 87 (1.69%) Shell Script
14 75 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 65 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 61 (1.19%) Scala
17 47 (0.91%) VB
18 42 (0.82%) VB.NET
19 37 (0.72%) R
20 35 (0.68%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 251 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 202 (3.93%) ISEB
3 186 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 174 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 148 (2.88%) PMI Certification
6 108 (2.10%) CISSP
7 99 (1.92%) MCSE
8 85 (1.65%) PMP
9 84 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 74 (1.44%) CISM
11 73 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (1.28%) HND
13 64 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 64 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 64 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 61 (1.19%) ISTQB
15 55 (1.07%) PhD
16 49 (0.95%) CCNP
17 46 (0.89%) MBA
18 45 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (6.34%) QA
2 130 (2.53%) SLA
3 65 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 26 (0.51%) COBIT
6 25 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.27%) Basel III
10 13 (0.25%) ISO 14001
11 12 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.19%) EMIR
13 9 (0.17%) P3O
14 7 (0.14%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.14%) CDISC
15 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.097%) DO-178B
16 5 (0.097%) Basel II
17 4 (0.078%) TickIT
17 4 (0.078%) MiFID
System Software
1 174 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 117 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (0.82%) VMware ESX
4 23 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.37%) vSphere
6 17 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.29%) Terminal Services
8 13 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (0.21%) XenApp
10 10 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.19%) NFS
11 9 (0.17%) KVM
12 8 (0.16%) Squid
13 7 (0.14%) qmail
14 6 (0.12%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.12%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.12%) RHEV
15 5 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.097%) Xen
15 5 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (0.72%) SCCM
2 32 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (0.45%) SCOM
4 14 (0.27%) Puppet
5 13 (0.25%) Data Guard
6 12 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 10 (0.19%) Nagios
8 9 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (0.14%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.14%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.097%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (0.097%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.097%) WSUS
11 5 (0.097%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.078%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.078%) OpenView
Vendors
1 838 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 550 (10.69%) Oracle
3 188 (3.65%) SAP
4 167 (3.25%) Cisco
5 146 (2.84%) VMware
6 136 (2.64%) Adobe
7 118 (2.29%) HP
8 98 (1.90%) IBM
9 77 (1.50%) Citrix
10 69 (1.34%) Google
11 57 (1.11%) Sybase
12 54 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 48 (0.93%) Business Objects
14 46 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
15 44 (0.86%) Juniper
16 43 (0.84%) Tableau
17 41 (0.80%) Remedy
18 39 (0.76%) EMC
19 38 (0.74%) Cognos
20 35 (0.68%) Sun
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £750 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £275 to £345 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £700 - £950 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £17 to £20 per hour plus bonus and enhanced holiday pay and great
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday