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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 38 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 2521 2417 2458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.43% 4.74% 4.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.61% 27.76% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1429 1318
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 103 178
Average hourly rate £29.10 £21.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.54% -31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.31 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%

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
11666 8708 8994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 17.07% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6596 4899 4664
Average daily rate £384 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 371 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -2 2320 £413 -0.60% 2042
London -2 1276 £450 - 728
South East -2 500 £375 -6.25% 435
City of London -3 278 £430 -4.44% 229
Berkshire 0 187 £375 -10.71% 91
East of England -11 119 £395 +12.85% 190
Scotland +12 111 £330 +1.53% 66
North West +15 104 £325 - 163
South West -27 98 £364 +0.34% 193
Hampshire -2 94 £354 -25.46% 85
West Midlands -1 79 £350 - 103
Surrey -6 72 £380 +11.76% 99
Reading -13 64 £363 -14.70% 37
Buckinghamshire +5 54 £400 +16.53% 41
Yorkshire -12 51 £325 +8.33% 125
East Midlands +13 48 £375 +3.44% 81
Milton Keynes +12 46 £425 +20.56% 19
Edinburgh +14 45 £383 +22.40% 22
Cambridgeshire -9 44 £400 +10.34% 115
Manchester -6 43 £325 +5.69% 100
Oxfordshire -19 39 £500 +41.84% 36
Slough +17 34 £375 +212.50% 7
Bristol -21 32 £350 -6.66% 65
North East -8 29 £430 +31.29% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 29 £430 +31.29% 7
Wiltshire -12 29 £396 +43.16% 40
Tyne and Wear -12 29 £430 +31.29% 9
Cheshire +13 27 £350 +4.47% 44
Glasgow +9 27 £279 -25.66% 27
Essex -15 27 £325 +30.00% 20

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (24.94%) Computer Science
2 1272 (24.88%) Finance
3 1139 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
4 956 (18.70%) Analytical Skills
5 917 (17.93%) Project Management
6 873 (17.07%) SQL
7 777 (15.20%) Java
8 766 (14.98%) Microsoft
9 684 (13.38%) HTML
10 640 (12.52%) JavaScript
11 575 (11.25%) Windows
12 573 (11.21%) Banking
13 572 (11.19%) MS Excel
14 563 (11.01%) ITIL
15 506 (9.90%) Oracle
16 476 (9.31%) .NET
16 476 (9.31%) CSS
17 442 (8.64%) SQL Server
18 435 (8.51%) PRINCE2
19 430 (8.41%) C#
20 413 (8.08%) MS Office
21 411 (8.04%) Linux
22 391 (7.65%) Telecoms
23 369 (7.22%) Software Engineering
24 367 (7.18%) OO
25 363 (7.10%) TDD
26 352 (6.88%) XML
27 349 (6.83%) UNIX
28 341 (6.67%) Scrum
29 332 (6.49%) Management Information System

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 215 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 124 (2.43%) CMS
3 105 (2.05%) IIS
4 100 (1.96%) Apache
5 77 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 71 (1.39%) Node.js
7 65 (1.27%) SAS
8 63 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 59 (1.15%) MS Exchange
10 58 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 36 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
11 36 (0.70%) JBoss
12 31 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 31 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 31 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 29 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 29 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (0.51%) Lync
15 24 (0.47%) ArcGIS
15 24 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 572 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 413 (8.08%) MS Office
3 194 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 139 (2.72%) MS Project
5 132 (2.58%) MS Visio
6 99 (1.94%) Photoshop
7 56 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 52 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
9 44 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 27 (0.53%) AutoCAD
11 26 (0.51%) SPSS
12 16 (0.31%) Revit
13 13 (0.25%) InDesign
13 13 (0.25%) Fireworks
13 13 (0.25%) Acrobat
14 12 (0.23%) InfoPath
15 10 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
17 8 (0.16%) Stata
18 7 (0.14%) ArcInfo
Business Applications
1 42 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 27 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.45%) Summit
4 21 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.37%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.31%) ResourceLink
7 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (0.23%) Magento
9 10 (0.20%) Tridion
9 10 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 8 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.16%) Maximo
11 7 (0.14%) SAP SRM
11 7 (0.14%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
11 7 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
11 7 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 50 (0.98%) SaaS
2 36 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.43%) Office 365
3 22 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.35%) GitHub
5 17 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
7 13 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.18%) IaaS
9 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (0.14%) PaaS
10 6 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.078%) Heroku
11 4 (0.078%) Force.com
12 3 (0.059%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.059%) Route 53
13 2 (0.039%) IBM Blueworks
14 1 (0.020%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.020%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.020%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 205 (4.01%) Internet
2 149 (2.91%) Firewall
3 103 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 89 (1.74%) DNS
5 88 (1.72%) 3G
6 86 (1.68%) HTTP
7 79 (1.55%) SAN
8 78 (1.53%) Wireless
9 74 (1.45%) LTE
10 69 (1.35%) WAN
11 61 (1.19%) LAN
11 61 (1.19%) Intranet
12 58 (1.13%) SSL
13 55 (1.08%) VPN
13 55 (1.08%) Network Security
14 51 (1.00%) 4G
15 50 (0.98%) LDAP
15 50 (0.98%) DHCP
16 41 (0.80%) Radio Access Network
16 41 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 188 (3.68%) Relational Database
3 167 (3.27%) MySQL
4 162 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 124 (2.43%) Big Data
6 102 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 94 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 88 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 87 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 78 (1.53%) NoSQL
11 73 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 70 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 61 (1.19%) MongoDB
14 48 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
15 45 (0.88%) Data Mining
16 44 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
17 42 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 41 (0.80%) QlikView
18 41 (0.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 176 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 117 (2.29%) Subversion
3 107 (2.09%) JIRA
4 97 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 80 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 71 (1.39%) Selenium
7 69 (1.35%) JUnit
8 63 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 61 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 59 (1.15%) Maven
11 37 (0.72%) TeamCity
12 33 (0.65%) Axure RP
13 27 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 27 (0.53%) Jasmine
14 26 (0.51%) Mercurial
15 25 (0.49%) Eclipse
16 24 (0.47%) Ant
17 23 (0.45%) Hudson
18 22 (0.43%) LoadRunner
19 21 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 1272 (24.88%) Finance
2 573 (11.21%) Banking
3 391 (7.65%) Telecoms
4 259 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 237 (4.64%) Marketing
6 222 (4.34%) Front Office
7 194 (3.79%) Retail
8 130 (2.54%) Legal
9 116 (2.27%) Publishing
10 114 (2.23%) Manufacturing
11 88 (1.72%) Electronics
12 76 (1.49%) Games
13 71 (1.39%) Law
14 64 (1.25%) Advertising
15 58 (1.13%) Billing
15 58 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 55 (1.08%) Back Office
17 44 (0.86%) Financial Institution
18 39 (0.76%) Automotive
19 35 (0.68%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1238 (24.21%) Developer
2 970 (18.97%) Analyst
3 435 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 378 (7.39%) Project Manager
5 335 (6.55%) Architect
6 237 (4.64%) Java Developer
7 229 (4.48%) Consultant
8 158 (3.09%) Designer
9 131 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
10 127 (2.48%) Software Engineer
11 125 (2.44%) Senior Developer
12 105 (2.05%) .NET Developer
13 104 (2.03%) C# Developer
14 91 (1.78%) Senior Analyst
14 91 (1.78%) Junior
15 85 (1.66%) Data Analyst
16 82 (1.60%) Support Analyst
17 80 (1.56%) C++ Developer
18 74 (1.45%) Web Developer
18 74 (1.45%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 684 (13.38%) HTML
2 476 (9.31%) .NET
2 476 (9.31%) CSS
3 352 (6.88%) XML
4 331 (6.47%) Web Services
5 288 (5.63%) HTML5
6 245 (4.79%) jQuery
7 176 (3.44%) CSS3
8 175 (3.42%) ASP.NET
9 140 (2.74%) Spring
10 125 (2.44%) Ajax
11 124 (2.43%) REST
12 120 (2.35%) J2EE
13 118 (2.31%) SOAP
14 103 (2.01%) .NET Framework
15 99 (1.94%) JSON
16 98 (1.92%) AngularJS
17 97 (1.90%) RESTful
18 96 (1.88%) Hibernate
19 94 (1.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1275 (24.94%) Computer Science
2 956 (18.70%) Analytical Skills
3 332 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 318 (6.22%) Mathematics
5 266 (5.20%) User Experience
6 166 (3.25%) Open Source
7 138 (2.70%) Mobile App
8 105 (2.05%) Statistics
9 86 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 83 (1.62%) Physics
10 83 (1.62%) Data Structures
11 80 (1.56%) Derivative
12 73 (1.43%) NHS
13 72 (1.41%) PMI
13 72 (1.41%) Data Integration
14 70 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 70 (1.37%) Fixed Income
15 68 (1.33%) Economics
16 65 (1.27%) Algorithms
17 62 (1.21%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 575 (11.25%) Windows
2 411 (8.04%) Linux
3 349 (6.83%) UNIX
4 93 (1.82%) Android
5 92 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 79 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 45 (0.88%) Solaris
10 36 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 30 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (0.41%) CentOS
14 17 (0.33%) Windows 2000
14 17 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.29%) AIX
17 13 (0.25%) HPUX
18 12 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
19 11 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1139 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (17.93%) Project Management
3 563 (11.01%) ITIL
4 435 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 369 (7.22%) Software Engineering
6 367 (7.18%) OO
7 363 (7.10%) TDD
8 341 (6.67%) Scrum
9 312 (6.10%) Business Analysis
10 266 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 260 (5.09%) Data Modelling
12 259 (5.07%) Analytics
13 230 (4.50%) Risk Management
14 229 (4.48%) Change Management
15 218 (4.26%) MVC
16 213 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
17 205 (4.01%) Service Management
18 188 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
19 184 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
20 180 (3.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 873 (17.07%) SQL
2 777 (15.20%) Java
3 640 (12.52%) JavaScript
4 430 (8.41%) C#
5 322 (6.30%) C++
6 206 (4.03%) C
7 202 (3.95%) Python
8 158 (3.09%) PHP
9 139 (2.72%) Perl
10 135 (2.64%) Ruby
11 119 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 118 (2.31%) VBA
13 79 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 73 (1.43%) T-SQL
15 68 (1.33%) Scala
16 62 (1.21%) PowerShell
17 53 (1.04%) VB
18 48 (0.94%) Bash Shell
19 45 (0.88%) VB.NET
20 40 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 329 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 223 (4.36%) SC Cleared
3 173 (3.38%) ISEB
4 170 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 154 (3.01%) PMI Certification
6 123 (2.41%) CISSP
7 102 (1.99%) PMP
8 86 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 84 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 77 (1.51%) MCSE
11 69 (1.35%) HND
12 62 (1.21%) CISM
13 57 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 55 (1.08%) MCITP
15 54 (1.06%) CCNP
16 50 (0.98%) ISTQB
17 46 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 44 (0.86%) PhD
19 42 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 41 (0.80%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (5.69%) QA
2 122 (2.39%) SLA
3 66 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 40 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.43%) COBIT
7 17 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.27%) ISO 14001
10 13 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.18%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.16%) P3O
13 7 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.14%) Basel III
14 5 (0.098%) GMP
14 5 (0.098%) GAMP
15 4 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 4 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 4 (0.078%) BS7799
System Software
1 194 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 106 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 25 (0.49%) vSphere
5 17 (0.33%) Terminal Services
6 14 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.25%) Firmware
8 12 (0.23%) ISA Server
8 12 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 11 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.20%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.18%) XenApp
12 8 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.16%) XenServer
13 6 (0.12%) Nmap
14 5 (0.098%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.098%) NFS
14 5 (0.098%) Varnish
14 5 (0.098%) Docker
Systems Management
1 42 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (0.72%) Puppet
3 34 (0.66%) SCOM
4 31 (0.61%) SCCM
5 18 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 12 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (0.22%) Vagrant
9 10 (0.20%) Graylog2
9 10 (0.20%) Netcool
9 10 (0.20%) Nagios
9 10 (0.20%) BladeLogic
9 10 (0.20%) WSUS
10 9 (0.18%) OpenView
11 7 (0.14%) Nessus
11 7 (0.14%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
12 6 (0.12%) logstash
12 6 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 766 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 506 (9.90%) Oracle
3 177 (3.46%) SAP
4 162 (3.17%) VMware
5 149 (2.91%) Cisco
6 138 (2.70%) HP
7 118 (2.31%) IBM
8 115 (2.25%) Adobe
9 77 (1.51%) Citrix
10 73 (1.43%) Business Objects
11 71 (1.39%) Google
12 56 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 48 (0.94%) CheckPoint
14 42 (0.82%) Tableau
15 39 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
16 38 (0.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 36 (0.70%) F5
18 35 (0.68%) EMC
18 35 (0.68%) Remedy
19 34 (0.66%) BMC
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