The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 13 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 13 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.49% 2.41% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 76.47% 20.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -23.80%
Degree
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
17 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.41% 12.05% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate £270 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.32% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £338 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the Watford region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Watford region.

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 16 (84.21%) Retail
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 15 (78.95%) UNIX
3 14 (73.68%) E-Commerce
3 14 (73.68%) HTML
3 14 (73.68%) Java
3 14 (73.68%) XML
3 14 (73.68%) Finance
3 14 (73.68%) Manufacturing
4 13 (68.42%) IBM
5 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
5 12 (63.16%) J2EE
5 12 (63.16%) MQSeries
6 10 (52.63%) Oracle
7 9 (47.37%) HP
7 9 (47.37%) ISEB
7 9 (47.37%) System Testing
7 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (36.84%) REST
8 7 (36.84%) DbVisualizer
8 7 (36.84%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (36.84%) Content Management
8 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
8 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
8 7 (36.84%) SOAP
8 7 (36.84%) MySQL
8 7 (36.84%) DB2
8 7 (36.84%) Flash
9 6 (31.58%) HPUX

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 12 (63.16%) MQSeries
2 7 (36.84%) Adobe CQ
2 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
3 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) DbVisualizer
1 7 (36.84%) MySQL
1 7 (36.84%) DB2
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
3 5 (26.32%) Maven
3 5 (26.32%) Log4j
3 5 (26.32%) Subversion
3 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
3 5 (26.32%) Ant
3 5 (26.32%) JUnit
General
1 16 (84.21%) Retail
2 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 14 (73.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) HTML
1 14 (73.68%) XML
2 12 (63.16%) J2EE
3 7 (36.84%) REST
3 7 (36.84%) SOAP
3 7 (36.84%) Flash
4 5 (26.32%) Spring
4 5 (26.32%) XMLBeans
4 5 (26.32%) Ajax
4 5 (26.32%) JSON
4 5 (26.32%) jQuery
4 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
4 5 (26.32%) JMS
4 5 (26.32%) Struts
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
4 5 (26.32%) XSLT
4 5 (26.32%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Web 2.0
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) HPUX
2 6 (31.58%) Solaris
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) E-Commerce
2 9 (47.37%) System Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Content Management
3 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) OO
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Use Case
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Validation
8 1 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.26%) BCP
8 1 (5.26%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) Java
3 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
1 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (26.32%) Sun Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) IBM
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle
3 9 (47.37%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) Sun
4 5 (26.32%) Interwoven
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) Hitachi
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco