The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Academic Degree
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 - 12
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Degree 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 12.82% - 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.56% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 23.08% 10.34% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 20
Median daily rate £155 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £350 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £350 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Bedford

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Bedford

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Bedford over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Bedford

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Degree.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Report Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) ITSM
1 2 (40.00%) Process Management
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware