Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 July 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 39 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Degree 25 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.69% 2.38% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.07% 17.58% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 11
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £291 £113 £263
90th Percentile £525 £589 £458
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £50.78 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.46% +56.25% -18.75%
10th Percentile £46.25 £50.78 £21.95
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.78 £46.78
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £28.41
% change year-on-year +62.50% -29.60% -28.08%

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 Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 86 91 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 12.70% 13.52% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 92
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £307 £259 £200
90th Percentile £575 £553 £563
East of England median daily rate £392 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +4.40% -2.91% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 16
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £17.60 £33.70 £19.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.78 £44.88
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £27.62 £21.50
% change year-on-year -18.54% +28.47% -23.64%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Bedfordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Bedfordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Bedfordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Bedfordshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 7 £425 +13.71% 3
Bedford -6 5 £325 +160.00% 1
Henlow - 1 £450 -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
1 10 (40.00%) Project Management
2 9 (36.00%) SDLC
3 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (28.00%) Information Security
4 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (24.00%) Retail
5 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (24.00%) CISA
5 6 (24.00%) CISM
5 6 (24.00%) Information Security Management
5 6 (24.00%) Security Management
5 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) CISSP
5 6 (24.00%) ISMS
5 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (20.00%) Compliance Management
6 5 (20.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 5 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) ITSM
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) ATM
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
1 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (4.00%) Impala
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
1 6 (24.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
1 6 (24.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 6 (24.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Incident and Problem Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Developer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Incident Manager
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Data Migration Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (4.00%) scikit-learn
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (4.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
1 10 (40.00%) Project Management
2 9 (36.00%) SDLC
3 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (28.00%) Information Security
5 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (24.00%) Information Security Management
5 6 (24.00%) ISMS
5 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
5 6 (24.00%) Security Management
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Compliance Management
6 5 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 4 (16.00%) ITSM
7 4 (16.00%) UML
7 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) DSDM
8 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Korn
4 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) CISA
1 6 (24.00%) CISM
1 6 (24.00%) CISSP
2 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (16.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Cloudera
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Remedy
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec