Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 35 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +29
Contract jobs citing Degree 29 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.65% 3.44% 4.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.97% 22.62% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 12
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £438 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +27.74% -19.41%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £213
90th Percentile £504 £487 £430
East of England median daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +4.29% -1.41% -7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £10.30 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.72% -75.76% -10.93%
East of England median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +63.27%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 121 84 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.39% 15.19% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 55 88
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +11.49% -12.94%
10th Percentile £126 £230 £238
90th Percentile £571 £538 £545
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 34
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £10.30 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.89% -75.76% +55.96%
10th Percentile £13.98 £10.30 £36.25
90th Percentile £23.93 £10.30 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +52.17% +17.95%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 -11 10 £350 -20.00% 19
Bedford +2 3 - - 14
Dunstable - 1 £350 - 4
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 15 (51.72%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
4 8 (27.59%) Replication
4 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 8 (27.59%) Clustering
4 8 (27.59%) NetBackup
4 8 (27.59%) Backup Exec
4 8 (27.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (27.59%) SCCM
4 8 (27.59%) SCOM
4 8 (27.59%) Problem Management
4 8 (27.59%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (27.59%) iSCSI
4 8 (27.59%) NAS
4 8 (27.59%) SolarWinds
4 8 (27.59%) VBScript
4 8 (27.59%) MCSE
4 8 (27.59%) MCSA
4 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
4 8 (27.59%) DHCP
4 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
4 8 (27.59%) DNS

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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
1 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
1 8 (27.59%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.45%) InDesign
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) PaintShop Pro
2 1 (3.45%) RoboHelp
2 1 (3.45%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon Kinesis
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon S3
1 3 (10.34%) IaaS
1 3 (10.34%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DHCP
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
1 8 (27.59%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (27.59%) iSCSI
1 8 (27.59%) NAS
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon QuickSight
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (10.34%) Big Data
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.34%) HBase
2 3 (10.34%) Impala
2 3 (10.34%) Parquet
2 3 (10.34%) Sqoop
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Storage Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Big Data Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Big Data Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Data Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.90%) GDPR Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Author
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Apache Avro
1 3 (10.34%) Kafka
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (27.59%) Clustering
3 8 (27.59%) Replication
4 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.45%) PMI
5 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Project Management
3 8 (27.59%) Problem Management
4 7 (24.14%) Information Security
4 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
5 6 (20.69%) Business Continuity
5 6 (20.69%) Security Management
6 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
6 5 (17.24%) Information Security Management
6 5 (17.24%) ISMS
6 5 (17.24%) Mobile Commerce
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.24%) SDLC
6 5 (17.24%) Security Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Change Control
7 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
8 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (10.34%) Compliance Management
8 3 (10.34%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
2 8 (27.59%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) MCSA
1 8 (27.59%) MCSE
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (27.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (17.24%) CISA
2 5 (17.24%) CISM
2 5 (17.24%) CISSP
2 5 (17.24%) PMI Certification
2 5 (17.24%) PMP
2 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.90%) Master's Degree
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (17.24%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.34%) GDPR
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
2 8 (27.59%) Terminal Services
2 8 (27.59%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Apache Flume
3 3 (10.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Backup Exec
1 8 (27.59%) HP Data Protector
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Clustering
1 8 (27.59%) NetBackup
1 8 (27.59%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
1 8 (27.59%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) 3PAR
2 8 (27.59%) Citrix
2 8 (27.59%) CommVault
2 8 (27.59%) Dell
2 8 (27.59%) EqualLogic
2 8 (27.59%) HP
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
2 8 (27.59%) NetApp
2 8 (27.59%) SolarWinds
2 8 (27.59%) Symantec
2 8 (27.59%) Veritas
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe