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 3 months to 25 April 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.

Degree
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Degree 8 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.61% 2.45% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.05% 16.33% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £425 £125 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +240.00% -71.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.78 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +56.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £35.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -21.60% +11.32%  

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 38 49 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 12.38% 15.03% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 40
Median daily rate £450 £350 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -21.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £50.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.09% +25.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £47.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +12 4 £425 +3.65% 4
Bedford -4 2 £350 +180.00% 3
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) Middleware
4 3 (21.43%) BPR
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) UML
4 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (21.43%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 2 (14.29%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (14.29%) Process Management
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing

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 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (14.29%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Change Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Sourcing Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) BPR
2 3 (21.43%) Financial Modelling
2 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) UML
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) DSDM
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) Process Management
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Ariba
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
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