Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 47 54
Rank change year-on-year -25 +7 -20
Contract jobs citing Degree 51 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.70% 3.54% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.45% 17.13% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 29
Bristol median daily rate £413 £394 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +8.33%
10th Percentile £278 £309 £197
90th Percentile £588 £491 £585
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Bristol median hourly rate £39.36 £27.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.11% -42.11% +35.71%
10th Percentile £32.84 £26.25 £46.25
90th Percentile £44.09 £42.55 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £42.13 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.01% -2.50% +14.29%

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 Bristol with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bristol
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 488 356 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.83% 20.67% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 196 237
Bristol median daily rate £425 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +4.17% +4.00%
10th Percentile £282 £228 £253
90th Percentile £601 £538 £613
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 17 18
Bristol median hourly rate £36.28 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.91% -26.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £15.54
90th Percentile £60.05 £47.00 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% -17.72% -5.11%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Bristol

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Bristol

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Bristol

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Bristol

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Degree.

1 20 (39.22%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (29.41%) Telecoms
4 15 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 15 (29.41%) Computer Science
5 14 (27.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
7 10 (19.61%) Project Management
7 10 (19.61%) Electronics
7 10 (19.61%) SQL
7 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
8 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (17.65%) C#
8 9 (17.65%) Linux
8 9 (17.65%) Finance
9 8 (15.69%) Aerospace
9 8 (15.69%) HTML
9 8 (15.69%) .NET
10 7 (13.73%) C++
10 7 (13.73%) IBM
10 7 (13.73%) Programme Management
10 7 (13.73%) Mathematics
10 7 (13.73%) Marketing
10 7 (13.73%) SDLC
10 7 (13.73%) Wireframes
11 6 (11.76%) User Stories
11 6 (11.76%) TypeScript
11 6 (11.76%) Informatics

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (3.92%) Apache
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.92%) Simulink
2 2 (3.92%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.96%) Figma
3 1 (1.96%) InVision
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Wireless
2 5 (9.80%) 2G
2 5 (9.80%) 3G
2 5 (9.80%) 4G
2 5 (9.80%) GSM
2 5 (9.80%) LTE
2 5 (9.80%) Node B
2 5 (9.80%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (9.80%) RNC
2 5 (9.80%) UMTS
2 5 (9.80%) WiMAX
3 4 (7.84%) 5G
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.92%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MariaDB
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.92%) NetBeans
5 2 (3.92%) PHPUnit
5 2 (3.92%) Rational Statemate
5 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.96%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) JMeter
6 1 (1.96%) NUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.96%) Toad
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 15 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 10 (19.61%) Electronics
3 9 (17.65%) Finance
4 8 (15.69%) Aerospace
5 7 (13.73%) Marketing
6 6 (11.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (7.84%) Automotive
8 3 (5.88%) Military
9 2 (3.92%) Back Office
10 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 6 (11.76%) Developer
2 6 (11.76%) Development Analyst
2 6 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Architect
3 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (7.84%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) User Researcher
5 2 (3.92%) Back Office Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Chief Information Officer
5 2 (3.92%) CIO
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Senior PMO
5 2 (3.92%) Senior PMO Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
1 8 (15.69%) HTML
2 6 (11.76%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) Middleware
4 3 (5.88%) Qt
5 2 (3.92%) ActiveX
5 2 (3.92%) Ajax
5 2 (3.92%) DirectX
5 2 (3.92%) Handlebars
5 2 (3.92%) jQuery
5 2 (3.92%) LAMP
5 2 (3.92%) MFC
5 2 (3.92%) Node.js
5 2 (3.92%) OpenGL
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) Sass
5 2 (3.92%) Silex
5 2 (3.92%) Smarty
5 2 (3.92%) Symfony
5 2 (3.92%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.84%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) Computer Science
4 10 (19.61%) Project Management
4 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
5 7 (13.73%) Mathematics
5 7 (13.73%) Programme Management
5 7 (13.73%) SDLC
5 7 (13.73%) Wireframes
6 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (11.76%) Informatics
6 6 (11.76%) User Stories
7 5 (9.80%) Coaching
7 5 (9.80%) DevOps
7 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
7 5 (9.80%) UML
8 4 (7.84%) Feature Driven Development
8 4 (7.84%) Memory Management
8 4 (7.84%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) C++
4 6 (11.76%) C
4 6 (11.76%) TypeScript
5 4 (7.84%) Ada
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.88%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.92%) GLSL
7 2 (3.92%) HLSL
7 2 (3.92%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 14 (27.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.84%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) MCSE
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.96%) APMP
6 1 (1.96%) CISM
6 1 (1.96%) CISSP
6 1 (1.96%) HNC
6 1 (1.96%) HND
6 1 (1.96%) ISEB
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.96%) MAPM
6 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.88%) PMO
2 3 (5.88%) QA
3 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.96%) ARP4754
4 1 (1.96%) MISRA
4 1 (1.96%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.92%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.92%) ISA Server
1 2 (3.92%) UAG
1 2 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) IBM
3 6 (11.76%) SAP
4 5 (9.80%) Ericsson
4 5 (9.80%) Huawei
4 5 (9.80%) Nokia
4 5 (9.80%) Nortel
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) Dell
6 2 (3.92%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com