Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 53 49
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing Degree 73 64 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.33% 3.28% 3.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.47% 16.24% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 40
Bristol median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £249 £268 £286
90th Percentile £474 £479 £491
South West median daily rate £414 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.49% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.76% -40.00% +511.11%
10th Percentile £31.49 £16.78 £26.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £54.23 £76.25
South West median hourly rate £41.25 £41.15 £45.00
% change year-on-year +0.24% -8.56% +15.38%

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 542 394 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 24.76% 20.21% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 205 243
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £268 £178 £277
90th Percentile £538 £603 £600
South West median daily rate £438 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.81% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 20 22
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £38.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +58.16% +46.27%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.45 £16.23
90th Percentile £64.75 £46.38 £47.40
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +15.71% +1.45% -12.10%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (46.58%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (45.21%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
5 28 (38.36%) Finance
6 23 (31.51%) C#
6 23 (31.51%) SQL
7 20 (27.40%) Computer Science
8 19 (26.03%) .NET
9 17 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (23.29%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (21.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (21.92%) Scrum
11 15 (20.55%) Mathematics
11 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
12 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (15.07%) Project Management
14 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
14 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
15 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
15 9 (12.33%) SpecFlow
15 9 (12.33%) Gherkin
15 9 (12.33%) Selenium
15 9 (12.33%) Informatics
15 9 (12.33%) NUnit
15 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
15 9 (12.33%) Aerospace
15 9 (12.33%) JUnit
15 9 (12.33%) HTML

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 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.37%) InDesign
4 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.37%) Simulink
4 1 (1.37%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Primavera
2 1 (1.37%) Maximo
2 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM for Utilities
2 1 (1.37%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) IaaS
1 1 (1.37%) npm
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Network Security
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.37%) OpenFlow
2 1 (1.37%) Skype
2 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.11%) Power BI
3 2 (2.74%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.37%) MS Access
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.33%) JUnit
3 9 (12.33%) NUnit
3 9 (12.33%) Selenium
3 9 (12.33%) SpecFlow
3 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.22%) CruiseControl
5 6 (8.22%) Hudson
5 6 (8.22%) JIRA
5 6 (8.22%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (8.22%) TeamCity
5 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.11%) JMeter
7 3 (4.11%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 28 (38.36%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.33%) Aerospace
3 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
4 8 (10.96%) Advertising
4 8 (10.96%) Electronics
4 8 (10.96%) Marketing
5 6 (8.22%) Back Office
6 2 (2.74%) Automotive
7 1 (1.37%) Avionics
7 1 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.37%) Games
7 1 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Scrum Master
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Development Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Test Automation Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Test Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Tester
9 2 (2.74%) Project Planner
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.03%) .NET
2 9 (12.33%) Gherkin
2 9 (12.33%) HTML
3 8 (10.96%) XML
4 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.85%) REST
5 5 (6.85%) Velocity
5 5 (6.85%) Web Services
6 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (4.11%) RESTful
7 2 (2.74%) CSS
7 2 (2.74%) Middleware
7 2 (2.74%) SOAP
8 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.37%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.37%) Node.js
8 1 (1.37%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (46.58%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (23.29%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.48%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.74%) Fintech
6 1 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) PMI
6 1 (1.37%) Podcast
6 1 (1.37%) Robotics
6 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.37%) Social Media
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Linux
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (45.21%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (27.40%) Computer Science
4 17 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (21.92%) Scrum
6 15 (20.55%) Mathematics
6 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
7 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.07%) Project Management
9 9 (12.33%) Informatics
10 8 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (10.96%) SDLC
10 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
10 8 (10.96%) Software Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Decision-Making
11 7 (9.59%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (9.59%) Programme Management
11 7 (9.59%) Software Architecture
11 7 (9.59%) TDD
11 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) C#
1 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) Python
2 7 (9.59%) TypeScript
3 5 (6.85%) MATLAB
4 4 (5.48%) C
4 4 (5.48%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.37%) Ada
6 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) R
6 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) MBA
5 4 (5.48%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (4.11%) ISEB
7 2 (2.74%) HNC
7 2 (2.74%) HND
8 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) ARP4754
3 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) SAP
3 7 (9.59%) Cadence
4 6 (8.22%) IBM
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco
8 1 (1.37%) Adobe
8 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.37%) Cognos
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Juniper
8 1 (1.37%) MathWorks
8 1 (1.37%) NEC
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.37%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.37%) Tableau