Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 58 35
Rank change year-on-year +14 -23 +8
Contract jobs citing Degree 69 50 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.67% 3.08% 4.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.50% 13.51% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 60
Bristol median daily rate £381 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +12.68% -11.25%
10th Percentile £223 £197 £299
90th Percentile £509 £525 £494
South West median daily rate £420 £420 £375
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Bristol median hourly rate £49.25 £65.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.23% +52.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £46.03 £49.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £57.48 £77.50 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -6.48% +6.67% +4.43%

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 373 370 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.82% 22.81% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 238 320
Bristol median daily rate £400 £391 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +5.74% -1.33%
10th Percentile £211 £271 £256
90th Percentile £600 £616 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 19
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £36.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +107.14% -62.67%
South West median hourly rate £32.25 £38.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.23% -7.23% +11.56%

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 23 February 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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (28.99%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (21.74%) Finance
4 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 13 (18.84%) Computer Science
6 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
7 10 (14.49%) Blue Prism
7 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
8 9 (13.04%) Project Management
8 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 9 (13.04%) BDD
8 9 (13.04%) Robotic Process Automation
8 9 (13.04%) Analytics
9 8 (11.59%) Microservices
9 8 (11.59%) Scala
9 8 (11.59%) Ruby
9 8 (11.59%) TDD
9 8 (11.59%) Banking
9 8 (11.59%) Java
9 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (11.59%) Web Services
9 8 (11.59%) XML
9 8 (11.59%) Python
9 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
10 7 (10.14%) MVC
10 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.14%) PostgreSQL

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 5 (7.25%) Apache
1 5 (7.25%) SAS
2 4 (5.80%) Confluence
3 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.90%) SPSS
4 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) GitHub
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) HTTP
2 4 (5.80%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) Network Security
2 4 (5.80%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.80%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) VLAN
4 2 (2.90%) Internet
4 2 (2.90%) NAS
5 1 (1.45%) 5G
5 1 (1.45%) LTE
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.14%) CouchDB
2 7 (10.14%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.25%) Neo4j
3 5 (7.25%) Riak
4 4 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.45%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.45%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.45%) QlikView
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) git-flow
1 5 (7.25%) Jasmine
1 5 (7.25%) JIRA
1 5 (7.25%) Karma Test Runner
1 5 (7.25%) Mocha
1 5 (7.25%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.45%) CocoaPods
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.45%) Xcode
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.59%) Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Retail
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Marketing
6 2 (2.90%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.45%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
5 4 (5.80%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Analytics Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Core Network Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Data Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Lead Business Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) MI Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Network Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Web Services
1 8 (11.59%) XML
2 7 (10.14%) Apache Wicket
2 7 (10.14%) Play Framework
2 7 (10.14%) REST
2 7 (10.14%) SOAP
2 7 (10.14%) Spring
2 7 (10.14%) Spring Boot
3 6 (8.70%) .NET
4 5 (7.25%) CSS
4 5 (7.25%) DOM
4 5 (7.25%) HTML
4 5 (7.25%) SAX
4 5 (7.25%) Servlets
4 5 (7.25%) XML Schema
5 3 (4.35%) Ajax
6 2 (2.90%) Middleware
7 1 (1.45%) Cocoa
7 1 (1.45%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.45%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.45%) CESG
5 1 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) FMCG
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Unix
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.04%) Analytics
2 9 (13.04%) BDD
2 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (13.04%) Project Management
2 9 (13.04%) Robotic Process Automation
2 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
3 8 (11.59%) Microservices
3 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
3 8 (11.59%) TDD
4 7 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (10.14%) Mathematics
4 7 (10.14%) MVC
4 7 (10.14%) Process Improvement
4 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.70%) Coaching
5 6 (8.70%) Contingency Planning
5 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) Java
2 8 (11.59%) Python
2 8 (11.59%) Ruby
2 8 (11.59%) Scala
3 7 (10.14%) Groovy
3 7 (10.14%) VBA
4 6 (8.70%) C#
4 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.90%) Perl
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.45%) R
6 1 (1.45%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) CISM
3 5 (7.25%) CISSP
4 3 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.90%) ISEB
6 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.45%) CLAS
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.45%) MCSA
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) Data Quality
2 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) RMADS
3 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.80%) Xen
2 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Nessus
1 1 (1.45%) Nmap
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) Blue Prism
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle
4 4 (5.80%) Capita
4 4 (5.80%) Citrix
4 4 (5.80%) SAP
5 3 (4.35%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Apple
7 1 (1.45%) BT
7 1 (1.45%) Qualys
7 1 (1.45%) Siemens
7 1 (1.45%) Tableau