Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 63 42
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 62 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.29% 2.74% 3.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.23% 12.05% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 53
Bristol median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £290
90th Percentile £450 £528 £485
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.93% +43.62%
10th Percentile £26.25 £15.30 £29.68
90th Percentile £42.13 £32.50 £39.20
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -8.09%

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 382 390 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.25% 22.74% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 250 286
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.54% +3.67%
10th Percentile £214 £250 £256
90th Percentile £560 £550 £594
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 19
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -3.85% +14.04%
10th Percentile £24.85 £13.80 £23.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £46.60
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -5.36%

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 15 August 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 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) Finance
3 18 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 15 (24.19%) C#
6 14 (22.58%) Computer Science
7 12 (19.35%) SQL
7 12 (19.35%) .NET
8 10 (16.13%) HTML
8 10 (16.13%) User Stories
9 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
9 9 (14.52%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
10 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (12.90%) Scrum
10 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
11 7 (11.29%) JUnit
11 7 (11.29%) Project Management
11 7 (11.29%) NUnit
11 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
11 7 (11.29%) TeamCity
11 7 (11.29%) Business Process Mapping
11 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
11 7 (11.29%) Gherkin
11 7 (11.29%) System Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Selenium

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 (3.23%) CMS
1 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Photoshop
2 5 (8.06%) InVision
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.61%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.61%) InDesign
6 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.61%) Simulink
6 1 (1.61%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 1 (1.61%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
1 1 (1.61%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) BGP
1 2 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.23%) MPLS
1 2 (3.23%) Network Security
2 1 (1.61%) NAS
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) Power BI
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
2 7 (11.29%) JUnit
2 7 (11.29%) NUnit
2 7 (11.29%) Selenium
2 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
2 7 (11.29%) TeamCity
3 6 (9.68%) CruiseControl
3 6 (9.68%) Hudson
3 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.61%) Grunt
5 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) JMeter
5 1 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.61%) Mocha
5 1 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Advertising
2 6 (9.68%) Back Office
2 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.06%) Aerospace
3 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.45%) Legal
5 3 (4.84%) Electronics
5 3 (4.84%) Marketing
6 2 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Business Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Agile Business Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Lead Business Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Project Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Project Leader
5 5 (8.06%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Junior
6 4 (6.45%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.84%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) .NET
2 10 (16.13%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) Gherkin
4 6 (9.68%) jQuery
4 6 (9.68%) Node.js
5 5 (8.06%) Semantic UI
6 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.84%) XML
7 2 (3.23%) CSS
8 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.61%) AVA JavaScript Test Runner
8 1 (1.61%) CSS3
8 1 (1.61%) HTML5
8 1 (1.61%) JSLint
8 1 (1.61%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (1.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (22.58%) Computer Science
3 9 (14.52%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) Robotics
5 2 (3.23%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.61%) Fintech
6 1 (1.61%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) Podcast
6 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Unix
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
1 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (16.13%) User Stories
4 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 8 (12.90%) Scrum
5 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 7 (11.29%) Business Process Mapping
6 7 (11.29%) Coaching
6 7 (11.29%) Mathematics
6 7 (11.29%) Project Management
6 7 (11.29%) System Testing
6 7 (11.29%) Systems Analysis
6 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (9.68%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) C#
2 12 (19.35%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) PHP
4 4 (6.45%) C
4 4 (6.45%) C++
5 3 (4.84%) R
5 3 (4.84%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.23%) Python
6 2 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.61%) ES6
7 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) CCNP
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.23%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) CISM
5 1 (1.61%) CISSP
5 1 (1.61%) HNC
5 1 (1.61%) HND
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.61%) GDPR
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) Cadence
3 4 (6.45%) SAP
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (3.23%) Juniper
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.61%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.61%) UiPath