Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 54 44
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +24
Contract jobs citing Degree 69 61 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.32% 3.21% 4.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.16% 14.42% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 53
Bristol median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £185 £273
90th Percentile £469 £474 £515
South West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.35% -8.00% +160.42%
10th Percentile £36.25 £16.20 £22.70
90th Percentile £47.75 £51.25 £43.38
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 455 423 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 21.92% 22.27% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 243 268
Bristol median daily rate £375 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.89% +3.67%
10th Percentile £241 £233 £264
90th Percentile £525 £611 £607
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 23
Bristol median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +15.38% +113.11%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £45.00 £45.85
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +28.33% -25.93%

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 17 October 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 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (39.13%) Finance
4 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 19 (27.54%) Computer Science
6 18 (26.09%) C#
7 16 (23.19%) SQL
7 16 (23.19%) .NET
8 13 (18.84%) HTML
8 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (18.84%) Scrum
8 13 (18.84%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (17.39%) Project Management
9 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
11 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
12 8 (11.59%) CRM
12 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
12 8 (11.59%) MVC
12 8 (11.59%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Critical Thinking
13 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
13 7 (10.14%) Cadence
13 7 (10.14%) NUnit
13 7 (10.14%) JUnit
13 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (10.14%) 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 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.90%) SAS
2 1 (1.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) Confluence
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Photoshop
2 5 (7.25%) InVision
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.45%) InDesign
6 1 (1.45%) Simulink
6 1 (1.45%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Primavera
1 1 (1.45%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 1 (1.45%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) npm
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.90%) BGP
2 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.90%) MPLS
2 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) Power BI
3 1 (1.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.14%) JUnit
2 7 (10.14%) NUnit
2 7 (10.14%) Selenium
2 7 (10.14%) SpecFlow
2 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.70%) CruiseControl
3 6 (8.70%) Hudson
3 6 (8.70%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.25%) JIRA
5 3 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.90%) webpack
7 1 (1.45%) gulp
7 1 (1.45%) JMeter
7 1 (1.45%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (8.70%) Advertising
4 6 (8.70%) Aerospace
4 6 (8.70%) Back Office
5 5 (7.25%) Electronics
5 5 (7.25%) Marketing
6 4 (5.80%) Legal
7 2 (2.90%) Automotive
8 1 (1.45%) Avionics
8 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Developer
3 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Architect
5 5 (7.25%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) PHP Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Applications Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Junior
6 4 (5.80%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Scrum Master
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) .NET
2 13 (18.84%) HTML
3 7 (10.14%) Gherkin
3 7 (10.14%) Node.js
4 6 (8.70%) jQuery
5 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.25%) Semantic UI
5 5 (7.25%) XML
6 3 (4.35%) CSS
6 3 (4.35%) REST
6 3 (4.35%) Velocity
6 3 (4.35%) Web Services
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.90%) RESTful
8 1 (1.45%) AVA JavaScript Test Runner
8 1 (1.45%) Sass
8 1 (1.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.58%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (27.54%) Computer Science
3 13 (18.84%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.45%) Fintech
6 1 (1.45%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Podcast
6 1 (1.45%) Robotics
6 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.45%) Social Media
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
1 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
1 1 (1.45%) Unix
1 1 (1.45%) Windows
1 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (18.84%) Scrum
4 12 (17.39%) Project Management
4 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
6 8 (11.59%) CRM
6 8 (11.59%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (11.59%) MVC
7 7 (10.14%) Critical Thinking
7 7 (10.14%) Software Architecture
8 6 (8.70%) SDLC
8 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.25%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (7.25%) Decision-Making
9 5 (7.25%) Informatics
9 5 (7.25%) User Stories
9 5 (7.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) C#
2 16 (23.19%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) PHP
3 5 (7.25%) TypeScript
4 3 (4.35%) C
4 3 (4.35%) C++
4 3 (4.35%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.35%) Python
4 3 (4.35%) R
5 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) MBA
3 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.90%) CCNP
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) ISEB
5 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) HNC
6 1 (1.45%) HND
6 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) ARP4754
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
1 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
1 1 (1.45%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Cadence
3 6 (8.70%) SAP
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) IBM
4 3 (4.35%) Juniper
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.45%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) Ruckus Wireless