Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 January 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 54 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 80 51 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.49% 3.06% 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.00% 10.30% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 37
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £405 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +10.71% -10.83%
10th Percentile £318 £271 £213
90th Percentile £524 £688 £485
South East median daily rate £413 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +8.55% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +33.33% -28.99% +111.25%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 500 495 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.79% 29.71% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 346 308
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £236 £275 £220
90th Percentile £541 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 11 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.25 £12.17
90th Percentile £42.73 £43.75 £32.30
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.70% -35.21% +108.82%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Buckinghamshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Buckinghamshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Buckinghamshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Buckinghamshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Buckinghamshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 54 £410 -2.38% 35
High Wycombe -1 10 £220 -34.81% 11
Aylesbury -8 1 - - 9
Buckingham - 1 £475 - 1
Amersham - 1 - - 1
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 28 (35.00%) Computer Science
3 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.75%) JIRA
4 15 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (17.50%) Project Management
6 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.50%) SQL
7 10 (12.50%) CMS
7 10 (12.50%) Marketing
8 9 (11.25%) Social Media
8 9 (11.25%) Financial Institution
8 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
8 9 (11.25%) Oracle
8 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (10.00%) Brand Awareness
9 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 8 (10.00%) Photoshop
9 8 (10.00%) MySQL
9 8 (10.00%) Windows
9 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.00%) Hedge funds
9 8 (10.00%) Social Media Marketing
9 8 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (10.00%) WordPress
9 8 (10.00%) Content Management
10 7 (8.75%) Drupal
10 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (8.75%) Programme Management

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 10 (12.50%) CMS
2 8 (10.00%) WordPress
3 7 (8.75%) Drupal
4 4 (5.00%) Confluence
5 3 (3.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.75%) MS Project Server
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) Alfresco
6 2 (2.50%) Liferay
6 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.25%) SAS
7 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.25%) PaaS
3 3 (3.75%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) GitHub
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) MySQL
2 7 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.25%) Redis
4 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.00%) DB2
4 4 (5.00%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.25%) Big Data
6 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.25%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.25%) QlikView
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) JIRA
2 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.50%) GitLab
4 2 (2.50%) Maven
4 2 (2.50%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.50%) webpack
5 1 (1.25%) Appium
5 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.25%) Calabash
5 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Marketing
3 9 (11.25%) Financial Institution
4 8 (10.00%) Brand Awareness
5 7 (8.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (6.25%) Automotive
6 5 (6.25%) Banking
6 5 (6.25%) Retail
7 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.50%) Electronics
8 2 (2.50%) Legal
9 1 (1.25%) German Language
9 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Administrator
2 10 (12.50%) Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Consultant
5 6 (7.50%) Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Web Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) DBA
6 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Head of Infrastructure
7 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.75%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 4 (5.00%) CSS
2 4 (5.00%) Spring
2 4 (5.00%) Web Services
2 4 (5.00%) YAML
3 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.50%) Middleware
4 2 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.50%) React
4 2 (2.50%) Velocity
5 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.25%) J2EE
5 1 (1.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.25%) Social Media
3 8 (10.00%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.00%) User Experience
5 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.75%) Robotics
6 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.50%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.25%) Clustering
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Unix
3 2 (2.50%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.50%) Project Management
3 8 (10.00%) Content Management
3 8 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (10.00%) Social Media Marketing
3 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
5 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 5 (6.25%) Microservices
6 5 (6.25%) Product Management
6 5 (6.25%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 4 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.75%) Java
3 7 (8.75%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.25%) C#
5 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.00%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) Korn
5 4 (5.00%) Python
6 3 (3.75%) C
7 2 (2.50%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.50%) ES6
8 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (6.25%) CISSP
3 4 (5.00%) CISM
3 4 (5.00%) Master's Degree
3 4 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.00%) PMP
4 3 (3.75%) CCNP
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.75%) CISMP
4 3 (3.75%) MCSE
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.50%) HNC
6 1 (1.25%) APMG
6 1 (1.25%) CLAS
6 1 (1.25%) GIAC
6 1 (1.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) PMO
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Ansible
2 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle
3 5 (6.25%) Blue Prism
4 3 (3.75%) Adobe
4 3 (3.75%) Cloudera
4 3 (3.75%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) Avaya
5 2 (2.50%) OpenText
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
5 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.25%) Brocade
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec
6 1 (1.25%) Teradata