Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 62 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 +9
Contract jobs citing Degree 56 81 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.26% 3.40% 3.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.25% 15.25% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 39
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £424 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £290 £326 £233
90th Percentile £523 £497 £688
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.27% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £23.50 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.96% +8.00% -45.05%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%

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 457 531 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.59% 22.26% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 314 334
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £163 £232
90th Percentile £505 £524 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 59 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -43.75%
10th Percentile £9.75 £12.01 £10.24
90th Percentile £40.50 £48.75 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
% change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +24.77%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -1 35 £400 -2.44% 39
High Wycombe -2 12 £408 +85.23% 10
Aylesbury +1 2 £450 +28.57% 6
Marlow - 1 £485 - 1
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 22 (39.29%) Computer Science
2 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.14%) Finance
4 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (25.00%) Project Management
5 14 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 13 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (21.43%) Business Analysis
8 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
9 10 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (17.86%) Retail
10 9 (16.07%) HTML
10 9 (16.07%) Marketing
10 9 (16.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 7 (12.50%) C#
12 7 (12.50%) Windows
12 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (12.50%) ISEB
13 6 (10.71%) OO
13 6 (10.71%) C++
13 6 (10.71%) SQL
13 6 (10.71%) CSS
13 6 (10.71%) TDD
13 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (10.71%) Matrix Organization
13 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
13 6 (10.71%) Master's Degree
14 5 (8.93%) Deployment Automation

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 5 (8.93%) CMS
2 4 (7.14%) Drupal
3 2 (3.57%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) Documentum
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) iPaaS
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Broadband
1 2 (3.57%) NAS
1 2 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) Extranet
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.57%) DB2
2 2 (3.57%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.57%) Redis
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) GIS
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Appium
1 5 (8.93%) Selenium
2 4 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.57%) Calabash
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 18 (32.14%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (17.86%) Retail
3 9 (16.07%) Marketing
4 5 (8.93%) Automotive
4 5 (8.93%) German Language
5 4 (7.14%) Legal
6 3 (5.36%) Banking
7 2 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (3.57%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.79%) Electronics
8 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Business Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.71%) IT Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Data Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Applications Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Bid Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Compliance Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Project Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (5.36%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Bid Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) HTML
2 6 (10.71%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) XML
4 2 (3.57%) React
4 2 (3.57%) YAML
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) Django
5 1 (1.79%) Enzyme
5 1 (1.79%) Jest
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) Redux
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.79%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (1.79%) WCF
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Computer Science
2 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.36%) Life Science
5 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.79%) Clustering
7 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 3 (5.36%) Android
3 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.36%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Robot Operating System
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 14 (25.00%) Project Management
3 13 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.71%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.71%) OO
7 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.71%) TDD
8 5 (8.93%) Analytics
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (8.93%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (8.93%) Open Source
8 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) C++
3 6 (10.71%) SQL
4 5 (8.93%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) Apple Swift
5 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.57%) Korn
5 2 (3.57%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (12.50%) ISEB
3 6 (10.71%) Master's Degree
4 4 (7.14%) APMP
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.57%) MCSE
7 1 (1.79%) CCA
7 1 (1.79%) CISSP
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) GxP
1 3 (5.36%) PMO
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Intel
2 2 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.79%) Epicor
3 1 (1.79%) F5
3 1 (1.79%) Google
3 1 (1.79%) Kofax
3 1 (1.79%) Meridio
3 1 (1.79%) OpenText
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Tableau