Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 80 44
Rank change year-on-year +30 -36 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 80 52 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.05% 2.47% 3.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.56% 8.71% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 58
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £214 £285
90th Percentile £528 £564 £513
South East median daily rate £434 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +5.92% +2.38% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -16.67% -43.53%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £27.38 £41.50
% change year-on-year +55.22% -34.02% +27.69%

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 483 597 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 24.48% 28.40% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 347 344
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £366 £411 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.89% -1.44% +9.74%
10th Percentile £217 £246 £248
90th Percentile £494 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 36 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +14.65% -63.06%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.22 £10.47
90th Percentile £51.70 £58.13 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +11.11%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +29 51 £400 +2.56% 36
High Wycombe 0 12 £515 +119.15% 7
Aylesbury +12 6 £438 +34.62% 4
Amersham - 1 £425 - 6
Marlow - 1 - -
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 20 (25.00%) Project Management
3 19 (23.75%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) Computer Science
5 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (13.75%) .NET
8 11 (13.75%) MySQL
9 10 (12.50%) HTML
9 10 (12.50%) ITIL
9 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 10 (12.50%) Spanish Language
10 9 (11.25%) Banking
10 9 (11.25%) XML
10 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (11.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (11.25%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (11.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (11.25%) MongoDB
11 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
11 8 (10.00%) Ansible
11 8 (10.00%) Security Management
11 8 (10.00%) Unix
11 8 (10.00%) Python
11 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (10.00%) DB2
11 8 (10.00%) Retail
11 8 (10.00%) Korn

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 4 (5.00%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) SAS
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.25%) InVision
5 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.25%) SPSS
5 1 (1.25%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.25%) Eloqua
1 1 (1.25%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (1.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) iPaaS
2 2 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (1.25%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) FTP
1 1 (1.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) MySQL
2 9 (11.25%) MongoDB
2 9 (11.25%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (10.00%) DB2
3 8 (10.00%) DB2 UDB
4 6 (7.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.75%) Big Data
5 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.75%) MS Access
5 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.50%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.50%) OLAP
6 2 (2.50%) Redis
7 1 (1.25%) QlikView
7 1 (1.25%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.50%) Selenium
3 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.25%) GitLab
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) NWDI
4 1 (1.25%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.25%) Xcode
General
1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 9 (11.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (10.00%) Retail
5 7 (8.75%) Marketing
6 5 (6.25%) Legal
7 3 (3.75%) German Language
8 2 (2.50%) Automotive
8 2 (2.50%) Dutch Language
8 2 (2.50%) French Language
8 2 (2.50%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.25%) Advertising
9 1 (1.25%) Digital Economy
9 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.25%) Local Government
9 1 (1.25%) Publishing
9 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Developer
3 8 (10.00%) DBA
3 8 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) Applications Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Application Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Manager
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Bid Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Configuration Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) .NET
2 10 (12.50%) HTML
3 9 (11.25%) XML
4 8 (10.00%) YAML
5 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.25%) RESTful
6 4 (5.00%) .NET Core
6 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.00%) Web Services
7 3 (3.75%) CSS
7 3 (3.75%) REST
8 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.50%) MEAN Stack
9 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.25%) CSS3
9 1 (1.25%) IDoc
9 1 (1.25%) Laravel
9 1 (1.25%) PhoneGap
9 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Computer Science
2 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.75%) Life Science
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Fintech
5 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.50%) Social Media
6 1 (1.25%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.25%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.25%) iSeries
6 1 (1.25%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Unix
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Project Management
2 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (12.50%) ITIL
4 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (10.00%) Security Management
7 7 (8.75%) Analytics
7 7 (8.75%) Capacity Management
7 7 (8.75%) Mathematics
7 7 (8.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.50%) Decision-Making
8 6 (7.50%) ITIL V3
8 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.50%) Migration
8 6 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.25%) High Availability
9 5 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) SQL
2 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (10.00%) Korn
3 8 (10.00%) Python
4 6 (7.50%) C#
4 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.00%) Java
6 3 (3.75%) VBA
7 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) ABAP
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.50%) APMG
3 2 (2.50%) HND
3 2 (2.50%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.50%) SAFe Agilist
3 2 (2.50%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) CCA
4 1 (1.25%) CISSP
4 1 (1.25%) ISEB
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) PMO
2 4 (5.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.50%) GDPR
3 2 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Remedy
3 4 (5.00%) SAP
4 3 (3.75%) HP
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe
6 1 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.25%) Capita
6 1 (1.25%) Pega
6 1 (1.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Tableau