Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 71 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 71 50 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.29% 2.59% 3.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.04% 7.44% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 54
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £380 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +13.43% -10.67%
10th Percentile £220 £216 £300
90th Percentile £550 £678 £496
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.23% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +29.17% +100.00%
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £27.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +60.70% -31.55% +45.45%

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 472 672 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.90% 34.80% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 434 291
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £392 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +4.81% +15.86%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £257
90th Percentile £511 £575 £519
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 12
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +2.99%
10th Percentile £12.70 £16.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £40.60 £38.38
South East median hourly rate £25.72 £23.10 £32.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% -27.83% +60.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -2 47 £400 -5.33% 36
High Wycombe +1 10 £484 +72.77% 8
Aylesbury +8 4 £325 +8.33% 4
Amersham - 2 £425 - 1
Buckingham - 1 £475 -
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 20 (28.17%) Computer Science
3 17 (23.94%) Project Management
3 17 (23.94%) SQL
4 16 (22.54%) JIRA
5 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (15.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (14.08%) MySQL
7 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (14.08%) Banking
8 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
8 9 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (12.68%) .NET
8 9 (12.68%) CMS
9 8 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (11.27%) Photoshop
9 8 (11.27%) Content Management
9 8 (11.27%) Mathematics
9 8 (11.27%) Spanish Language
9 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.27%) MongoDB
10 7 (9.86%) Ansible
10 7 (9.86%) Analytics
10 7 (9.86%) Java
10 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (9.86%) Unix
10 7 (9.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder 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 9 (12.68%) CMS
2 5 (7.04%) Confluence
2 5 (7.04%) Drupal
3 3 (4.23%) MS Project Server
3 3 (4.23%) SAS
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.82%) WordPress
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (11.27%) Photoshop
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.41%) Eloqua
1 1 (1.41%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (1.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) PaaS
2 3 (4.23%) IaaS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) GitHub
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) FTP
1 1 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) MySQL
2 8 (11.27%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.45%) DB2
3 6 (8.45%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.63%) Big Data
5 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.23%) MS Access
5 3 (4.23%) Redis
6 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.82%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.82%) OLAP
6 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.41%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) JIRA
2 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.63%) Selenium
2 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.23%) GitLab
3 3 (4.23%) SonarQube
3 3 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.82%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.41%) Appium
5 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.41%) Calabash
5 1 (1.41%) NWDI
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 8 (11.27%) Spanish Language
4 7 (9.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (8.45%) Retail
6 5 (7.04%) Legal
7 3 (4.23%) German Language
7 3 (4.23%) Marketing
8 2 (2.82%) Automotive
8 2 (2.82%) Dutch Language
8 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.82%) French Language
8 2 (2.82%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.41%) Advertising
9 1 (1.41%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (1.41%) Digital Economy
9 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Administrator
4 7 (9.86%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.45%) DBA
5 6 (8.45%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Web Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Web Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Configuration Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (2.82%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (2.82%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) YAML
3 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.04%) RESTful
4 4 (5.63%) .NET Core
4 4 (5.63%) Web Services
5 3 (4.23%) CSS
5 3 (4.23%) HTML
5 3 (4.23%) XML
6 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.41%) HTML5
7 1 (1.41%) JDBC
7 1 (1.41%) SAP ALE
7 1 (1.41%) SAP MI
7 1 (1.41%) SAP PI
7 1 (1.41%) SOAP
7 1 (1.41%) WCF
7 1 (1.41%) WinForms
7 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Computer Science
2 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Social Media
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.41%) iSeries
5 1 (1.41%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.41%) PMI
5 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Unix
2 5 (7.04%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Project Management
2 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (11.27%) Content Management
4 8 (11.27%) Mathematics
4 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (9.86%) Analytics
6 6 (8.45%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.45%) Security Management
6 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.04%) Data Governance
7 5 (7.04%) High Availability
7 5 (7.04%) OO
7 5 (7.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.63%) Data Integration
8 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) Java
3 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
3 6 (8.45%) C#
3 6 (8.45%) Korn
3 6 (8.45%) Python
4 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.63%) VBA
6 2 (2.82%) PHP
6 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) ABAP
7 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.41%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) VB
7 1 (1.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Master's Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.82%) APMG
3 2 (2.82%) HND
3 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.41%) CISM
4 1 (1.41%) CISSP
4 1 (1.41%) HNC
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
2 2 (2.82%) PMO
2 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) SAP
3 4 (5.63%) Remedy
4 3 (4.23%) Adobe
4 3 (4.23%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.41%) Okta
6 1 (1.41%) Pega
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) Tableau
6 1 (1.41%) Teradata