Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 77 53
Rank change year-on-year +30 -24 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 83 66 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.38% 2.95% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.70% 12.97% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 37
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £268
90th Percentile £510 £550 £553
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £32.50 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.14% -42.00% -51.46%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +55.17% -30.12% +3.75%

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 497 509 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.25% 22.75% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 301 313
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £208
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -74.73%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.78 £10.24
90th Percentile £53.42 £56.00 £21.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £20.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year +92.77% -11.70% -2.57%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +17 54 £400 -2.44% 25
High Wycombe +3 13 £408 +4.49% 13
Aylesbury +1 4 £450 +28.57% 7
Amersham - 1 £425 - 1
Marlow - 1 - - 1
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 34 (40.96%) Finance
2 27 (32.53%) Computer Science
3 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (27.71%) Project Management
5 20 (24.10%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
7 17 (20.48%) PRINCE2
8 16 (19.28%) SQL
9 14 (16.87%) Business Analysis
10 13 (15.66%) HTML
11 12 (14.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (13.25%) Unix
12 11 (13.25%) Banking
12 11 (13.25%) Retail
12 11 (13.25%) Marketing
12 11 (13.25%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (12.05%) C#
13 10 (12.05%) .NET
14 9 (10.84%) MySQL
14 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
14 9 (10.84%) Ansible
15 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
15 8 (9.64%) Bash Shell
15 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
15 8 (9.64%) DB2
15 8 (9.64%) ITIL
15 8 (9.64%) OO
15 8 (9.64%) Python

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 (4.82%) CMS
1 4 (4.82%) Confluence
1 4 (4.82%) Drupal
2 2 (2.41%) SAS
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.20%) InVision
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.20%) SPSS
3 1 (1.20%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.20%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) iPaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Broadband
1 2 (2.41%) NAS
1 2 (2.41%) SAN
2 1 (1.20%) Extranet
2 1 (1.20%) Intranet
2 1 (1.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) MySQL
2 8 (9.64%) DB2
2 8 (9.64%) DB2 UDB
2 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.82%) Redis
5 1 (1.20%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.20%) GIS
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.20%) QlikView
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Appium
1 5 (6.02%) JIRA
1 5 (6.02%) Selenium
2 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.41%) Calabash
3 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.20%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.20%) Xcode
General
1 34 (40.96%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (13.25%) Banking
3 11 (13.25%) Marketing
3 11 (13.25%) Retail
4 8 (9.64%) Spanish Language
5 6 (7.23%) Legal
6 5 (6.02%) Automotive
6 5 (6.02%) German Language
7 2 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.20%) Local Government
8 1 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Analyst
2 10 (12.05%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Administrator
4 8 (9.64%) DBA
5 7 (8.43%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Applications Manager
6 6 (7.23%) IT Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Application Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.82%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.82%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Tester
9 3 (3.61%) Bid Manager
9 3 (3.61%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) HTML
2 10 (12.05%) .NET
3 8 (9.64%) YAML
4 7 (8.43%) CSS
4 7 (8.43%) XML
5 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.02%) Web Services
6 4 (4.82%) .NET Core
6 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.82%) RESTful
7 3 (3.61%) REST
8 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.41%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (2.41%) WCF
9 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.20%) Django
9 1 (1.20%) JSON
9 1 (1.20%) SAP MI
9 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Computer Science
2 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.82%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.61%) Life Science
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.41%) Fintech
6 2 (2.41%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) CMDB
7 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.20%) iSeries
7 1 (1.20%) Linked Data
7 1 (1.20%) PMI
7 1 (1.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Unix
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.82%) Android
5 2 (2.41%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.20%) Robot Operating System
6 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) Project Management
3 20 (24.10%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (20.48%) PRINCE2
5 14 (16.87%) Business Analysis
6 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
7 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.64%) ITIL
7 8 (9.64%) OO
7 8 (9.64%) Security Management
7 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.64%) TDD
8 7 (8.43%) Analytics
8 7 (8.43%) BDD
8 7 (8.43%) Capacity Management
8 7 (8.43%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
2 16 (19.28%) SQL
3 10 (12.05%) C#
4 8 (9.64%) Bash Shell
4 8 (9.64%) Korn
4 8 (9.64%) Python
5 6 (7.23%) C++
5 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.02%) Java
7 2 (2.41%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (8.43%) ISEB
3 6 (7.23%) Master's Degree
4 4 (4.82%) APMP
5 3 (3.61%) MCSE
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.41%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (1.20%) APMG
7 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) CCA
7 1 (1.20%) CISSP
7 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.20%) SAS Certification
7 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) PMO
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
3 3 (3.61%) GxP
3 3 (3.61%) QA
4 1 (1.20%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Remedy
3 2 (2.41%) IBM
3 2 (2.41%) Intel
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe
4 1 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.20%) Capita
4 1 (1.20%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.20%) Google
4 1 (1.20%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) Pega
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.20%) Tableau