Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 49 74
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 45 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.06% 4.10% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.05% 15.66% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 27
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +8.97% -8.77%
10th Percentile £233 £300 £215
90th Percentile £540 £525 £564
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.25 £23.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.85% +62.07% -42.00%
10th Percentile £14.23 £10.63 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.60 £49.25 £31.20
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +46.55% -23.68%

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 299 498 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.35% 26.17% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 310 330
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £439 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.36% -1.50% -5.33%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £215
90th Percentile £625 £507 £575
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 56 44
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -2.78% +24.14%
10th Percentile £13.60 £11.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £39.50 £51.88 £50.15
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £19.95
% change year-on-year +12.86% +75.44% -20.20%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +12 32 £388 -3.13% 41
High Wycombe -7 10 £300 -34.96% 14
Amersham -3 2 £108 -74.59% 1
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) Finance
3 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) Project Management
4 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (17.78%) Windows 10
4 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.56%) Analytics
5 7 (15.56%) Service Management
5 7 (15.56%) ITSM
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (15.56%) WAN
6 6 (13.33%) CRM
6 6 (13.33%) LAN
6 6 (13.33%) SAN
6 6 (13.33%) Change Management
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 6 (13.33%) Network Design
6 6 (13.33%) Azure
7 5 (11.11%) High Availability
7 5 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
7 5 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (11.11%) Internet

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 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.44%) Sketch
2 2 (4.44%) Zeplin
3 1 (2.22%) InVision
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Eloqua
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) Primavera
2 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Azure
2 4 (8.89%) AWS
3 3 (6.67%) Veeva
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
4 2 (4.44%) npm
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) WAN
2 6 (13.33%) LAN
2 6 (13.33%) SAN
3 5 (11.11%) DHCP
3 5 (11.11%) DNS
3 5 (11.11%) Internet
4 4 (8.89%) IMAP
4 4 (8.89%) SMTP
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.22%) HSRP
6 1 (2.22%) MPLS
6 1 (2.22%) Skype
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) VLAN
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Data Mining
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.44%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Axure RP
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.44%) Grunt
1 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.44%) Mocha
1 2 (4.44%) webpack
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (8.89%) Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Automotive
5 2 (4.44%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) IT Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Service Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Business Change Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Change Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Analytics Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Business Analytics Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Healthcare Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) LDAP
2 3 (6.67%) CSS
2 3 (6.67%) HTML
2 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (4.44%) Backbone.js
3 2 (4.44%) Express
3 2 (4.44%) jQuery
3 2 (4.44%) JSON
3 2 (4.44%) Mongoose
3 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) PhoneGap
3 2 (4.44%) React
3 2 (4.44%) React Native
3 2 (4.44%) Redux
3 2 (4.44%) REST
3 2 (4.44%) RESTful
3 2 (4.44%) Sass
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
3 2 (4.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) PKI
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) PMI
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) Android
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) Project Management
3 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.56%) Analytics
5 7 (15.56%) ITSM
5 7 (15.56%) Service Management
6 6 (13.33%) Change Management
6 6 (13.33%) CRM
6 6 (13.33%) Network Design
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
7 5 (11.11%) High Availability
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
7 5 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) Data Management
8 4 (8.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Apple Swift
3 2 (4.44%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) ES6
3 2 (4.44%) Kotlin
3 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) CCIE
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.89%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) APMG
4 1 (2.22%) APMP
4 1 (2.22%) IIBA
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) WCAG
3 1 (2.22%) COBIT
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
3 1 (2.22%) HAZOP
3 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (8.89%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) Google
3 2 (4.44%) Hotjar
3 2 (4.44%) OutSystems
3 2 (4.44%) Pega
3 2 (4.44%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Dell
4 1 (2.22%) EMC
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.22%) OneLogin
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.22%) Splunk