The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 13 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Degree 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.92% 1.28% 6.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 2.33% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9 43 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 17.31% 55.13% 46.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 35
Median daily rate £140 £425 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.05% -7.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cheltenham

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Cheltenham

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Cheltenham

Degree
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Degree.

1 3 (75.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Altera
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) VHDL
2 1 (25.00%) Verilog
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Commissioning Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (25.00%) Verilog
1 1 (25.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design
1 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Altera
1 1 (25.00%) Xilinx