The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Academic Degree
London / Croydon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 30 25
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5  
Contract jobs citing Degree 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.48% 5.35% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 13.83% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £400 £433 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.62% +19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 Croydon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Croydon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 107 94 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 52.71% 38.68% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 28
Median daily rate £463 £420 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.11% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Croydon

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Croydon

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Degree.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Psychology
2 2 (40.00%) Human Factors
2 2 (40.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Market Research
2 2 (40.00%) Qualitative Research
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Ethnography
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Insight
2 2 (40.00%) Service Design
2 2 (40.00%) Guerrilla Research
2 2 (40.00%) Cognitive Psychology
2 2 (40.00%) Quantitative Research
2 2 (40.00%) Actionable Customer Insight
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 1 (20.00%) Content Development
3 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) API Design
3 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) User Researcher
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) e-Learning Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Animation
2 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (20.00%) SCORM
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Actionable Customer Insight
2 2 (40.00%) Cognitive Psychology
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Insight
2 2 (40.00%) Ethnography
2 2 (40.00%) Guerrilla Research
2 2 (40.00%) Human Factors
2 2 (40.00%) Market Research
2 2 (40.00%) Psychology
2 2 (40.00%) Qualitative Research
2 2 (40.00%) Quantitative Research
2 2 (40.00%) Service Design
2 2 (40.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) API Design
3 1 (20.00%) Content Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared