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 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
London / Croydon
Rank 26 27 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Degree 3 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.70% 3.97% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.61% 8.03% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 1
Median daily rate £600 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.82% +3.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
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 Croydon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Croydon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 83 137 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 47.16% 49.46% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 115 26
Median daily rate £468 £488 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +34.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +186.66%  
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Croydon

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

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 Croydon region with a requirement for Degree.

1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
3 5 (29.41%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) Line Management
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Governance
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) VPN
6 2 (11.76%) CCIE
6 2 (11.76%) CCNP
6 2 (11.76%) CCNA
6 2 (11.76%) CCDP
6 2 (11.76%) Network Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared

Degree
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
1 2 (11.76%) VoIP
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
1 1 (5.88%) Publishing
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst Programmer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Java Analyst Programmer
2 4 (23.53%) Java Programmer
2 4 (23.53%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Programmer
3 3 (17.65%) IT Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) User Researcher
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Digital User Researcher
5 1 (5.88%) e-Learning Designer
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Social Media
3 2 (11.76%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) Animation
4 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
4 1 (5.88%) Learning Management System
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) SCORM
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
2 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 3 (17.65%) Line Management
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Governance
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Cognitive Psychology
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight
4 2 (11.76%) Guerrilla Research
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Market Research
4 2 (11.76%) Network Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (11.76%) Psychology
4 2 (11.76%) Service Design
4 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCDP
1 2 (11.76%) CCIE
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) SAP