The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
South West / Devon
Rank 16 19 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 21 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 8.05% 7.14% 3.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.43% 21.54% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
Median daily rate £475 £441 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +120.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 Devon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Devon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 98 65 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 37.55% 33.16% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 45 28
Median daily rate £388 £433 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.40% +23.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £345 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -16.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Devon

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Devon over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Devon

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Devon

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Devon region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth - 15 £475 - 5
Exeter -13 5 £246 -43.06% 10
Degree
South West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 26 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 Devon region with a requirement for Degree.

1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) CSS
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Service Design
3 11 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 8 (24.24%) Actionable Insight
4 8 (24.24%) User Experience
5 7 (21.21%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
7 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.15%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) Internet
7 5 (15.15%) Coaching
7 5 (15.15%) Front End Development
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.12%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (12.12%) Customer Insight
8 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.12%) Usability Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Analytics
8 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
8 4 (12.12%) Ethnography
8 4 (12.12%) Typography
8 4 (12.12%) MS Office
8 4 (12.12%) Human Factors
9 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (9.09%) Spring
9 3 (9.09%) Service Management

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Devon 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 (6.06%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.03%) RS-232
2 1 (3.03%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.03%) QGIS
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Designer
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) User Researcher
3 4 (12.12%) UX Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead UX Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) UX Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 1 (3.03%) Salesforce Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) CSS
3 3 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) CSS3
4 1 (3.03%) Dojo
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) PostGIS
4 1 (3.03%) Visualforce
4 1 (3.03%) WinForms
4 1 (3.03%) XHTML
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) User Experience
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.03%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (36.36%) Service Design
2 11 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 8 (24.24%) Actionable Insight
4 7 (21.21%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) Coaching
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (15.15%) Front End Development
6 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
6 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.12%) Analytics
7 4 (12.12%) Customer Insight
7 4 (12.12%) Ethnography
7 4 (12.12%) Human Factors
7 4 (12.12%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (12.12%) Typography
7 4 (12.12%) Usability Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) MATLAB
3 2 (6.06%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Apex Code
4 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) BC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.09%) ISO19770
2 2 (6.06%) PMO
2 2 (6.06%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Altera
2 1 (3.03%) Citrix
2 1 (3.03%) Mapbox
2 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.03%) SAP