Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 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 West > Dorset
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 36 19
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 20 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.73% 1.99% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.04% 10.14% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Dorset median daily rate £271 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.19% +45.45% +62.48%
10th Percentile £194 £322 £263
90th Percentile £626 £425 £378
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 9
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 - £41.24
10th Percentile £39.23 - £33.75
90th Percentile £48.75 - £43.15
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -8.56% +15.38% -1.27%

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 Dorset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Dorset
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 69 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 18.18% 19.60% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 43
Dorset median daily rate £250 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £125 £256 £263
90th Percentile £421 £511 £538
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 22
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 £46.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +9.51% +6.15%
10th Percentile £31.48 £46.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -7.14% -8.50% +5.08%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Dorset

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Dorset

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Dorset over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Dorset

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Dorset

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Weymouth - 6 £750 -
Bournemouth -4 3 £218 -42.00% 22
Wimborne - 2 - - 8
Degree
South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Degree.

1 13 (65.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (55.00%) C++
2 11 (55.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (45.00%) OO
5 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (35.00%) Eclipse
6 7 (35.00%) NetBeans
7 6 (30.00%) Data Extraction
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (25.00%) UML
8 5 (25.00%) Multithreading
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) CRM
10 3 (15.00%) ERP
10 3 (15.00%) XML
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) Physics
11 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
11 2 (10.00%) Infor
11 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
11 2 (10.00%) IPsec
11 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
11 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (10.00%) Data Management

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Lawson
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) IPsec
1 2 (10.00%) PCoIP
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) ADSL
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) IGMP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.00%) L2TP
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) Multicast
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) OSPF
2 1 (5.00%) RIP
2 1 (5.00%) SCCP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (35.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (35.00%) NetBeans
3 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C++/Java Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Java Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Linux Support
6 2 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (5.00%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Acoustics
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) VMS
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) OO
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (30.00%) Data Extraction
3 5 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 5 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) Physics
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Document Management
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Signal Processing
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C++
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.00%) AWK
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) R
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) GIAC
5 1 (5.00%) ISSAP
5 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Packer
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Infor
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Workday
3 1 (5.00%) BT
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee
3 1 (5.00%) OpenLink
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) VMware