Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 29 52
Rank change year-on-year -17 +23 -12
Contract jobs citing Degree 50 37 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.43% 6.00% 3.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.03% 25.17% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 47
10th Percentile £137 £179 £250
25th Percentile £225 £269 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £323 £315 £420
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% -25.00% +7.01%
75th Percentile £455 £343 £522
90th Percentile £625 £538 £538
England median daily rate £540 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.54 £36.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -37.39% - -
England median hourly rate £44.01 £34.35 £45.00
% change year-on-year +28.13% -23.67% +20.00%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 227 147 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.58% 23.82% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 105 193
10th Percentile £150 £161 £176
25th Percentile £263 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £423 £413
Median % change year-on-year -11.24% +2.42% +3.13%
75th Percentile £488 £485 £523
90th Percentile £588 £523 £550
England median daily rate £500 £482 £470
% change year-on-year +3.84% +2.45% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 18
10th Percentile £13.18 £13.12 £13.49
25th Percentile £15.25 £17.50 £15.66
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
75th Percentile £54.38 £29.25 "
90th Percentile £63.00 £41.10 £33.63
England median hourly rate £32.25 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.02% -20.98% +74.44%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the East Midlands

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Degree in the East Midlands

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in the East Midlands

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in the East Midlands

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in the East Midlands

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -15 18 £386 +40.45% 27
Leicestershire -10 11 £250 -22.48% 19
Derbyshire -6 8 £413 +28.71% 21
Northamptonshire -19 7 £320 +1.59% 25
Lincolnshire -5 3 £313 -45.65% 16
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 19 (38.00%) Finance
1 19 (38.00%) Social Skills
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.00%) Computer Science
3 13 (26.00%) ITIL
4 11 (22.00%) Project Management
5 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (20.00%) Public Sector
6 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (18.00%) ERP
6 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (16.00%) MS Visio
7 8 (16.00%) SQL
7 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
7 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (16.00%) Data Quality
7 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
8 7 (14.00%) Retail
8 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
8 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.00%) HTML
9 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (12.00%) CSS
9 6 (12.00%) Banking
9 6 (12.00%) QA
9 6 (12.00%) Time Management

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (16.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (2.00%) InVision
6 1 (2.00%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (6.00%) Exchequer
2 2 (4.00%) BASE24
2 2 (4.00%) Workfront
3 1 (2.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (10.00%) Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (2.00%) AWS
4 1 (2.00%) GCP
4 1 (2.00%) Google Ads
4 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Firewall
1 4 (8.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) ATM
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) VoIP
2 2 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (6.00%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.00%) Subversion
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 19 (38.00%) Finance
1 19 (38.00%) Social Skills
2 10 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (14.00%) Retail
5 6 (12.00%) Banking
6 5 (10.00%) Automotive
6 5 (10.00%) Marketing
7 2 (4.00%) Electronics
7 2 (4.00%) Legal
7 2 (4.00%) Local Government
7 2 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
8 1 (2.00%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (2.00%) Law
8 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
8 1 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.00%) IT Manager
3 7 (14.00%) IT Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Support
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.00%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Database Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) ERP Support
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) C# Application Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Digital Product Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Managing Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) CSS
1 6 (12.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (6.00%) jQuery
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
3 3 (6.00%) WCF
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) WPF
4 2 (4.00%) D3.js
4 2 (4.00%) Flask
4 2 (4.00%) React
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) SQLAlchemy
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) PyTorch
5 1 (2.00%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.00%) User Experience
3 4 (8.00%) FMCG
3 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.00%) APACS
5 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.00%) NHS
5 2 (4.00%) Tandem
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.00%) Handset
6 1 (2.00%) Life Science
6 1 (2.00%) Social Media
6 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (26.00%) ITIL
3 11 (22.00%) Project Management
4 10 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (18.00%) ERP
5 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
8 6 (12.00%) Coaching
8 6 (12.00%) Process Improvement
8 6 (12.00%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Time Management
9 5 (10.00%) Change Management
9 5 (10.00%) Decision-Making
9 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 4 (8.00%) Data Management
10 4 (8.00%) Migration
10 4 (8.00%) SEO
10 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) C++
5 2 (4.00%) COBOL
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) CCNA
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Master's Degree
2 3 (6.00%) MCSA
3 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.00%) PhD
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) CEH
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
4 1 (2.00%) HND
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) SSCP
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) Data Quality
2 6 (12.00%) QA
3 2 (4.00%) GDPR
3 2 (4.00%) PMBOK
3 2 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.00%) Accessibility
4 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.00%) PMO
4 1 (2.00%) SOC 1
4 1 (2.00%) SOC 2
4 1 (2.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.00%) Nessus
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Cisco
2 4 (8.00%) SAP
3 3 (6.00%) Adobe
3 3 (6.00%) Alteryx
3 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Facebook
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Hootsuite
5 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Refinitiv