Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 59 140 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.79% 5.74% 5.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.47% 26.82% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 78 111
East Midlands median daily rate £393 £380 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% -6.17% +1.25%
10th Percentile £299 £304 £218
90th Percentile £503 £515 £560
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £23.50 £15.86 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.19% -50.45% +46.79%
10th Percentile £23.25 £11.53 £14.24
90th Percentile £23.75 £19.57 £51.23
England median hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £34.11
% change year-on-year -1.88% +17.27% +13.70%

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 303 522 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.47% 21.38% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 307 459
East Midlands median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £198 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 47
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.01% -0.01% -11.95%
10th Percentile £16.98 £11.30 £14.54
90th Percentile £35.30 £18.70 £53.44
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the East Midlands

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the East Midlands

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 25 February 2020. 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 £450 - 45
Northamptonshire -5 13 £375 +0.54% 21
Derbyshire -13 13 £475 +23.38% 26
Leicestershire +7 12 £375 -6.25% 33
Lincolnshire +2 1 - - 21
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 22 (37.29%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.51%) Analytics
4 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
5 13 (22.03%) Finance
6 12 (20.34%) DevOps
7 11 (18.64%) Scrum
7 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
7 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
7 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (13.56%) Oracle
9 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
9 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
10 7 (11.86%) Power BI
10 7 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (11.86%) Power Platform
11 6 (10.17%) Project Delivery
11 6 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (10.17%) Data Architecture
11 6 (10.17%) ETL
11 6 (10.17%) Project Management
11 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
12 5 (8.47%) Cognos
12 5 (8.47%) Java
12 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
12 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
12 5 (8.47%) Python

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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.69%) PTC Creo
1 1 (1.69%) Siemens NX
1 1 (1.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.69%) BASE24
2 1 (1.69%) RMDS
2 1 (1.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Power Platform
2 5 (8.47%) Azure
3 3 (5.08%) AWS
4 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.69%) Office 365
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) Wireless
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) ATM
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) Multicast
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Power BI
3 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.39%) Essbase
5 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.69%) OLAP
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
1 2 (3.39%) JUnit
1 2 (3.39%) Maven
1 2 (3.39%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) Ant
2 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.69%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Developer
2 9 (15.25%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.08%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Data Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Data Visualisation Developer
6 2 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Human Factors Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Lead Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) MDX
2 4 (6.78%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) Ajax
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) J2EE
3 3 (5.08%) RESTful
3 3 (5.08%) Spring
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) XHTML
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.39%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.69%) Kafka
5 1 (1.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.39%) CCTV
3 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) CESG
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) Tandem
4 1 (1.69%) Verilog
4 1 (1.69%) VHDL
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) VMS
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Analytics
3 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
4 12 (20.34%) DevOps
5 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
5 11 (18.64%) Scrum
6 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
8 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (10.17%) Data Architecture
9 6 (10.17%) ETL
9 6 (10.17%) Project Delivery
9 6 (10.17%) Project Management
10 5 (8.47%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (8.47%) Visualisation
11 4 (6.78%) Data Management
11 4 (6.78%) Financial Modelling
11 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) Java
2 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.47%) Python
2 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.08%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.39%) C
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.69%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.08%) CCNA
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.08%) HNC
4 3 (5.08%) Sun Certification
5 2 (3.39%) APMP
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) HND
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.69%) CISA
6 1 (1.69%) CISM
6 1 (1.69%) CISSP
6 1 (1.69%) ECDL
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB
6 1 (1.69%) MBCS
6 1 (1.69%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) COBIT
1 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.69%) DO-254
1 1 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 13485
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) NCSC
1 1 (1.69%) NIST
1 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Terraform
2 3 (5.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.39%) Packer
4 1 (1.69%) Ansible
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.69%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.69%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) Cognos
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco
4 3 (5.08%) Sun
4 3 (5.08%) VMware
5 2 (3.39%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.39%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 2 (3.39%) Tableau
6 1 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) BT
6 1 (1.69%) CenturyLink
6 1 (1.69%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Juniper
6 1 (1.69%) Keysight
6 1 (1.69%) Percona
6 1 (1.69%) PTC
6 1 (1.69%) Siemens