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 3 months to 28 June 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.

Academic Degree
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 47 40
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Contract jobs citing Degree 91 48 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.93% 3.11% 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.62% 18.18% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 30
Median daily rate £403 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £323 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 279 264 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.18% 17.12% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 175 123
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £585 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £14.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +238.98% -42.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Derbyshire +3 28 £425 -12.82% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 21 £400 -5.88% 19
Northamptonshire +9 16 £200 -36.50% 12
Leicestershire -1 13 - - 6
Lincolnshire - 7 - - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 38 (25.68%) Manufacturing
2 36 (24.32%) Security Cleared
3 33 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (20.95%) Project Management
5 29 (19.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (18.92%) ITIL
7 27 (18.24%) SC Cleared
8 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
9 23 (15.54%) SAP
9 23 (15.54%) SQL
9 23 (15.54%) Oracle
10 22 (14.86%) Computer Science
11 21 (14.19%) ERP
12 20 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 20 (13.51%) .NET
13 19 (12.84%) C#
13 19 (12.84%) PRINCE2
13 19 (12.84%) Windows
13 19 (12.84%) User Experience
14 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (12.16%) Finance
15 16 (10.81%) Scrum
15 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
16 15 (10.14%) Logistics
16 15 (10.14%) Unix
16 15 (10.14%) WPF
16 15 (10.14%) Integration Testing
17 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (9.46%) Scenario Testing
17 14 (9.46%) HTML

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 8 (5.41%) ArcGIS
1 8 (5.41%) NServiceBus
2 6 (4.05%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.38%) Confluence
4 4 (2.70%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.68%) CICS
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) SPSS
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.35%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.43%) SAP ERP
2 7 (4.73%) SAP SD
3 3 (2.03%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.03%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.03%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.68%) Magento
5 1 (0.68%) Maximo
5 1 (0.68%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.68%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.35%) Boomi
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) Link 16
2 7 (4.73%) Unified Communications
3 6 (4.05%) DNS
4 5 (3.38%) DHCP
5 3 (2.03%) MVNO
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.68%) Firewall
6 1 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) Intranet
6 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.78%) Oracle Database
2 13 (8.78%) Oracle Database 10g
2 13 (8.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (5.41%) Big Data
3 8 (5.41%) RDBMS
3 8 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.35%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.68%) DataStage
7 1 (0.68%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.05%) JIRA
3 3 (2.03%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.35%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.68%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) MSTest
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
5 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (25.68%) Manufacturing
2 18 (12.16%) Finance
3 13 (8.78%) Aerospace
4 11 (7.43%) Automotive
5 8 (5.41%) Avionics
5 8 (5.41%) Military
6 7 (4.73%) Billing
7 6 (4.05%) Banking
8 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
9 3 (2.03%) Retail
10 2 (1.35%) Legal
10 2 (1.35%) Marketing
11 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (16.89%) Analyst
2 19 (12.84%) Developer
3 18 (12.16%) Business Analyst
4 15 (10.14%) Consultant
5 12 (8.11%) Architect
6 11 (7.43%) SAP Consultant
6 11 (7.43%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Technical Leader
8 9 (6.08%) Junior
9 8 (5.41%) Business IT Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) C# Software Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) IT Business Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Designer
10 7 (4.73%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Oracle Developer
11 6 (4.05%) SAP SD Consultant
12 5 (3.38%) Administrator
12 5 (3.38%) Project Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.51%) .NET
2 15 (10.14%) WPF
3 14 (9.46%) HTML
4 8 (5.41%) COM
4 8 (5.41%) DCOM
4 8 (5.41%) IDoc
4 8 (5.41%) WCF
5 7 (4.73%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.73%) CSS
6 6 (4.05%) JSON
7 4 (2.70%) Android SDK
7 4 (2.70%) RESTful
7 4 (2.70%) Web Services
8 3 (2.03%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.03%) XML
9 2 (1.35%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.35%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (1.35%) iOS SDK
9 2 (1.35%) REST
9 2 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.86%) Computer Science
2 19 (12.84%) User Experience
3 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.70%) Clustering
6 4 (2.70%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.03%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (2.03%) iPad
7 3 (2.03%) Social Media
7 3 (2.03%) VLE
8 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.35%) iPhone
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
8 2 (1.35%) PMI
9 1 (0.68%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.84%) Windows
2 15 (10.14%) Unix
3 6 (4.05%) Android
3 6 (4.05%) Linux
4 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.95%) Project Management
3 28 (18.92%) ITIL
4 21 (14.19%) ERP
5 19 (12.84%) PRINCE2
6 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
6 16 (10.81%) Scrum
7 15 (10.14%) Integration Testing
7 15 (10.14%) Logistics
8 14 (9.46%) Scenario Testing
8 14 (9.46%) Software Engineering
9 12 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.43%) CRM
10 11 (7.43%) ITIL V3
10 11 (7.43%) OO
10 11 (7.43%) Test Strategy
10 11 (7.43%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.76%) Coaching
11 10 (6.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.54%) SQL
2 19 (12.84%) C#
3 14 (9.46%) Java
4 12 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.76%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.41%) ABAP
6 8 (5.41%) C
6 8 (5.41%) VB
7 6 (4.05%) R
8 5 (3.38%) Python
9 4 (2.70%) C++
10 2 (1.35%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.68%) COBOL
11 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.68%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 36 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (18.24%) SC Cleared
4 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.76%) ISEB
6 7 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.05%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (4.05%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.38%) MCSE
9 4 (2.70%) PMP
10 3 (2.03%) CCNA
10 3 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.03%) MCDST
10 3 (2.03%) MCP
10 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.35%) CCIE
11 2 (1.35%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) MIL-STD-1553
2 4 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) TickIT
4 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) COSO
5 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.68%) NFS
4 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) MOM
2 2 (1.35%) Ansible
2 2 (1.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.54%) Oracle
2 23 (15.54%) SAP
3 7 (4.73%) Cisco
4 5 (3.38%) HP
4 5 (3.38%) VMware
5 3 (2.03%) Blackboard
5 3 (2.03%) ComArch
5 3 (2.03%) Gemalto
5 3 (2.03%) NetApp
6 2 (1.35%) Adobe
6 2 (1.35%) Apple
6 2 (1.35%) Dell
6 2 (1.35%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.35%) Workday
7 1 (0.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) Remedy
7 1 (0.68%) Siemens
7 1 (0.68%) Sun
7 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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