Period
to 20 September 2018

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 September 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 35 53
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 126 165 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.55% 5.19% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.71% 26.44% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 100 66
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £305 £214 £313
90th Percentile £600 £560 £550
England median daily rate £460 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.75 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.50% +53.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £8.70 £14.82 £20.75
90th Percentile £20.89 £52.50 £44.25
England median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.31% +16.36% -12.53%

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 490 624 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.70% 19.63% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 421 375
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £174 £220 £238
90th Percentile £540 £550 £580
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 35 28
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £19.15 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.62% +26.61% -18.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.64 £11.10
90th Percentile £40.88 £56.37 £36.98
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -14.00% +9.47% +11.64%

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 20 September 2018.

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 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 6 months to 20 September 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
Nottinghamshire +16 63 £425 +6.25% 71
Northamptonshire -8 33 £600 +100.00% 24
Leicestershire +2 13 £400 -23.81% 31
Derbyshire -10 12 £360 -20.88% 18
Lincolnshire -2 2 £300 - 12
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.10%) Computer Science
3 43 (34.13%) Finance
4 29 (23.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (21.43%) Java
6 22 (17.46%) Oracle
6 22 (17.46%) HTML
7 20 (15.87%) SQL
7 20 (15.87%) JavaScript
8 19 (15.08%) C#
8 19 (15.08%) Information Security
8 19 (15.08%) Unit Testing
8 19 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (14.29%) Scrum
9 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 18 (14.29%) Master's Degree
10 17 (13.49%) SDLC
11 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
11 16 (12.70%) .NET
12 15 (11.90%) Legal
12 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (11.90%) TDD
12 15 (11.90%) Relational Database
12 15 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 14 (11.11%) Web Services
14 13 (10.32%) ITIL
14 13 (10.32%) Windows
15 12 (9.52%) OO

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 5 (3.97%) Confluence
2 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.38%) CMS
3 3 (2.38%) SAS
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.59%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.79%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.17%) InVision
2 4 (3.17%) UserZoom
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.59%) Chatbot
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.17%) BASE24
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.79%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.97%) GitHub
3 5 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (3.97%) PaaS
4 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.17%) Office 365
5 2 (1.59%) IaaS
5 2 (1.59%) SaaS
6 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) Firewall
2 5 (3.97%) Network Security
2 5 (3.97%) SAN
3 4 (3.17%) ATM
3 4 (3.17%) LAN
4 3 (2.38%) HTTP
5 2 (1.59%) Internet
5 2 (1.59%) Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.79%) NAS
6 1 (0.79%) VoIP
6 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 12 (9.52%) DB2
4 9 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 9 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.56%) DB2 UDB
5 7 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.56%) Redis
5 7 (5.56%) Snowflake Schema
5 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.76%) PowerCenter
7 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.59%) Big Data
8 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Selenium
2 8 (6.35%) JIRA
3 7 (5.56%) JDeveloper
3 7 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.56%) Toad
4 5 (3.97%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.97%) JUnit
5 4 (3.17%) Axure RP
5 4 (3.17%) GitLab
5 4 (3.17%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.38%) JMeter
6 3 (2.38%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.59%) Maven
7 2 (1.59%) QF-Test
7 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.59%) TestNG
7 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (34.13%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Legal
3 11 (8.73%) Marketing
4 6 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.17%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.59%) Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Law
7 2 (1.59%) Local Government
7 2 (1.59%) Retail
7 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.79%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (23.81%) Developer
2 17 (13.49%) Analyst
3 16 (12.70%) Architect
4 10 (7.94%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Tester
6 8 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.56%) Agile Tester
7 7 (5.56%) Informatica Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Security Architect
7 7 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (4.76%) Information Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Information Security Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Agile Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.97%) Developer in Test
9 5 (3.97%) Oracle Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.46%) HTML
2 16 (12.70%) .NET
3 14 (11.11%) Web Services
4 11 (8.73%) CSS
5 10 (7.94%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.94%) XML
6 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (6.35%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (5.56%) JSP
7 7 (5.56%) Node.js
8 6 (4.76%) REST
9 5 (3.97%) Kafka
10 4 (3.17%) HTML5
10 4 (3.17%) OAuth
10 4 (3.17%) OAuth2
10 4 (3.17%) SAML
11 3 (2.38%) Java RMI
11 3 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 19 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.94%) User Experience
4 7 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.17%) PKI
6 4 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.38%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.59%) IVR
8 2 (1.59%) Social Media
8 2 (1.59%) Tandem
9 1 (0.79%) CMDB
9 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.79%) FMCG
9 1 (0.79%) GPGPU
9 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.32%) Windows
2 6 (4.76%) Android
2 6 (4.76%) Unix
3 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.38%) Linux
4 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) Solaris
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.08%) Information Security
2 19 (15.08%) Unit Testing
3 18 (14.29%) Scrum
4 17 (13.49%) SDLC
5 15 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (11.90%) TDD
6 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 13 (10.32%) ITIL
8 12 (9.52%) OO
8 12 (9.52%) Project Management
8 12 (9.52%) Prototyping
8 12 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 11 (8.73%) Analytics
10 10 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (7.94%) Microservices
10 10 (7.94%) MVC
10 10 (7.94%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) Java
2 20 (15.87%) JavaScript
2 20 (15.87%) SQL
3 19 (15.08%) C#
4 10 (7.94%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.76%) Python
6 5 (3.97%) Groovy
7 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.59%) C++
8 2 (1.59%) Jython
9 1 (0.79%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 29 (23.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (14.29%) Master's Degree
3 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.94%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.14%) CISM
5 9 (7.14%) CISSP
6 5 (3.97%) CISA
7 4 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.17%) CEH
7 4 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.38%) ISSAP
8 3 (2.38%) ISSEP
8 3 (2.38%) SANS
9 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.79%) CCNA
10 1 (0.79%) CCNP
10 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) GDPR
2 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.97%) QA
3 4 (3.17%) GCP
4 3 (2.38%) COBIT
5 2 (1.59%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.59%) PMO
5 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.52%) Docker
2 10 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.59%) vSphere
4 2 (1.59%) XenApp
4 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.38%) SCCM
3 2 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.79%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Oracle
2 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.35%) Teradata
4 7 (5.56%) HP
4 7 (5.56%) Informatica
4 7 (5.56%) Netezza
5 6 (4.76%) VMware
6 5 (3.97%) Cisco
7 4 (3.17%) SAP
8 3 (2.38%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (2.38%) Remedy
8 3 (2.38%) Splunk
9 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.59%) Citrix
9 2 (1.59%) Google
9 2 (1.59%) Meraki
9 2 (1.59%) NetApp
9 2 (1.59%) Synology
10 1 (0.79%) Intel
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat