Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 35 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 -8
Contract jobs citing Degree 130 151 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.30% 5.03% 4.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.31% 22.71% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 110 88
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% +8.11%
10th Percentile £306 £239 £216
90th Percentile £600 £561 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.63 £45.00 £27.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.72% +65.75% -22.43%
10th Percentile £9.16 £13.66 £22.75
90th Percentile £19.99 £51.23 £32.56
England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% -26.67%

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 476 665 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.42% 22.15% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 466 376
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £386 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +1.64% +1.00%
10th Percentile £181 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £560 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 22
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -12.50% +16.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.60 £12.90
90th Percentile £17.50 £54.16 £42.13
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.50 £25.94
% change year-on-year +21.34% -9.40% -1.19%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -5 50 £450 +9.09% 50
Northamptonshire +17 47 £450 +28.57% 16
Derbyshire -5 21 £363 -10.49% 28
Leicestershire +10 7 £400 -28.25% 40
Lincolnshire +1 4 £300 -27.27% 19
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 62 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.31%) Computer Science
3 34 (26.15%) Finance
3 34 (26.15%) Java
3 34 (26.15%) Windows
4 33 (25.38%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (23.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (19.23%) Oracle
6 25 (19.23%) Web Services
7 23 (17.69%) SQL
8 22 (16.92%) Software Testing
8 22 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
9 21 (16.15%) Docker
10 19 (14.62%) DB2
11 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
11 18 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (13.08%) HND
12 17 (13.08%) OO
12 17 (13.08%) ISTQB
13 16 (12.31%) ETL
14 15 (11.54%) HTML
14 15 (11.54%) HNC
14 15 (11.54%) Test Management
15 14 (10.77%) Selenium
15 14 (10.77%) SDLC
15 14 (10.77%) Translating Business Requirements
15 14 (10.77%) C#
15 14 (10.77%) Scrum
16 13 (10.00%) Wireless

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 6 (4.62%) JBoss
1 6 (4.62%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.31%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.54%) CMS
4 2 (1.54%) Confluence
4 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.54%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) InVision
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) BASE24
1 2 (1.54%) HFM
1 2 (1.54%) Maximo
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.08%) GitHub
4 4 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.08%) Office 365
4 4 (3.08%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.08%) PaaS
5 2 (1.54%) Boomi
5 2 (1.54%) IaaS
5 2 (1.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) Wireless
2 7 (5.38%) LAN
2 7 (5.38%) SAN
3 6 (4.62%) HTTP
4 5 (3.85%) Internet
4 5 (3.85%) WAN
5 4 (3.08%) DWDM
5 4 (3.08%) Firewall
5 4 (3.08%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.08%) MPLS
5 4 (3.08%) Network Security
5 4 (3.08%) SNMP
6 3 (2.31%) LTE
7 2 (1.54%) ATM
7 2 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.54%) DNS
7 2 (1.54%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.54%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.54%) OSPF
7 2 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.62%) DB2
2 13 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.46%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.15%) DB2 UDB
4 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (6.15%) RDBMS
4 8 (6.15%) Snowflake Schema
4 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.38%) PowerCenter
6 5 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.08%) Big Data
8 3 (2.31%) MS Access
9 2 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Selenium
2 11 (8.46%) Bugzilla
2 11 (8.46%) JUnit
2 11 (8.46%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (8.46%) Rational Quality Manager
3 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.15%) Maven
4 8 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.85%) JIRA
5 5 (3.85%) NetBeans
6 4 (3.08%) GitLab
7 2 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.54%) JDeveloper
7 2 (1.54%) JMeter
7 2 (1.54%) QF-Test
7 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.54%) Toad
7 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.77%) InstallShield
General
1 34 (26.15%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Legal
3 7 (5.38%) Aerospace
3 7 (5.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.38%) Marketing
4 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.31%) Back Office
5 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.77%) Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (31.54%) Developer
2 21 (16.15%) Analyst
3 14 (10.77%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.23%) Tester
5 11 (8.46%) Architect
5 11 (8.46%) Lead Developer
5 11 (8.46%) Lead Java Developer
6 10 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 10 (7.69%) Agile Tester
6 10 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 10 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 10 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 10 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
6 10 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
7 8 (6.15%) Informatica Developer
7 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.23%) Web Services
2 15 (11.54%) HTML
3 13 (10.00%) CSS
4 12 (9.23%) XML
5 8 (6.15%) .NET
5 8 (6.15%) JSP
5 8 (6.15%) Kafka
6 7 (5.38%) JSON
6 7 (5.38%) REST
6 7 (5.38%) RESTful
7 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.62%) Spring
7 6 (4.62%) Struts
7 6 (4.62%) XSD
7 6 (4.62%) XSLT
8 5 (3.85%) CSS3
8 5 (3.85%) HTML5
8 5 (3.85%) Java RMI
8 5 (3.85%) OSGi
9 4 (3.08%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.38%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (9.23%) Mobile App
4 11 (8.46%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (4.62%) iPad
7 5 (3.85%) iPhone
7 5 (3.85%) PKI
8 4 (3.08%) CCTV
8 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.31%) FMCG
9 3 (2.31%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.54%) PMI
10 2 (1.54%) Social Media
10 2 (1.54%) Tandem
11 1 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.15%) Windows
2 12 (9.23%) Linux
3 10 (7.69%) Android
4 8 (6.15%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.15%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.08%) Unix
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.31%) Solaris
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.77%) HPUX
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.77%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.31%) Computer Science
3 22 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (16.92%) Software Testing
4 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
5 17 (13.08%) OO
6 16 (12.31%) ETL
7 15 (11.54%) Test Management
8 14 (10.77%) Scrum
8 14 (10.77%) SDLC
8 14 (10.77%) Translating Business Requirements
9 13 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 13 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.23%) Waterfall
11 11 (8.46%) DevOps
11 11 (8.46%) Integration Testing
11 11 (8.46%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (8.46%) Project Management
11 11 (8.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.15%) Java
2 23 (17.69%) SQL
3 14 (10.77%) C#
4 11 (8.46%) Python
5 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.38%) Groovy
7 5 (3.85%) Apple Swift
7 5 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 5 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.54%) ABAP
9 2 (1.54%) C
9 2 (1.54%) C++
9 2 (1.54%) Jython
9 2 (1.54%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.54%) VBA
10 1 (0.77%) GLSL
10 1 (0.77%) VB
10 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (23.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (13.08%) HND
2 17 (13.08%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.54%) HNC
4 13 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (7.69%) Master's Degree
6 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.85%) CISM
8 5 (3.85%) CISSP
9 4 (3.08%) CEH
10 3 (2.31%) MCSE
11 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.54%) CCNA
11 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) COBIT
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 2 (1.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) Docker
2 12 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.08%) vSphere
5 3 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.54%) XenApp
6 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.77%) NFS
7 1 (0.77%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.77%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (8.46%) Netcool
2 7 (5.38%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.77%) Ansible
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.77%) Puppet
4 1 (0.77%) SnapMirror
4 1 (0.77%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) Oracle
2 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.00%) Remedy
4 11 (8.46%) SolarWinds
5 10 (7.69%) VMware
6 8 (6.15%) Informatica
6 8 (6.15%) Netezza
6 8 (6.15%) Teradata
7 7 (5.38%) OpenText
8 6 (4.62%) SAP
9 5 (3.85%) Cisco
9 5 (3.85%) HP
10 4 (3.08%) AppDynamics
10 4 (3.08%) Splunk
11 3 (2.31%) Citrix
11 3 (2.31%) NetApp
12 2 (1.54%) Hyperion
12 2 (1.54%) Juniper
12 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com