Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 December 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 of England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 43 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 232 254 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.65% 4.97% 5.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.11% 25.94% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 125 139
East of England median daily rate £425 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% -1.41%
10th Percentile £312 £213 £224
90th Percentile £653 £500 £540
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.72% +5.88% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 53
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £39.01 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.96% +95.03% -45.46%
10th Percentile £9.90 £10.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £52.13 £47.85 £43.75
England median hourly rate £39.75 £32.25 £27.33
% change year-on-year +23.26% +18.01% -21.92%

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,004 979 942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.14% 19.17% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 488 542
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £205 £184 £205
90th Percentile £575 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 97 95
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -38.98% +37.05%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.25 £46.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the East of England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the East of England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Cambridgeshire +5 80 £425 +25.00% 251
Hertfordshire -1 73 £381 +8.93% 105
Essex -9 37 £613 +88.46% 52
Suffolk +6 25 £425 - 26
Bedfordshire -11 12 £450 +12.50% 29
Norfolk +1 3 £335 -25.56% 16
East Anglia - 1 - - 21
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 77 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.02%) Computer Science
3 61 (26.29%) Microsoft
4 55 (23.71%) Software Engineering
5 52 (22.41%) Linux
6 51 (21.98%) Mathematics
6 51 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (21.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 42 (18.10%) Java
8 42 (18.10%) Windows
9 36 (15.52%) JavaScript
9 36 (15.52%) C++
9 36 (15.52%) Project Management
10 34 (14.66%) Finance
11 31 (13.36%) Git (software)
12 28 (12.07%) C#
13 27 (11.64%) .NET
13 27 (11.64%) Security Cleared
14 26 (11.21%) SC Cleared
15 25 (10.78%) C
16 24 (10.34%) ITIL
16 24 (10.34%) Node.js
17 23 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (9.48%) Visual Studio
18 22 (9.48%) Scrum
19 21 (9.05%) Aerospace
19 21 (9.05%) Web Services
19 21 (9.05%) Eclipse
20 20 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.16%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.29%) Mule
5 2 (0.86%) Apache
5 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.86%) SAS
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.43%) Drupal
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) nginx
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.02%) Simulink
5 4 (1.72%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.72%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (1.72%) InVision
5 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.72%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.72%) Stateflow
6 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.86%) Windchill
8 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.43%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.43%) CiviCRM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.43%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (8.62%) Office 365
2 13 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.74%) SaaS
4 5 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.16%) GitHub
5 4 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.29%) npm
6 3 (1.29%) Slack
6 3 (1.29%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.86%) Serverless
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.43%) G Suite
8 1 (0.43%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.19%) Ethernet
2 18 (7.76%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.45%) Wireless
4 7 (3.02%) Firewall
4 7 (3.02%) Internet
4 7 (3.02%) Network Security
5 6 (2.59%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (2.16%) Bluetooth
6 5 (2.16%) HTTP
6 5 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.72%) Broadband
8 3 (1.29%) DNS
8 3 (1.29%) SSL
8 3 (1.29%) WLAN
9 2 (0.86%) BGP
9 2 (0.86%) IPsec
9 2 (0.86%) L2TP
9 2 (0.86%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.86%) VPN
10 1 (0.43%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.29%) Big Data
4 3 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.29%) MySQL
5 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.86%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.43%) dBASE
6 1 (0.43%) GIS
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.48%) Visual Studio
3 21 (9.05%) Eclipse
4 18 (7.76%) NetBeans
5 13 (5.60%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.60%) JIRA
6 6 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (2.16%) Jasmine
7 5 (2.16%) Selenium
8 4 (1.72%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.29%) Bower
9 3 (1.29%) gulp
9 3 (1.29%) PhantomJS
9 3 (1.29%) Protractor
9 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.86%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.86%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (0.86%) GCC
10 2 (0.86%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (14.66%) Finance
2 21 (9.05%) Aerospace
3 18 (7.76%) Military
4 14 (6.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (5.60%) Manufacturing
6 12 (5.17%) Electronics
7 10 (4.31%) Retail
7 10 (4.31%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.88%) Law
9 5 (2.16%) Humanities
9 5 (2.16%) Legal
9 5 (2.16%) Marketing
9 5 (2.16%) Social Science
10 4 (1.72%) French Language
10 4 (1.72%) German Language
11 3 (1.29%) Automotive
11 3 (1.29%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.86%) Banking
12 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (12.93%) Analyst
2 26 (11.21%) Developer
3 19 (8.19%) Software Engineer
4 17 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 11 (4.74%) Designer
6 10 (4.31%) Architect
7 9 (3.88%) IT Support
8 8 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.02%) Administrator
9 7 (3.02%) Consultant
9 7 (3.02%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.02%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.59%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (2.59%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.59%) Security Analyst
11 5 (2.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 5 (2.16%) Senior Designer
11 5 (2.16%) Senior Project Officer
11 5 (2.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.64%) .NET
2 24 (10.34%) Node.js
3 21 (9.05%) Web Services
4 18 (7.76%) Qt
5 17 (7.33%) ActiveX
5 17 (7.33%) DirectX
5 17 (7.33%) MFC
5 17 (7.33%) OpenGL
6 12 (5.17%) HTML
7 10 (4.31%) AngularJS
7 10 (4.31%) CSS
8 7 (3.02%) Sass
9 6 (2.59%) REST
9 6 (2.59%) XML
10 5 (2.16%) HTML5
10 5 (2.16%) React
11 4 (1.72%) Middleware
12 3 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (1.29%) SOAP
12 3 (1.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.90%) User Experience
3 15 (6.47%) Life Science
4 14 (6.03%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.88%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.02%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.02%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.02%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.59%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.59%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.16%) LIMS
10 4 (1.72%) Animation
10 4 (1.72%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.29%) NHS
11 3 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.29%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.41%) Linux
2 42 (18.10%) Windows
3 9 (3.88%) Android
4 8 (3.45%) Unix
4 8 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.02%) Computer Science
3 55 (23.71%) Software Engineering
4 51 (21.98%) Mathematics
4 51 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (15.52%) Project Management
6 24 (10.34%) ITIL
7 22 (9.48%) Scrum
8 20 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (7.76%) Analytics
10 16 (6.90%) Change Management
10 16 (6.90%) Test Automation
11 15 (6.47%) DevOps
11 15 (6.47%) OO
12 14 (6.03%) PRINCE2
12 14 (6.03%) TDD
12 14 (6.03%) Validation
13 11 (4.74%) Business Analysis
13 11 (4.74%) Service Delivery
13 11 (4.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.10%) Java
2 36 (15.52%) C++
2 36 (15.52%) JavaScript
3 28 (12.07%) C#
4 25 (10.78%) C
5 19 (8.19%) SQL
6 18 (7.76%) Python
7 17 (7.33%) GLSL
7 17 (7.33%) HLSL
8 13 (5.60%) PowerShell
9 11 (4.74%) Perl
10 10 (4.31%) Ruby
11 7 (3.02%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.02%) MATLAB
11 7 (3.02%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.16%) Go
12 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.72%) ES6
14 3 (1.29%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (21.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (11.64%) Security Cleared
3 26 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.45%) PMP
7 6 (2.59%) MCP
7 6 (2.59%) MCSE
7 6 (2.59%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.72%) CISSP
9 4 (1.72%) ISEB
9 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.72%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.72%) MCSA
9 4 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (1.29%) CISA
10 3 (1.29%) CISM
10 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.88%) QA
2 8 (3.45%) PMO
3 5 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.16%) GDPR
4 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.29%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.86%) GMP
6 2 (0.86%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.43%) COSHH
7 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.43%) ECSS
7 1 (0.43%) GCP
7 1 (0.43%) HL7
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.47%) Docker
3 3 (1.29%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.86%) Firmware
4 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.43%) HDFS
5 1 (0.43%) KVM
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.02%) Ansible
2 4 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.72%) SCCM
2 4 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.29%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.86%) Mesos
4 2 (0.86%) Puppet
5 1 (0.43%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) logstash
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.43%) Packer
5 1 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 61 (26.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.74%) Oracle
3 10 (4.31%) Adobe
4 9 (3.88%) ServiceNow
5 7 (3.02%) SAP
6 5 (2.16%) Citrix
6 5 (2.16%) Marketo
7 4 (1.72%) BT
7 4 (1.72%) MathWorks
7 4 (1.72%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.29%) Splunk
8 3 (1.29%) VMware
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco
9 2 (0.86%) Omniture
9 2 (0.86%) Workday
10 1 (0.43%) EMC
10 1 (0.43%) IBM
10 1 (0.43%) Intel
10 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.43%) Tableau