Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 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 of England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 38 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 204 239 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.99% 5.19% 5.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.80% 25.00% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 118 154
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £245 £263 £213
90th Percentile £621 £525 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.76% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 48
East of England median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £14.13 £10.00 £10.21
90th Percentile £52.75 £46.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +16.67% -20.00%

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 857 956 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.95% 20.75% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 500 511
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £225 £192 £195
90th Percentile £588 £580 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 86 101
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -50.00% +37.25%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.68 £46.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £29.90 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +19.60% -9.09% +1.85%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 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
Hertfordshire +9 75 £400 +9.59% 111
Cambridgeshire -3 59 £415 +10.67% 246
Essex +7 32 £525 +27.27% 53
Suffolk +15 18 £375 -11.76% 25
Norfolk -1 11 - - 18
Bedfordshire -11 8 £475 +58.33% 37
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 66 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 54 (26.47%) Software Engineering
4 42 (20.59%) Computer Science
4 42 (20.59%) Security Cleared
4 42 (20.59%) Linux
5 37 (18.14%) Mathematics
6 36 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 34 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (16.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (15.69%) Project Management
10 31 (15.20%) Java
10 31 (15.20%) Windows
11 30 (14.71%) ITIL
12 29 (14.22%) C#
12 29 (14.22%) C++
12 29 (14.22%) SC Cleared
13 28 (13.73%) Git (software)
13 28 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
14 27 (13.24%) Aerospace
14 27 (13.24%) Scrum
15 24 (11.76%) SQL
16 22 (10.78%) .NET
16 22 (10.78%) Visual Studio
16 22 (10.78%) Web Services
16 22 (10.78%) Finance
16 22 (10.78%) Node.js
17 21 (10.29%) Military
17 21 (10.29%) Eclipse
18 20 (9.80%) Python

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 5 (2.45%) Apache
1 5 (2.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.96%) Confluence
2 4 (1.96%) Drupal
3 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) nginx
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.41%) Simulink
5 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.45%) Stateflow
7 4 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.49%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.49%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.49%) InVision
9 1 (0.49%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.49%) NASTRAN
9 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) CiviCRM
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.49%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.92%) GitHub
4 7 (3.43%) Office 365
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon Glacier
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.47%) SaaS
6 2 (0.98%) G Suite
6 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.98%) Google Drive
6 2 (0.98%) npm
6 2 (0.98%) Serverless
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.31%) Ethernet
1 19 (9.31%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.43%) Firewall
3 5 (2.45%) Wireless
4 4 (1.96%) 3GPP
4 4 (1.96%) Bluetooth
4 4 (1.96%) HTTP
4 4 (1.96%) Network Security
4 4 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.47%) 5G
5 3 (1.47%) Internet
5 3 (1.47%) LTE
6 2 (0.98%) BGP
6 2 (0.98%) IPsec
6 2 (0.98%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.98%) L2TP
6 2 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.98%) UTRAN
6 2 (0.98%) VPN
6 2 (0.98%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.96%) Big Data
4 4 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.96%) Pentaho
4 4 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.47%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.98%) Apache Zeppelin
6 2 (0.98%) MySQL
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) GIS
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) Power BI
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 21 (10.29%) Eclipse
4 19 (9.31%) NetBeans
5 16 (7.84%) JIRA
6 8 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.94%) Selenium
8 4 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (1.47%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.47%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.98%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.98%) Bower
10 2 (0.98%) Hudson
10 2 (0.98%) Maven
10 2 (0.98%) PhantomJS
10 2 (0.98%) Protractor
10 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (13.24%) Aerospace
2 22 (10.78%) Finance
3 21 (10.29%) Military
4 12 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.90%) Electronics
5 10 (4.90%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.41%) Law
7 7 (3.43%) Retail
8 5 (2.45%) Banking
8 5 (2.45%) French Language
8 5 (2.45%) German Language
9 4 (1.96%) Automotive
10 2 (0.98%) Legal
10 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.49%) Avionics
11 1 (0.49%) Marketing
11 1 (0.49%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (16.67%) Analyst
2 22 (10.78%) Developer
3 18 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 13 (6.37%) Service Analyst
4 13 (6.37%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.90%) Consultant
7 8 (3.92%) Architect
7 8 (3.92%) Data Analyst
8 7 (3.43%) Designer
8 7 (3.43%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (2.94%) Programme Manager
9 6 (2.94%) Test Engineer
9 6 (2.94%) UX Designer
10 5 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.45%) Service Manager
11 4 (1.96%) Information Security Consultant
11 4 (1.96%) Security Architect
11 4 (1.96%) Security Technical Architect
11 4 (1.96%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.78%) .NET
1 22 (10.78%) Node.js
1 22 (10.78%) Web Services
2 19 (9.31%) Qt
3 17 (8.33%) ActiveX
3 17 (8.33%) DirectX
3 17 (8.33%) MFC
3 17 (8.33%) OpenGL
4 7 (3.43%) CSS
4 7 (3.43%) HTML
5 6 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.94%) React
6 5 (2.45%) Sass
7 4 (1.96%) REST
7 4 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (1.96%) Symfony
8 3 (1.47%) Apache NiFi
8 3 (1.47%) HTML5
8 3 (1.47%) JSON
8 3 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.37%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 11 (5.39%) User Experience
5 10 (4.90%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.92%) Life Science
7 6 (2.94%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.98%) NHS
11 2 (0.98%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.49%) Animation
12 1 (0.49%) Biotechnology
12 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.49%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.49%) LIMS
12 1 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.59%) Linux
2 31 (15.20%) Windows
3 10 (4.90%) Unix
4 6 (2.94%) Android
5 5 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (26.47%) Software Engineering
3 42 (20.59%) Computer Science
4 37 (18.14%) Mathematics
5 34 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (15.69%) Project Management
7 30 (14.71%) ITIL
8 27 (13.24%) Scrum
9 20 (9.80%) Analytics
10 16 (7.84%) Change Management
10 16 (7.84%) DevOps
10 16 (7.84%) Validation
11 14 (6.86%) PRINCE2
11 14 (6.86%) Service Delivery
11 14 (6.86%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.37%) Data Analysis
12 13 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
14 11 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 31 (15.20%) Java
3 29 (14.22%) C#
3 29 (14.22%) C++
4 24 (11.76%) SQL
5 20 (9.80%) C
5 20 (9.80%) Python
6 17 (8.33%) GLSL
6 17 (8.33%) HLSL
7 8 (3.92%) MATLAB
8 7 (3.43%) Ruby
9 6 (2.94%) Embedded C
9 6 (2.94%) PHP
10 5 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.96%) Perl
11 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.47%) Elixir
13 2 (0.98%) ES6
Qualifications
1 42 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 33 (16.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (14.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.37%) Master's Degree
5 8 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.43%) PMP
7 6 (2.94%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (2.45%) CISM
8 5 (2.45%) CISSP
8 5 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.45%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.96%) CISA
9 4 (1.96%) PhD
10 3 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.47%) MCSA
10 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) GDPR
2 7 (3.43%) QA
3 5 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.45%) PMO
4 4 (1.96%) COBIT
4 4 (1.96%) COSO
5 3 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.47%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.98%) GMP
6 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.49%) COSHH
7 1 (0.49%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.49%) ECSS
7 1 (0.49%) GCP
7 1 (0.49%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.49%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 12 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.90%) Docker
3 4 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.47%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 3 (1.47%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.98%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.98%) vSphere
5 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.49%) KVM
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.41%) Ansible
2 4 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.47%) Prometheus
3 3 (1.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.98%) Grafana
4 2 (0.98%) PowerCLI
4 2 (0.98%) Puppet
4 2 (0.98%) vRealize
4 2 (0.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.49%) Kibana
5 1 (0.49%) logstash
5 1 (0.49%) Mesos
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.49%) Packer
5 1 (0.49%) Rancher
Vendors
1 56 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.88%) Oracle
3 8 (3.92%) ServiceNow
4 7 (3.43%) Adobe
5 6 (2.94%) SAP
5 6 (2.94%) VMware
6 5 (2.45%) EMC
7 4 (1.96%) Citrix
7 4 (1.96%) Google
7 4 (1.96%) MathWorks
8 3 (1.47%) BT
8 3 (1.47%) Hortonworks
8 3 (1.47%) Remedy
9 2 (0.98%) CA
9 2 (0.98%) Cisco
9 2 (0.98%) Omniture
9 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.49%) F5
10 1 (0.49%) Xilinx