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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / East of England
Rank 21 29 42
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13  
Contract jobs citing Degree 153 133 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.13% 5.48% 3.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.28% 27.54% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 64 48
Median daily rate £388 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £193 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.75 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.05 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 474 483 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 22.10% 19.92% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 255 223
Median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 53
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% +106.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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
Essex +7 52 £300 -7.69% 17
Cambridgeshire +9 43 £400 +23.55% 118
Norfolk +12 25 £451 +12.62% 6
Hertfordshire -17 22 £425 +3.03% 37
Bedfordshire -10 7 £463 +105.55% 6
Suffolk -4 4 £375 -6.83% 6
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 64 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 52 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (17.58%) Windows
4 44 (17.19%) Project Management
5 42 (16.41%) Microsoft
6 41 (16.02%) Software Engineering
7 40 (15.63%) C
8 37 (14.45%) Finance
9 35 (13.67%) Python
10 34 (13.28%) Java
11 33 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
12 32 (12.50%) Mathematics
13 29 (11.33%) MS Excel
13 29 (11.33%) Linux
14 27 (10.55%) Oracle
14 27 (10.55%) Embedded C
15 26 (10.16%) Telecoms
16 23 (8.98%) VMware
16 23 (8.98%) Mentoring
17 22 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
17 22 (8.59%) Migration
17 22 (8.59%) Electronics
17 22 (8.59%) SQL
17 22 (8.59%) Unix
18 21 (8.20%) Active Directory
18 21 (8.20%) Apple iOS
19 20 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (7.81%) MS Office
20 19 (7.42%) MS Visio
20 19 (7.42%) SOA

Degree
Top Related 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 13 (5.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 10 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.17%) CMS
6 2 (0.78%) Drupal
6 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.39%) SAS
7 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.81%) MS Office
3 19 (7.42%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.73%) MS Project
6 5 (1.95%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.39%) InVision
7 1 (0.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.95%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (1.95%) Unica
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.78%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.39%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.39%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.30%) Office 365
2 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.95%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.56%) Yammer
5 3 (1.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.39%) GitHub
7 1 (0.39%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.08%) Wireless
2 10 (3.91%) Internet
3 9 (3.52%) DNS
4 7 (2.73%) VPN
5 6 (2.34%) DHCP
5 6 (2.34%) Firewall
5 6 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.95%) SAN
6 5 (1.95%) VLAN
7 4 (1.56%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.56%) Network Security
7 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.17%) LAN
9 2 (0.78%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.78%) WAN
9 2 (0.78%) WLAN
10 1 (0.39%) HSRP
10 1 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.91%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.73%) DB2
3 7 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.95%) OLAP
5 5 (1.95%) OLTP
6 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.17%) QlikView
8 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.78%) MySQL
8 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.78%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.95%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (1.95%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.56%) Appium
3 4 (1.56%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.17%) Selenium
4 3 (1.17%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.78%) JBehave
5 2 (0.78%) JUnit
5 2 (0.78%) NetBeans
5 2 (0.78%) Subversion
5 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.39%) JIRA
6 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (14.45%) Finance
2 26 (10.16%) Telecoms
3 22 (8.59%) Electronics
4 17 (6.64%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.52%) Legal
6 8 (3.13%) Retail
7 5 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.56%) Law
9 3 (1.17%) Marketing
10 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.78%) Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.78%) Military
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Billing
11 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (24.22%) Developer
2 48 (18.75%) Analyst
3 29 (11.33%) Architect
4 18 (7.03%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.86%) Embedded Developer
6 15 (5.86%) Java Developer
6 15 (5.86%) Python Developer
6 15 (5.86%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (5.47%) Consultant
7 14 (5.47%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 13 (5.08%) Security Analyst
9 11 (4.30%) Embedded Engineer
9 11 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Senior Software Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Java Software Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.91%) Senior Java Software Developer
11 9 (3.52%) Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.30%) .NET
2 9 (3.52%) HTML
3 8 (3.13%) CSS
4 6 (2.34%) XML
5 5 (1.95%) JSON
6 4 (1.56%) COM
7 3 (1.17%) Web Services
8 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.78%) Qt
9 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.39%) Drools
9 1 (0.39%) HTML5
9 1 (0.39%) J2EE
9 1 (0.39%) LINQ
9 1 (0.39%) MDX
9 1 (0.39%) NumPy
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.39%) Spring
9 1 (0.39%) Symfony
9 1 (0.39%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 33 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.64%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.91%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.52%) User Experience
6 7 (2.73%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.95%) Clustering
7 5 (1.95%) NHS
7 5 (1.95%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.17%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.17%) iPad
8 3 (1.17%) Life Science
9 2 (0.78%) PMI
10 1 (0.39%) e-Health
10 1 (0.39%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.39%) PKI
10 1 (0.39%) SCADA
10 1 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.58%) Windows
2 29 (11.33%) Linux
3 22 (8.59%) Unix
4 21 (8.20%) Apple iOS
5 19 (7.42%) Android
6 11 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.91%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.73%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.95%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.39%) AIX
12 1 (0.39%) Solaris
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.19%) Project Management
3 41 (16.02%) Software Engineering
4 32 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 23 (8.98%) Mentoring
6 22 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (8.59%) Migration
7 19 (7.42%) Automated Testing
7 19 (7.42%) SOA
8 18 (7.03%) UML
9 17 (6.64%) CRM
9 17 (6.64%) Regression Testing
9 17 (6.64%) TDD
10 16 (6.25%) Business Analysis
11 15 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.86%) ITIL
11 15 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (5.47%) Data Migration
12 14 (5.47%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.63%) C
2 35 (13.67%) Python
3 34 (13.28%) Java
4 27 (10.55%) Embedded C
5 22 (8.59%) SQL
6 13 (5.08%) C++
7 12 (4.69%) C#
8 11 (4.30%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.52%) PHP
10 7 (2.73%) Perl
10 7 (2.73%) Tcl
10 7 (2.73%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.95%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.95%) VBScript
12 3 (1.17%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.17%) R
12 3 (1.17%) Ruby
12 3 (1.17%) VB
13 2 (0.78%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 16 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.73%) ISEB
4 6 (2.34%) CISA
4 6 (2.34%) CISM
4 6 (2.34%) CISSP
4 6 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.95%) CCNA
5 5 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.95%) MCSE
5 5 (1.95%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.56%) MCITP
6 4 (1.56%) MCSA
6 4 (1.56%) MCTS
6 4 (1.56%) PMP
6 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.17%) CCNP
7 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.13%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.17%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.17%) PMO
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.78%) JTAG
5 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) GAMP
5 1 (0.39%) GMP
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.69%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.17%) Docker
5 3 (1.17%) KVM
5 3 (1.17%) LXC
6 2 (0.78%) Firmware
6 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.78%) XenApp
7 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.56%) WSUS
3 1 (0.39%) Ansible
3 1 (0.39%) Control-M
3 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.39%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.39%) Kibana
3 1 (0.39%) Mesos
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) Packer
3 1 (0.39%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.55%) Oracle
3 23 (8.98%) VMware
4 18 (7.03%) Adobe
5 12 (4.69%) SAP
6 6 (2.34%) Apple
6 6 (2.34%) Cisco
6 6 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.95%) Remedy
8 4 (1.56%) Forcepoint
8 4 (1.56%) Infor
8 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.17%) Citrix
9 3 (1.17%) HP
10 2 (0.78%) Ariba
10 2 (0.78%) CA
10 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.78%) Dell
10 2 (0.78%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.78%) Riverbed
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